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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

Shöpping.at is still in the red

http://Shöpping.at

Shöpping.at, 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

Handelsverband wants to double number of Austrian webshops

Handelsverband

The Austrian trade association Handelsverband has an ambitious goal: in the next two years, it wants to double the share of Austrian retailers that operate an online store. In order to achieve this, the association has put together a toolkit, which enables small and medium-sized businesses to start with ecommerce in a simple and reliable way. Continue reading

Austrian app Jingle wants to boost local shopping

Jingle Marktplatz

Jingle, a startup from Vienna, wants to be a local alternative to major online retailers. With its marketplace app, consumers can easily browse and find products from local retailers. This month, Jingle has received a six-digit investment from Umdasch, an Austrian company that realizes stores for retail companies. Continue reading

Number of online stores in Austria has tripled in ten years

Ecommerce in Austria

Last year, there were about 9,000 retailers across Austria that sold online. This means that the number of online stores in this European country has nearly tripled over the past ten years. Also during the same period, the number of online shoppers in Austria has doubled. Continue reading

Austria signs online trade agreement with China

Ecommerce in Austria

Austria and China have signed an agreement, which should give Austrian retailers have easier access to the Chinese ecommerce market. Margarete Schramböck, Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, is currently on a state visit to Beijing, where she negotiated a deal with the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of China. Continue reading