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Dutch banks to launch all-in-one app Payconiq

Payconiq

Six major Dutch banks – ABN Amro, ASN Bank, ING, Rabobank, Regiobank and SNS – have announced they will launch an all-in-one app this summer. This app, Payconiq, enables users to make direct payments online, in-store and peer-to-peer. Continue reading

Payment service provider Mollie expands in Europe

Mollie

Dutch online payment processor Mollie is gearing up for expansion throughout Europe in order to become the first tech-driven European payment service provider. After achieving success in its home country the Netherlands and neighboring country Belgium, Mollie has now established new teams in France and Germany. Continue reading

23% of Dutch ecommerce happens via mobile

Mcommerce

Online shopping via a smartphone or tablet continues to increase in popularity in the Netherlands. The number of online purchases that happened using the smartphone, grew 68 percent compared to 2015. Now, 9 percent of online purchases in the Netherlands happen via the smartphone, while the tablet accounts for 14 percent. Continue reading

Omnichannel in the European fashion industry

Omnichannel

A new study on omnichannel in the European fashion industry shows that social media, online customer loyalty and store localization are the most common omni-channel solutions. The least common features are online order of in-store inventory with in-store pick-up by the customer, same-day delivery and shipping and in-store reservation of inventory for in-store consumer purchases. Continue reading

DHL tests cargo bicycles in Germany and the Netherlands

DHL

DHL Express has launched a pilot project in Germany and the Netherlands, in which it uses cargo bicycles for inner-city deliveries. The two pilots of the City Hub concept launched in Frankfurt, Germany’s fifth largest city, and Utrecht, a major Dutch city that wants to become climate-neutral by 2030. Continue reading

PostNL starts delivering frozen meals and groceries

PostNL

After DPD Germany entered the food delivery service in Germany, Dutch postal company PostNL is following suit in the Netherlands. Starting next month, the company will deliver frozen meals and groceries every day of the week. Continue reading

VidaXL builds biggest distribution center in the Netherlands

VidaXL

At the end of this year, online retailer VidaXL will have the biggest distribution center in the Netherlands. In Venlo, a place in the most southern part of the country, a completely new international distribution center will arise that can manage 60,000 orders per day. The distribution center is part of VidaXL’s international growth strategy, just like welcoming external vendors in its online store. Continue reading

Fashion search platform Fashiola expands again

Fashiola

Online fashion search platform Fashiola will expand further across Europe. Last year, the Dutch website already expanded its presence from five to fifteen countries, but this year the company wants to launch in ten extra countries. Continue reading