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Why Amazon isn’t a fashion leader

Why Amazon isn’t a fashion leader

Amazon isn’t the fashion leader that it – and others –  might have expected. In Germany for example, the company only ranks sixth among the top-selling online fashion retailers. So, it’s far from a market leader. But why is this? What can Amazon learn from the real fashion leaders? Continue reading

Rakuten Germany closes its doors

Rakuten Germany closes its doors

Rakuten.de will no longer accept any new orders. The online marketplace announced it will close its doors on 15 October. The decision was made due to challenges with “leading the ecommerce business to a relevant market presence”. Continue reading

Hornbach let store employees deliver online orders

Hornbach let store employees deliver online orders

German DIY-store Hornbach saw its online turnover increase significantly during the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe. The company quickly changed its click-and-collect model and also tested a home delivery model where its own store employees took care of the deliveries. Continue reading

Schuhe24 Group partners with Neckermann in Austria

Schuhe24 Group partners with Neckermann in Austria

Schuhe24, which sells shoes online from over 2,000 connected retailers in Germany, is partnering with Neckermann in Austria. The cooperation should benefit both Neckermann and the retailers connected to the Schuhe24 Group, which also sells clothing, bags, jewelry, and more. Continue reading

Otto Group closes German returns-processing facility

Otto Group closes German returns-processing facility

Otto Group has announced the upcoming closure of the last returns-processing facility in Germany. The facility is operated by Otto subsidiary Hermes Fulfilment in Hamburg and will be closed down in the second half of next year. Continue reading

Purchase on account still popular in Germany

Purchase on account still popular in Germany

For almost a third of all online shoppers in Germany, purchase on account is the most popular payment method. Last year, this method gained even more sales than in the year before. PayPal ranked second among the payment methods with the highest turnover. Continue reading

Otto Group: coronavirus has lowered the return rate

Otto Group: coronavirus has lowered the return rate

The corona crisis has led to a surge in online shopping, but consumers aren’t returning more. That’s what the Otto Group has noticed. It doesn’t have a simple answer to why this is the case, and whether a general trend reversal can be derived from this. Continue reading

Checkout Charlie expands to Italy and Spain

Checkout Charlie expands to Italy and Spain

Checkout Charlie, a German company with many consumer and discount portals, is expanding in Europe again. The business, part of A company of the Media Group RTL Germany, has launched two new voucher portals: Buonisconto.it in Italy and Topdescuento.es in Spain. Continue reading

Dutch Fonq leaves Germany

Dutch Fonq leaves Germany

Online department store FonQ has left Germany. The Dutch ecommerce company says it wants to focus solely on its profiting businesses in the Netherlands and Belgium instead. Continue reading