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Belgium

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…

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Bol.com opens pick-up points in Delhaize supermarkets

Bol.com opens pick-up points in Delhaize supermarkets

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.

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Bpost tests in-home delivery in Belgium

Bpost tests in-home delivery in Belgium

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.

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46% of Belgian SME retailers sell online

46% of Belgian SME retailers sell online

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.

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Belgian retailers launch shopping event Belgian Friday

Belgian retailers launch shopping event 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.

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DIY marketplace ManoMano sees revenue increase by 180%

DIY marketplace ManoMano sees revenue increase by 180%

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.

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Coolblue, Viata and Luxury for Men win Twinkle Awards

Coolblue, Viata and Luxury for Men win Twinkle Awards

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.

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The top 10 online stores in Belgium

The top 10 online stores 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.

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