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Nexi acquires SIA

Nexi acquires SIA

Nexi, the biggest payments processor in Italy, has agreed to acquire fintech rival SIA for about 4.6 billion euros. The combined company will be one of Europe’s biggest payments companies. 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 TrustProfile runs pilot across Europe

Dutch TrustProfile runs pilot across Europe

TrustProfile is the new service from Dutch trust mark WebwinkelKeur. With this label, online retailers can show several pieces of information, like reviews and verified identification data, to enable trust among customers. Currently, a pilot project is running in France, Spain and Italy. Continue reading

Supermercato24 becomes Everli

Supermercato24 becomes Everli

Supermercato24 has announced its rebranding. The Italian same-day delivery service for online groceries has now become Everli. The name should be more easy to remember for both Italians and non-Italians. Continue reading

Rinascente launches online store

Rinascente launches online store

Italian department store Rinascente has launched its first online store. The ecommerce website is part of parent Central Group’s omnichannel strategy. Rinascente’s online shop is only aimed at Italian customers for now. Continue reading

Rinascente starts with ecommerce in June

Rinascente starts with ecommerce in June

La Rinascente, a department store chain from Italy, will launch its own online store in June. Initially, the idea was to make an online debut last month, but this has been delayed due to the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19. Continue reading

Southern Europe discovers online groceries

Southern Europe discovers online groceries

With the Covid-19 lockdown in action in Southern Europe, consumers in Italy, Spain and France are quickly discovering online shopping. More and more retailers are going online to sell their stuff, while an increasing number of consumers are ordering their groceries and products online. Continue reading

Supermercato24 raises 11 million euros

Supermercato24 raises 11 million euros

Supermercetato24, an Italian same-day delivery service for online groceries, has raised 11 million euros. The money comes from new investor DIP Capital and current investors FII Tech Growth, 360 Capital Partners and Innogest. Continue reading

Zalando opens fulfilment center in Italy

Zalando opens fulfilment center in Italy

Zalando has opened a new fulfilment center. Its latest distribution center is located in Italy, in Nogorole Rocco, near Verona. The site will serve customers in Southern Europe. Continue reading

Italy wants 3% tax for big ecommerce companies

Italy wants 3% tax for big ecommerce companies

Italy has plans to introduce a so-called web tax in 2020. The Southern European country has announced plans to introduce this tax in its new budget draft. The web tax is aimed at online giants like Amazon and Google. Continue reading

Startup Letsell has more users than eBay Italia

Startup Letsell has more users than eBay Italia

Letsell, an ecommerce startup from Turin, has overtaken eBay Italia when it comes to the number of unique users and registered sellers. The startup, founded in September 2017, currently has as an online network of over 40,000 Italian retailers. Continue reading