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Parcel machines with cold storage launched in Finland

Online groceries

The first robotic parcel machines with integrated cold storage are launched in Finland. The service aims at customers wanting to pick up their online groceries. Currently, the machines are only active in two locations near Helsinki. Continue reading

Goodiebox acquires Finnish startup Bette Box

Goodiebox

Goodiebox, a beauty subscription box from Denmark, has acquired Bette Box, a Finish startup that also sells beauty on subscription. For Goodiebox, the acquisition means its first out-of-company investment. Continue reading

1 million parcels through Lehtipiste’s parcel lockers in Finland

Pakettipiste

Over one million parcels have been delivered through the nationwide Pakettipiste network of Lehtipiste Oy, a Finnish distribution and marketing company for newspapers and magazines. The parcel locker network currently has around 300 active locations across Finland. Continue reading

Posti opens Box, ecommerce-focused premises

Posti

Tomorrow, Posti will open a new premises in Helsinki, which is focused on ecommerce for its consumer customers and online retailers. The initiative, called Box, is equipped with fitting rooms, a big parcel locker and a digital kiosk. Continue reading

Zalando tests reusable packaging in the Nordics

Zalando

Zalando is launching a pilot with reusable packaging. The test will run for four weeks and is aimed at customers in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. During the pilot, 10,000 customers will receive their orders in reusable shipping bags, so the German fashion company can reduce the packaging waste. Continue reading

Zalando also ends free delivery in Scandinavia

Zalando

Zalando is slowly ending its free delivery service in Europe. It started last November in Italy and now more and more markets are starting to ask for a delivery fee. Latest markets to be hit by this decision are Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Continue reading

Nordic ecommerce grew by 11% in first half 2018

Nordics (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland)

Ecommerce in the Nordic region has increased by 11 percent during the first six months of 2018, compared with the same period last year. Nordic consumers made online purchases worth 10 billion euros. The largest ecommerce country in the region is Sweden, with 4.12 billion euros. Continue reading

PostNord and Zalando continue their logistics partnership

Zalando

PostNord and Zalando have signed a three year logistics contract, thereby extending the partnership that started when Zalando entered the Nordic market eight years ago. Until mid-2021, PostNord will be the sole supplier of logistics solutions to Zalando in all of PostNord’s four markets in the Nordic region. Continue reading

Half of Nordic online retailers see Amazon as a threat

Amazon is seen as a threat by almost half of Nordic online retailers. On the other hand, over a quarter of ecommerce players see Amazon entering the Nordic market as an opportunity. With Amazon’s arrival, local retailers can use the established marketplace to sell their products to more consumers. Continue reading