Verifone, an American provider of technology that enables electronic payment transactions, has today announced it will open an office in Brussels, Belgium. From here it wants to offer platforms and solutions for secure online payments to customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Ecommerce in The Netherlands is still growing. Last year, the online retail industry increased by 8.4% to reach 13.96 billion euros. During the last six months of 2014, the ecommerce industry even grew harder than it ever did for the last five years.
Ecommerce is getting more and more popular in the Netherlands. Between 2005 and 2014 the share of people shopping online grew from 50% to 77%. Dutch consumers especially shop online to buy clothing and to book vacations and holiday trips. More than half of online shoppers in the Netherlands bought one of these products during the last twelve months.
Crowdfunding platform Symbid today announced the launch of the Funding Network. This is a platform that connects small- and medium-sized enterprises to all types of funding, whether they are traditional or alternative like crowdfunding.
Coolstuff is ready to expand further abroad. The Swedish online retailer that sells all kinds of crazy gadgets is already selling cross-border to customers in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Germany, but more countries are rising on the horizon. The next step for Coolstuff could be the Netherlands, its founders say.
Consumers are picky. Not only can they choose for your competitor, they can also shop cross-border if your online store doesn’t fulfil their needs. A new study shows how consumers across the globe think about shopping online, what they are expecting and experiencing and what’s holding them back from buying more online and online mobile.
Payment company Adyen processed over 21 billion euros ($25 billion) in payments transactions in 2014, which is almost an increase of 80% over 2013. At the same time the Dutch company grew by 100% in terms of revenue and by 40% in new customers.