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XPO Logistics expands its last-mile service to Europe

XPO Logistics, a major logistics company from the US, has expanded its last mile logistics service of heavy goods to Europe. The last mile delivery service from XPO Logistics will be available in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France. Continue reading

Top 3 of payment methods per European country

Payment methods in Europe

PayPal and VISA dominate the European ecommerce industry. In almost every country in Europe, one of these two is the most popular payment method for online shopping. Only in the Netherlands, the most popular payment method isn’t PayPal or VISA. Let’s have a look at the top 3 per country. Continue reading

Parliament puts end to geoblocking in Europe

European Union

Today, the European Parliament has approved rules that put an end to geoblocking on ecommerce websites in Europe. As a result, online shoppers in Europe will have wider cross-border access to products, hotel bookings, car rentals or concert tickets. Consumers may no longer be blocked or re-routed to a local website. But geoblocking in Europe still won’t be fully implemented, critics emphasize. Continue reading

71% of European e-shoppers buy cross-border

Almost three in four online shoppers in Europe have made a purchase from a retailer within Europe. And over half of European shoppers ordered something from an online retailer that’s located outside the continent. Cross-border shoppers purchase at foreign stores, mostly because of better prices and because they are searching for a specific brand or product that isn’t available in their home country. Continue reading

JD.com launches in Europe

JD.com launches in Europe

Chinese online retailer JD.com is ready to take on Amazon in Europe. The company will first launchs its ecommerce platform and delivery services in France next year. After that, the United Kingdom and Germany are next. Continue reading

February: ecommerce events in Europe

Ecommerce events in February

It’s time to visit some ecommerce events again! February is not a very busy month in terms of conferences, seminars and events about online retail, but it still offers some interesting ones! In case you want to, 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

Shop Apotheke Europe’s revenue grows 60% to €284 million

Shop-Apotheke

Shop Apotheke Europe saw its consolidated revenue increase by 60 percent to 284 million euros at the end of last year. This is partly because of a major increase in the number of active customers, but also because of the acquisition of Europa Apotheek in September. Continue reading

8 European ecommerce startups join Startupbootcamp Commerce

Startupbootcamp Commerce

Startupbootcamp Commerce, an accelerator program which focuses on ecommerce, has selected ten international startups to participate in the international accelerator. Among these companies are eight startups from Europe that will go through the three-month program. Continue reading

16% of European companies sell online

European Union

About one in six European companies that employ at least ten persons sold products and/or services via a website or apps last year. Among those companies, almost all of them sold to their own country, while less than half sold to customers located in other EU member states. Over a quarter of online-selling companies sold to non-EU customers. Continue reading

VAT rules for online retailers simplified

Ecommerce in Europe

The finance ministers of the European Union have agreed on simplified tax rules for online retailers. So, instead of registering for VAT in each EU country, online retailers in the future will be able to file a single tax return for the entire European Union. This should reduce costs for ecommerce companies and increase the tax revenues of EU countries. Continue reading