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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.

De Bijenkorf wants to launch in France

De Bijenkorf

De Bijenkorf, a major omnichannel retailer from the Netherlands, might be looking for further expansion across Europe. The retailer has posted job offers, in which it’s looking for native French speakers. Continue reading

Print-on-demand platform Moteefe raises €4.5 million

Moteefe

Moteefe, a Dutch platform for on-demand production of merchandise, has raised 5 million dollars (4.54 million euros) in a Series A round led by Gresham House and Force Over Mass Capital. The money will be used for further expansion across the globe, launching new products for large retailers and scaling its operations. Continue reading

Bol.com starts selling men’s and women’s clothing

Dutch ecommerce company Bol.com

Bol.com, the biggest online store in the Netherlands, is opening its platform for external vendors that sell men’s and women’s clothing. The move follows one week after Amazon announced it will open its platform in the Netherlands for third party sellers. Continue reading

Amazon.nl open for external vendors

Amazon has officially announced it will launch an online store in the Netherlands. That’s why it is now opening its doors to external vendors. Both Dutch and foreign sellers can now register if they want to sell their products on Amazon.nl. Continue reading

Takeaway acquires Just Eat

Takeaway.com

Takeaway has finally acquired Just Eat. For months, the Dutch company had been trying to take over its competitor. But Naspers was also trying to acquire Just Eat. Now, the stakeholders have accepted the offer from Takeaway. Continue reading

The Dutch return online orders the most

Online returns

Consumers in the Netherlands have the dubious honor to be the ones that send most online purchases back. Again. In the Netherlands, there’s a return rate of 13 percent, which is more than in countries such as Germany, Poland and Switzerland. Continue reading

Europe still dominates global ecommerce ranking

Number one in ecommerce

European countries hold eight of the top ten spots on the B2C E-commerce Index of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. This list ranks countries on their reading to engage in ecommerce. Europe remains, by far, the most prepared region for ecommerce. Continue reading

AO closes its Netherlands operation

AO

UK online electricals retailer AO announced today that it will close its Netherlands operation. The exit from the Netherlands enables the retailer to focus more on its German business, soon the only operation outside of the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Swedish IT shop Dustin launches in the Netherlands

Dustin

Dustin, a Swedish reseller of IT products and services, has launched its online store in the Netherlands. The company was already active in the Nordics, but after acquiring Dutch Vince Groep last year, the IT company is now also active in the Netherlands. Continue reading