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Regional marketplace Lozuka is booming

Lozuka

Online marketplaces are becoming more popular. This is also the case for regional platforms that bring local retailers and specialty stores together. One such example is Lozuka, which started in the German city Siegen, but is now, as a reaction to Covid-19, available to more regions. Continue reading

#supportyourlocal launched to help German businesses

#supportyourlocal

A new online platform, called #supportyourlocal, has been launched to support local business owners. The non-profit project urges consumers to buy vouchers, so that business owners who need to close their doors, can still generate some turnover. Continue reading

Hermes will pay for neighborhood deliveries

Hermes Germany

Logistics company Hermes has launched a pilot project, called PaketFuxx, in which consumers who regularly accept parcels for neighbors are paid 30 cents per package. Hermes will also pay this money if the goods are delivered by another company. Continue reading

Shop-Awards 2020 winners revealed

Shop-Award 2020

The Shop-Awards 2020 were handed out. This award show is organized by Internet World Business and praises the best online stores in Germany. A total of 17 different online retailers won an award. Continue reading

Momox sees sales grow 25% to €250 million

Momox

Momox, a major recommerce player from Germany, has recorded a significant increase of its sales. Last year, the company’s annual turnover was worth 250 million euros. This is 25 percent more than in the previous year. Continue reading

Deutsche Post DHL announces new digital services

Deutsche Post

Deutsche Post and DHL Paket have announced a variety of new digital services and improvements of existing solutions, which should make the use of mail and parcel services easier and more transparent. The new services include letter tracking, pictures of envelops and a new Post & Paket 24/7 machine. Continue reading

B2B marketplace Ankorstore launches in Germany

Ankorstore

Ankorstore, a B2B marketplace from France, has opened its doors in Germany. With a look that is reminiscent of a business-to-consumer website, the platform wants to adapt the distribution between brands and retailers to today’s needs. Continue reading

Zalando introduces ‘Pre-Owned’ category

Zalando

Zalando will launch a ‘Pre-Owned’ category in its platform. This fall, Germany will be the first market to offer this will service. It will be available in the women’s, men’s and kids’ segments. Continue reading

Mybudapester looks for investor and expands outside Europe

Mybudapester.com

Mybudapester says 2019 was a strong year for the fashion retailer. It achieved an annual turnover of 18 million euros and it opened an office and their own online shop in China. For the current year, the focus is on the search for an investor and the expansion of its presence in Asia and the USA. Continue reading

PayPal is most popular payment method among Germans

PayPal

German consumers prefer to pay with PayPal when they are shopping online. This payment method was the favorite of 57 percent of customers who have a preferred way to pay for their online orders. Continue reading

Fiverr.de launched in Germany

Fiverr

Fiverr now offers a German online marketplace. For the platform, which connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services, Germany is the first market outside of the United States. The localized website Fiverr.de wants to give German SMEs, startups and solo entrepreneurs better access to experts from all over the world. Continue reading

Germany makes destroying products more difficult

Online returns

The Cabinet of Germany has launched a draft law that is aimed to improve waste avoidance and to increase recycling. For online retailers this means the destruction of products will be more difficult, so they need to find a better way to deal with returns. Continue reading