DHL Parcel is ready to turn Berlin into the parcel capital of Germany and even Europe. It will expand its service offer for parcel recipients by opening new Packstations, Parcel Shops and parcel box units for apartment buildings.
Marketing solutions provider Twenga has announced it raised 10 million euros from Idinvest Partners. With the fresh funding the French company wants to develop its ecommerce traffic acquisition solutions on an international scale.
Ebay is planning to expand its click and collect service across Europe. The American ecommerce company saw its buyers collect 1.5 million parcels from British store chain Argos during the first year and a half the service is running. Ebay noy wants to boost its presence in Europe by entering into several partnerships.
The online trading of goods and services in Sweden is growing at a tremendous rate. During the first quarter of this year, ecommerce in Sweden grew by 19 percent when you compare it with the same period last year. The forecast is that ecommerce in Sweden will reach a turnover of 50 billion Swedish kronor, or 5.42 billion euros, by the end of this year.
The American home shopping channel and website QVC will launch a dedicated ecommerce site in France in June, while airing will start in August. After the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, France will be QVC’s fourth market in Europe.
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Migros are combining efforts. The two companies are planning a new service, where customers from Migros can order their products online and pick them up half an hour later at the train station. The project will run under the not so surprising name Click & Collect.
SzEK.org, the national ecommerce association in Hungary, has joined Ecommerce Europe. The umbrella organization says to be delighted to welcome its new member. According to François Momboisse, president of the board of directors, Eastern Europe is an important emerging ecommerce market and with this membership they will be able to put forward the interests of the ecommerce sector even better.