The German retail platform Shopdaheim is a success. Four weeks after the launch, almost 10.000 dealer addresses from 41 different industries are listed. Every day, clicks in the six-figure range generated through the platform.
Aldi has launched its first online grocery service in the United Kingdom. The German discounter offers a box with 22 essential items to help consumers who are in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Payments platform VibePay has opened up its APIs for bank-to-bank payments and subscription payments, making payments available for retailers, businesses and SMEs. The move comes after the UK-based company secured about 1.4 million euros in funding.
Amazon must restrict its orders in France in the coming weeks, due to measures associated with Covid-19. That’s what a court decided earlier this week. Amazon can only accept orders of groceries, hygiene and health-related products.
CCC Group, a major footwear retail company from Poland, has launched its online shop CCC.eu in Hungary and Austria. In Hungary, the group already operates two ecommerce platforms, while in Austria, this will be the group’s first ecommerce platform.
Ecommerce in the United Kingdom is expected to be worth 222.5 billion euros at the end of this year. That would mean an increase of almost 11 percent compared to the situation last year, when the b2c ecommerce turnover was worth just over 200 billion euros.
Bol.com will start with a French-speaking online shop in June this year. For, the Dutch ecommerce giant this will mark the first time its online store isn’t in Dutch. It also means Bol.com will be accessible for all consumers in Belgium.
About You has announced the launch of a new shop category for non-medical, textile makeshift masks. The online retailer wants to sell them at cost price. By giving consumers access to affordable masks, the ecommerce company wants to raise awareness to help reducing the spread of coronavirus Covid-19.
ManoMano, a startup from France selling DIY, home improvement and gardening products, raised 125 million euros earlier this year and is ready to conquer Europe. Now it has set its sights on Germany, which has a market that’s dominated by Amazon, while big home improvement retailers are late to the game.
Dm is now offering its click & collect solution, called “Express-Abholung”, nationwide in Germany. In view of the corona pandemic, the drugstore operator expanded the service after just a short test phase.
Online retailers in the United Kingdom have been delivering parcels almost 20 percent faster than usual. And all this at a time when there is an increase in online orders now the coronavirus Covid-19 is dominating the ecommerce industry.
Online optician Mister Spex now offers an online eye test, since the coronavirus has made it impossible in many European countries to visit an optician. It says it’s the first optician to offer customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland the possibility of an individual eye test via an online application.
Otto continued to grow last year. The mail order company reported an increase in sales of 9 percent to 3.5 billion euros. It’s the tenth year in a row that revenues of the Otto Group subsidiary increased.
From now on, Shopify retailers in Germany can now set up and sell their products directly on eBay from their Shopify account. This way, they can benefit from the major reach the online marketplace has in Germany and abroad.
Online-only supermarket Picnic has opened its second fulfillment center in Germany. The site, which is 15,000 square meters big, has opened its doors in Herne, in the Ruhr area.