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.
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, 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.
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.
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, 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 %.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.