Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof is cooperating with online retailers Amazon and Zalando. The German department store giant and Amazon have been partners since 2017, but this partnership is being expanded, while Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof now also adds Zalando as a partner.
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.
Starting today, AliExpress customers in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Finland can choose when and how they want to pay for their goods. This is the result of a partnership between Klarna and AliExpress’ payment service provider Adyen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
De Bijenkorf, a high-end department store chain from the Netherlands, will soon open an online store in Germany. The retail company will start with its German ecommerce website somewhere during the summer.
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.
Ecommerce in Germany is forecast to be worth 58.5 billion euros by the end of 2019. This would mean an increase of about 9 percent, and 5 billion euros, compared to the situation at the end of last year.
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.