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46% of Belgian SME retailers sell online

Online shopping

Although 92 percent of independent traders in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium are visible online, few of them also sell their products online. Recent research shows that 46 percent of retailers not only sell offline, but also online. Retailers that don’t sell online mostly say it’s because of a lack of time or knowledge. Continue reading

German fashion store Edited launches in Belgium

Online fashion retailer Edited form Germany

German fashion retailer Edited keeps on expanding. The retail company has opened its latest online store in Belgium. The launch follows just one month after the German company opened its digital doors in the Netherlands. Continue reading

Bpost raises €650m for ecommerce transformation

Belgian postal company Bpost

Belgian postal company Bpost has raised 650 million euros. The transaction will serve to refinance the acquisition of Radial Holdings it completed in November of last year. Bpost is more and more becoming a full ecommerce logistics company. Continue reading

Belgians spent €2.73 billion online in first quarter

Ecommerce in Belgium

During the first three months of this year, 7.4 million Belgians made 23 million purchases online. While doing this, they spent 2.73 billion euros, which is an increase of 12 percent compared to the same period last year. Continue reading

Belgian retailers launch shopping event Belgian Friday

Belgian Friday

Five online retailers from Belgium have created a new shopping event, called Belgian Friday. According to the organizers, this day is meant as a local answer to Black Friday. Belgian Friday will take place this Friday and the discounts last until the Monday after Pentecost, which is an official holiday in many European countries. Continue reading

DIY marketplace ManoMano sees revenue increase by 180%

ManoMano

ManoMano, a European online marketplace specialized in DIY & gardening, closed last year with a global turnover of 250 million euros, which is an increase of 180 percent compared to 2016, when the French company generated a turnover of 90 million euros. Its UK turnover doubled year-over-year. Continue reading

Coolblue, Viata and Luxury for Men win Twinkle Awards

Twinkle Awards Belgium

The online stores of Coolblue, Viata and Luxury for Men have been rewarded with the Twinkle Awards. Coolblue won an award for being the best omnichannel player in Belgium, while Viata went home with an award for best pure player. Luxury for Men was rewarded with an award for best starter. Continue reading

The top 10 online stores in Belgium

Ecommerce in Belgium

The top 10 of largest online stores in Belgium are being dominated by foreign players. The entire top five is filled with Dutch, German and American online stores. The first Belgian ecommerce company can be found on the sixth place. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Belgium: over €10 billion in 2017

Ecommerce in Belgium

Ecommerce in Belgium was worth 4.9 billion euros during the first six months of this year and the prediction is the online retail industry will surpass the 10 billion euros mark for the first time ever at the end of this year. Continue reading