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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The online store of Lesara has finally closed its doors. After the German fashion startup filed for insolvency in November last year and failed to attract an investor later on, it’s now definitely over. The ecommerce company wants to do its best to fulfill orders that have been placed already.
Deliveroo has ambitious plans for 2019. The online food delivery platform wants to be available for 100 million people across Europe at the end of this year. The plan is to connected 85,000 restaurants, while developing 1,700 new ‘virtual brands’, which lets restaurants offer dishes from their existing cuisine, but with a different brand name.
Fashion retailer Zalando will expand its relatively new beauty category in Europe. Over the next two months, the German ecommerce company will start selling its beauty products in Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Italy.
Lentiamo, the largest online contact lens retailer in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Italy, wants to become the European market leader for eye care. The online store generated a turnover of 27.3 million euros in 2018 and wants to grow further, among other things with their own solution Solunate and by selling their own line of contact lenses.