Distance sellers in Austria have together sold products and services worth almost seven billion euros in the period May 2013 to April 2014. This corresponds to a growth rate of 8 percent compared to the same period last year. A new study shows ‘dynamic development’ and ‘changes consumer behavior’ in the Austrian distance trade during the period 2013/2014. Partly thanks to a booming mobile commerce industry.
Coolblue, the Dutch ecommerce company famous for its dozens of online shops, has reported revenue growth of 55% during the first six months of 2014, a significant gain on its usual quarterly growth of about 40%. This revenue growth is something Coolblue didn’t expect. It used to think its revenue will grow to 300 million euros this year, but for now the forecast is changed into 350 million euros.
The ecommerce industry is constantly changing. Similarly in Spain, where ecommerce still isn’t as mature as in other big European countries. As a matter of fact, ecommerce in Spain only accounts for 5% of total ecommerce sales in Europe. But maybe the next six ecommerce trends may change this…
Click and collect is getting more and more popular in the United Kingdom. As a matter of fact, there are more customers who pick up their orders in-store in the United Kingdom than there are in the United States.
The Dutch have spent 3.63 billion euros buying products and services online during the first quarter of 2014. The online share of total consumption expenditure is now 22 percent. To be more precise: two in three services are ordered online, while one in nine products is bought online.
The rapid growth of ecommerce in Spain (and pretty much everywhere) has been a great incentive for small and medium businesses to step into the online world. But although a large percentage of companies already have an online presence, yet few have an ecommerce website.
DHL will invest 195 million euros (£156 million) in the United Kingdom. It invests heavily in the East Midlands and Heathrow, by improving the sorting and aircraft landing facilities at these sites. It will be Deutsche Post DHL’s largest investment in the UK in 14 years.
Online merchants in France won’t be able anymore to offer free shipments of discounted books. That’s the result of new legislation that was passed last week by the French Senate. The law is designed to protect local bookstores and is unofficially called the anti-Amazon law, as the retail giant gave book discounts along with free shipments, something local bookstores could not appreciate at all.
Odigeo is the number one in the French Ecommerce Top 100. That’s what we learned from the Top 100 French Ecommerce 2014 published by Ecommerce Magazine this month. Although the French Railway group VSC is actually leading the list, when adding the estimates, Odigeo becomes number one.
About 240 million consumers in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Norway and Finland bought goods online to a value of almost 170 billion euros last year. More than half of ecommerce consumers have ordered online from abroad at some time during 2013.