Many major parcel service providers in Germany have stopped offering same-day-delivery. The reason behind this is painfully simple: the demand for same-day-delivery in Germany is just too low.
Wildberries, the biggest ecommerce company in Russia, has launched its online store in Germany. It’s the start of a major expansion to Europe. Wildberries is now looking to open ecommerce websites in France, Italy, and Spain.
The Platform Group, which has been selling fashion and shoes online in Germany for years through its brands Schuhe24 and Outfits24, is expanding to France. It launched shopping portal EnVogue, which is aimed at online fashion shoppers from France.
Ecommerce in Germany is predicted to grow significantly in the coming years. After a corona-related record year with online sales somewhere between 80 and 88 billion euros, the trend will continue. It’s predicted that the online trade in Germany could be worth 120 billion euros in 2024, and maybe even 141 billion euros.
Samsung offers its customers in Germany a monthly subscription. This service enables consumers to rent select products from the Galaxy S20 series via the manufacturer’s own online shop. The subscription program is a partnership between Samsung and the Berlin-based company Grover.
Ecommerce fraud is becoming a real problem in Germany. But why is German online retail particularly prone to this type of fraud? It has everything to do with the preferred payment method of German shoppers.
The German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (Bevh) wants a temporary lifting of the ban on Sunday work in retail and logistics. The association thinks that, especially with regards to the upcoming Christmas shopping period, this is necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Razor Group, a startup from Germany that acquires and scales Amazon brands, has raised 25 million euros in a new round. This happened just twelve weeks after it received initial startup financing of five million euros.
Amazon has opened its very first air freight center in Europe. The 20,000 square meter cargo facility is located at the Leipzig-Halle Airport in Germany. It will be used to sort parcels, and to load and unload trucks and aircraft.
Black Friday 2020 is gonna be very different from earlier editions. A recent survey, for example, shows that 69 percent of shoppers in Germany only want to shop online on Black Friday, with just 11 percent shopping exclusively in-store.
Zalando has announced it acquired Fision, a Swiss company that offers a mobile body scanning solution. For Zalando, the acquisition is part of its investment in the customer experience.
Amazon isn’t the fashion leader that it – and others – might have expected. In Germany for example, the company only ranks sixth among the top-selling online fashion retailers. So, it’s far from a market leader. But why is this? What can Amazon learn from the real fashion leaders?
The five biggest ecommerce players in Germany account for almost half of all revenue generated by the 100 biggest online retailers. This significant share is generated by Amazon, Otto, Zalando, Media Markt, and Notebooksbilliger.
Rakuten.de will no longer accept any new orders. The online marketplace announced it will close its doors on 15 October. The decision was made due to challenges with “leading the ecommerce business to a relevant market presence”.
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.