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DPD shoppers can pick up orders at Doddle shops

Doddle

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. Continue reading

Belgium bank Belfius dives into ecommerce

Belfius logo

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. Continue reading

Ecommerce search engine Loop54 from Sweden gets €537.000 investment

Loop54

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. Continue reading

Yoox awarded global e-retailer of the year

IR Excellence Awards

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. Continue reading

EU supports online store that sells local products

Krentenwegge

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. Continue reading

A review of barriers to ecommerce in Europe

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. Continue reading