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Wildberries is Russia’s biggest clothes retailer

Wildberries is the biggest retailer of clothes in Russia. The ecommerce player has overtaken brick-and-mortar retailer Sportsmaster as the biggest seller in this product group. It’s the first time an ecommerce outlet has become market leader. Continue reading

Lidl tests click & collect in Germany

Lidl

Lidl is testing a click & collect service in Germany. For now, the test is only meant for customers in the Rhine-Neckar region. They can order products online and then pick them up in a branch of the supermarket discounter. Continue reading

PostNL gets most revenue from ecommerce

PostNL

Ecommerce is getting increasingly important for Dutch logistics company PostNL. During the first half of this year, 51 percent of its revenue was related to ecommerce. PostNL is focusing less on postal activities and more and more on the delivery of parcels. Selling Postcon is just the latest example of this trend. Continue reading

Deutsche Post and Austrian Post collaborate in Slovakia and Czech Republic

Deutsche Post & Austrian Post

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Austrian Post have agreed to work together in last-mile parcel delivery in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Austrian Post’s subsidiary In Time will be Deutsche Posts’s parcel delivery partner in Slovakia, while the latter’s subsidiary PPL CZ will be Austrian Post’s delivery partner in the Czech Republic. Continue reading

Ozon cooperates with footwear retailer Obuv Rossii

Ozon

Ozon, the biggest generalist online retailer of Russia, is working together with Russian footwear retailer Obuv Rossii. This allows Ozon to increase its regional network of pick-up points in the country, while Obuv Rossii can raise raise the number of visitors to its physical stores. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Poland to reach €11.64 billion in 2019

Ecommerce in Poland

Ecommerce in Poland is predicted to increase by 25 percent this year. This would mean business-to-consumer ecommerce sales of this Eastern European country will be worth 11.64 million euros at the end of this year. Continue reading

Germans rarely use discount codes

Discount code

German consumers may be known for their saving habits, compared to other consumers in Europe they rarely use discount codes when shopping online. Only 30 percent of Germans use a coupon when they purchase something online. Continue reading

Lentiamo expands to the Netherlands

Lentiamo

Eyewear retailer Lentiamo has expanded to a new market in Europe. The eyecare specialist has opened its online shop in the Netherlands, making this the 16th country where Lentiamo is present. Foreign markets currently account for 85 percent of the company’s revenues. Continue reading

Ecommerce websites in Europe hit by GDPR

European Union

Ever since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, came into force 14 months ago, ecommerce websites in Europe have recorded lower page views, site visits and revenue. Continue reading

Takeaway confirms bid for Just Eat

Takeaway.com

Dutch food delivery group Takeaway has confirmed it wants to acquire its British competitor Just Eat. If Just Eat and Takeaway successfully end talks, the combined company will be one of the largest food delivery companies in the world. Continue reading

UK consumers want better info around sustainable purchases

Environment

Consumers in the United Kingdom want greater transparency and product information around sustainable purchases. Almost two thirds of young consumers would even reconsider their purchasing decision if retailers better communicated the impact they have on the environment. Continue reading