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AliExpress to shorten delivery times in Europe by 30%

AliExpress to shorten delivery times in Europe by 30%

AliExpress will shorten its delivery times in some parts of Europe by 30 percent. This is the result of a new air route AliExpress has announced. The commercial route between China and Spain will start this month. Continue reading

UPS launches Saturday delivery in Europe

UPS launches Saturday delivery in Europe

UPS will launch its Saturday delivery service in eight European markets this month. The launch follows after European consumers have increasingly turned to online shopping during the coronavirus breakout. Continue reading

Adevinta acquires eBay Classifieds Group

Adevinta acquires eBay Classifieds Group

eBay’s classified ad business will be sold to Adevinta for 9.2 billion dollars in cash and stock. eBay will receive 2.5 billion in cash and approximately 540 million shares. This gives eBay control of 44 percent of the company and 33 percent of the voting rights. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Europe: €717 billion in 2020

Ecommerce in Europe: €717 billion in 2020

Ecommerce in Europe is expected to be worth 717 billion euros at the end of 2020. That would mean an increase of 12.7 percent compared to the situation last year. This growth is somewhat lower than the 14.2 percent increase of the European ecommerce in 2019. Continue reading

Wix launches extended ecommerce solution

Wix launches extended ecommerce solution

Wix announced the launch of an extended ecommerce solution. The new solution provides online merchants features like customizable branded storefronts, multi-channel sales, dropshipping, native payment processing, and analytics and report creation. Continue reading

The status of ecommerce within manufacturing

The status of ecommerce within manufacturing

Manufacturers increasingly want to digitize their sales- and buying processes. But what is the current maturity level of their online sales- and services capabilities? And how does it come that manufacturers act so protective in the after-sales business? Continue reading

Just Eat Takeaway acquires Grubhub

Just Eat Takeaway acquires Grubhub

Just Eat Takeaway, the Dutch-British meal delivery company, has acquired Grubhub, a food delivery service from the US. It’s an extra interesting acquisition from Just Eat Takeaway: competitor Uber Eats had also been trying to acquire Grubhub. Continue reading

Shavatar wants to decrease fashion returns

Shavatar wants to decrease fashion returns

Shavatar is the name of a 3D avatar tool that should lead to fewer returns in the online fashion industry. With Shavatar, consumers can create their own avatars based on a few parameters. The tool then suggests the right size and fit of any given fashion item. Continue reading

58% of European checkouts have multiple errors

58% of European checkouts have multiple errors

Analysis shows that 58 percent of European checkouts have at least three basic errors, which could complicate the checkout process for customers. Many online stores don’t automatically verify the card number or they let customers attempt to pay with an expired card date. Continue reading

24% of ecommerce in Europe is cross-border

24% of ecommerce in Europe is cross-border

The total online cross-border market (excluding travel) in Europe represented a turnover of 108.75 billion euros in 2019. This is an increase of 14.4 percent compared to the situation one year before. The cross-border share represents 23.55 percent of total online sales in Europe, which is similar to the situation last year. Continue reading