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Below 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.

My Jewellery expands to Germany

Dutch retailer My Jewellery expands to Germany. Tomorrow, the omnichannel retailer will launch its first online shop abroad. In time, My Jewellery wants to open physical stores in Germany as well.
 
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Instabox acquires Red Je Pakketje

Instabox, a Swedish company that offers same-day delivery through its network of lockers, has acquired Red Je Pakketje. This is a Dutch company known for its same-day delivery with short time slots and sustainable transport. Continue reading

De Bijenkorf launches in Austria

Dutch department store De Bijenkorf is expanding in Europe again. After launching an ecommerce website in France last year, it’s now opening an online store in Austria. This marks the fourth foreign market for the Dutch omnichannel retailer. Continue reading

Orderchamp raises 16.5 million euros

Dutch wholesale platform Orderchamp has raised 16.5 million euros for further expansion in Europe. The Series A-round was led by venture capital firm Prime Ventures, while existing investors henQ and several business angels also participated. Continue reading

Fashionette acquires Brandfield

Fashionette, an online platform for luxury fashion accessories, has acquired Dutch jewelry store Brandfield. With this acquisition, the German company Fashionette wants to accelerate its international profitable growth. Continue reading

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, 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

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