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‘Google Shopping enables fake competition for ads’

Google Shopping

In Europe, Google was forced to open up its shopping service to outside competitors. But now it seems that digital marketing agencies are profiting from the changed auction model instead of the traditional comparison shopping sites: 23 percent of all ads seem to be from marketing agencies. Continue reading

EU ends geoblocking in ecommerce

European Union

The European Union has called an end to geoblocking for online shoppers. This means that ecommerce websites in the EU can no longer block visitors from other EU countries. The new law has come into force this week. Continue reading

The average shipping costs in Europe

Parcel/package

Shipping costs are one of the most important factors for ecommerce businesses. If you’re an online retailer, it’s important to know how much sending a package will cost you. But the average cost of shipping is different in every country. The 2018 Shipping Price Index shows you what the most expensive countries are for shipping a package. Continue reading

Ecommerce Foundation acquires Scamadviser

Scamadviser

Ecommerce Foundation has acquired the British website Scamadviser, which aims to help online shoppers make a well-informed decision before they buy something online. With the technology behind the website, Ecommerce Foundation wants to further strengthen its global ecommerce trustmark solution. Continue reading

40% of new sellers Amazon Europe are based in China

Amazon Marketplace is growing fast worldwide. In one year’s time, there are one million new sellers on the Amazon marketplaces across the globe. Many new sellers are Chinese. In Europe for example, 40 percent of new sellers are based in China. Continue reading

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