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Dutch marketing agency Shop2market enters UK market

Dutch marketing agency Shop2market expands its international focus, opening an office in London. By adding a UK-based team the company is actively looking across the border, since it also has offices in The Netherlands and France. In the UK, Shop2market has clients such as Made.com, Dune London, Bottica and Cotsworld Outdoor. Continue reading

Zalando’s revenue grew to €1bn during first half of 2014

Zalando looks back on a successful first half of 2014, as revenues grew by 29,5% to 1 billion euros in the first six months. Revenues in Germany, Austria and Switzerland increased by 21,2% to almost 600 million euros during the same period. The online fashion retailer saw its EBIT margin improve thanks to major cost lines, including cost of sales, fulfillment and marketing. Continue reading

Cost of failed deliveries in the UK: €971mn

Failing with online delivery comes with a price. For retailers and market place sellers in the United Kingdom this cost add up to almost 1 billion euros this year alone. Failed deliveries are in any case something online retailers would be better off without, but seeing the number of 1 billion euros per year makes you wonder why so much deliveries have to fail in the first place. Continue reading

PayPal Pay After Delivery soon available in the Netherlands

PayPal’s Pay After Delivery will soon be available in the Netherlands, which makes it the third country after the United States and Spain to offer this service to its customers. With Pay After Delivery customers get 14 days for their item to be delivered before they pay for their purchase. Continue reading

Online supermarket eMAG launched in Romania

eMAG, the largest online retailer in Romania, and local supermarket chain Mega Image have joined forces by launching an online supermarket. Romanian customers can order food, home care and personal care products that are also available in the traditional supermarkets from Mega Image. Continue reading

eCommerce Expo returns to London

One of the United Kingdom’s leading ecommerce events, eCommerce Expo, returns to Olympia London on 1 and 2 October. Again thousands of industry professionals get the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and innovations in every area of the ecommerce process. And of course, the eCommerce Awards for Excellence will also return this year. Continue reading

Klarna hopes to launch in America next year

Online payment solutions provider Klarna recently hired its first employee in America and is hoping to launch in the USA early next year, sources told the New York Times. The ambitious move comes after Klarna became available to British shoppers two months ago. Once started in its home country Sweden, Klarna is slowly moving towards global expansion. Continue reading

H&M opens online store in Spain

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has opened the doors of its online store in Spain, although it’s somewhat later than expected. First, plans were to launch the H&M online store in June, but eventually it had to be delayed until August. Another interesting thing is orders can be placed by all Spaniards, except those who live on the Canary Islands. Continue reading