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Europe ends unjustified geoblocking

Ecommerce in Europe

The European Union will make an end to unjustified geoblocking for consumers who want to buy products or services online within the EU. According to the union, these new rules will boost ecommerce for the benefit of consumers and businesses. Continue reading

54% European e-shoppers made cross-border purchase

Around 14 percent of all online shoppers in Europe purchase fresh food and beverages online. And over half of European e-shoppers shopped online at foreign websites this year. This is shown in the latest E-shopper Barometer report from DPDgroup. Continue reading

Italian ecommerce association AICEL joins EMOTA

EMOTA

The pan-European ecommerce association EMOTA has welcomed another member. The Italian ecommerce association AICEL, which is short for Associazione Italiana Commercio Elettronico, is the latest to join the club. Continue reading

The fastest-growing ecommerce markets in Europe

Ecommerce in Europe

The Netherlands and Italy will be the fastest-growing ecommerce markets in Europe during the next five years. In both countries, the online retail industry will increase by 14 percent every year until 2021. Turkey is another fast-growing ecommerce industry in Europe, with a projected compound annual growth rate of 13 percent. Continue reading

Photoslurp receives investment to expand in Europe

Photoslurp

Photoslurp, a Spanish visual commerce platform, just received an investment of 750,000 euros. The funding round was led by Spanish VC firm Inveready Technology Investment Group and joined by Bankinter VC, Caixa Capital Risc and ICF. Photoslurp wants to use this money to further expand in Europe. Continue reading

November: ecommerce events in Europe

November: ecommerce events in Europe

November is the second-to-last month of the year, so maybe you are really ready for the holiday season. But first, why don’t you attend some interesting ecommerce events in Europe? 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

Only half of retailers offer express delivery option

Parcel/package

New research has revealed that on average, only half of retailers in Europe offer an express delivery option, while just 6 percent offer same day delivery. It’s the United Kingdom that leads the way in terms of delivery options available to customers. With an average of 4.4 options it’s way ahead of the European average of 2.7 options. Continue reading

More urban logistics space needed in Europe

Warehouse

The demand for urban logistics space throughout Europe is growing, as there is an increasing number of ecommerce orders. It’s forecasted the parcel volume in Europe will be increased with 69 percent by 2021. And online retailers want to please customers with last mile deliveries, so more warehouses in and around cities are needed. Continue reading