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Picnic is already profitable in two German cities

Picnic

Picnic, the online-only supermarket from the Netherlands, launched its business in Germany one year ago. Now, the ecommerce company is already profitable in two German cities. In Mönchengladbach, the supermarket makes even more revenue than at the best location the Netherlands. Continue reading

‘In Europe, Otto is only alternative to Amazon’

Otto Group

German ecommerce company Otto is the biggest competitor of Amazon, and the only European alternative to this American ecommerce giant. At least, that is what the former CEO and current chairman of the Otto Group supervisory board, Michael Otto, claims. Continue reading

Online shoppers also trust fake trustmarks

Trustmark (seal of approval)

Trustmarks are an important indicator for online shoppers looking for trustworthy ecommerce websites. The presence of one or more trustmarks could really help consumers with believing the store can be trusted with their order. But it seems fake trustmarks are able to achieve the same results… Continue reading

Shop Apotheke will launch online marketplace

Shop Apotheke

Shop Apotheke is aiming to grow from 540 million euros to over 700 million euros this year. The online pharmacy wants to achieve this without any major acquisitions, but it does want to launch an online marketplace. Continue reading

Picnic is retailer of the year in Germany

Picnic

Picnic, the popular online-only supermarket from the Netherlands, has won an ecommerce prize in Germany. At the Shop-Award 2019, the company went home with the award for Retailer of the Year. Continue reading

Ecommerce shipping in Germany 2018

Shipping

A new study focuses on the strengths and potential capabilities in checkout, shipping and returns of the 100 largest online shops in Germany. It shows that online retailers are throwing away millions of euros in potential sales every month, because after checkout retailers don’t focus on the customer anymore. Continue reading

Essilor acquires German online optical retailer Brille24

Brille24

Essilor International is actively expanding its footprint in Europe and Latin America with four different acquisitions. In Germany, the optics company acquired online retailer Brille24, while in Greece, Essilor partner Shamir acquired Union Optic. Continue reading

Insolvent Lesara fails to attract investor

Lesara

Things aren’t looking good for online retailer Lesara. The insolvent ecommerce player is searching for investors and it almost got one interested to take over. But at the last minute, that investor dropped out. Now, the inventory will soon be on sale and there are several parties interested in acquiring Lesara’s logistics center. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Germany: €65.10 billion in 2018

Ecommerce in Germany

Ecommerce in Germany has increased by 11.4 percent last year. At the end of 2018 the online retail industry was worth 65.10 billion euros. And that’s mostly because of the strong development of online marketplaces. Continue reading

Otto introduces instant payments

Otto Group

Online retailer Otto says it’s the first ecommerce company in Germany that enables instant payments for its customers. Thanks to a cooperation with Hanseatic Bank, Otto claims it’s able to offer a better service, like faster delivery, now customers can transfer money instantly. Continue reading

Micolet lets Germans sell second-hand fashion

Micolet'

Micolet, the second-hand fashion marketplace from Spain, is expanding in Europe again. The company is busy making the sales process available to customers in Germany. Right now, only customers in Spain can sell their fashion items through Micolet. Continue reading