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Online marketplaces pledge to remove unsafe products

Remove products

Four major online marketplaces that are active in Europe – Alibaba, Amazon, eBay and Rakuten France – have signed the Product Safety Pledge from the European Commission. This commitment means they will remove dangerous and unsafe products from their online marketplaces faster. Continue reading

EU: Google has improved Google Shopping

Google Shopping

The European Union has seen a steady increase in the number of rival products showing up in Google Shopping’s search ads. But this doesn’t mean the internet giant has done enough to avoid more fines on top of the 2.4 billion euro penalty Google got last year. Continue reading

Alipay launches in 20 European countries in 2018

Alipay in Europe

Alipay, the biggest payments firm of China, will be available in 20 countries across Europe at the end of this year. The mobile payment platform is said to have signed deals with over 100 banks and 40 digital wallets companies in Europe. Continue reading

June: ecommerce events in Europe

Ecommerce events in June

It was often hot in Europe last month, but this month it also might be a good idea to visit some interesting and air-cooled ecommerce events! 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

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

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