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Hybris partners with marketplace management solution Neteven

Hybris has partnered with online marketplace management solution Neteven. Thanks to this partnership, customers from Hybris are now able to distribute their products on more than fifty international marketplaces, such as eBay, Amazon, Zalando and Rakuten, while managing and optimizing the sales cycle still happens from the Hybris platform. Continue reading

22% of Europeans go cross-border for online shopping

Almost a quarter of Europeans has bought something online across the border during the past three months. For online retailers who have reached maturity in their home market and for specialists, the foreign market offers enough growth potential, researcher Forrester concludes. Continue reading

Key ecommerce trends in 2015

It’s still two months, but 2015 is near. And this may be a year of other trends than we saw in 2014. Three CEOs of leading ecommerce companies in Europe told us their predictions of what might happen in online shopping next year. They believe the next trends will have the strongest impact on the online retail industry. Continue reading

CollectYourParcel lets customers choose their pick-up point

Dutch company B2C Europe has introduced a new Click & Collect service, which they called CollectYourParcel. Retailers using this service can give their customers the opportunity to select where they want to pick up their order. Consumers no longer have to rely on one specific parcel company and its pick-up points. Continue reading

Shopify partners with Finnish personalization solution Nosto

Shopify and Nosto have today announced a global partnership, which provides Shopify’s client base of over 120.000 retailers worldwide with access to recommendations and personalization features within minutes. Nosto is a Finnish company that has built a plug-n-play recommendation engine, enabling customers from online shops to have a personalized shopping experience. Continue reading

Online furniture store Hem goes live in Europe and USA announced today it has officially launched Hem, an online retailer selling Scandinavian-style furniture. The European design company goes live in 40 markets. It ships to 30 countries, including the US, and a further ten countries will have Hem’s furniture thanks to resale partnerships with physical stores. Continue reading

The European online grocery shopper

Online grocery shopping is getting more and more popular. In fact, the global online grocery market is expected to grow with 25% over the next five years. SyndicatePlus believes online grocery is the next frontier in ecommerce and took it upon themselves to map the European online grocery shopper. Let’s have a look at their study. Continue reading

Ecommerce Europe wants to launch European review system

Ecommerce Europe wants to launch a review system for online stores in Europe in early 2015. With this system, customers from webshops that are gathered under the accompanied trustmark can see the shop’s performance and with this information decide if they want to order there. Continue reading

Login and Pay with Amazon now available in Europe

Businesses in Europe can now let customers pay online using Login and Pay with Amazon, a payments feature of Amazon. This way, customers can go from browsing to buying in just a few clicks. They don’t have to create an account on third party sites anymore to complete a purchase. Continue reading

Topshop and Topman partner with Zalando

British brands Topshop and Topman will launch on the fast-growing fashion website Zalando. This will happen in September and is part of the brands’ expansion drive, as they will launch in selected European countries, not including the United Kingdom. Continue reading

See ecommerce happening in real-time

The ecommerce industry is one of the fastest growing sectors. Billions of dollars, euros, yens and sterlings go from consumers to online retailers. But how fast is the ecommerce industry really growing? Check out this interactive visualization to see how fast ecommerce sales grow in countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands. Continue reading

240 million Europeans spent €170bn online last year

About 240 million consumers in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Norway and Finland bought goods online to a value of almost 170 billion euros last year. More than half of ecommerce consumers have ordered online from abroad at some time during 2013. Continue reading

Volume of European e-invoices grows by 19% to 840 million

The European e-invoicing market shows some solid growth. Last year, there were 840 million electronic invoices getting processed and delivered to invoice receivers by members of the European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association. This represents a growth of 19% over 2012 volumes of 706 million. Continue reading

European ecommerce grew by 16% to €363bn in 2013

Ecommerce sales in Europe grew by 16.3% to 363.1 billion euros last year. This year an online revenue of 425.5 billion euros is expected and when the end of 2016 is reached, the European online revenue could have increased to around 625 billion euros, Ecommerce Europe thinks. Continue reading

Ecommerce Europe will launch European trustmark

Ecommerce Europe just announced it will launch an European trustmark. Right now it’s in preparation but it will be launched on January 1, 2015. The Ecommerce Europe Trustmark is meant for all companies, with low costs and based on non-profit and self-regulation, the organization told visitors at the Global E-Commerce Summit which is happening right now in Barcelona. Continue reading