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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

Amazon launches in Switzerland

Amazon.com

The entry of Amazon into the Swish ecommerce market seems imminent. The American ecommerce giant has signed a cooperation agreement with Swiss Post, which means the postal agency will carry out customs clearance for Amazon in the near future. Continue reading

What online retailers need to know when exporting to Switzerland

Ecommerce in Switzerland

Switzerland is a very interesting market for online retailers looking to expand their ecommerce business. It’s an wealthy and online savvy market, while Swiss consumers love to buy from international online stores. But there are many things you should know when you want to export to Switzerland. Continue reading

Swiss Post now offers four different delivery windows

Time

In the near future, business customers and consumers from Swiss Post can benefit from a new service, which will roll out nationwide. Swiss Post will offer the ability to deliver parcels within four different time slots. Continue reading

Swiss fashion brand Strellson sells clothes for Facebook likes

Strellson

Strelsson, Switzerland’s biggest menswear manufacturer, opened an online shop where consumers won’t need to pay money to get a fashion item. In order to be the owner of a trench coat or pair of jeans, consumers need to collect a certain amount of Facebook likes on a shared post. Continue reading

Online pharmacy Zur Rose launches IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange

Zur Rose

Zur Rose Group, one of the leading pure play online pharmacies in Europe, has launched its initial public offering. The company wants to use the funds raised primarily to accelerate its growth strategy and to further expand its position as pure play ecommerce pharmacy in Europe. Continue reading

Intersport plans to expand online

Intersport

Sporting goods retailer Intersport is far behind the online competition, with ecommerce accounting for just one percent of its total turnover. The new CEO, Victor Duran, wants to change this by offering more attractive online stores. Continue reading

Galaxus wins Swiss E-Commerce Award 2017

Swiss E-Commerce Award

The online store Galaxus.ch has been honored as the ecommerce champion of 2017 in Switzerland. The online shop of Digitec Galaxus AG received the most important Swiss E-Commerce Award during the sixth edition of this award show. Continue reading