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MyToys handles customs fees for Swiss shoppers

MyToys

The MyToys Group lets Swiss consumers shop online easier, after it has optimized the ordering and shipping process for its customers in Switzerland. A partnership with Swiss Post enables the German retail company to offer its Swiss customers shorter delivery times, a simpler return process and no customs fees. Continue reading

DHL competes with Swiss Post in Switzerland

DHL Parcel

Swiss Post will get some serious competition in the booming parcel delivery market in Switzerland. DHL, the subsidiary of Deutsch Post, will build a network of 1,000 pick-up points in the Central-European country. The goal is to become the number two in Switzerland, just after Swiss Post. Continue reading

More online stores in Switzerland always offer free delivery

Delivery

It’s not uncommon for online shoppers in Switzerland to pay a shipping fee for their online order. This year, free shipping is, just like in previous years, still the exception. Less than a fifth of the top-selling online stores in Switzerland send orders without any shipping costs. Continue reading

The biggest online stores in Switzerland in 2018

Ecommerce in Switzerland

What are the top-selling online shops in Switzerland this year? Which Swiss ecommerce companies generated the highest turnover? Consulting firm Carpathia analyzed figures of the largest online retailers in Switzerland and came up with a top 50. Continue reading

Takeaway.com acquires Foodarena in Switzerland

Takeaway.com

Online food delivery service Takeaway.com has acquired Foodarena, a similar company from Switzerland, from its main competitor Delivery Hero. The acquisition doesn’t mean Takeaway.com is entering a new market, as the Dutch company was already operating a food delivery service in Switzerland. Continue reading

Swiss Post tests order button with Migros, Domino’s and Qualipet

Swiss Post

Swiss Post is testing a new device that makes shopping online a lot easier. Around 1,000 households in Switzerland can order products and services by using the Post Home Button, which is nothing more than a small device with a button. Migros Aare, Qualipet and Domino’s Pizza have also joined the experiment. Continue reading

Coop quits online marketplace Siroop

Online marketplace Siroop from Switzerland

Siroop will cease to exist. The Swiss online marketplace was acquired by co-owner Coop last month, but the retail company has now confirmed it will pull the plug on Siroop at the end of this year. Continue reading

Coop acquires online marketplace Siroop

Online marketplace Siroop from Switzerland

Swiss retail company Coop will be the total owner of online marketplace Siroop with effect from the first of May. On that day, the major retail and wholesale company will acquire the 50 percent share package of Swisscom. Coop and Swisscom jointly launched Siroop in 2016. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Switzerland: €5.27 billion in 2017

Ecommerce in Switzerland

The business-to-consumer ecommerce turnover of Switzerland grew by 8.7 percent last year and was worth 6.25 billion Swiss francs, or 5.27 billion euros. This year, a growth rate of 10 percent is predicted, which would mean ecommerce in Switzerland will be worth just below 7 billion euros. Continue reading

Migros platform Amigos connects customers with bringers

Migros platform Amigos

Swiss supermarket chain Migros has launched a new social shopping platform, called Amigos. Through this platform, Migros’ customers get connected with people who like to receive packages and earn some money by bringing the products to the original customer. Continue reading

DHL opens new fulfillment centers in Europe

DHL

Deutsche Post DHL Group has opened a new fulfillment center in the United Kingdom. In the English town of Radlett, an area of about 6,500 square meters offers same-day processing for the Greater London area. DHL already operates a similar fulfillment center in Germany and is now working to open such centers in the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. Continue reading

Swiss Post buys bicycle courier service Notime

Swiss bicycle courier service Notime

Swiss Post has acquired the Swiss startup Notime, which provides bicycle courier services. The acquisition should help Swiss Post with gaining more ground in the fast-growing market of same-day deliveries and fast, flexible deliveries in urban areas. Continue reading

Ecommerce in Switzerland was worth €7.4 billion in 2017

Ecommerce in Switzerland

Ecommerce in Switzerland has increased by 10 percent in 2017. The online turnover generated in Switzerland with B2C and C2C sales of products, so no services included, was worth 8.6 billion Swiss francs, which corresponds to 7.4 billion euros. Continue reading