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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

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


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 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

Ecommerce in Italy

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


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

Newpharma wants to expand to Italy and Spain


Online pharmacy Newpharma wants to expand further across Europe and is thinking about launching its online shop in both Italy and Spain. Currently, the Belgian ecommerce company is active in six European countries. Continue reading

Carrefour offers 30-minute delivery


Carrefour will offer its customers a 30-minute delivery service. In France, Spain, Italy and Argentina consumers will get their groceries a lot faster than before. The service is the result of a partnership between Carrefour and Spanish startup Glovo. Continue reading

AliExpress welcomes sellers from Europe

AliExpress in Europe

AliExpress has opened its marketplace to welcome non-Chinese sellers. The Alibaba-owned business-to-consumer marketplace has changed its business model to better compete with Amazon. Online retailers from Spain, Italy, Turkey and Russia now have access to the Chinese platform. Continue reading

ReBuy expands to Italy and Spain

Recommerce platform ReBuy

ReBuy, an online platform for buying and selling refurbished consumer electronics, has expanded in Europe. The company has launched its online store in both Italy and Spain. The company already runs its online platform in German, the United Kingdom, France, Austria and the Netherlands. Continue reading

Lidl offers same-day delivery in Italy


Supermercato24, a same-day delivery service for online grocery, has announced a partnership with Lidl in Italy. Together, the two companies will allow Italian Lidl customers to order groceries from home and have them delivered at their doorstop on the same day, even within one hour. Continue reading

Idealo Italy grew with 20% in 2018


Price comparison engine Idealo has achieved a growth of over 20 percent in Italy last year. The company generated an external sale in Italian ecommerce of almost 30 million euros, of which 32 percent was to the advantage of small Italian online shops. Continue reading