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Spanish bookstores unite against Amazon

Spanish bookstores unite against Amazon

Todos Tus Libros is a new online platform, formed by more than 700 bookstores in Spain. Together, they want to unite against ecommerce giants such as Amazon. The independent sellers seek to gain a foothold in the online books market. Continue reading

Delivery startup Paack raises €44 million

Delivery startup Paack raises €44 million

Spain-based parcel platform Paack has raised 44 million euros. Practically all of it has been invested by British private equity fund Bregal Milestone, who led the Series C investment round. With the millions of euros, Paack wants to turbocharge its growth and expand its coverage across Europe. Continue reading

El Corte Inglés turns department stores into logistics centers

El Corte Inglés turns department stores into logistics centers

El Corte Inglés has redesigned its distribution network in Spain. The department store chain turned 90 of its stores across Spain into online logistics centers. El Corte Inglés wants to accelerate its online sales and further compete with Amazon. Continue reading

Worten Spain closes 17 stores and focuses on ecommerce

Worten Spain closes 17 stores and focuses on ecommerce

Worten has closed 17 physical stores in Spain and will instead focus more on its online sales channel, after adding continuous losses since 1998. The Portuguese electronics retailer has entered into dissolution several times and, according to its auditor PwC, hasn’t provided all the information required to guarantee a viability plan. Continue reading

Inditex: 1 million orders in one day

Inditex: 1 million orders in one day

Inditex, the major clothing company from Spain, has shown some strong growth online. The retail group is taking more and more steps in its digital transformation and that’s not without results. For the first time, Inditex processed one million orders in one day. Continue reading

Checkout Charlie expands to Italy and Spain

Checkout Charlie expands to Italy and Spain

Checkout Charlie, a German company with many consumer and discount portals, is expanding in Europe again. The business, part of A company of the Media Group RTL Germany, has launched two new voucher portals: Buonisconto.it in Italy and Topdescuento.es in Spain. Continue reading

Dutch TrustProfile runs pilot across Europe

Dutch TrustProfile runs pilot across Europe

TrustProfile is the new service from Dutch trust mark WebwinkelKeur. With this label, online retailers can show several pieces of information, like reviews and verified identification data, to enable trust among customers. Currently, a pilot project is running in France, Spain and Italy. Continue reading

Klarna launches in Spain

Klarna launches in Spain

Swedish fintech company Klarna has entered Spain today with the launch of its ‘buy now, pay later’ service. This service allows shoppers to pay in three interest-free installments at some online retailers across the Southern European country. Continue reading

FC Barcelona launches online Barça Store

FC Barcelona launches online Barça Store

FC Barcelona has launched its own ecommerce channel for the sale of products from the Barça Store at Camp Nou. In the online store, fans will find club merchandising and retail items. There are also items that can only be bought at point of sales managed directly by the club. Continue reading