Ordering something online and then picking it up in retail stores or other locations is incredibly popular in the United Kingdom. Almost 3 in 4 online shoppers (73%) say they have used click-and-collect services. Another 10 percent of British consumers intends to use the service in the near future.
With Google now punishing websites that aren’t mobile friendly, online retailers are in a hurry to have a mobile optimized website. But it’s not solely the mobile website online retailers should worry about, it’s the mobile app that normally leads to more conversion. But in Sweden, many retailers don’t have an app. And that could be a problem.
Ecommerce Europe wants the delivery and ecommerce sector in Europe to come together even more so e-logistics barriers can be tackled. The organization that represents 16 national ecommerce associations across the continent has published its vision on how to come to a better integrated European market for parcel delivery.
Axfood AB, one of the largest food retailers in Scandinavia, is starting an ecommerce pilot project with their subsidiary Hemköp. Starting today, hundred selected customers will be able to order their groceries online and then pick them up at the store or have them delivered directly to them at home.
Zalando has opened the new Zalando Fashion Insights Centre in Dublin. With this first technology hub outside of Germany, the online fashion retailer is about to create 200 jobs during the next three years. The new base will focus on understanding the habits and patterns of online shoppers to create a personalized platform.
Otto, a subsidiary of Otto Group, has set out a multi-store strategy and this seems to pay off. Recently, with the launch of Privileg.de it now has six “sub stores” and together this niche portal generated net sales worth of 70 million euros. No wonder, one of these niches, Schlafwelt.de will now also launch in Austria and Switzerland.
Are you a retailer in shoes, clothes or any fashion related products and wondering what is going on in the industry? Then we have good news for you! The Ecommerce Foundation is currently doing a comprehensive research and they are willing to share their results for free if you are willing to share some of your data. But be fast, because participating is only possible until April 28.