The 35 parcel stores of Doddle will join the pickup network from DPD on June 22, which enables customers in the United Kingdom to pick up their DPD-delivered parcels at Doddle stores in railway stations and popular shopping centers.
Belfius, one of Belgium’s largest banks, wants to further promote the local ecommerce industry and thus has collaborated with seven partners, so entrepreneurs can start an online store more easily. A noble pursuit, as 42% of the money Belgian consumers spent online went to outlandish ecommerce sites.
Loop54, a self-learning product search engine for ecommerce, has secured 5 million kronor (536.668 euros) worth of funding. Swedish investment company Axel Johnson funded the company, together with Swedish government agency ALMI Invest and angel investor Erik Byrenius. Loop54 is now looking to expand its service abroad.
Online retailer Yoox just has been named global e-retailer of the year during the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition. The awards ceremony that took place in Chicago, honors online retailers from all over the world whit outstanding achievements across multiple categories.
April was a busy month for online retailers in the UK, if you compare it with the same month one year earlier. Online delivery volumes were namely up 11% in April of this year. The growth rate of delivery volumes for ecommerce in the UK year-to-date has now reached 10.9%.
The European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development is supporting a Dutch project that wants to highlight local products from all over Europe. The pilot project will launch in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and French Guiana. The multilingual web shop is called More for Local and offers typical local products.
The European Union tries hard to achieve the Digital Single Market. But despite all the efforts, there’s still a long way to go before there’s a borderless ecommerce industry in Europe. The national board of trade of Sweden has published a report where it maps out the legal barriers affecting ecommerce in the EU.