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Lidl extends grocery delivery in Ireland

Lidl

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

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

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

‘Everyone in Ireland is shopping overseas’

Ecommerce in Ireland

International Internet Day is celebrated every year on October 29, but Ireland has its own Internet Day. On October 27 this event took place in the Mansion House in Dublin and was hosted by the .ie Domain Registry. This day shows that things don’t look so bright for ecommerce in Ireland; too many consumers shop online at foreign stores. Continue reading

Irish ecommerce association eCAI joins EMOTA

eCAI

The Irish ecommerce association eCAI has joined EMOTA, the European association for multi-channel and online retailers. According to Maurits Bruggink, secretary general of EMOTA, the eCAI membership comes at a pivotal time for Irish businesses. “Especially in light of the UK referendum result and pending Brexit negotiations.” Continue reading