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Finnish ecommerce sites go trash free on Earth Day

Earth Day 22 april 2016

Several ecommerce websites from Finland have joined forces in removing packaging thrash. Tomorrow, on Earth Day, they will go trash free. They will try to accomplish this by having all orders that are made on Friday shipped in reusable and returnable packaging. Continue reading

DHL extends parcel network across the Nordics and Baltics

DHL Parcel Shop

DHL has joined forces with the Finnish postal operator Posti and Bring, a subsidiary of Norwegian postal operator Posten Norge. Together they offer a B2C infrastructure for parcel deliveries across Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltic states. With 6,500 parcel shops and parcel stations across seven countries it will be the largest parcel network in northern Europe. Continue reading

Nordic consumers spent €17.39 billion online in 2015

Ecommerce in the Nordics 2015

Consumers in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark have purchased goods online worth a total of 17.39 billion euros in 2015. That’s an increase of around 15 percent compared to the year before. Four out of ten Nordic residents bought goods online from foreign websites, spending a total of about 4.3 billion euros across the border. Continue reading

Fashion store Lesara expands to 16 new countries in Europe

Lesara

Lesara, a Berlin-based online fashion and lifestyle retailer, has announced it will now also supply customers in the United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Bulgaria, The Republic of Ireland, Romania, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Continue reading

Groupon shuts down in Nordic countries

Groupon shuts down in the Nordic countries

Ecommerce platform Groupon has closed its operations immediately in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. This decision follows after its business has been in decline for months now. Things don’t look so swell for Groupon, which has said goodbye to 1,100 employees and exited other international markets recently. Continue reading

In Nordics, only Swedes like to shop Christmas gifts online

In Nordics, only Swedes like to shop Christmas gifts online

Consumers in the Nordic countries expect to conduct the majority of Christmas shopping offline. But Sweden is the notable exception, as a majority of consumers believe they will shop their gifts mostly online. In total, more than 80 percent of Nordic consumers will shop online this Christmas and almost a quarter of the Christmas shopping will be mobile. Continue reading

Finnish postal service tests drone to deliver online purchases

Posti

The Finnish postal service Posti Group had run some tests with drones for parcel delivery. At the beginning of this month, the postal company let drones fly while transporting parcels between mainland Helsinki and Suomenlinna, an island fortress about five kilometers from the Finnish capital. Continue reading

Ecommerce in the Nordics: €4.29bn in second quarter 2015

Ecommerce in the Nordics, Q2 2015

Consumers in the Nordic region made online purchases for 4.29 billion euros during the second quarter of this year. This is an increase of more than 800 million euros or 23 percent compared to the same period last year. Domestic commerce in each respective country grew even harder, by 29 percent. Continue reading

PostNord: ecommerce grows, mail volumes continue to fall

PostNord

PostNord’s net sales decreased by 2% during the first half of this year. While mail volumes declined by a total of 8%, parcel volumes however increased by 13%, with ecommerce related B2C parcel volumes rising even 17%. But on net sales level, the parcel volumes can’t fully compensate for the declining mail volumes, the postal company says. Continue reading

Swedish online bookstore Adlibris slowly evolves into department store

adlibris

Swedish online retailer Adlibris no longer just sells books via its website, as it launched an extended range of completely new categories, both on its Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish websites. The expansion was announced earlier this year, but as of today consumers now also can shop at Adlibris for DIY & crafts items, kids & toys products and office supplies. Continue reading

Half of Nordic consumers want to choose the delivery method

PostNord ecommerce report

Consumers in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark shopped online for a total of 3.89 billion euros during the first three months of this year. Ecommerce increased by 7 percent compared with last year, although the Norwegian ecommerce showed some negative development. Nordic consumers are increasingly valuing the power of the recipient and want to choose the delivery method of the items they bought online. Continue reading