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Checkout.com raises 370 million euros

Checkout.com raises 370 million euros

London fintech company Checkout.com has raised 450 million dollars (370 million euros) in a Series C round. The company is now valuated at over 12 billion euros and is looking to expand its business further abroad. Continue reading

Thrasio: €220 million to acquire Amazon sellers in UK

Thrasio: €220 million to acquire Amazon sellers in UK

Thrasio, a large acquirer of Amazon FBA businesses, has announced a commitment of 200 million pounds (220 million euros) to complete acquisitions of ecommerce companies in the United Kingdom. It has also announced the acquisition of Maximo Fitniss, its 11th acquisition in the UK. Continue reading

Troy UK launches order hub and store builder

Troy UK launches order hub and store builder

Engineering distributor group Troy UK has launched a new B2B2C platform. The platform, called Troy Commerce, allows members to procure products from the Order hub, but also enables them to design their own ecommerce stores. Continue reading

Bookshop.org wants to compete with Amazon

Bookshop.org wants to compete with Amazon

Bookshop.org is a new initiative that wants to support local independent booksellers. After a successful launch in the US earlier this year, the platform has now launched in the United Kingdom. Continue reading

39% of Brits are delivery pass members

39% of Brits are delivery pass members

About four in ten Brits (39 percent) have signed up for a paid subscription scheme or delivery pass, which means they pay a monthly fee to get free delivery and other extras. And among these schemes, Amazon Prime is the most popular paid subscription service. Continue reading

UK shopper spends 11% more online

UK shopper spends 11% more online

Nowadays, the average shopper in the United Kingdom spends 83 pounds (about 91.5 euros) per month online. Last year, this was 75 pounds (82.7 euros). The coronavirus outbreak has for sure contributed to this 11 percent year-on-year increase. Continue reading

Sendcloud expands to UK

Sendcloud expands to UK

Dutch shipping software provider Sendcloud will be available in the United Kingdom starting today. The British expansion is a logical next step in the company’s mission to offer its service across Europe. Previously, Sendcloud also expanded to Germany and France as well as other markets. Continue reading