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PayPal Pay After Delivery soon available in the Netherlands


PayPal’s Pay After Delivery will soon be available in the Netherlands, which makes it the third country after the United States and Spain to offer this service to its customers. With Pay After Delivery customers get 14 days for their item to be delivered before they pay for their purchase. Continue reading

Online supermarket eMAG launched in Romania

eMAG, the largest online retailer in Romania, and local supermarket chain Mega Image have joined forces by launching an online supermarket. Romanian customers can order food, home care and personal care products that are also available in the traditional supermarkets from Mega Image. Continue reading

eCommerce Expo returns to London

One of the United Kingdom’s leading ecommerce events, eCommerce Expo, returns to Olympia London on 1 and 2 October. Again thousands of industry professionals get the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and innovations in every area of the ecommerce process. And of course, the eCommerce Awards for Excellence will also return this year. Continue reading

Klarna hopes to launch in America next year

Online payment solutions provider Klarna recently hired its first employee in America and is hoping to launch in the USA early next year, sources told the New York Times. The ambitious move comes after Klarna became available to British shoppers two months ago. Once started in its home country Sweden, Klarna is slowly moving towards global expansion. Continue reading

H&M opens online store in Spain

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has opened the doors of its online store in Spain, although it’s somewhat later than expected. First, plans were to launch the H&M online store in June, but eventually it had to be delayed until August. Another interesting thing is orders can be placed by all Spaniards, except those who live on the Canary Islands. Continue reading

Shipping API Shipbeat raises €1.2mn in seed capital

Shipbeat, a API for shipping that enables businesses to do shipments online, yesterday announced a 1.6 million euros investment led by Sunstone, SEED Capital and former Just Eat’s CEO Klaus Nyengaard. This fresh funding will be used to further expand the Danish company’s product, hiring and to complete the necessary software integrations. Continue reading

Hybrid model Ulmart successful: sales grow by 31%

It looks Ulmart has found the ideal model for operating an ecommerce business in Russia. The 31% growth of sales for the first six months of 2014 in a year-on-year comparison are proof of that. Sequential quarterly growth even increased by 47%. Ulmart showed to be a disruptive player in the Russian ecommerce with its ‘web of fullfilment’. Continue reading

New look for Dutch online store

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The Dutch online store has made some big changes to its design, in order to be ready “for the future”. The redesign is not something that came out of nowhere, as the ecommerce site was already renovating its site design. Last year it started with the first few tests and two months ago the site navigation changed completely. will also release its own mobile apps later this year. Continue reading

Take-away site Just Eat reports revenue growth of 58%

Just Eat has shown some pretty big growth during the first half six months of this year. Its revenue grew by almost sixty percent compared to the same period last year, while its profit went up almost 600% in the past six months. But not all is positive for the UK-headquartered company, as revenue in Belgium and the Netherlands declined. Continue reading

New Groupon UK site introduces merchant pages

Groupon today has announced it’s overhauling its UK website and mobile apps, in order to transform from a daily deal site into an online marketplace. The redesigned website, with new search, browse and location features, has already launched in the US last year, but is now also live in the UK. The merchant pages have to pull more visitors to the website. Continue reading

UK’s oldest clothing manufacturer uses big data

John Smedley, one of the world’s oldest continuous clothing manufacturers, is using big data to boost sales. The company, founded in 1784 at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, has managed to lift its add-to-basket conversions by 11% using the ecommerce intelligence platform Ometria. Continue reading

Online music store Bax-shop is expanding

The self-appointed ‘biggest online music store in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg’ is planning to spread throughout more countries in Europe. Earlier this year Bax-shop already launched online stores in France ( and Germany ( Sweden, Italy, UK and Spain are on the list for next year.
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Pay after delivery: the present situation in the Netherlands

The Dutch in general have a good reputation when it comes to paying their bills. Therefore paying by invoice and thus after delivery has been very common. Nonetheless the larger Dutch banks founded iDeal, an online payment method that forces consumers to pay in advance. The method is the most frequently used payment method among Dutch internet consumers. How does that effect post-pay behavior?
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