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Ecommerce in the NetherlandsBelow you’ll find all the articles we’ve written about Dutch ecommerce, online retailers, acquisitions, cross-border initiatives and more. If you want to know more about the Dutch online retail industry, check out our information page on ecommerce in the Netherlands.

Ecommerce in the Netherlands: €26.6 billion in 2020

Ecommerce in the Netherlands: €26.6 billion in 2020

Ecommerce in the Netherlands was worth 26.6 billion euros in 2020. That’s a growth of 7 percent compared to the situation in 2019. Of course, the increase of online purchases by Dutch consumers has everything to do with the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading

Bol.com sales worth €4.3 billion in 2020

Bol.com sales worth €4.3 billion in 2020

Bol.com, the biggest online store in the Netherlands, has generated sales worth 4.3 billion euros in 2020. That’s way more than was expected by its holding, Ahold Delhaize. Of course, it has everything to do with the closure of physical stores in the Netherlands and Belgium. Continue reading

Coolblue considers IPO

Coolblue considers IPO

Dutch omnichannel retailer Coolblue is considering an initial public offering. HAL, which currently has a 49 percent interest in Coolblue, has confirmed the IPO consideration. It’s expected the IPO may take place this year. Continue reading

Webador expands further in Europe

Webador expands further in Europe

Webador, the international brand name of Dutch website builder JouwWeb, is slowly expanding across Europe. The ecommerce software solution has released a French version of its service and is currently busy launching Webador.be, to better serve the French-speaking part of Belgium. Continue reading

BigBuy launches dropshipping connector for Amazon.nl

BigBuy launches dropshipping connector for Amazon.nl

Wholesale platform BigBuy has launched its new connector, which enables selling on Amazon.nl, the Dutch Amazon marketplace that opened its doors in March last year. BigBuy wants to help its B2B customers sell on Amazon.nl without the need to invest in stock. Continue reading

Amazon doubles reach in the Netherlands

Amazon doubles reach in the Netherlands

Last month, Amazon has managed to double its reach in the Netherlands, compared to last year. In November, the US ecommerce giant reached 7.3 million Dutch consumers. This amounts to 45 percent of all online users in the Netherlands. Continue reading

Dutch ecommerce top remains unchanged

Dutch ecommerce top remains unchanged

The six biggest online stores in the Netherlands in 2019 are still the same six as in the year before. Bol.com remains the biggest ecommerce player, with a revenue of 2.17 billion euros. It’s followed by fellow Dutch companies Coolblue and Albert Heijn. Continue reading