PricingHub, a French pricing solution provider, has raised 2 million euros. With the money, it wants to further develop its price optimization platform.
Ebay will bring its managed payments service to sellers in three new markets in Europe next year. In the first quarter of 2021, eBay will manage payments in France, Italy and Spain.
Fashion retailer Mango will share a part of the turnover generated by ecommerce with its franchisers. Initially, Mango will do this only in the Netherlands, Spain and France, all markets where the company has many franchisers.
France has announced plans to pause the development of warehouses used by ecommerce companies. This would mean a setback for online retail giants such as Amazon. The plan was announced by the newly-appointed Minister of Environment, Barbara Pompili.
TrustProfile is the new service from Dutch trust mark WebwinkelKeur. With this label, online retailers can show several pieces of information, like reviews and verified identification data, to enable trust among customers. Currently, a pilot project is running in France, Spain and Italy.
Dutch wholesale marketplace Orderchamp has opened its digital doors in France. From now on, French physical retailers and online store owners can register for free to buy products, while French brands can start selling their assortment to over 12,000 connected retailers in Europe.
Carrefour has launched an online grocery marketplace in France. The platform will feature up to 100,000 products from more than a hundred different retailers by the end of this year. These items complement Carrefour’s daily product range.
Most online shoppers in France expect their orders to be shipped for free, depending on the threshold. And one in three online shoppers even expect free shipping for all orders, regardless of the order value.
The turnover of business-to-consumer ecommerce in France is expected to be worth 115.2 billion euros at the end of this year. This would mean an increase of 11.4 percent compared to the situation last year, when ecommerce in France was worth 103.4 billion euros.
More and more consumers in Europe are buying fresh food products online. Although many shoppers still tend to buy a lower volume online than they do-instore. The only exception seems to be the United Kingdom, where 42 percent buys more online than in-store and 32% percent buy less online.
Amazon must restrict its orders in France in the coming weeks, due to measures associated with Covid-19. That’s what a court decided earlier this week. Amazon can only accept orders of groceries, hygiene and health-related products.
Mirakl, a French provider of marketplace solutions, has launched StopCovid19.fr. The online platform, launched in partnership with the French government, aims to solve the shortage of essential products and materials in hospitals.
With the Covid-19 lockdown in action in Southern Europe, consumers in Italy, Spain and France are quickly discovering online shopping. More and more retailers are going online to sell their stuff, while an increasing number of consumers are ordering their groceries and products online.
De Bijenkorf, a major omnichannel retailer from the Netherlands, might be looking for further expansion across Europe. The retailer has posted job offers, in which it’s looking for native French speakers.
Zalando has officially launched its loyalty program Zalando Plus in France. The all-round service was already available for customers in Germany and Switzerland, while Italy will join soon.