Online retailer Coolblue's 2015 turnover has grown more than 50 %, reaching a total of 555 million euro for Belgium and the Netherlands combined. With that in mind, Coolblue wants to considerably expand its operations in 2016.
Swedish furniture chain Ikea has opened 10 new German pick-up points for online deliveries, which will all function independently. That means they will not be tied to another one of the chain's stores.
MasterCard has developed a new app called "Groceries by MasterCard", which will be integrated into Samsung refrigerators. This enables customers to instantly order (and pay for) groceries online, straight from their refrigerator.
Several dozen French store chains have extended their online reservation system without any purchase obligation into the sales period. It makes sense as this eReservation system brings in a lot of additional customers and sales.
Major online pure players cannot sustain themselves in the highly digitized Dutch market, which is why Ahold thrives in this particular market: both online and offline, it is miles ahead of the competition, something that its merger with Delhaize will only strengthen.
Following the introduction of its affiliate program in the United Kingdom, online design furniture store Made.com will also launch its affiliate program in the Netherlands, France and Germany in collaboration with the Zanox network.
Albert Heijn now uses track & trace for its home deliveries, which means that customers who order from AH, Etos, Gall&Gall will get a text message half an hour before the delivery arrives, thanks to real-time information.
German labour union Verdi has called upon Amazon Germany's employees to strike once again in the days leading up to Christmas. There will be strikes in six out of Amazon Germany's 9 distribution centers in the upcoming week.
The world's largest package service, FedEx Corp., expects to handle a record 317 million packages in the 27 November (Black Friday) - 24 December (Christmas Eve) period, thanks to the increased popularity of eCommerce.