Dutch fashion retailer MS Mode is already active in six European countries, but wants to expand this number by launching an international store on Amazon and La Redoute. The expansion is planned for the end of this year. With this move, the fashion retailer expects to address a group of consumers that haven’t shopped at MS Mode before.
PostNord’s net sales decreased by 2% during the first half of this year. While mail volumes declined by a total of 8%, parcel volumes however increased by 13%, with ecommerce related B2C parcel volumes rising even 17%. But on net sales level, the parcel volumes can’t fully compensate for the declining mail volumes, the postal company says.
In Europe, more and more consumers like to pay using their smartphone or tablet. In share of mobile device owners who already have experience with mobile payments, Turkey is the absolute leader in Europe. This is apparent from the latest report by yStats.com, called “Europe Online Payment Methods: First Half 2015”.
Zalando has further increased its revenue. During the first six months of this year, sales increased by 31.5% to reach 1.38 billion euros. Thanks to that, the online fashion retailer forecasts a revenue growth of 28 to 31 percent for the financial year 2015, which is higher than the initial 20 to 25 percent guidance.
iDeal, by far the most popular payment method in the Netherlands, keeps on growing. It was being used 103.9 million times during the first six months of this year. This is an increase of over 26% compared to the same period last year.
Amazon has taken over the lease on a warehouse in London that was previously used by Tesco. This fuels rumors that the American ecommerce giant is planning the launch of AmazonFresh in the United Kingdom.
DPD has announced the introduction of its DPD Web Parcel, which is meant for occasional shippers who want to manage their affairs online. With the mobile QR code printing out labels is no longer necessary. DPD Web Parcel was announced last year but is now finally available for customers who ship with this international parcel delivery company.