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AmazonFresh launches grocery deliveries in London
28. June 2016

AmazonFresh launches grocery deliveries in London

The online specialist’s Amazon Fresh service will offer more than 130,000 groceries to homes in north and east London, including thousands of fresh produce, dairy and bakery items that the company has not previously sold in the UK.

 

The Oxatis group grows 45% in 2015
27. June 2016

The Oxatis group grows 45% in 2015

Oxatis Group, the company providing solutions for creating and hosting e-Commerce websites, has achieved growth of 45% in 2015, underlining its position as the most commonly used Saas technological solution in Europe.
iAdvize launches its Conversational Commerce Platform
24. June 2016

iAdvize launches its Conversational Commerce Platform

iAdvize, a European leader in the field of real-time customer relationship management, announces its new positioning as a conversational commerce platform, and at the same time creates a new brand image.

 

Brands are committing to advertising investment in videos for mobile devices
23. June 2016

Brands are committing to advertising investment in videos for mobile devices

89% of mobile advertisers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will invest through private marketplaces in 2016, an annual increase of 15%.

 

Stylight, the fashion e-Commerce platform, has its sights set on Europe
22. June 2016

Stylight, the fashion e-Commerce platform, has its sights set on Europe

The German online fashion platform, Stylight, aims to consolidate itself as the point of support for international fashion brand strategies.
Smiling Things, the Spanish e-Commerce platform that invented the "Digital Pop-Up Store" concept
21. June 2016

Smiling Things, the Spanish e-Commerce platform that invented the "Digital Pop-Up Store" concept

This digital platform aims to become the leader in e-Commerce for startup brands: it aims to close 2016 with a portfolio of more than 100 brand partnerships and to break the barrier of 100,000 users.

 

Alibaba Under Fire From Global Brands Over Counterfeits
20. June 2016

Alibaba Under Fire From Global Brands Over Counterfeits

Alibaba is coming under fire from global brands for rampant counterfeits on its shopping platforms, after co-founder Jack Ma cast the Chinese e-commerce giant as the global leader in the battle against fake goods.

 

TUI chooses Spain to launch its B2B booking portal, designed to boost sales of dynamic packages
17. June 2016

TUI chooses Spain to launch its B2B booking portal, designed to boost sales of dynamic packages

TUI Group, the undisputed leader in Europe and the world's largest tour operators group, continues its tour operation commitment by launching a B2B booking portal in the course of 2016.

 

Ant Financial takes Alipay to Germany with Concardis
15. June 2016

Ant Financial takes Alipay to Germany with Concardis

Alipay, the world’s largest payment and lifestyle platform run by the Ant Financial Services Group, has partnered with Concardis, one of the leading payment providers in Europe, to help the German merchants to offer Chinese consumers a new payment method.

 

7Commerce acquires Stylight
14. June 2016

7Commerce acquires Stylight

7Commerce, German media company ProSiebenSat.1's investment branch, has acquired online fashion start-up Stylight's shares. Previously, it acquired 22 % of shares, but it has moved to acquire the remaining 78 %.

 

Ecommerce Awards Spain: Promofarma best webshop of 2016
13. June 2016

Ecommerce Awards Spain: Promofarma best webshop of 2016

Promofarma has won the award for Best Webshop in Spain. The online marketplace that’s filled with products from local pharmacies won the most important prize during the Ecommerce Awards, an event hosted by Club Ecommerce.

 

Amazon primed to introduce new private label brands
10. June 2016

Amazon primed to introduce new private label brands

In line with moves already taken by traditional retailers, Amazon.com Inc. is set to roll out new lines of private-label brands that will include its first broad push into perishable foods, snacks and household goods.

 

U.S. e-commerce posts yet another quarterly record
09. June 2016

U.S. e-commerce posts yet another quarterly record

Online retails sales in the U.S. marked another record-breaking quarter in the first three months of 2015 after an especially harsh winter.

 

The turnover of ecommerce in Italy grew by 19% in 2015
08. June 2016

The turnover of ecommerce in Italy grew by 19% in 2015

The turnover from ecommerce in Italy is estimated to have been worth 28.8 billion euros in 2015. This means the turnover of online sales in Italy grew by 19% compared to 2014. This revenue is generated always more by foreign players and by big marketplaces like Amazon.

 

China gives importers time to adjust to e-commerce laws
06. June 2016

China gives importers time to adjust to e-commerce laws

New policy for cross-border e-commerce may be delayed.
Ecommerce in Croatia: new business opportunities
03. June 2016

Ecommerce in Croatia: new business opportunities

In a country with 4,2 Million citizens, 20% of Croatian enterprises are active in the e-commerce industry, compared with 17% European. We say it is a strong argument to analyze the online business potential from Croatia. An interesting market where almost one-third of the population bought something online last year.

