Aldi seems to prepare for a better ecommerce strategy. Aldi Süd is gradually rolling outs its globally uniform IT system across its shop network across 20 countries. The discounter is laying the groundwork for ecommerce.
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Picnic has shown strong growth in 2020 and is busy with the expansion to France. Sources say that last year, the Dutch online supermarket had managed to double its revenue, which is now predicted to be worth almost half a billion euros.
Online shops in Germany have done a solid job in terms of shipping online orders to customers. Last year, was a difficult year, because of the sudden peak in ecommerce, but most things went well, a new study shows.
Dutch fulfillment company Active Ants is growing fast. In October 2020, the company opened its second fulfillment center in the Netherlands, and the opening of two other sites are already planned. Ecommerce News Europe spoke with managing partner Jeroen Dekker about their ambitions.
Ecommerce in Germany was worth 83.3 billion euros in 2020. This is an increase of 14.6 percent compared to the situation one year before. The growth is significant, as the average growth over the previous three years was ‘just’ 11.3 percent.
ProfiCircle, a B2b marketplace from Romania that sells commercial equipment like pallet racks and industrial mezzanines, is expanding. The startup will launch its marketplace in Germany and Switzerland next month.
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.