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iDeal used for 59% of Dutch online purchases

Dutch payment method iDeal

iDeal is getting increasingly popular among Dutch consumers. The payment method was used for 59 percent of online purchases in the Netherlands last year. That’s an increase of 3 percentage points compared to the situation one year before. Continue reading

Peek & Cloppenburg opens online store in the Netherlands

Peek & Cloppenburg

Fashion retailer Peek & Cloppenburg will open an online store in the Netherlands later this year. The retailer, which has three physical stores in the Netherlands, is focusing more and more on its online business. One year ago, the company opened its online store in Poland. Continue reading

Ikea renews its augmented reality app

Ikea

Ikea is launching a new app, which enables customers to visualize products in the context of their own homes and then order these items through the app. The new Ikea app will be launched first in France and the Netherlands. Continue reading

VidaXL builds second dc

Dutch ecommerce company VidaXL

Online retailer VidaXL has started the realization of its second distribution center. Just like the first one, this building will go up in Venlo, in the southern part of the Netherlands, near Germany. The new dc, which will measure 80,000 square meters, is set to open in March 2020. Continue reading

Apple Pay comes to the Netherlands

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is coming soon to the Netherlands. And the first partner is known. Major bank ING will be the one introducing Apple Pay on the Dutch market. It’s not exactly clear when consumers will be able to pay with Apple Pay in the Netherlands. Continue reading

Picnic is already profitable in two German cities

Picnic

Picnic, the online-only supermarket from the Netherlands, launched its business in Germany one year ago. Now, the ecommerce company is already profitable in two German cities. In Mönchengladbach, the supermarket makes even more revenue than at the best location the Netherlands. Continue reading

Beerwulf further expands in Europe

Online beer shop Beerwulf from the Netherlands

Beerwulf, a Heineken-owned startup that sells beer online, will expand to more countries in Europe. The company will expand to the same countries where home tap retailer The Sub is already active. Last month, Heineken consolidated The Sub and Beerwulf. Continue reading

The Netherlands has 5 million cross-border shoppers

Cross-border ecommerce in Europe

There were 5 million Dutch consumers who shopped online cross-border last year. That’s a significant increase of 32 percent compared to the situation one year before, when there were 3.8 million cross-border shoppers in the Netherlands. Together, these 5 million people spent about 880 million euros at foreign ecommerce websites. Continue reading

Albert Heijn tests delivery robot

Albert Heijn

Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn has revealed a sneak preview of its latest innovation. The company is working on delivery robots. During this summer, the little robot cars will deliver groceries to customers on the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, home to more than 140 tech companies and institutions. Continue reading