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Groupon stops selling goods

Groupon

Groupon has announced it will stop selling goods. Instead, it wants to focus on the local experiences market opportunity. Groupon announced the transformation news after a disappointing fourth quarter. Continue reading

BigCommerce launches multi-currency features

BigCommerce

BigCommerce introduced a collection of multi-currency features, which enables merchants to present and process online purchases in over 100 foreign currencies. This should make it easier for online stores to sell cross-border to shoppers across Europe and beyond. Continue reading

February: ecommerce events in Europe

Ecommerce events in February

January is over, the days are getting longer, so why don’t you visit some ecommerce events? So, as always, we’ve made a handy overview for you, so you know when and where an ecommerce event takes place this month in Europe. Continue reading

UPS offers plug-ins for popular ecommerce platforms

UPS

UPS has announced a range of plug-ins, that allows users of Magento, WooCommerce, PrestaShop and OpenCart to add its services to their ecommerce websites. The plug-ins are part of the recently announced UPS Digital Access Program. Continue reading

SearchNode publishes report on ecommerce trends 2020

SearchNode

What can we expect from the ecommerce industry in 2020? Ecommerce News Europe spoke with Antanas Bakšys, CEO and co-founder of Lithuanian tech company SearchNode, about the latest ecommerce trends. Continue reading

Bose focuses on online only

Bose

Bose will close all of its stores in Europe, as well as in North America, Australia and Japan. The audio brand chose for this solution after it saw a ‘dramatic shift’ to online shopping in certain regions across the globe. 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

New EU rules for consumer protection are in force

European Union

New European Union rules for better consumer protection came into force yesterday. The modernized rules are designed to better be in line with digital developments. The European Commission urges member states to strictly implement the rules. Continue reading

The best ecommerce Christmas commercials of 2019

Happy holidays

The Ecommerce News staff is enjoying the holidays in the presence of their family and friends. So, there are no posts for the coming days. But please, enjoy these beautiful, funny and touching Christmas ads, from retailers such as John Lewis, Amazon and Asda. Continue reading

‘Half of Amazon reviews are fake’

Reviews

Five out of ten Amazon reviews are currently based on fake entries. That is what a reviewer, working for a reputation agency, claims in a report written by German magazine Computer Bild. Continue reading

Cards are preferred payment method in Europe

Card payments

Cards are the preferred payment method in Europe, for both consumers and merchants. The use of cards has expanded over the past few years, with 87 percent of European consumers feeling comfortable paying by card. 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

Comparison shopping services call for actions against Google

Google Shopping

41 European comparison shopping services are complaining about Google. They say the search engine is “artfully avoiding compliance with the law and the decisions of authorities” and that Google continues abusing market power. Continue reading

Amazon has 1.1 million active sellers in Europe

There are over 1.1 million active sellers on Amazon marketplaces located in Europe. That’s an increase of 25 percent, compared to the situation last year. The most percentage growth can be found on Amazon Turkey and Amazon Italy. Continue reading