Redesigning the site have proved to be effective for Yoox Group, as it saw an 18% increase in conversions and a 3% lower bounce rate than the old site just weeks after launch. And to top it all off, the Italian online retailer that also operates ecommerce sites for other brands, reported 15% revenue growth in the first half of this year.
Pop-up stores are very popular in the United Kingdom, as about 23,400 people work in nearly 10,000 pop-up shops across the country. Together, this group of retailers contribute 2,6 billion euros to the British economy each year, which is equivalent to 0,6% of total UK retail turnover. And the industry could grow even faster, if there weren’t that much barriers.
Allyouneed.com is expanding its services in Europe. The German online grocery retailer already delivered foods and drinks in Austria, but is now ready for the next step. Allyouneed.com will deliver to customers in France, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.
New technology solutions, smartphones and changing consumer behavior has given the Swedish retail industry a facelift. Now, the industry is a hot niche for investors as more and more venture capitalists, from Scandinavia as well as other European countries, are investing heavily in Swedish online retailers and other ecommerce companies.
British brands Topshop and Topman will launch on the fast-growing fashion website Zalando. This will happen in September and is part of the brands’ expansion drive, as they will launch in selected European countries, not including the United Kingdom.
Half of online shoppers in the United Kingdom think that retailers could be doing more to keep them safe online. They feel that they now are more conscious of their security online than they were twelve months ago. It seems that 1 in 4 online consumers have been, or have a family members who has been, a victim of online fraud.
The ecommerce industry in Poland grew by 25 percent in 2013. It was worth 26 billion Polish zloty, or 6.3 billion euros, last year and is expected to grow to more than 22 billion euros in 2020. This is equal to a compound annual growth rate of approximately 19 percent. This is apparent from a study by market researcher PMR.
Online sales in the Canary Islands are one of the main challenges for ecommerce companies selling their products in Spain. The islands, including Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, are known for its special taxation, which make it not a very popular shipping destination for online stores. The ecommerce industry in the Canaries however generated a turnover of 278.6 million euros in 2012.
DPD aims to double its share of the business-to-consumer shipping market in Germany by introducing new innovations. Customers now get a delivery time window of as little as 30 minutes. They are also able to see on a map where their parcel is at any particular stage, together with the number of stops the driver still has to make before the parcel reaches its destination.
Boohoo has launched its website in Germany, making this the fourth European country where it has an online store. The German website follows the launch of Boohoo in Spain back in May and the launch of Boohoo in France nine months ago. The launch of Boohoo in Germany will be accompanied by a marketing campaign.