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Top 3 ecommerce Germany: €13.92 billion

Ecommerce in Germany

The top 3 of biggest ecommerce companies in Germany had a total revenue of 13.92 billion euros last year. Together, the online sales of Amazon, Otto and Zalando account for 41.4 percent of the country’s top 100 of biggest online retailers. Continue reading

Zara installs parcel machine in Germany

Fashion retailer Zara

Fashion retailer Zara is testing its very first parcel machine in Germany. Customers can click and collect items at the company’s flagship store in Hamburg. The machine has place for 700 parcels, but is only accessible during the store’s opening hours. Continue reading

65% of German retailers don’t sell online

Ecommerce in Germany

Two out of three retailers in Germany still don’t sell their products online. Mostly, it’s grocers, clothing stores and specialists such as jewelers that don’t sell on the internet. Continue reading

De Bijenkorf launches in Germany

De Bijenkorf

De Bijenkorf has launched its online shop in Germany. The Dutch omnichannel retailer offers products from around 1,000 well-known and upcoming brands. In the Netherlands, the department store has one of the country’s biggest online stores. Continue reading

Breuninger expands to Switzerland

Breuninger

Fashion and lifestyle retailer Breuninger is expanding again. After opening an online store in Austria two years ago, the German company has now launched an online shop in Switzerland. Continue reading

Mister Spex raises 65 million euros

Mister Spex

Online optician Mister Spex has raised over 65 million euros in an equity round led by the Büll Family Office. With the fresh funding, the German company wants to accelerate its international growth and expand its retail network. Continue reading

Deliveroo exits German market

Deliveroo

Deliveroo is exiting the German market. The UK food delivery service launched in Germany over four years ago, but now they are exiting the country already. Instead, Deliveroo wants to focus on growing its operations in other markets around the world. Continue reading

Lidl tests click & collect in Germany

Lidl

Lidl is testing a click & collect service in Germany. For now, the test is only meant for customers in the Rhine-Neckar region. They can order products online and then pick them up in a branch of the supermarket discounter. Continue reading

Germans rarely use discount codes

Discount code

German consumers may be known for their saving habits, compared to other consumers in Europe they rarely use discount codes when shopping online. Only 30 percent of Germans use a coupon when they purchase something online. Continue reading

Mybudapester bears costs for orders outside EU

Mybudapester.com

German online fashion shop Mybudapester.com offers its customers from outside the European Union free delivery and returns. These customers also won’t be charged extra for taxes, customs and freight surcharges on these international orders. Continue reading