2020 was a challenging year for many. At the same time, ecommerce grew like never before. What can we expect from 2021? SearchNode published a new report on the latest ecommerce trends and the impact of Covid-19.
Ecommerce software solution Ecwid has announced partnerships with popular payments providers in Europe, including Giropay, Sofort, iDeal, SEPA, Klarna, and PayPal Plus. This news follows after an increase in new customers of 143 percent year-on-year and strong transaction volume growth.
Ecommerce marketing startup MikMak has launched in Europe and Canada. Its ecommerce enablement and analytics software are now available for European brands. The expansion follows after the company raised 10 million dollars in a Series A funding round in August.
For certain fast-moving consumer goods categories, half of retailers and wholesalers in the European Union experience supply constraints that are based on their location. These restrictions could limit traders to source goods in, and to resell goods to, other EU countries.
Logistics startup Saloodo has announced it’s now ready to be used globally. The road freight platform was launched by DHL Group in 2017 and was already available in some markets in Europe.
Shopify is only 14 years old, but is already extremely popular. And although it’s a Canadian company, it has enormous popularity in the United States. The US accounts for 73.24 percent of all live Shopify ecommerce websites worldwide. But what about the Shopify usage in Europe?
The European Commission has accused Amazon of abusing non-public data from third-party merchants to boost sales of its own brands in France and Germany. The Commission also opened a second investigation regarding the possible preferential treatment of marketplace sellers that use Amazon’s fulfillment services.
When it comes to paying for online purchases, many shoppers use their credit cards, PayPal or bank transfers. But which payment methods are most popular? And what’s the difference in payment preferences among different countries across Europe?
Dutch ecommerce association Thuiswinkel.org has launched Shopping Secure, a trustmark for cross-border ecommerce companies. The international trustmark can be used by both B2C and B2B companies.
The second wave of the coronavirus has hit Europe, so, unfortunately, many ecommerce events still take place online. But the good news is there are still several virtual ecommerce events in Europe you can attend. Let’s have a look.
The usage of PayPal in Europe is highest in the United Kingdom. That country counted more than 330,000 daily active PayPal users last year.
PayPal has announced it will allow customers to buy, sell and hold Bitcoin and other crypto coins using its online wallets. Starting in early 2021, customers will also be able to use these virtual coins to shop at the 26 million connected merchants.
The European Commission has launched the online portal Access2Markets. This tool offers information, tips and guidelines for companies engaged in international trade.
54 percent of European brands think their ecommerce potential is crippled by their logistical capabilities. And that’s why many retailers and brands turn to online marketplaces. But they also think that relying on marketplaces isn’t sustainable and want to shift the balance more to their own ecommerce channels.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 is still among us, so there are rarely physical ecommerce events to attend. Still, there are several virtual ecommerce events in Europe you can attend. Let’s have a look.