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Francisco Partners acquires Consignor Group

Francisco Partners acquires Consignor Group

Consignor Group, a Nordic delivery management software company, has been acquired by Francisco Partners. The private equity firm pays 1.5 billion Norwegian kroner (almost 140 million euros) for the deal. Founder Peter Thomsen will continue as CEO and a 30 percent shareholder in Consignor Group. Continue reading

Adevinta acquires eBay Classifieds Group

Adevinta acquires eBay Classifieds Group

eBay’s classified ad business will be sold to Adevinta for 9.2 billion dollars in cash and stock. eBay will receive 2.5 billion in cash and approximately 540 million shares. This gives eBay control of 44 percent of the company and 33 percent of the voting rights. Continue reading

Bluestone offers free PIM platform for nonprofits

Bluestone offers free PIM platform for nonprofits

Bluestone has announced it will offer nonprofit organizations free access to its PIM platform. With this offer, the Norwegian company wants to help nonprofits around the world who have been hit hard by Covid-19. Continue reading

Nuet Aquavit first Norwegian company to sell spirits online

Nuet Aquavit first Norwegian company to sell spirits online

Nuet Aquavit says it is the first Norwegian company ever to sell spirits online. The startup offers its products from their own website with global delivery. The drinks are not for sale in Norway itself. That’s because sales of alcoholic beverages have to go through state-owned channels. Continue reading

Coop and Posten deliver groceries in Norway

Coop and Posten deliver groceries in Norway

Grocery chain Coop and postal company Posten Norge have launched grocery home deliveries in Norway. The two companies have partnered to deliver groceries to those who can’t go to stores during the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Continue reading

Posten Norge tests parcel lockers in Norway

Posten Norge tests parcel lockers in Norway

Posten Norge has started a pilot project in Oslo with 100 parcel lockers across the city. The test is meant to provide insight for the further rollout of a new parcel locker network in Norway. Continue reading

Zalando tests reusable packaging in the Nordics

Zalando tests reusable packaging in the Nordics

Zalando is launching a pilot with reusable packaging. The test will run for four weeks and is aimed at customers in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. During the pilot, 10,000 customers will receive their orders in reusable shipping bags, so the German fashion company can reduce the packaging waste. Continue reading

Chiquelle sends customs free to Norway

Chiquelle sends customs free to Norway

Online fashion retailer Chiquelle will soon send items customs free to its customers in Norway. The Swedish company was already active in its neighboring country, but until now Norwegian customers needed to pay a customs processing fee. Continue reading

Nordic ecommerce grew by 11% in first half 2018

Nordic ecommerce grew by 11% in first half 2018

Ecommerce in the Nordic region has increased by 11 percent during the first six months of 2018, compared with the same period last year. Nordic consumers made online purchases worth 10 billion euros. The largest ecommerce country in the region is Sweden, with 4.12 billion euros. Continue reading

PostNord and Zalando continue their logistics partnership

PostNord and Zalando continue their logistics partnership

PostNord and Zalando have signed a three year logistics contract, thereby extending the partnership that started when Zalando entered the Nordic market eight years ago. Until mid-2021, PostNord will be the sole supplier of logistics solutions to Zalando in all of PostNord’s four markets in the Nordic region. Continue reading

Half of Nordic online retailers see Amazon as a threat

Half of Nordic online retailers see Amazon as a threat

Amazon is seen as a threat by almost half of Nordic online retailers. On the other hand, over a quarter of ecommerce players see Amazon entering the Nordic market as an opportunity. With Amazon’s arrival, local retailers can use the established marketplace to sell their products to more consumers. Continue reading