Ecommerce News

Increased fraud in online fashion

The growing ecommerce has led to a rise in most types of fraud, online fashion retailers claim. One in three have experienced more online payment fraud, while 44 percent have experiences a rise in account takeover and promotion abuse. Continue reading

Online-only supermarket Hopr launches in Belgium

Hopr, the first online-only supermarket from Belgium, will start its activities this Monday. It will first test in the city of Hasselt, but the goal is to become available to the whole of Belgium by 2026. Continue reading

AO’s revenue up 62% to €1.91 billion

Online electrical retailer AO has reported a strong year of growth. In the year to 31 March, the UK company saw its revenue increase by 62 percent to 1.66 billion pounds (1.91 billion euros). AO also attracted over 2 million new customers in the year. Continue reading

40% growth in pick-up/drop-off points in Europe

There has been a 40 percent growth in pick-up/drop-off points in the European Union and the United Kingdom since mid-2019. Especially in Poland there was a significant increase in the number of PUDO points. Continue reading

SwipBox offers returns in Danish parcel locker network

Online shoppers from Denmark can now return their parcels by putting the box in a parcel locker from SwipBox. Logistics provider Bring, the international unit of Norway Post, is the first to offer this return service via the parcel locker. Continue reading

Wildberries expands to US

Online retailer Wildberries from Russia has announced the launch of its website in the US. This marks the fourteenth country where the ecommerce company is present. Continue reading

43% of Swiss want to shop less after corona

Many people in Switzerland have permanently changed their shopping behavior due to the corona pandemic. Almost half of Swiss consumers want to consume less in the future. In several product and service categories, the amount of money spent is expected to decline. Continue reading

Aldi Nord tests delivery service in Spain and Portugal

Aldi Nord is expanding its ecommerce division. The German discounter is currently testing a delivery service in Spain and Portugal. Aldi is still not fully present in the ecommerce division, as neither Aldi Nord nor Aldi Süd deliver groceries. But that’s about to change. Continue reading

Amazon opens local shop for Germany and Austria

Amazon is also jumping on the local train. In an effort to offer a more regional shopping experience, Amazon has launched a separate website section where small and medium-sized businesses from Germany and Austria can present their goods on Amazon. Continue reading

Hubble Contacts is gaining ground in Europe

Almost five years ago, Hubble Contacts turned the optical market upside down by supplying contact lenses directly to consumers. Nowadays the US company has hundreds of thousands subscribers in about 30 countries. Ecommerce News Europe spoke with Emily Sewell, Vice President Supply Chain. Continue reading

Asendia acquires eShopWorld

Asendia, the joint venture of La Poste and Swiss Post, has acquired eShopWorld. Asendia has been the majority shareholder of this ecommerce software solution since 2017. Continue reading

Lightspeed Payments launched in Europe

Lightspeed has announced the launch of Lightspeed Payments in Europe. At first, this payment solution will only available for hospitality merchants in the United Kingdom. Soon it will be available for retailers. Other European markets will also follow soon. Continue reading