Ecommerce News


Below 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.

Online-only supermarket Hopr launches in Belgium

Hopr, the first online-only supermarket from Belgium, will start its activities this Monday. It will first test in the city of Hasselt, but the goal is to become available to the whole of Belgium by 2026. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Belgium: €10.26 billion in 2020

Ecommerce in Belgium was worth 10.26 billion euros in 2020. That’s a decrease of 10 percent compared to the situation one year before. Of course, the decline has everything to do with the coronavirus outbreak. Belgians bought far fewer services online, but ordered more products. Continue reading

Budbee expands to Belgium

Budbee, a last-mile delivery startup from Sweden, will soon become available in Belgium. The logistics tech company has announced it will start in Flanders and Brussels. Later on, it will also expand to Wallonia. Continue reading

7 out of 10 Belgians buy online

This year, 72 percent of Belgians make online purchases. Of all Belgians who are active online, eight in ten have bought something online in the past year. And 94 percent say they will do so in the future. Continue reading

Colruyt launches meal delivery service Rose Mary

Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt has launched its own fresh food delivery service, called Rose Mary. The service enables customers to order ready-made meals. For now, Rose Mary only serves consumers in the Brussels region. Continue reading

SwipBox and Bpost join forces

SwipBox is partnering in Europe again. This time it’s with Belgian logistics provider Bpost. The two have teamed up to launch a network of parcel lockers that are battery driven and Bluetooth enabled. The first step is a pilot project in the Belgian city of Mechelen. Continue reading

Shavatar wants to decrease fashion returns

Shavatar is the name of a 3D avatar tool that should lead to fewer returns in the online fashion industry. With Shavatar, consumers can create their own avatars based on a few parameters. The tool then suggests the right size and fit of any given fashion item. Continue reading to start in Wallonia will start with a French-speaking online shop in June this year. For, the Dutch ecommerce giant this will mark the first time its online store isn’t in Dutch. It also means will be accessible for all consumers in Belgium. Continue reading

Ecommerce Belgium: €11.46 billion in 2019

Belgian ecommerce broke all national records in 2019. Last year, Belgian online shoppers spent 11.46 billion euros, which is 900 million euros more than during the year before. Belgians shopped, on average, 13.4 times online, which led to a total of 112.9 million online purchases. Continue reading

Ecommerce Belgium: €8.2 billion in 2019

Online stores in Belgium have generated a total turnover of 8.2 billion euros in 2019. This is an increase of 17 percent compared to the situation one year before. One out of every four euros generated by Belgian online shops came from foreign shoppers. Continue reading