German DIY-store Hornbach saw its online turnover increase significantly during the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe. The company quickly changed its click-and-collect model and also tested a home delivery model where its own store employees took care of the deliveries.
More than two thirds of online shoppers in Germany would like to choose which logistics company sends their online order. The most important reason for this is because it enables them to influence the delivery reliability.
Schuhe24, which sells shoes online from over 2,000 connected retailers in Germany, is partnering with Neckermann in Austria. The cooperation should benefit both Neckermann and the retailers connected to the Schuhe24 Group, which also sells clothing, bags, jewelry, and more.
Otto Group has announced the upcoming closure of the last returns-processing facility in Germany. The facility is operated by Otto subsidiary Hermes Fulfilment in Hamburg and will be closed down in the second half of next year.
German ecommerce company Otto wants to found a subsidiary to handle all payment functions. It’s the latest step, and a bold one, in the further development of Otto as an online platform.
MultiSafepay, a Dutch collecting payment service provider, has announced today it will open an office in Germany. By making this step, the company wants to strengthen its German presence and support further growth internationally.
For almost a third of all online shoppers in Germany, purchase on account is the most popular payment method. Last year, this method gained even more sales than in the year before. PayPal ranked second among the payment methods with the highest turnover.
The corona crisis has led to a surge in online shopping, but consumers aren’t returning more. That’s what the Otto Group has noticed. It doesn’t have a simple answer to why this is the case, and whether a general trend reversal can be derived from this.
Checkout Charlie, a German company with many consumer and discount portals, is expanding in Europe again. The business, part of A company of the Media Group RTL Germany, has launched two new voucher portals: Buonisconto.it in Italy and Topdescuento.es in Spain.
Online department store FonQ has left Germany. The Dutch ecommerce company says it wants to focus solely on its profiting businesses in the Netherlands and Belgium instead.
Marley Spoon has started offering Dinnerly, its affordable food delivery service, in Germany. The spin-off sells meal kits that starts at 2.99 euros per serving.
Online retailers in Germany should better inform their customers about the status of their orders. One in four ecommerce companies only sends a single email after checkout, a study about Ecommerce shipping in Germany shows.
Dutch omnichannel retailer Coolblue has set the first steps to expand to Germany. In the Düsseldorf area, Coolblue starts with its own delivery network, installation service, bike couriers and physical stores. Further expansion across Germany is the next step.
Ecommerce in Germany is expected to be worth 103.4 billion euros at the end of 2020. This would mean an increase of 10 percent, as the online retail industry was worth 94 billion euros last year.
In April it was announced that KaDeWe wanted an online shop. And now it’s there. The ecommerce website from the famous Berlin department store starts with 3,000 articles from 100 different suppliers.