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Outfittery and Modomoto announce merger

Outfittery and Modomoto

German fashion start-ups Outfittery and Modomoto are merging. Exact deal terms were not disclosed, but for sure the new company will operate only under the Outfittery brand in the German-speaking countries, the Benelux, Sweden and Denmark. Continue reading

Ikea renews its augmented reality app

Ikea

Ikea is launching a new app, which enables customers to visualize products in the context of their own homes and then order these items through the app. The new Ikea app will be launched first in France and the Netherlands. Continue reading

Hungary has 5.4 million online shoppers

Ecommerce in Hungary

Almost 5.4 million people in Hungary shopped online at least once in the past twelve months, a new survey shows. This means that 91 percent of adult internet users in Hungary made an online purchase recently. Continue reading

Coop turns Microspot into online department store

Microspot

There is another online department store arising in Switzerland. Two months after electronics retailer Brack.ch relaunched as an online department store, competitor Microspot will also switch to being an online platform where customers can shop for things like jewelry, diapers, sports equipment and dog food. Continue reading

France has Europe’s highest share of FMCG bought online

Ecommerce in France

In France, ecommerce accounted for a 7.1 percent share of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sold last year. That’s the highest share in Europe, ahead of a 6.3 percent share in the United Kingdom and a 1.4 percent share in Germany. Continue reading

Shopware 6 gets API First approach

Shopware

Shopware has introduced the latest update to its ecommerce software. Shopware 6 is built on a completely new technical basis and is based on a API First approach. With the software, all areas of a shop can be controlled via an API, so various third-party providers can automate processes within Shopware. Continue reading

Otto Group’s online revenues increase to €7.7 billion

Otto Group

Otto Group, one of the world’s largest online retailers, saw its online sales increase to approximately 7.7 billion euros in the 2018/19 financial year. That’s an increase of 4.5 percent compared to the situation one year before. Continue reading

Zalando wants customer to return boxes and bags

Zalando

Zalando wants to make the shipping of its packages even more sustainable. The online fashion platform is planning a pilot for reusable packaging. The customer can return the transport carrier, ie the carton box or the plastic bag, to Zalando so the German ecommerce company can use it again. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Spain was worth €27.96bn in 2018

Ecommerce in Spain was worth 27.96 billion euros in 2018. That’s an increase of 17 percent compared to the previous year. For this year, a growth of about 20 percent is expected, which would mean ecommerce in Spain will be worth 33.56 billion euros at the end of 2019. Continue reading

Free delivery doesn’t increase return volume

Free delivery

Online retailers who offer free delivery don’t seem to experience having more items returned to them. Although many consumers often don’t pay for delivery, when they do return purchases, most of the time it’s not due to free delivery. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Germany is growing slower than expected

Ecommerce in Germany

Ecommerce in Germany was growing slower than expected last year. Still, it’s especially the fashion shops that are losing sales to online retailers. But German trade association HDE still believes in local purchasing. Continue reading

Brack.ch is now also a drugstore

Swiss online store Brack.ch

Swiss retailer Brack.ch, which totally relaunched its online shop two months ago, has entered the market of drugstore articles. Customers can now order health products, natural cosmetics and other drugstore products at the Swiss ecommerce platform. Continue reading

Sustainable ecommerce service Loop launches in France

Loop

Loop, a shopping service with reusable packages, has launched in France. The whole idea behind this startup is that containers are designed to be reused. Major manufacturers, such as Unilever, Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo have already partnered with Loop. Continue reading