Amazon, Otto and Zalando dominate the online retail industry of Germany. Together, these three companies account for about 44 percent of total sales from the top 100 ecommerce players in Germany.
Online retailer Otto has further expanded its delivery service. Customers who place an order before 8 PM can have their order delivered to them for free the very next day. The next day delivery service is effective immediately for over 12,000 products.
During the first nine months of this year, the German perfume retailer Douglas saw its ecommerce sales increase by 17.8 percent compared to the same period last year. The online segment of Douglas is now worth 303 million euros and it accounts for 14 percent of the company’s total sales.
When an online basket was filled with 39 popular summer products in six countries across Europe, the ecommerce industry in France happened to have the highest prices. This ‘summer basket’ however is most expensive for consumers in Spain, as they have the lowest gross domestic product per capita among these countries.
Aldi has further expanded its online offer. The German discounter already sold e-books and music online, but now it also sells video games, which can be played on PC, Mac, PlayStation or Xbox, via its online store in Germany.
Deutsche Post DHL Group saw its revenue increase by 4.4 percent to 14.8 billion euros during the second quarter of this year. It’s mostly the company’s international parcel and ecommerce business that drove this strong growth.
Last year, German consumers spent 3.7 billion euros on furniture and houseware online. This is an increase of 9.6 percent compared to the situation in 2015. Germany is one of the largest online furniture markets in the world and is expected to grow 10 percent annually for the next five years. The largest online furniture retailers in Germany have a total turnover of over 1.4 billion euros.
German online marketplace Crowdfox announced yesterday the figures of its growth in the business-to-business industry. Sales of its B2B platform have doubled in the last quarter. This confirms the company’s high ambitions at the beginning of this year as well as the strategic decision to further expand its B2B business.
Penny, a German discount supermarket chain, has launched its first online store. The discount grocery store enables consumers to order select non-food items online, as well as 30 different types of wine, sparkling wine and other spirits.
Only one week after Ikea announced it has plans to sell its products through third-party websites, the Swedish retailer is now offering select Ikea products through Amazon. Thousands of products are available in all countries where Amazon has a dedicated online store.