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‘Ecommerce Germany will rise to €68 billion in 2019’

‘Ecommerce Germany will rise to €68 billion in 2019’

Ecommerce in Germany grew 9.1 percent last year and was worth around 63 billion euros. For this year, a further increase of almost 9 percent is expected. This would mean ecommerce in Germany will grow to 68 billion euros at the end of 2019. Continue reading

Rewe expands its package service

Rewe expands its package service

Customers of German supermarket Rewe can now choose from an even larger selection online to have it delivered with Rewe’s package service. They can order all kinds of private label products, durable foods and non-food items, all with no minimum order value. Continue reading

Ecommeleon announces seed funding

Ecommeleon announces seed funding

Ecommeleon, a German startup aimed at sellers on online marketplaces, has announced a successful seed funding round. The money will be used to support the spin-off of ecommerce service provider InterCultural Elements with its final development and initial market launch. Continue reading

Amazon tests bundled deliveries in Germany

Amazon tests bundled deliveries in Germany

Amazon is testing its Amazon Day service in Germany. With this service, Prime members can have their orders bundled and shipped on a day of their choice. Amazon Day is meant to save packaging material and countless trips from the courier and to prevent multiple delivery attempts. Continue reading

60% of German retailers don’t want Black Friday

60% of German retailers don’t want Black Friday

Black Friday is popular in Germany, where numerous online and physical retailers throw around discounts. But many retailers prefer there was no Black Friday at all. Still, they are captured by the attention this holiday keeps attracting. Continue reading

Amazon launches own wine brand

Amazon launches own wine brand

Amazon has presented a selection of “simple yet savory” wines, which are presented under its new wine and spirits brand Compass Road. The alcoholic beverages are currently available exclusively at Amazon Germany. Continue reading

Zalando stops picking up returns of Plus members

Zalando stops picking up returns of Plus members

Two years ago, Zalando introduced its premium service called Zalando Plus. It would offer express delivery within the same day or one or two business days, collection of returns and a seperat hotline for faster customer service. Now, the fashion giant will no longer pick up returns of Plus members at their homes. Continue reading

Heyconnect helps German brands sell on La Redoute

Heyconnect helps German brands sell on La Redoute

Platform service provider Heyconnect has started a cooperation with French marketplace La Redoute. Now, Heyconnect can offer German and international brands the opportunity to offer their products on the popular French ecommerce platform for home and fashion. Continue reading

Top 3 ecommerce Germany: €13.92 billion

Top 3 ecommerce Germany: €13.92 billion

The top 3 of biggest ecommerce companies in Germany had a total revenue of 13.92 billion euros last year. Together, the online sales of Amazon, Otto and Zalando account for 41.4 percent of the country’s top 100 of biggest online retailers. Continue reading

Zara installs parcel machine in Germany

Zara installs parcel machine in Germany

Fashion retailer Zara is testing its very first parcel machine in Germany. Customers can click and collect items at the company’s flagship store in Hamburg. The machine has place for 700 parcels, but is only accessible during the store’s opening hours. Continue reading

65% of German retailers don’t sell online

65% of German retailers don’t sell online

Two out of three retailers in Germany still don’t sell their products online. Mostly, it’s grocers, clothing stores and specialists such as jewelers that don’t sell on the internet. Continue reading

De Bijenkorf launches in Germany

De Bijenkorf launches in Germany

De Bijenkorf has launched its online shop in Germany. The Dutch omnichannel retailer offers products from around 1,000 well-known and upcoming brands. In the Netherlands, the department store has one of the country’s biggest online stores. Continue reading

Breuninger expands to Switzerland

Breuninger expands to Switzerland

Fashion and lifestyle retailer Breuninger is expanding again. After opening an online store in Austria two years ago, the German company has now launched an online shop in Switzerland. Continue reading