Vinted, an online platform which enables users to buy and sell secondhand fashion, is reinforcing its investment in the Netherlands. Now, Dutch users can browse millions of items, while they can also sell their clothing to millions of users in Europe.
Transportation platform Bolt (previously known as Taxify) has launched a food delivery service. The first city where this will be active is Tallinn, but according to the company more cities in Europe will follow soon.
Fashion and lifestyle retailer Breuninger is expanding again. After opening an online store in Austria two years ago, the German company has now launched an online shop in Switzerland.
After France approved a new digital tax on American tech giants, Amazon reacted by passing along the costs to French Amazon sellers. The marketplace is raising seller fees by 3 percent for thousands of small and medium-sized businesses in France.
Online shoppers in the United Kingdom have left about 250 million euros worth of uncollected products at click-and-collect sites last year. This was due to long queues and understaffed collection points.
Online optician Mister Spex has raised over 65 million euros in an equity round led by the Büll Family Office. With the fresh funding, the German company wants to accelerate its international growth and expand its retail network.
Zalando and Adidas have partnered up to run a multi-channel pilot in Paris. Customers who shop online at the French Adidas website can get their order on the same or next day, thanks to Zalando, which takes care of the delivery.
Online pharmacy Newpharma wants to expand further across Europe and is thinking about launching its online shop in both Italy and Spain. Currently, the Belgian ecommerce company is active in six European countries.
Online marketplace Wish appears to increasingly lock out user accounts in Germany after users returned items too many times. This also means customers lose access to the customer service and can no longer exercise their buyer rights.
Zalando will expand its Beauty assortment to the Netherlands. On the 28th of August, Dutch consumers will be able to buy over 8,500 different beauty products from more than 200 brands at Zalando.
Miinto, an ecommerce fashion platform from Denmark, has sold products for almost 700 million Danish kroner, which corresponds to about 94 million euros, last year. This is an increase of more than 40 percent compared to the previous year.
On average, parcels that are transported from Sweden to Finland take 5.6 days to reach their destination. Once the border is crossed, the average delivery time is 1.8 days.
Cristina Stenbeck, former chairman of Swedish investment company Kinnevik, has invested 18 million Swedish kronor (1.69 million euros) in Caliroots. The Swedish omnichannel retailer of sneakers and streetwear just announced it made a loss of about 3.75 million euros last year.
Deliveroo is exiting the German market. The UK food delivery service launched in Germany over four years ago, but now they are exiting the country already. Instead, Deliveroo wants to focus on growing its operations in other markets around the world.
More and more ecommerce customers in the Czech Republic are complaining about Czech Post. According to them, the state-owned company doesn’t deliver goods at consumers’ homes.