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Made.com gets growth capital to accelerate its European cross border growth

Made.com, a large furniture seller that is already active in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands got funding to accelerate its European growth. At first to ‘agressively grow in those markets’ in which it sees plenty of room to continue it’s growth.
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Parcel market in Germany has grown by 5.1%

Parcel industry in Germany

The parcel market in Germany saw its shipment volume increase by 5.1% last year. In terms of sales it now accounts for 53% of the total German courier, express and parcel industry, which is becoming increasingly important. The total turnover of the CEP industry increased by 3.6% to 16.6 billion euros in 2014, so the parcel market was worth 8.8 billion euros last year. Continue reading

Half of German consumers encountered fulfillment issues

Half of German consumers encountered fulfillment issues

German retailers seem to disappoint their customers. A whopping 48 percent of German consumers say they have experienced problems when shopping online in the last twelve months. Customer’s expectations regarding services rise, so retailers should invest in optimizing their omnichannel fulfilment, a study suggests. Continue reading

GLS Germany simplifies the returns handling process

GLS

Starting immediately, GLS Germany offers an advanced online returns solution, which makes the handling of returns easier. With the new online returns solutions, GLS Germany now provides three ways to create a return label. Continue reading

Deutsche Post staff goes on indefinite strike

Deutsche Post

German consumers may get the products they ordered online later than expected. Employees of Deutsche Post went on a strike this afternoon and it’s still unclear when this will end. The strike is a result of the ongoing battle between Deutsche Post AG and the German trade union Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft, better known under the abbreviation Ver.di. Continue reading

German payments firm Paymill launches partner program

Paymill has launched its partner program, where merchants, agencies and payment experts can offer customers help with the integration of Paymill. The online payments company says partners will also get a personal consultant for themselves and their customers. Continue reading