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Ecommerce in BelgiumBelow you’ll find all the articles we’ve written about Belgian ecommerce, online retailers, acquisitions, cross-border initiatives and more. If you want to know more about the Belgian online retail industry, check out our information page on ecommerce in Belgium.

Amara launches online store in Belgium

Amara

Interiors online retailer Amara will launch its online store in Belgium. This would be the tenth country where Amara runs a localized website. The announced launch in Belgium follows after a period of strong European growth. Continue reading

Newpharma wants to expand to Italy and Spain

Newpharma

Online pharmacy Newpharma wants to expand further across Europe and is thinking about launching its online shop in both Italy and Spain. Currently, the Belgian ecommerce company is active in six European countries. Continue reading

Belgian ecommerce top 10 dominated by foreign players

Ecommerce in Belgium

Ecommerce in Belgium is still being dominated by foreign online retailers. Last year, the biggest online turnover was achieved by Dutch ecommerce giant Bol.com, followed by Coolblue (also from the Netherlands) and Amazon France. In the top 10, there are only two Belgian players. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Belgium: €7 billion in 2018

Ecommerce in Belgium

Ecommerce in Belgium was worth slightly over 7 billion euros last year. This is an increase of 20 percent compared to the situation one year before, when the Belgian ecommerce was worth 5.8 billion euros. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Belgium: €10.67 billion in 2018

Ecommerce in Belgium

Ecommerce in Belgium was worth 10.67 billion euros in 2018. That’s an increase of almost 6 percent compared to the situation one year before. Belgian consumers have not only spent more money online, they also shopped more often: last year, the average Belgian shopper bought something online over 11 times. Continue reading

Bol.com opens pick-up points in Delhaize supermarkets

Dutch ecommerce company Bol.com

Dutch online retailer Bol.com is expanding its network of pick-up points in Belgium. The Ahold Delhaize-owned company will open locations in the supermarkets of Delhaize in Flanders. Consumers in Belgium already had the option to pick up their Bol.com orders at the supermarkets of Albert Heijn. Continue reading

Bpost tests in-home delivery in Belgium

In-home delivery

Bpost and Zalando have experimented with in-home delivery and in-home pickup in Belgium. The two companies wanted to know whether consumers are ready to let parcel couriers in their homes while they are away. The test was successful, but there are still many hurdles to overcome. Continue reading

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