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Nordic menswear brand Oscar Jacobson expands in Europe

Oscar Jacobson

The Nordic menswear and golf brand Oscar Jacobson is investing more in omnichannel retail as it is expanding its business in Europe. The company currently sells its menswear fashion items online in the United Kingdom and Sweden, but it will soon sell both online and through stores in Norway. Continue reading

Zalando will open its first Nordic fulfillment center this year

Zalando

Zalando is ready to conquer the Nordic region. The online fashion platform successfully completed its location search and will open its first Nordic fulfillment center in Sweden later this year. The fulfillment center will be built in Brunna, near Stockholm, and is meant to meet the demand of its customers in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Continue reading

DHL extends parcel network across the Nordics and Baltics

DHL Parcel Shop

DHL has joined forces with the Finnish postal operator Posti and Bring, a subsidiary of Norwegian postal operator Posten Norge. Together they offer a B2C infrastructure for parcel deliveries across Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltic states. With 6,500 parcel shops and parcel stations across seven countries it will be the largest parcel network in northern Europe. Continue reading

Nordic consumers spent €17.39 billion online in 2015

Ecommerce in the Nordics 2015

Consumers in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark have purchased goods online worth a total of 17.39 billion euros in 2015. That’s an increase of around 15 percent compared to the year before. Four out of ten Nordic residents bought goods online from foreign websites, spending a total of about 4.3 billion euros across the border. Continue reading

Nordic logistics company Bring experiments with RFID

Bring

Bring, a Nordic post and logistics company, is testing RFID in its parcel labels and invited, among others, ecommerce company Extra Optical to participate in the pilot project. Both parties are very happy with the results so far, as it increased traceability, fastened delivery and decreased the number of customer service inquiries. Continue reading

Norwegian Komplett invests in online groceries and marketplace

Komplett Group

Komplett, an all-round ecommerce company from Norway, wants to further increase its footprint in Scandinavia. After recently opening an online pharmacy, the ecommerce company has now revealed plans of investments in online groceries, as well as a marketplace for other retailers to sell their products on. Continue reading

Groupon shuts down in Nordic countries

Groupon shuts down in the Nordic countries

Ecommerce platform Groupon has closed its operations immediately in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. This decision follows after its business has been in decline for months now. Things don’t look so swell for Groupon, which has said goodbye to 1,100 employees and exited other international markets recently. Continue reading

In Nordics, only Swedes like to shop Christmas gifts online

In Nordics, only Swedes like to shop Christmas gifts online

Consumers in the Nordic countries expect to conduct the majority of Christmas shopping offline. But Sweden is the notable exception, as a majority of consumers believe they will shop their gifts mostly online. In total, more than 80 percent of Nordic consumers will shop online this Christmas and almost a quarter of the Christmas shopping will be mobile. Continue reading

Ecommerce in the Nordics: €4.29bn in second quarter 2015

Ecommerce in the Nordics, Q2 2015

Consumers in the Nordic region made online purchases for 4.29 billion euros during the second quarter of this year. This is an increase of more than 800 million euros or 23 percent compared to the same period last year. Domestic commerce in each respective country grew even harder, by 29 percent. Continue reading

PostNord: ecommerce grows, mail volumes continue to fall

PostNord

PostNord’s net sales decreased by 2% during the first half of this year. While mail volumes declined by a total of 8%, parcel volumes however increased by 13%, with ecommerce related B2C parcel volumes rising even 17%. But on net sales level, the parcel volumes can’t fully compensate for the declining mail volumes, the postal company says. Continue reading

Sweden is the best omnichannel country in Scandinavia

Sweden is the best omnichannel country in Scandinavia

Sweden is the best country in Scandinavia when it comes to omnichannel retail, a new study shows. However, there are still plenty of retailers who are defined as omnichannel laggards. Especially in the furniture and interior industry, companies haven’t fully embraced an omnichannel strategy, while in consumer electronics omnichannel is more common. Continue reading

Swedish online bookstore Adlibris slowly evolves into department store

adlibris

Swedish online retailer Adlibris no longer just sells books via its website, as it launched an extended range of completely new categories, both on its Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish websites. The expansion was announced earlier this year, but as of today consumers now also can shop at Adlibris for DIY & crafts items, kids & toys products and office supplies. Continue reading