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H&M and Klarna announce partnership

H&M and Klarna

H&M and Klarna have entered into a global partnership. Among other services, this partnership will power the H&M Club1 payment program, provide an enhanced omnichannel payment offering for customers and a streamlined post-purchase service in the mobile H&M app. Continue reading

Promofarma experiments with one-hour delivery

Promofarma from Spain

Spanish pharmacy network Promofarma wants to deliver products to customers a lot faster than it currently does and is thus testing one-hour delivery. The new service will initially start only in Spain, but expanding to other countries in Europe is something they are thinking about. Continue reading

The most visited online marketplaces by country

Ecommerce in Europe

Amazon is a major online marketplace that’s also very dominant in Europe. But do you know the most visited online marketplaces by country? Do you know which eBay-owned marketplace is the leader in the Netherlands? And do you know Schibsted? Continue reading

Mister Spex: ‘On average, 15,000 orders per day’

Mister Spex

Ten years ago, Mister Spex disrupted the traditional optics industry by launching an online platform. Now, with over three million customers and, on average, 15,000 orders per day, the company has become the most successful online optician in Europe. Ecommerce News Europe interviewed Carsten Hennig, head of international at Mister Spex. Continue reading

October: ecommerce events in Europe

Ecommerce events in Europe in September

Summer is officially over. Welcome, fall! Of course, this month again there are several ecommerce events you can visit. As always, we’ve made a handy overview for you, so you know when and where an ecommerce event takes place this month in Europe. Continue reading

Micolet sells second-hand fashion across Europe

Micolet'

Micolet is a new online marketplace that sells second-hand clothing for women. What’s interesting about Micolet, is that it enables customers from Europe to shop second-hand clothing from other countries. Continue reading

German ecommerce association wants more letterbox deliveries

Envelope for ecommerce orders

Bevh, the German association of ecommerce and mail order, wants to have more online orders delivered to home letterboxes. It will work closer together with VDBF, the association of the German envelope industry, to make this happen. Continue reading

Nordic ecommerce grew by 11% in first half 2018

Nordics (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland)

Ecommerce in the Nordic region has increased by 11 percent during the first six months of 2018, compared with the same period last year. Nordic consumers made online purchases worth 10 billion euros. The largest ecommerce country in the region is Sweden, with 4.12 billion euros. Continue reading

Cross-border shopping in Europe 2018

Cross-border ecommerce in Europe is very popular. But of course, there are some differences per country. Online shopping across borders is more popular in Ireland for example than in Poland, where 62 percent of consumers shop domestically only. This is shown by the PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research. Continue reading

Mobile accounts for 44% of online transactions in Europe

Mcommerce (mobile retail sales)

Transactions completed on the smartphone continue to rise globally. Especially in Northern Europe and Japan, mobile transaction now represent over half of online transactions. In Europe, Sweden is the absolute leader with 60 percent. Continue reading

PayPal’s Smart Payment Buttons roll out in Europe

PayPal

Paypal introduced PayPal Checkout with Smart Payment Buttons in the US three months ago, to give consumers more choice in how they can pay. Now, the international payments company has launched these payment buttons in Europe. Continue reading

Commercetools invests €14 million in expansion

Commercetools invests €14 million in expansion

Germany-based ecommerce software provider Commercetools will invest 17 million dollars (14.45 million euros) in international growth and development. The software company wants to expand further in the Asia-Pacific region, but will also be focusing on the United Kingdom, the Benelux, Scandinavia, and North America. Continue reading

Bol.com, again the biggest online store in the Netherlands

Ecommerce in the Netherlands

Bol.com is, again, the biggest online store in the Netherlands. Just like in 2016 and 2017, there is no online retailer with a bigger revenue to be found in the Western European country. Last year, the Ahold subsidiary generated 1.22 billion euros in online revenue. Continue reading