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German delivery service Eatclever expands to UK


German food delivery service Eatclever is expanding its territory. The startup is already active in over 60 cities across Germany and now, for the first time, the company is going overseas. The UK is Eatclever’s second foreign market. Continue reading

Loyalty program Zalando Plus expands in Europe

Zalando Plus in Europe

Zalando’s all-round service Zalando Plus will soon be available in more countries across Europe. The fashion retailer’s loyalty scheme is already available for customers in Germany and Switzerland, but in the next twelve months, France and Italy will join. Continue reading

Feasibility study checks underground parcel transport in Hamburg

Smart City Loop

Last year, project planning company Smart City Loop entered the market to revolutionize transport on the ‘last mile’. And now real estate developer Four Parx has commissioned Smart City Loop to carry out a feasibility study in Hamburg, to see if parcels could be delivered underground in the near future. Continue reading

Germans returned 487 million items last year

Last year, about 280 million parcels in Germany returned to the online stores that shipped them. In total, there were 487 million items that went from online store to shopper and from shopper back to the online store. Continue reading

‘Ecommerce in Germany will grow to €57.8 billion in 2019’

Ecommerce in Germany

Ecommerce in Germany is predicted to increase by 9 percent this year. This means the German online retail industry could be worth 57.8 billion euros at the end of 2019. The growth rate of German ecommerce has slowly been decreasing the last few years. Continue reading

eBay offers Managed Payments in Germany


eBay is introducing its Managed Payments offering in Germany, making this the second country, after the United States, where eBay gives consumers flexibility and choice in payment methods. Continue reading

Picnic is already profitable in two German cities


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, 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