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Wildberries, the biggest ecommerce company in Russia, has launched its online store in Germany. It’s the start of a major expansion to Europe. Wildberries is now looking to open ecommerce websites in France, Italy, and Spain.
The number of online purchases reached an all-time record in Poland last year. This has, of course, to do with the lockdowns due to Covid-19. But still, Poland was one of the fastest growing ecommerce markets in Europe.
Envolve Tech, a retail tech company from Wales, has entered the US market. The Newport-based company has launched an office in New York. The expansion follows after raising over 800,000 euros last year.
London fintech company Checkout.com has raised 450 million dollars (370 million euros) in a Series C round. The company is now valuated at over 12 billion euros and is looking to expand its business further abroad.
Post Office and other carriers in the United Kingdom are warning that any parcel containing gifts or goods that are being sent to an EU country must have a customs declaration form attached to it. This is the result of the Brexit, which became fully operational on the first of January.
Wholesale platform BigBuy has launched its new connector, which enables selling on Amazon.nl, the Dutch Amazon marketplace that opened its doors in March last year. BigBuy wants to help its B2B customers sell on Amazon.nl without the need to invest in stock.
OnBuy, a major online marketplace from the United Kingdom, has started an aggressive global expansion plan. The company wants to launch into more than 140 countries by the end of 2023. The plans follow after securing 5.5 million euros in a Series A funding round last June.
The Platform Group, which has been selling fashion and shoes online in Germany for years through its brands Schuhe24 and Outfits24, is expanding to France. It launched shopping portal EnVogue, which is aimed at online fashion shoppers from France.
Thrasio, a large acquirer of Amazon FBA businesses, has announced a commitment of 200 million pounds (220 million euros) to complete acquisitions of ecommerce companies in the United Kingdom. It has also announced the acquisition of Maximo Fitniss, its 11th acquisition in the UK.
Last month, Amazon has managed to double its reach in the Netherlands, compared to last year. In November, the US ecommerce giant reached 7.3 million Dutch consumers. This amounts to 45 percent of all online users in the Netherlands.
Ecommerce software solution Ecwid has announced partnerships with popular payments providers in Europe, including Giropay, Sofort, iDeal, SEPA, Klarna, and PayPal Plus. This news follows after an increase in new customers of 143 percent year-on-year and strong transaction volume growth.
Cdiscount has launched Cdiscount Occasion, a platform full of second-hand products. Cdiscount Occasion features items from all product categories: from high-tech and DIY to books and toys.