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.
Amazon Business Prime has launched in Spain, the fourth market in Europe where this premium service can now be used by businesses. With Amazon Business Prime, customers can get unlimited free delivery in one business day, as well as delivery on the same evening.
Ecommerce in Spain is ready to grow. And for the next three years, it’s predicted to grow faster than other countries in Western Europe. One of the factors responsible for this development is AliExpress. For the Alibaba Group, Spain is the starting point of its growth in Western Europe.
Parcel and express transport provider GLS Spain has integrated a large number of Pudo, Hapiick and PDN360 terminals into its network. Now, the number of automated lockers than can be used by GLS in Spain amounts to over 200.
Glami, a search engine for fashion, has expanded its presence abroad. The Czech ecommerce company is now also offering its services in Spain. In this Southern European country, Glami partners with local fashion companies, such as Desigual, Merkal and Vero Moda.
Alibaba will boost its partnership with Europe’s biggest department store group El Corte Inglés, by offering click & collect for AliExpress customers. In early 2020, they will be able to pick up their orders at El Corte Inglés stores.
Online store PcComponentes is the absolute winner of the Ecommerce Awards Spain. The popular online tech store won the prize that’s meant for a company that achieved excellence in both its online and offline strategies, marketing, its adaptability and its great results.
AliExpress is going offline. The popular Chinese shopping platform has opened a physical store in Madrid, the first of its kind in Europe. The store actually operates more like a showroom, because products still need to be ordered online.
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.
Amazon has extended its anti-counterfeiting program Project Zero to Europe. With this initiative, which launches in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, the ecommerce giant wants to drive the number of counterfeits on its platform to zero.
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.
Worten, a popular electronics retailer from Portugal, has completely renewed its ecommerce website in Spain. Worten.es now includes an online marketplace which allows customers to access over 700,000 new products in over 30 categories.
Tendam, the Spanish fashion retail group that was formerly known as the Cortefiel Group, saw its online sales grow by 29.4 percent last year. Online sales now account for almost 8 percent of the company’s total sales in Spain.
Consumers in Europe think security is more important than convenience when it comes to paying online. But in the UK, the difference is quite small. Over half of Brits chose security, while 43 percent selected convenience.
Mercadona, a Spanish supermarket chain from Valencia, has expanded its new online shopping service to customers in Barcelona. The launch of the online store follows after opening a new distribution center in the Catalan city.