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Mobile payment usage in France increased to 38%

Mobile payment usage in France increased to 38%

The use of mobile payments has further increased in France. The share was 18 percent in 2018, but has now grown significantly to 38 percent. Currently, half of French consumers intend to use their smartphones for in-store payments in the future. Continue reading

Polish InPost acquires Mondial Relay

Polish parcel locker company InPost has acquired Mondial Relay, a major logistics company from France. InPost will pay 565 million euros to buy Mondial Relay and thus expand its international presence. Continue reading

Wildberries launches in France, Italy, and Spain

Wildberries has launched dedicated ecommerce websites in France, Italy, and Spain. The entry into these markets follows after Wildberries’ launch in Germany last month. The major Russian online retailer is now available in several countries across Europe. Continue reading

Lengow acquired by Marlin

Ecommerce automation platform Lengow has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners. The global investment fund says it has big plans with Lengow. It wants to make the French company the leading ecommerce platform on the market. Continue reading

ManoMano increases focus on Germany and UK

French DIY-marketplace ManoMano has plans to double down on Northern Europe in 2021. The ecommerce platform wants to increase its focus on Germany and the United Kingdom. It also wants to improve the website’s experience for both merchants and customers. Continue reading

Cdiscount launches marketplace solution for other retailers

Cdiscount has announced it will launch an online marketplace solution that can be used by other retailers. The complete solution, which takes care of technology, offer, and logistics, enables physical and online retailers to develop their own marketplace operations. Continue reading

Platform Group expands to France

The Platform Group, which has been selling fashion and shoes online in Germany for years through its brands Schuhe24 and Outfits24, is expanding to France. It launched shopping portal EnVogue, which is aimed at online fashion shoppers from France. Continue reading

Cdiscount launches Cdiscount Occasion

Cdiscount has launched Cdiscount Occasion, a platform full of second-hand products. Cdiscount Occasion features items from all product categories: from high-tech and DIY to books and toys. Continue reading

Fulfilment solution Bigblue raises €3 million

Bigblue, a logistics provider from France, has raised 3.6 million dollars (3 million euros) in a seed round. The startup wants to build an end-to-end fulfilment solution in Europe. Bigblue isn’t a fulfilment company itself, but it works with several ones to handle post-order processes for online stores. Continue reading

Carrefour France supports local producers

Carrefour has launched a new initiative in France that is aimed at supporting small and local producers. At the same time, it’s answering to a growing demand among shoppers for goods produced nearby. Continue reading

De Bijenkorf launches in France

Dutch department store De Bijenkorf has launched its online shop in France. In February this year, word came out that the omnichannel retailer was looking to expand its business across Europe by opening a French ecommerce website. Continue reading