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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

Lesara raises 30 million euros

Lesara

German fashion retailer Lesara has raised another 30 million euros from investors. The online fashion discounter has now raised a total of 90 million euros during the last few years. With the fresh funding, Lesara wants to further grow the company in Europe. Continue reading

‘Saying product is available soon is too vague’

Available soon

Online retailers aren’t allowed to state a product is available soon’ on a product page. It’s too vague. That’s what the Oberlandesgericht in Munich decided after it reviewed a case against MediaMarkt, which used this phrase to promote the Samsung Galaxy S6. Continue reading

Kaufhof and Karstadt form joint venture

Kaufhof and Karstadt

Two major German department store chains, Kaufhof and Karstadt, will form a joint venture after Hudson’s Bay sells half of its European business to Signa Holding. The latter will hold only a little bit more than half of the entity and will manage the operating business. Continue reading

German marketplace DaWanda closes its doors

German DIY-marketplace DaWanda

After twelve years of operating in Germany and other European countries, online marketplace DaWanda will cease all business operations on the 30th of August. The marketplace also came to an agreement with Etsy, so current shop owners can continue selling their handmade products. Continue reading