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Below you’ll find all the articles we’ve written about Russian ecommerce, online retailers, acquisitions, cross-border initiatives and more. If you want to know more about the Russian online retail industry, check out our information page on ecommerce in Russia.

Yandex acquires KupiVIP

Yandex, also known as the Google of Russia, has agreed to buy online fashion retailer KupiVIP. With the acquisition, Yandex wants to enhance its ecommerce offering on Yandex.Market. The deal should be completed in the third quarter of this year. Continue reading

Wildberries expands to US

Online retailer Wildberries from Russia has announced the launch of its website in the US. This marks the fourteenth country where the ecommerce company is present. Continue reading

Obuv Rossii will launch online marketplace

Russian footwear company Obuv Rossii has announced plans to develop an online marketplace. This platform will be based on the online store of its main brand Westfalika.ru. The marketplace will be used to sell products that aren’t provided in the Obuv Rossi Group’s physical stores. Continue reading

Russian ecommerce giant Wildberries launches in Europe

Wildberries, the largest online retailer of Russia, has officially entered the European Union. The ecommerce company has launched its online store Wildberries.eu in Poland, where it plans to open about 100 branded points of delivery. Continue reading

Russia and China partner to control trackable package flow

Russian Post and China Post have agreed on the joint development of the cPacket logistics service. With this service, the two postal operators want to control the flow of small traceable packages that will be exchanged between Russia and China. Continue reading

Wildberries comes to Europe

Wildberries, the biggest online retailer in Russia, comes to Europe. The ecommerce company is building a new logistics center in Slovakia that could take about 1.5 years, but already this year, Wildberries wants to begin online sales in Europe. Continue reading

Wildberries is Russia’s biggest clothes retailer

Wildberries is the biggest retailer of clothes in Russia. The ecommerce player has overtaken brick-and-mortar retailer Sportsmaster as the biggest seller in this product group. It’s the first time an ecommerce outlet has become market leader. Continue reading

Ozon cooperates with footwear retailer Obuv Rossii

Ozon, the biggest generalist online retailer of Russia, is working together with Russian footwear retailer Obuv Rossii. This allows Ozon to increase its regional network of pick-up points in the country, while Obuv Rossii can raise raise the number of visitors to its physical stores. Continue reading

Yandex.Market partners with JD.com

Russian online marketplace Yandex.Market and major Chinese online retailer JD.com have closed a strategic partnership deal. Since this month, Yandex.Market will sell JD.com’s goods in Russia through its ecommerce platform. Continue reading

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

Wildberries is biggest online retailer in Russia

Online fashion retailer Wildberries.ru is the number one in a list of Russian ecommerce websites ranked by sales volume, number of orders and average order value. Just like in 2016 and 2017, the fashion website leads the ranks. Continue reading

DPD opens pickup points in shoe stores of Obuv Rossii

Russian footwear retail chain Obuv Rossii has announced a new project with DPD, the largest commercial operator of express delivery in Russia. The two companies have completed a trial of pickup points in Obuv Rossii’s shoes stores. The pilot was launched with about 20 shops, but in the future, 150 more stores will be connected. Continue reading