Private equity investment group Apax Partners has acquired RFS Holland Holding, the owner of Dutch online retail stores Wehkamp.nl, Fonq and Create2Fit. The British company paid about 450 million euros for the acquisition.
In Spain, almost seven out of ten internet users, which corresponds to 19.2 million Spaniards, shop online. And the average online consumer orders something online three times per month, while spending an average of 70 euros per order.
EMOTA, the European ecommerce association, has officially launched its European Trust Mark. Starting today, the accompanied logo will appear on websites that comply with the trading practices laid down by the European Trust Mark.
Online department store Fonq from the Netherlands has launched a website in Austria, making this the eighth country in Europe where Fonq sells its products. But Austria is only the fifth with a dedicated ecommerce site, after Fonq opened online stores in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany.
The ecommerce volume in Turkey has reached 18.9 billion Turkish liras (6.34 billion euros) last year, after it increased by 35 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year. Ecommerce in Turkey now represents 1.6 percent of all retail business in the European country.
Amazon has launched its one-hour delivery service, called Amazon Prime Now, in London yesterday. This is six months after it introduced the delivery service, which is offered exclusively for its Amazon Prime members, in the United States.
In Italy, 16.9 million people have bought something online during the first three months of this year. This corresponds with 55.1% of Italians who have access to the Internet. Individuals who bought something at least three times during this period, e.g. 11 million Italians or 36% of Internet users, are responsible for 88% of the value of all online purchases.