Byrd, which offers ecommerce fulfillment, has raised 16 million euros in a Series B funding round. The Austrian company will use the money to further expand in Europe. It's currently active in five European markets, but is set to expand to five more.
Juni, a fintech company from Sweden that is aimed at ecommerce and marketing entrepreneurs, has raised 21.5 million dollars (18.2 million euros) in a Series A round of funding. The money will be used to focus on Juni's product development and to hire more people.
Carrefour has announced that, across France, it will roll out over 400 automatic lockers for picking up parcels. The locker network is the result of a partnership with Pickup, a subsidiary of the La Poste group.
ManoMano, an online do-it-yourself marketplace from France, has raised 300 million euros in a Series F funding round. The DIY platform wants to use this money to continue its expansion in Europe, particularly in Germany and the United Kingdom.
BigCommerce has announced today it will expand to France, Italy, and the Netherlands. The expansion takes place in the form of a fully localized experience, letting merchants use the platform to manage their store in their locale language. Local payment methods and currencies are also included.
French parcel delivery platform Mondial Relay has announced its expansion to the Netherlands. In the center of the country, the company opened a sorting center from which it can reach a thousand pick-up and drop-off points.
Online electrical retailer AO wants to more than double its turnover in five years' time. In this time frame, the UK company also aims to be active in five different markets. "Our mission is to be the global destination for electricals", AO stated during its full year results presentation.
Turkish grocery delivery startup Getir has acquired Blok, a similar rapid delivery service from Spain. The acquisition gives Getir immediate access to Spain and Italy, where Blok was available most in Madrid, Barcelona and Milan. Prior to the acquisition, Blok was preparing to launch in Portugal, so this country is on Getir's roadmap too now.
A majority of consumers in Europe want to be inspired when browsing ecommerce websites online. But according to many shoppers, many online stores aren't that inspirational. And that lack of inspiration is a barrier against using them.
Shopify has revealed its new Payments Platform. It's a way to integrate third-party payment gateways into Shopify Checkout, so merchants can add them as payment options for their customers. The payment gateways can be created as Shopify apps.
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BigBuy has expanded its dropshipping catalogue with a new product category. Online retailers can now also sell foods and drinks online through the dropshipping platform of BigBuy, giving them the opportunity to start their own online supermarket.
Liberis has been selected by Klarna to provide revenue-based finance to ecommerce companies across 17 countries in Europe and beyond. Liberis has already financed over 17,000 small and medium-sized enterprises with over 575 million euros.
Online fashion marketplace Secret Sales has secured 10 million euros in a Series A funding round. The UK company wants to use the money to improve data mining capabilities and to launch in other countries this year.
Last year, 6.4 percent of all ecommerce revenue in Germany was generated via click & collect solutions in physical stores. But these revenue was not equally distributed across different product categories. Consumer electronics represent the biggest click & collect segment, with a revenue share of 27 percent.