Amazon is also jumping on the local train. In an effort to offer a more regional shopping experience, Amazon has launched a separate website section where small and medium-sized businesses from Germany and Austria can present their goods on Amazon.
Almost five years ago, Hubble Contacts turned the optical market upside down by supplying contact lenses directly to consumers. Nowadays the US company has hundreds of thousands subscribers in about 30 countries. Ecommerce News Europe spoke with Emily Sewell, Vice President Supply Chain.
Asendia, the joint venture of La Poste and Swiss Post, has acquired eShopWorld. Asendia has been the majority shareholder of this ecommerce software solution since 2017.
Lightspeed has announced the launch of Lightspeed Payments in Europe. At first, this payment solution will only available for hospitality merchants in the United Kingdom. Soon it will be available for retailers. Other European markets will also follow soon.
For the first time, ecommerce in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (also known as the DACH region) reached a consolidated volume of more than 100 billion euros. The German-speaking ecommerce markets are now generating more sales than any other language area in Europe.
Everli, an Italian marketplace for online grocery shopping, has raised 100 million dollars (85 million euros) in a Series C round. It will use this money to further expand across Europe.
Spring is here! It’s April and while physically visiting ecommerce events is still not an option, there are still a few interesting ones you can visit online. Let’s have a look at what’s possible this month.
With the corona crisis giving a massive boost to ecommerce in Europe, customer service teams were put under substantial pressure. And the return numbers also significantly increased last year. How do customer service in European countries perform?
The online cross-border market in Europe was worth 146 billion euros in 2020. This is an increase of 35 percent compared to the situation one year before. The cross-border share represents 25.5 percent of total online sales in Europe.
PayPal today announced the launch of Checkout with Crypto. With this feature, PayPal customers can pay with crypto coins alongside other payment methods in their PayPal wallet. Checkout with Crypto is available at millions of global online retailers and other businesses.
The Suez Canal blockage, from 23 until 29 March, doesn’t just affect the Egyptian economy or the global shipping industry. Around 12 percent of global trade passed through the canal, so a lot is affected by the blockage. The delay will strongly impact on ecommerce orders placed by European consumers.
Italy is a developing ecommerce market in Europe. But although it’s lagging behind on some other European markets, the online retail industry of Italy has lots to offer. Let’s take a look at the opportunities for European ecommerce companies in Italy.
Wholesale platform BigBuy generated a turnover of 65 million euros in 2020. And 90 percent of the B2B company’s sales shipped out of Spain. France and Italy accounted for most sales through this wholesale platform.
AliExpress Russia has invested in KazanExpress, a major regional ecommerce company from Russia, by acquiring a 30 percent stake. KazanExpress was founded five ears ago, but is growing extremely fast recently.
29 percent of German ecommerce sales are generated by small businesses with fewer than 10 employees. Compared to the situation in the entire German economy, small ecommerce enterprises are much more important for the total turnover in their sector.