Zalando, Amazon and Otto together account for 18 percent of the 40 billion euros online shoe and apparel market in Western Europe. For now, Otto Group is the market leader, with Zalando just behind, but Amazon could be the number one soon. The American company is ramping up its fashion activities in Europe.
Zheng Junfang, head of good governance at the eCommerce company, has told the press that they want “counterfeiters to receive the penalty they deserve. This is the best way to protect the brands. We'll do everything possible to ensure that the culprits are punished with the full weight of the law”.
The Canadian unit of Amazon.com will pay a $1-million fine to settle an investigation into pricing activities on its website that gave an inaccurate view of how much consumers could save, Canada’s competition watchdog has said.
In Spain, more people are using their smartphones and tablets to order products and services online. One in two Spanish internet users who have purchased online claim to have made some of these purchases through their mobile device. This is an increase of 15 percentage points compared to last year.
According to online merchants carrying the Ecommerce Europe Trustmark, there is more online trust and security thanks to it. The aim of the Ecommerce Europe Trustmark is indeed to stimulate e-commerce in Europe through better protection for consumers and merchants, by establishing one European set of rules and by ensuring clear communication of these rules.
It’s the first Amazon Business beachhead in Europe. Among the services it provides to sellers are offering exclusive pricing to individual customers and shipping via Fulfillment by Amazon. At left, the home page at Amazon.de/business translates as “AmazonBusiness Overview: All that you love about Amazon. For Enterprises. Create free account.”