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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

Carrefour offers 30-minute delivery

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 welcomes sellers from 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

ReBuy expands to Italy and Spain

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

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

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

Zalando asks for shipping costs for the first time

Zalando asks for shipping costs for the first time

When you’re talking about Zalando, you can’t ignore their free shipping and return policy. But this unique selling point is about to be less special now. In Italy, Zalando will demand from customers to pay shipping costs if their order value is less than 25 euros. Continue reading

Average conversion rate in Italian ecommerce is 1.6%

Average conversion rate in Italian ecommerce is 1.6%

The average conversion rate, also known as the percentage of website visitors that complete the purchase order, is 1.6% in Italy. During the online customer journey, Italian consumers leave ecommerce websites mostly because of poor usability or a lack of desired products. Continue reading

Amazon Business launches in Italy and Spain

Amazon Business launches in Italy and Spain

Amazon has expanded its Amazon Business presence in Europe, by launching the B2B ecommerce website in Italy and Spain. The existence of the online platform in these two markets means that Amazon Business is now available in five European countries. Continue reading