Ecommerce is getting more and more popular in Ukraine. In June, about 13.6 million internet users visited online stores in the Eastern European country, which is 1.3 million more than in the same period last year. And these are the most popular ecommerce websites in Ukraine.
The Ukranian company AstraFit, which offers an online fitting room that can be implemented in ecommerce websites, has launched a new version of its widget. With this tool, online fashion retailers should be able to increase their conversion as customers are now better able to choose the right size.
Several European retailers aren’t doing business in Ukraine, but there are online startups who sell these companies’ goods in the Eastern European country. IKEA for example doesn’t have an ecommerce site for Ukrainian consumers, so these people are now being helped by unsanctioned resellers.
PrivatBank, the largest commercial bank in Ukraine, has launched its own online marketplace, called PrivatMarket. Buyers and suppliers come together on this platform that was been in the works for quite some time. PrivatMarket is aimed both at private and business clients from the Ukrainian bank.
Groupon closed the doors of 4 European websites. After closing its operations in Greece, Turkey and the Nordic countries, the American ecommerce marketplace is now shutting down in Ukraine, Portugal, Switzerland and Austria. Since yesterday, these websites no longer offer customers interesting deals from local retailers.
Ukraine is finally opening up to the online retail business. The parliament and the Central Bank have recently adopted measures to facilitate online transactions. As a direct result Ukrainians can now use the popular payment service PayPal.
CartFresh, a white-label grocery delivery platform for retailers, is ready to conquer Europe and the rest of the world. The Ukrainian startup changed its name from Zakaz.ua to CartFresh so it’s more interesting to English-speaking countries and retailers. We interviewed Yegor Anchishkin, CEO of CartFresh.com.