 

Ecommerce in the UK to hit €174 billion in 2016
02. June 2016

Ecommerce in the UK to hit €174 billion in 2016

The turnover growth of B2C ecommerce in the UK is stabilizing. The online retail industry is expected to reach €173.7 billion (10.5% growth) in 2016. Last year, the British e-commerce industry increased by 11% to 157 billion euros.

 

Beauty and personal care, the next big online category in Europe
01. June 2016

Beauty and personal care, the next big online category in Europe

Beauty and personal care could be the next big online category in Europe, consulting firm A.T. Kearny thinks. But only if the products and online shops meet the unique needs of consumers. Nonetheless, online sales of beauty and personal care is expected to increase by more than 8 percent year on year until 2019.

 

European online merchants still face barriers when selling abroad
31. May 2016

European online merchants still face barriers when selling abroad

Legal fragmentation, taxation systems (VAT) and logistics/distribution remain the three most difficult barriers to overcome for online merchants selling abroad according to the “Cross-border E-commerce Barometer”.
Amazon Pan-European Fulfilment Programme to boost SME exports to EU countries
30. May 2016

Amazon Pan-European Fulfilment Programme to boost SME exports to EU countries

Amazon has announced the launch of its Pan-European Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) programme. This new service will help sellers of any size export to millions of Amazon customers across the EU more efficiently than ever before.

 

 

eBay buys Spain’s Ticketbis to expand StubHub’s presence in 47 new markets
27. May 2016

eBay buys Spain’s Ticketbis to expand StubHub’s presence in 47 new markets

Ebay has announced that it has acquiredTicketbis, an international ticket marketplace based out of Bilbao (Spain), which it plans to roll into StubHub, its own ticket marketplace.

 

European Commission adopts an "E-Commerce package": updates EU audiovisual rules and presents targeted approach to online platforms
26. May 2016

European Commission adopts an "E-Commerce package": updates EU audiovisual rules and presents targeted approach to online platforms

The European Commission yesterday (25 May) tabled a package of measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU.

 

Yoox Net-a-Porter sets its sights on the Middle East with funds from Dubai mall operator
25. May 2016

Yoox Net-a-Porter sets its sights on the Middle East with funds from Dubai mall operator

The online-only luxury retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP), that styles itself as the “world’s biggest luxury fashion store”, wants to expand its reach in the Middle East. The deal gives Alabbar Enterprises 4% of Yoox Net-a-Porter.
EU legislators should recognize the role of “online platforms” in driving e-commerce growth in Europe
23. May 2016

EU legislators should recognize the role of “online platforms” in driving e-commerce growth in Europe

In light of the current discussion at European level on “online platforms”, Ecommerce Europe asks EU policy makers to acknowledge the crucial role such platforms play for online marketplaces, shopping malls, intermediaries, search engines and comparison tools in modern B2C, B2B and C2C e-commerce.

 

The importance of a Third-Party to entering China’s e-Commerce market
20. May 2016

The importance of a Third-Party to entering China’s e-Commerce market

With e-commerce exploding across China, businesses from around the world want to enter the fray. According to a study by Accenture and AliResearch, China is expected to become the largest cross border B2C market in the world by 2020, with over 200 million shoppers purchasing US$245 billion worth of imported goods online.
U.S. Treasury White Paper on Online Marketplace Lending: Opportunities and Challenges
18. May 2016

U.S. Treasury White Paper on Online Marketplace Lending: Opportunities and Challenges

The U.S. Treasury Department has issued a white paper regarding the emerging of the online marketplace lending industry. Entitled “Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending”, the document follows a “Request for Information” from 2015 where platforms and industry observers submitted comments to Treasury. Besides, it contains researches and recommendations for the industry.
Ecommerce in Germany expected to reach €66.9bn in 2016
17. May 2016

Ecommerce in Germany expected to reach €66.9bn in 2016

 After reaching an ecommerce turnover worth 59.7 billion euros last year, predictions are this industry will grow by 12 percent in 2016.

 

Amazon has another billion-dollar business, a B2B portal
12. May 2016

Amazon has another billion-dollar business, a B2B portal

Amazon Business hit $1 billion in sales within the first year after its April 2015 launch, and is growing 20% month to month, the company says.
The geographical blocking of eCommerce spreads throughout the EU
09. May 2016

The geographical blocking of eCommerce spreads throughout the EU

Initial findings from the Commission's e-commerce sector inquiry show that geo-blocking is widespread in the EU. This is partly due to unilateral decisions by companies not to sell abroad but also contractual barriers set up by companies preventing consumers from shopping online across EU borders.
Mobile shopping behaviors in Europe
06. May 2016

Mobile shopping behaviors in Europe

Zanox, a German affiliate marketing network that’s active across Europe, has revealed some insights on mobile shopping behaviors across 11 international markets, of which most of them are in Europe. It shows that the United Kingdom and the Nordics top the list of mobile transactions, while Switzerland is at the bottom. This country however, generates the highest average order values in the online travel industry.

 

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