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France wants a 3% tax for large internet companies

Ecommerce in France

The French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire wants a 3 percent tax on the French revenue of large internet companies, such as Amazon, Airbnb, Booking.com and Criteo. It looks like an EU-wide digital tax plan will be ditched next week. Continue reading

Russian marketplace Joom recruits French brands

Online ecommerce marketplace Joom from Russia

Russian online marketplace Joom, which features low-priced products from China, is increasingly betting on French brands. After helping French merchants to sell their products in Europe, Joom wants to take things further and target merchants in other European countries as well. Continue reading

Auchan opens cashier-less Auchan Minute in Europe

Auchan Retail

The French supermarket chain Auchan will open its first cashier-less concept in Europe next month. In Villeneuve d’Asq, a commune in the Nord department in northern France, a fully automatic point of sale that can be operated via the smartphone will open its doors. Continue reading

Ecommerce France was worth €92.6 billion in 2018

Ecommerce in France

Even though the “Yellow Vest” protests in the last two months of 2018 took their toll, ecommerce in France has managed to increase by 13.4 percent last year. The online retail industry of France was worth 92.6 billion euros at the end of last year. Continue reading

Google Pay launches in France

Google Pay

Google Pay has continued its global expansion and is now also available in France. Customers from six different banks in France can start using Google’s mobile payment service. Google Pay can also be used at several online services and retailers in France. Continue reading

Google’s new marketplace to compete with Amazon in France

But with Google - Google Shopping Actions

Google Shopping will soon be more than just a simple price comparison engine. Early 2019, Google will introduce its own marketplace in France. With the new Google Shopping platform, the tech company will compete directly with Amazon. Continue reading

4 European countries in top 10 online grocery markets by 2023

Online groceries

Ten leading global online grocery markets are predicted to generate combined sales of almost 200 billion euros, at an annual rate of 20 percent, by 2023. And four of them are from Europe. The United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain are predicted to have the highest online grocery market sizes in Europe. Continue reading

Intershop: ‘Cloud revenue increased with 200 percent’

Intershop

Ecommerce software provider Intershop introduced its commerce-as-a-service solution in February of this year. This software solution is an important strategical milestone in the company’s cloud-first strategy. Ecommerce News Europe interviewed Sales Director EMEA Gerrit Enthoven about the current state of affairs. Continue reading

Ecommerce in France was worth €81.7 billion in 2017

Ecommerce in France

Ecommerce in France grew 14 percent last year. The online business-to-consumer turnover was worth just under 82 billion euros and is expected to rise even further in the coming year. The French ecommerce turnover is forecast to be worth 93 billion euros at the end of this year. Continue reading

France wants tax on ecommerce to protect city centers

Ecommerce in city

The Senate in France wants to introduce a tax on ecommerce. More specific, on deliveries from ecommerce companies to online consumers. The upper house of the French parliament wants to do this to protect city centers and smaller businesses across the country. Continue reading

There are 173,000 ecommerce websites in France

Shopping

At the end of last year, French ecommerce federation Fevad counted about 173,000 active retail websites in France. This is an increase of 10 percent compared to one year earlier, when there were 157,273 active merchant websites in France. Continue reading