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Shö increasingly popular due to Covid-19


Shö, the online shopping platform launched by Austrian Post, sees the number of visitors being quadrupled since the coronavirus measures in Austria were put in action. Both customers and retailers are showing growing interest in the online marketplace. Continue reading

Austrian startup Refurbed raises €15.6 million


Refurbed, an Austrian startup that sells repaired electrical appliances, has raised 15.6 million euros. It’s one of the highest investments in the Austrian start-up industry. Continue reading

Mobile payment solution Bluecode raises €12 million


Bluecode, a mobile payment solution from Austria, has raised 12 million euros in its latest financing round. Private venture capitalists from Europe, who invested in Bluecode in the autumn of 2018, are investing again in the payment solution for iPhones and Android smartphones. Continue reading

Amazon Germany customers choose their favorite sellers

Amazon Verkaufspartner Awards

At the start of the Christmas season, Amazon has honored small and medium-sized enterprises with the Amazon Verkaufspartner-Awards (Amazon Selling Partner Awards). Customers of Amazon Germany chose their favorite companies in the categories ‘Partner of the year’, ‘Innovation champion of the year’ and ‘export champion of the year’. Continue reading

Greenstorm opens online marketplace for used e-bikes

E-bike marketplace Greenstorm

Greenstorm, which launched an online shop this morning, is one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe. The German company that provides e-bikes to hoteliers in six European countries, now has an online marketplace which offers private traders the opportunity to sell their used e-bikes. Continue reading

Signa launches new division to boost online sales

Signa Retail Group

Signa Retail, the Austrian group that owns Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof, wants to give a boost to its online sales. That’s why it launched the New Business Hub in Zurich. Carmen Spielmann, founder and CEO of car-sharing platform Sharoo, joined Signa Retail to lead the new division. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Austria was worth €7.3 billion in 2018

Ecommerce in Austria

Ecommerce in Austria was worth 7.3 billion euros in 2018. Most of the money that Austrian consumers spent online went to foreign online retailers, although 3.3 billion euros still went to domestic ecommerce companies. Continue reading

Spar starts with online shop in Hungary

Supermarket chain Spar

Supermarket chain Spar wants to start an online store in Hungary this year. Currently, home delivery of online groceries is already possible in some cities in Austria and Slovenia and soon, consumers from Hungary will be able to order their groceries online. Continue reading

Amazon enters Austrian retail top 10 for first time

For the first time, Amazon has entered the top 10 of the biggest retailers in Austria. The country’s retail trade association, Handelsverband Österreich, has compiled a new list of the top 100 retailers in Austria and after ending in eleventh place last year, Amazon now ranks ninth. Continue reading

Shö is still in the red


Shö, the online shopping platform launched by Austrian Post, receives a few hundred orders on a daily basis. The ecommerce platform was launched two years ago, but still hasn’t come out of the red numbers. Continue reading

Uber Eats and Foodora leave Austria

Online food delivery service

A few days after Uber Eats announced it would withdraw completely from Austria, another food delivery service, Foodora, shares the same message. But the Delivery Hero-owned company disappears from Austria, because the parent company focuses on its other food delivery service, Mjam, instead. Continue reading