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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

Amazon app now available for international shopping

Amazon has updated both its mobile shopping app and its mobile website, so customers can now browse and ship millions of products to their country. The ‘International Shopping’ experience is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Brazilian and German and 25 currencies, with more to be added later this year. Continue reading

Deliveroo is Europe’s fastest-growing company

Deliveroo

UK online food delivery service Deliveroo is the fastest-growing company of Europe. Between 2013 and 2016, the company’s revenue increased by 107,117 percent. That’s more than the number two on the list, German heating provider Thermondo, achieved during the same period. Continue reading

Europeans spend 5% of their spending on subscriptions

Consumers in Europe spend about 5 percent of all their spending on subscriptions. They spend on average 130 euros per month for subscriptions, such as video, music, sport or food. Every year, 350 billion euros is spent in Europe on these type of purchases. Continue reading

April: ecommerce events in Europe

Ecommerce events in Europe in april

Spring has come and it’s slowly getting warmer outside. So, why don’t go out and visit an ecommerce event, somewhere 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

GLS offers faster shipping in Europe via PaketShops

GLS

GLS Germany has announced it will now offer faster parcel shipping via its PaketShops. The delivery time has been reduced to one or two business days for parcels that go to Austria or the Benelux region. Parcels to most other neighboring countries will take about 48 hours. Continue reading

C&A opens online store in eleven EU countries

C&A, a leading fashion retailer in Europe, it boosting its focus on the ecommerce business. The company has launched a new EU shop, which has led to the fact this retailer now also delivers to customers in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden. Continue reading

Zara AR app lets customers see virtual models

Fashion retailer Zara

Fashion retailer Zara has announced plans to roll out an augmented reality experience across 120 stores worldwide. The app can also be used by online shoppers, who will be able to hover their smartphone over a package delivered from the Zara website. Continue reading

New EU rules for cross-border parcel delivery

Members of the European Parliament have adopted a proposal to make the cross-border parcel delivery market in Europe more transparent and competitive. The European Union will implement new rules, which should lead to lower delivery costs for online consumers. Continue reading

March: ecommerce events in Europe

Ecommerce events in Europe in March

It’s very cold in Europe right now, so why don’t take some time to visit some warm and cozy event venues? You can learn more about ecommerce, speak to interesting peers and hear inspiring talks from true experts. 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

XPO Logistics expands its last-mile service to Europe

XPO Logistics, a major logistics company from the US, has expanded its last mile logistics service of heavy goods to Europe. The last mile delivery service from XPO Logistics will be available in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France. Continue reading

Top 3 of payment methods per European country

Payment methods in Europe

PayPal and VISA dominate the European ecommerce industry. In almost every country in Europe, one of these two is the most popular payment method for online shopping. Only in the Netherlands, the most popular payment method isn’t PayPal or VISA. Let’s have a look at the top 3 per country. Continue reading

Parliament puts end to geoblocking in Europe

European Union

Today, the European Parliament has approved rules that put an end to geoblocking on ecommerce websites in Europe. As a result, online shoppers in Europe will have wider cross-border access to products, hotel bookings, car rentals or concert tickets. Consumers may no longer be blocked or re-routed to a local website. But geoblocking in Europe still won’t be fully implemented, critics emphasize. Continue reading

71% of European e-shoppers buy cross-border

Almost three in four online shoppers in Europe have made a purchase from a retailer within Europe. And over half of European shoppers ordered something from an online retailer that’s located outside the continent. Cross-border shoppers purchase at foreign stores, mostly because of better prices and because they are searching for a specific brand or product that isn’t available in their home country. Continue reading