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JD.com’s freight train brings China closer to European retailers

JD.com launches in Europe

Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com has introduced a solution for online retailers looking to sell in China. The China Railway Express is ‘faster than the sea and cheaper than air’, JD.com promises. The first freight full of JD-procured goods from Europe went from Germany to China last week. Continue reading

Mattress retailer Emma is fastest-growing startup in Europe

Mattress retailer Emma

Emma, a German retailer that sells mattresses online, is the fastest-growing startup in Europe. Or at least in the countries The Next Web describes as the continent’s six hottest startup ecosystems: the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain and Sweden. Continue reading

MediaMarktSaturn and Fnac Darty start European Retail Alliance

European Retail Alliance

Europe’s leading consumer electronics retailers MediaMarktSaturn and Fnac Darty will join forces to set up a European retail alliance. This should help both parties with offering exclusive products and services to customers and achieving efficiency in the partnership with their suppliers. The European Retail Alliance will be open to other retailers. Continue reading

Why Amazon struggles in Europe

Twenty years after Amazon started with dedicated ecommerce websites in Europe, the US company is still struggling on this continent. Mostly, it has trouble gaining serious traction in apparel and footwear, key parts of its dominance in the US. What makes it so hard for Amazon to achieve the same success in Europe? Continue reading

May: ecommerce events in Europe

May: ecommerce events in Europe

May is here and again, there are some interesting ecommerce events in Europe you could visit this month. 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

iZettle launches ecommerce platform

iZettle E-commerce

Fintech company iZettle has launched its own ecommerce software solution. iZettle E-commerce is meant for current iZettle customers that want to sell their products online and for new customers to the Swedish company. Continue reading

JD.com wants to attract more European luxury brands

JD.com launches in Europe

Chinese ecommerce company JD.com wants to have more luxury brands form Europe on its website. That’s why it made a pitch today, saying it can offer faster delivery and better fraud protection than its bigger rival, Alibaba. Continue reading