Polish company Edrone has raised 5.3 million dollars (4.5 million euros) in its first funding after bootstrapping for the last four years. Edrone is an AI-fueled platform that provides customer experience solutions for ecommerce companies.
About four in ten Brits (39 percent) have signed up for a paid subscription scheme or delivery pass, which means they pay a monthly fee to get free delivery and other extras. And among these schemes, Amazon Prime is the most popular paid subscription service.
Zalando has announced it acquired Fision, a Swiss company that offers a mobile body scanning solution. For Zalando, the acquisition is part of its investment in the customer experience.
DPD UK has revealed that over 3,000 parcel shops from Collect+ will be added to its network of pick-up points. The deal will expand the network to over 6,000 stores nationwide.
Nowadays, the average shopper in the United Kingdom spends 83 pounds (about 91.5 euros) per month online. Last year, this was 75 pounds (82.7 euros). The coronavirus outbreak has for sure contributed to this 11 percent year-on-year increase.
Retailers in Ireland are migrating online as the outbreak of the coronavirus has fueled ecommerce in the Western European country. Online sales are now a significant part of the retail offering for thousands of Irish companies.
Allegro, the major online marketplace from Poland, is ready to expand internationally. This is what CEO Francois Nuyts says, in a time of rumors about Amazon entering Poland.
54 percent of European brands think their ecommerce potential is crippled by their logistical capabilities. And that’s why many retailers and brands turn to online marketplaces. But they also think that relying on marketplaces isn’t sustainable and want to shift the balance more to their own ecommerce channels.
This year, 72 percent of Belgians make online purchases. Of all Belgians who are active online, eight in ten have bought something online in the past year. And 94 percent say they will do so in the future.
Amazon isn’t the fashion leader that it – and others – might have expected. In Germany for example, the company only ranks sixth among the top-selling online fashion retailers. So, it’s far from a market leader. But why is this? What can Amazon learn from the real fashion leaders?
Nexi, the biggest payments processor in Italy, has agreed to acquire fintech rival SIA for about 4.6 billion euros. The combined company will be one of Europe’s biggest payments companies.
Trendyol, one of the largest ecommerce companies in Turkey, has plans to expand in Europe, including the United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain. The expansion plans will happen with a new website.
DHL Parcel has introduced a service in the Netherlands which lets consumers choose a delivery spot around the house. This way, the courier can still drop off the parcel when the consumer isn’t at home.
The five biggest ecommerce players in Germany account for almost half of all revenue generated by the 100 biggest online retailers. This significant share is generated by Amazon, Otto, Zalando, Media Markt, and Notebooksbilliger.
The Czech company Nulisec has launched an online business-to-business marketplace for retailers. The platform started out as project to digitize the local wholesale business center in Prague, but turned into an online wholesale marketplace with thousands of businesses.