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Madeleine now delivers to all EU customers

Madeleine

Madeleine Mode, a multichannel retailer of high-quality fashion items for women, has expanded its delivery reach across Europe. The online store now delivers to customers from all European Union countries. Continue reading

Pet shop Zooplus opens online supermarket Zoobee

Zoobee

Zooplus, a major online retailer of pet supplies, has entered a new market. The German company launched Zoobee, an online supermarket that sells all kinds of foods and drinks for human beings. As it’s still a Zooplus brand, the online supermarket also sells pet supplies.
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Otto Group seeks investor for Hermes

Hermes Germany

The Otto Group is looking for a strategic partner for essential parts of its parcel delivery service Hermes. The German retail group is even ready to sell a majority stake in Hermes. And that might be interesting for major ecommerce companies such as Amazon and Alibaba, looking to gain a foothold in the European ecommerce market. Continue reading

German fashion store Edited launches in Belgium

Online fashion retailer Edited form Germany

German fashion retailer Edited keeps on expanding. The retail company has opened its latest online store in Belgium. The launch follows just one month after the German company opened its digital doors in the Netherlands. Continue reading

Over 4.4 million Germans victims of online fraud

Online shopping fraud

There are easily over one million fraudulent online stores in Germany. And more than 4.4 German consumers have become victims of this online fraud. Criminals manage to steal consumers’ money mostly by setting up online popup stores. Continue reading

Online share of furniture industry in Germany at 14 percent

Online furniture

Consumers in Germany are increasingly buying furniture online. The share of online shopping has now reached around 14 percent. And it’s mostly single households and consumers under the age of 30 that tend to buy their furniture online instead of in physical stores. Continue reading

Retailers Bonn want to continue with AllyouneedCity

Retailers in the German city of Bonn want to continue with the online platform AllyouneedCity, which started last year but is set to quit. The local subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL’s online marketplace Allyouneed was a success among Bonn retailers and they are now looking for a partner that wants to continue with the online platform. Continue reading

Merch by Amazon launches in Europe

Merch by Amazon in Europe

Amazon has launched its online print on demand platform Merch by Amazon in Europe. The service is now available in Germany and the United Kingdom. The launch in Europe follows three years after Amazon introduced the platform in the US. Continue reading

DHL ends online marketplace Allyouneed

Allyouneed - DHL's online marketplace

Allyouneed.com, the online marketplace of DHL Deutsche Post, is about to end its services. For eight years, DHL tried to set up its own marketplace. First under the name MeinPaket.de, later rebranded to Allyouneed. But now it’s closing. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Germany was worth €85 billion in 2017

Ecommerce in Germany

Last year, ecommerce in Germany managed to grow 9.5 percent compared to the situation in 2016. This has led to the online retail industry being worth 85 billion euros. It’s expected ecommerce in Germany will grow to 93 billion euros at the end of this year. Continue reading

JD ready to enter European ecommerce

JD.com launches in Europe

Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com is ready to launch in Europe. The retailer was aiming for this continent for quite some time now, but it now wants to have finalized its strategy for entering the European ecommerce market by the end of this year. Continue reading

H&M tests same day delivery

H&M

Fashion retailer H&M is experimenting with same day delivery. Currently, this delivery method is only being tested with customers who live in Berlin, but chances are H&M will roll it out in other cities or even countries, when the pilot is a success. Continue reading