Cajoo, a new startup from France, promises to deliver groceries in 15 minutes. The ecommerce logistics company had just raised 6 million euros to make this possible.
French DIY-marketplace ManoMano has plans to double down on Northern Europe in 2021. The ecommerce platform wants to increase its focus on Germany and the United Kingdom. It also wants to improve the website’s experience for both merchants and customers.
Omniva will expand its network of parcel machines in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, also known as the Baltic states. The Estonian postal company already owns 43 percent of the parcel machines in Estonia and accounts for 57 percent for that country’s total parcel volume.
UK packaging company Mondi has introduced its latest ecommerce product. It’s called BCoolBox and it’s a recyclable packaging solution that keeps perishable food cool while in transit. It uses thermo-insulation to keep items chilled below 7 degrees Celsius for up to 24 hours.
Danish fashion company Bestseller Group, which owns brands like Jack & Jones, Vero Moda, and Only, has started a new online platform. It’s called The Founded and will feature all 20 brands in a new, more personalized way.
Sellpy has launched in both the Netherlands and Austria today. The second-hand platform, which is part of H&M Group, is now active in four countries across Europe. Previously, it launched in Sweden and Germany.
Amazon is planning to launch Amazon Poland at Amazon.pl. The dedicated ecommerce website isn’t live yet, but selling partners in Poland and abroad can now register their businesses for Amazon Poland.
Online fashion retailer Asos has required Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT, all brands from Arcadia, a retail group that fell into administration at the end of last year. Asos will take over the brands as well as the stock, but it won’t take on the physical stores.
Storfund, which shortens the cash cycle of online sellers, secured 30 million euros of capital from the Private Debt team of Swiss bank Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) and private investors. This year, the company wants to provide 1 billion dollars (825 million euros) of cash advances to online marketplace merchants.
Berlin Brands Group has announced today it will invest 250 million euros for the acquisition of ecommerce brands that sell on Amazon. It plans to spend this money over the next 18 months.
Tom Omnichannel Management has launched Spanish versions of eleven of its online shops. The Dutch omnichannel ecommerce company says it now wants to focus even more on the international market.
Ecommerce in Germany was worth 83.3 billion euros in 2020. This is an increase of 14.6 percent compared to the situation one year before. The growth is significant, as the average growth over the previous three years was ‘just’ 11.3 percent.
Honèstica is a new online shop from Spain, that only sells ethical and sustainable products that are made in Spain. It offers all kinds of products, from cosmetics and decorative items, to fashion, face masks and peach jam.
Ecommerce has become a lifeline for many physical retailers in Europe that had to close their doors during the lockdowns. Now these brick-and-mortar businesses can continue their activities during the lockdown.
Webador, the international brand name of Dutch website builder JouwWeb, is slowly expanding across Europe. The ecommerce software solution has released a French version of its service and is currently busy launching Webador.be, to better serve the French-speaking part of Belgium.