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The United Kingdom

Whistl opens three UK fulfillment sites

Logistics company Whistl has announced it will open three new fulfillment sites in the United Kingdom. To accelerate its expansion into online fulfillment, Whistl opens depots in Lutterworth, Northampton and Plymouth. Continue reading

UTP offers same-day funding

UTP Group, a UK payment solution company, now offers its ecommerce customers the ability to receive fund settlement within hours instead of days. It claims to be the first to offer same-day funding online and in stores. Continue reading

Bloom & Wild acquires Bloomon

UK online florist Bloom & Wild has acquired Bloomon, its competitor from the Netherlands. Both companies will continue operating under their respective brand names. With the acquisition, the new group will be active in eight countries across Europe. Continue reading

AO’s revenue up 62% to €1.91 billion

Online electrical retailer AO has reported a strong year of growth. In the year to 31 March, the UK company saw its revenue increase by 62 percent to 1.66 billion pounds (1.91 billion euros). AO also attracted over 2 million new customers in the year. Continue reading

Lightspeed Payments launched in Europe

Lightspeed has announced the launch of Lightspeed Payments in Europe. At first, this payment solution will only available for hospitality merchants in the United Kingdom. Soon it will be available for retailers. Other European markets will also follow soon. Continue reading

InPost launches label-free returns service

Parcel locker provider InPost has launched a returns solution that wants to simplify the process of returning items that were bought online. Customers no longer need to use or print labels, instead they use a QR code on their smartphone. Continue reading

Online-only players most popular among UK fashion shoppers

Ecommerce is, of course, very popular now the physical stores are closed in many countries across Europe. But online-only retailers seem to really reap the rewards of having a strong digital infrastructure. In the UK, online-only retailers are now the number-one purchasing channel for fashion shoppers. Continue reading

Returns service ZigZag acquired by Global Blue

ZigZag Global, a returns management platform from the United Kingdom, announced it has been acquired by Global Blue, a tourism shopping tax refund company, headquartered in Switzerland. ZigZag’s solutions will be cross-sold into Global Blue’s extensive merchant network. Continue reading

Facebook Shops rolls out in the UK

Facebook Shops, a place for discovering business and searching for products in the Facebook app, is rolling out to users in the United Kingdom. It marks the first European market where the Facebook feature is available. Continue reading

Secret Sales: 4,000% month-on-month revenue growth

Online fashion marketplace Secret Sales has seen its month-on-month revenue increase by 4,000 during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the outbreak, the UK company transformed from a flash sales outlet into a premium ecommerce marketplace. Continue reading

Mollie expands to the UK

Dutch payment fintech unicorn Mollie has entered the United Kingdom. Here it will support British merchants who are looking to grow into Europe. The payment service provider has enhanced its services available to UK companies who can incorporate several EU payment methods into their online stores. Continue reading

UK Treasury explores online sales tax

The Treasury, the UK’s economic and finance ministry, is exploring options for an online sales tax. With this measure, it wants to shift the balance between spending online and in physical stores. British high streets are currently struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading