Online-only supermarket Picnic will start picking up returns from online shoppers. The Dutch grocer has partnered with logistics company DHL to handle the process.
Loop, a sustainable ecommerce service, will launch in the United Kingdom later this month. The service, which puts products in containers that are designed to be reused, will be made available to 5,000 early adopters from 26 March.
Ecommerce in Switzerland was worth 9.77 billion euros last year, which means it passed the 10 billion Swiss francs mark for the first time. The Swiss online retail industry increased by 8.4 compared to the situation one year before.
The European Commission has adopted a new plan, which focuses on the design and production for a circular economy. The Commission wants to transform the way products in the EU are made. It wants them recyclable, repairable and designed to last longer.
Logistics company Hermes has launched a pilot project, called PaketFuxx, in which consumers who regularly accept parcels for neighbors are paid 30 cents per package. Hermes will also pay this money if the goods are delivered by another company.
Ecommerce in the Netherlands was worth 25.8 billion euros last year. This is an increase of 7 percent compared to the situation one year before. The Dutch online retail industry grew mostly because of an increase in online grocery purchases.
The Shop-Awards 2020 were handed out. This award show is organized by Internet World Business and praises the best online stores in Germany. A total of 17 different online retailers won an award.
Amazon has officially launched in the Netherlands. Instead of selling only e-books and e-readers, the ecommerce giant now offers all kinds of products. With product categories such as consumer electronics, toys, fashion, DIY and foodstuff it’s going to compete with local players Bol.com, Coolblue and Wehkamp.
COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, is dominating the headlines all over the world. This has led to the postponing and cancellation of several ecommerce events in Europe. Here you can find which ones you can and cannot visit for now.
Online stores in Belgium have generated a total turnover of 8.2 billion euros in 2019. This is an increase of 17 percent compared to the situation one year before. One out of every four euros generated by Belgian online shops came from foreign shoppers.
Major international platforms like AliExpress and Amazon are the most popular online shopping channels among residents of Estonia. But still, slightly more than 40 percent of consumers in Estonia shop online at local ecommerce websites.
Momox, a major recommerce player from Germany, has recorded a significant increase of its sales. Last year, the company’s annual turnover was worth 250 million euros. This is 25 percent more than in the previous year.
Deutsche Post and DHL Paket have announced a variety of new digital services and improvements of existing solutions, which should make the use of mail and parcel services easier and more transparent. The new services include letter tracking, pictures of envelops and a new Post & Paket 24/7 machine.
Ankorstore, a B2B marketplace from France, has opened its doors in Germany. With a look that is reminiscent of a business-to-consumer website, the platform wants to adapt the distribution between brands and retailers to today’s needs.
March is a very busy month, when it comes to ecommerce events you can visit in Europe. So, 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.