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Croatian Post successfully tests drone delivery

Croatian Post (Hrvatska Pošta)

Croatian Post has successfully completed its very first drone delivery. In about twelve minutes, the autonomous device flew from the Port of Gaženica to Preko at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour. The flight was part of a pilot project. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Slovenia and Croatia compared

Slovenia and Croatia

In both Slovenia and Croatia, there’s been a highly increased frequency of online shopping. Currently, 9 out of 10 internet users in these countries have experience with online shopping. Of course, there are also many differences between Slovenia and Croatia, for example in terms of trust in foreign ecommerce platforms. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Croatia: this is what you should know

Croatia creditcard

Croatia was quite late with exiting the economic downturn, but is now showing some great signs of recovery. This is also reflected in the online retail industry. Ecommerce in Croatia is showing great numbers. A recent research project of sMind looks at the latest trends in the online shopping behavior of Croatian consumers. Continue reading

H&M launches online store in 7 new countries in Europe

H&M logo

H&M has opened several new online stores in Europe. It now has dedicated websites in Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Luxembourg and Ireland. The fashion retailer offers the same range as it does in the physical stores, with complete collections for men, women and children, including accessories. Continue reading

Share of ecommerce in Slovenia and Croatia compared

The online shopping behavior in Slovenia and Croatia

The number of companies that use the internet as one of their sales channels is growing in Europe, but there are significant differences noticeable between sectors and by company size. Slovenian website SMind made a comparison between the results in Slovenia, Croatia and the average in the European Union. Continue reading

The online shopping behavior in Slovenia and Croatia

The online shopping behavior in Slovenia and Croatia

As part of the upcoming Web Retailer of the Year conference in Slovenia, an extensive consumer-oriented research about online shopping behavior in Slovenia and neighboring country Croatia was conducted. One of the interesting finds is that more Croatian consumers shop at foreign online stores than those in Slovenia. Continue reading

76% of Croatian online buyers shop abroad

Croatia has a little problem. It seems domestic online retailers aren’t as popular as retailers from abroad: three quarters of of Croatian online buyers shop in foreign web shops. It’s not that consumers don’t have faith in local retailers, as 83% of Croatians trust such stores. It may have to do more with the lack of marketing and a limited online product range. Continue reading

Foodpanda acquires several Eastern European food delivery companies

Foodpanda seems to be very hungry! After acquiring businesses in India and Mexico recently, it now takes over three food delivery startups in Central Eastern Europe. The online food ordering marketplace has acquired, and It’s targeting market leadership across Central Eastern Europe. Continue reading

Southern European ecommerce to grow to €47.8bn

With regards to the financial crisis, Southern Europe is still one of the most damaged regions in Europe. But maybe the ecommerce industry can change this, little by little. It’s estimated that online sales in this region will reach 47.8 billion euros at the end of this year, while this part of Europe also has shown an average annual growth rate of 22% since 2010. Continue reading

Southern European ecommerce to grow to €39,5bln

It may not have been all moonlight and roses for Southern Europe with the financial crises countries like Spain, Italy and Greece had to face, but in terms of ecommerce this European region is doing well. It’s expected that the total online economy of sold goods and service in Southern Europe in 2013 amounted to 39,5 billion euros. Continue reading