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Below you’ll find all the articles we’ve written about ecommerce, online retailers, acquisitions, cross-border initiatives and more that takes place in the Benelux: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. If you want to know more about this region’s online retail industry, check out our information page on ecommerce in Benelux.

Online-only supermarket Hopr launches 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: €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 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

Ecommerce in the Netherlands: €26.6 billion in 2020

Ecommerce in the Netherlands: €26.6 billion in 2020

Ecommerce in the Netherlands was worth 26.6 billion euros in 2020. That’s a growth of 7 percent compared to the situation in 2019. Of course, the increase of online purchases by Dutch consumers has everything to do with the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading

Bol.com sales worth €4.3 billion in 2020

Bol.com sales worth €4.3 billion in 2020

Bol.com, the biggest online store in the Netherlands, has generated sales worth 4.3 billion euros in 2020. That’s way more than was expected by its holding, Ahold Delhaize. Of course, it has everything to do with the closure of physical stores in the Netherlands and Belgium. Continue reading

Coolblue considers IPO

Coolblue considers IPO

Dutch omnichannel retailer Coolblue is considering an initial public offering. HAL, which currently has a 49 percent interest in Coolblue, has confirmed the IPO consideration. It’s expected the IPO may take place this year. Continue reading

Webador expands further in Europe

Webador expands further in Europe

Webador, the international brand name of Dutch website builder JouwWeb, is slowly expanding across Europe. The ecommerce software solution has released a French version of its service and is currently busy launching Webador.be, to better serve the French-speaking part of Belgium. Continue reading

BigBuy launches dropshipping connector for Amazon.nl

BigBuy launches dropshipping connector for Amazon.nl

Wholesale platform BigBuy has launched its new connector, which enables selling on Amazon.nl, the Dutch Amazon marketplace that opened its doors in March last year. BigBuy wants to help its B2B customers sell on Amazon.nl without the need to invest in stock. Continue reading