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Brand websites are losing importance

Click & Collect

The traditional brand website is losing importance among online shoppers in Europe. Only 11 percent of European e-shoppers say they go to a brand’s website first when they are searching for a product. A significant share of online shoppers, 45 percent, turn to Amazon first. Continue reading

CS-Cart releases renewed marketplace software

CS-Cart, marketplace software

Ecommerce software provider CS-Cart has released a new edition of its marketplace software, called Multi-Vendor Plus. The solution, aimed at lager marketplace businesses, has several new features for both online marketplace owners and vendors. Continue reading

H&M and Klarna announce partnership

H&M and Klarna

H&M and Klarna have entered into a global partnership. Among other services, this partnership will power the H&M Club1 payment program, provide an enhanced omnichannel payment offering for customers and a streamlined post-purchase service in the mobile H&M app. Continue reading

The most visited online marketplaces by country

Ecommerce in Europe

Amazon is a major online marketplace that’s also very dominant in Europe. But do you know the most visited online marketplaces by country? Do you know which eBay-owned marketplace is the leader in the Netherlands? And do you know Schibsted? Continue reading

Mister Spex: ‘On average, 15,000 orders per day’

Mister Spex

Ten years ago, Mister Spex disrupted the traditional optics industry by launching an online platform. Now, with over three million customers and, on average, 15,000 orders per day, the company has become the most successful online optician in Europe. Ecommerce News Europe interviewed Carsten Hennig, head of international at Mister Spex. Continue reading

October: ecommerce events in Europe

Ecommerce events in Europe in September

Summer is officially over. Welcome, fall! Of course, this month again there are several ecommerce events you can visit. 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

Micolet sells second-hand fashion across Europe

Micolet'

Micolet is a new online marketplace that sells second-hand clothing for women. What’s interesting about Micolet, is that it enables customers from Europe to shop second-hand clothing from other countries. Continue reading

Cross-border shopping in Europe 2018

Cross-border ecommerce in Europe is very popular. But of course, there are some differences per country. Online shopping across borders is more popular in Ireland for example than in Poland, where 62 percent of consumers shop domestically only. This is shown by the PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research. Continue reading

Mobile accounts for 44% of online transactions in Europe

Mcommerce (mobile retail sales)

Transactions completed on the smartphone continue to rise globally. Especially in Northern Europe and Japan, mobile transaction now represent over half of online transactions. In Europe, Sweden is the absolute leader with 60 percent. Continue reading

PayPal’s Smart Payment Buttons roll out in Europe

PayPal

Paypal introduced PayPal Checkout with Smart Payment Buttons in the US three months ago, to give consumers more choice in how they can pay. Now, the international payments company has launched these payment buttons in Europe. Continue reading

‘Intershop, SAP and Insite are B2B ecommerce leaders’

b2b ecommerce

Intershop, SAP and Insite Software are ranked as leader, the highest ranking possible, in a study by Forrester on B2B ecommerce software providers. According to this report, commerce suites finally have caught up to the complex needs of B2B businesses. Continue reading

Madeleine now delivers to all EU customers

Madeleine

Madeleine Mode, a multichannel retailer of high-quality fashion items for women, has expanded its delivery reach across Europe. The online store now delivers to customers from all European Union countries. Continue reading

Inditex brands sell online in all of Europe by 2020

Inditex

Inditex will be focusing even more on ecommerce during the next few years. All of its brands, which include Zara, Pull&Bear and Stradivarius, will be available to buy online anywhere in the world by 2020. That’s what chairman and CEO Pablo Isla announced earlier this week. Continue reading