When you look at the total sales of enterprises in the European Union, it shows that ecommerce accounts for 15.1%. When we look at country-level statistics, Ireland is the absolute ecommerce champion, as 52.1% of its total turnover comes from the online sale of products and services.
Internet platform StyleLounge, which specializes in online price comparisons for fashion and lifestyle products, is expanding into other European countries. The Hamburg-based search engine is now also offering its services in France and the Netherlands.
German retailers seem to disappoint their customers. A whopping 48 percent of German consumers say they have experienced problems when shopping online in the last twelve months. Customer’s expectations regarding services rise, so retailers should invest in optimizing their omnichannel fulfilment, a study suggests.
Swiss online couponing site DeinDeal.ch was rewarded as the Swiss ecommerce champion of 2015, during this year’s Swiss E-Commerce Awards. But a great deal of the attention also went to Farmy.ch, who won the Newcomer and Startup award, as well as the main category Body & Soul.
Slightly more than 7 million Belgian shopped online last year, which means 64% of the population has ordered something via the Internet in 2014. Of all these shoppers, 440.000 Belgians ordered something online for the first time ever.
During the first quarter of 2015, Dutch consumers spent 4.4 billion euros online. Last year, online sales in the Netherlands during that period were worth 3.8 billion euros, so this means the ecommerce industry has increased by 16% year-on-year.
Starting immediately, GLS Germany offers an advanced online returns solution, which makes the handling of returns easier. With the new online returns solutions, GLS Germany now provides three ways to create a return label.