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Swedish online bookstore Adlibris slowly evolves into department store

adlibris

Swedish online retailer Adlibris no longer just sells books via its website, as it launched an extended range of completely new categories, both on its Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish websites. The expansion was announced earlier this year, but as of today consumers now also can shop at Adlibris for DIY & crafts items, kids & toys products and office supplies. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Spain exceeded €4.1 billion in Q3 2014

Ecommerce in Spain Q3 2014

Ecommerce in Spain has exceeded 4.1 billion euros during the third quarter of 2014, which is an increase of 24.7% compared to the same period one year earlier. Sectors with the biggest online revenues are tourism, which accounts for 34.2% of the total turnover, direct marketing (5.2%) and clothing (4.2%). Continue reading

Dutch bank ING introduces online direct debit mandates

ING

ING today has introduced digital direct debit mandates for its customers. The Dutch bank is the first to offer this service in the Netherlands. Businesses and government agencies are now able to let their customers pay online by authorizing for payments to be collected from them in the future. Continue reading

Google unveils Android Pay

Android Pay

Google has announced Android Pay. This contactless payment system is another attempt of Google to gain a foothold in the payments market. With the smartphone tool consumers are able to instantly pay for goods in physical stores and mobile apps on Android phones. Continue reading

Trustpilot closes €67 million Series D round

Trustpilot

Trustpilot has raised 73.5 million dollar, or 66.9 million euros, in a Series D investment round. The round was led by Vitruvian Partners, but previous investors DFJ Esprit, Index Ventures, Northzone and Seed Capital Denmark also contributed to the financing. Continue reading

Car marketplace CarSpring launches in the UK

CarSpring has launched in the United Kingdom. This new online marketplace offers a solution for people who want to buy and sell pre-owned cars. But it’s not only that, the startup also wants to take over all the unpopular side effects of car buying: from paperwork to transportation. For example, CarSpring delivers the ordered car right onto the customer’s doorstep. Continue reading