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Irish startup Buymie signs multi-year deal with Lidl


Buymie, a grocery delivery start-up from Ireland, has signed a multi-year partnership agreement with Lidl Ireland. The two companies have been working together since 2019. Buymie also raised 2.2 million euros in funding. Continue reading

An Post opens Dublin Parcel Hub

An Post

An Post has opened its new Dublin Parcel Hub, a 15 million euros investment in automated parcel processing. The logistics center is 50,000 square meters big and should significantly increase An Post’s parcel processing capacity. Continue reading

Only 32% of Irish SMEs with website sell online

Ecommerce in Ireland

Just 69 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises in Ireland have a website. And only 32 percent of these online companies sell products or services online. By not selling online, SMEs are losing their share of the Ireland’s €12.3 billion ecommerce market. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Ireland to be worth €2.2 billion in 2019

Ecommerce in Ireland

Ecommerce in Ireland is expected to be worth 2.2 billion euros at the end of 2019. The country’s online retail industry is set to increase by 12.9 percent this year, thanks to product differentiation, a growth in the mobile market and online retailers investing in their websites. Continue reading

Lidl extends grocery delivery in Ireland


Supermarket chain Lidl has extended its online grocery shopping and home delivery service in Ireland. The service, operated by grocery delivery startup Buymie, was already active in Dublin and now extends into the commuter counties surrounding the capital. Continue reading

Irish consumers increasingly use card payments

Card payments

Consumers in Ireland are rapidly increasing their usage of card payments. At the same time, paying with cash is getting less popular. The fast growth in popularity of card payments goes hand in hand with a significant increase in online shopping in the past year. Continue reading

An Post sees revenue increase to €897 million

An Post

An Post, the state-owned postal company of Ireland, has reported a jump in revenue last year. The company’s sales increased by almost 7 percent to 897 million euros. Although there was a predictable decline in its traditional mail business, the company’s parcel volumes grew further. Continue reading

Enterprise Ireland starts ecommerce fund for Irish retailers

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland, a government organization aimed to let Irish enterprises grow, has opened a ecommerce fund to accelerate the online offering of retailers in Ireland and to increase their competitiveness. The 1.25 million euros fund opened last Wednesday and will remain open for six weeks. Continue reading

xSellco launches helpdesk eDesk


Ecommerce platform provider xSellco has launched eDesk, a helpdesk that integrates with several ecommerce marketplaces, shopping carts and social channels, and should help online retailers to scale their customer support strategy. Continue reading

Asendia and An Post help cross-border retailers in Ireland

Asendia and An Post

Asendia, a joint venture of La Poste and Swiss Post, and Irish postal operator An Post have formed a partnership to help cross-border retailers exploit ecommerce in Ireland. The partnership lets Asendia offer retailers access to the last mile delivery of An Post, from the 15 countries where Asendia operates. Continue reading

Zalando expands to Ireland and the Czech Republic


Zalando is finally expanding again. The German fashion company will open online stores in Ireland and the Czech Republic this summer. These are the first two countries Zalando will enter since 2013. Both Ireland and the Czech Republic will be served by the company’s existing logistics sites. Continue reading

Ecommerce websites in Ireland see revenue grow 45%

Ecommerce in Ireland

Ecommerce websites in Ireland welcomed a third consecutive year of revenue growth in 2017. Last year, the total online revenue of these companies increased by 45 percent year-on-year. Increased employment, improved broadband and browsing experiences have led to this growth. Continue reading