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Ecommerce in Europe: €621 billion in 2019

Ecommerce in Europe

Ecommerce in Europe is forecasted to be worth 621 billion euros by the end of 2019. This would mean an increase of 13.6 percent compared to the situation last year, when ecommerce was worth 547 billion euros. Continue reading

J.P. Morgan processes 30% of online transactions in Europe

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan was named the number one ecommerce acquirer, by web transaction volume, in Europe. When the overall transaction volume is taken into account, the financial services provider happens to be the fourth largest merchant acquirer in Europe. Continue reading

June: ecommerce events in Europe

Ecommerce events in June

A new month is here, so there are new ecommerce events you could visit across Europe. 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

Farfetch gives designer bags second life

Farfetch

Farfetch has introduced Farfetch Second Life: a new initiative to give designer bags a second life. Customers can exchange their beloved handbags for credit they can use to fund future purchases on the online fashion store. Continue reading

10 recommendations for better ecommerce industry in Europe

European Union

The European elections take place between 23 to 26 May, in a time where Brexit and the growth of euroscepticism are hot topics. Pan-European ecommerce association Ecommerce Europe wants a level-playing field for the Digital Single Market and gives 10 recommendations for a better ecommerce industry in Europe. Continue reading

8% increase in returns in Europe

Online returns

The number of returns in Europe this year has increased by 8 percent compared to the same period last year. At the same time, free shipping has shown a 3 percent rise and goods purchased using a short-term promotion grew 29 percent. Continue reading

May: ecommerce events in Europe

May: ecommerce events in Europe

May may bring some fresh knowledge, new contacts and lots of fun for you, because there are again many new ecommerce events to visit across Europe! 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

‘In Europe, Otto is only alternative to Amazon’

Otto Group

German ecommerce company Otto is the biggest competitor of Amazon, and the only European alternative to this American ecommerce giant. At least, that is what the former CEO and current chairman of the Otto Group supervisory board, Michael Otto, claims. Continue reading

Beerwulf further expands in Europe

Online beer shop Beerwulf from the Netherlands

Beerwulf, a Heineken-owned startup that sells beer online, will expand to more countries in Europe. The company will expand to the same countries where home tap retailer The Sub is already active. Last month, Heineken consolidated The Sub and Beerwulf. Continue reading

H&M limits free delivery

H&M

H&M is the latest major fashion retailer that’s changing its free delivery policy. The Swedish clothing company is now asking for a delivery fee for loyalty club members. This only applies to small online orders, but still, it’s another sign of what’s to come in European ecommerce. Continue reading

Ikea tests furniture rental in Europe

Ikea

Ikea is testing the rental of its furniture in all of its main markets. The furniture retailer first said it was looking to lease its products in February, but it now revealed more details about the furniture rental project it will run across Europe and other markets. Continue reading

April: ecommerce events in Europe

Ecommerce events in Europe in april

March is over, so it’s time for a fresh new month with fresh new ecommerce events to visit across Europe! 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

Douglas wants to offer fashion

Douglas

Perfumery chain Douglas wants to further expand its online business by launching an online marketplace. The company won’t stick to perfumes and make-up, it also wants to offer fashion through this platform. Continue reading

BigCommerce for B2B Businesses launches

BigCommerce

BigCommerce has announced the roll out of BigCommerce for B2B. As the name suggests, it’s software suite that’s tailored for business-to-business retailers who want to sell their products online. BigCommerce for B2B is aimed at wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors. Continue reading

23% of ecommerce in Europe is cross-border

Cross-Border Commerce Europe

The online cross-border market in Europe represented a turnover of 95 billion euros in 2018. This corresponds to a cross-border share of total online sales in Europe of 22.8 percent. Within these countries, 36 billion euros is generated by the top 500 cross-border ecommerce companies. Continue reading