Amazon is adding dozens of new brands to its Amazon Dash service, a device that allows customers to order on Amazon at the click of a button. Despite its efforts, very few consumers actually use Amazon Dash.
Apple is to introduce its mobile payment service Apple Pay in several web shops soon, but only for users who use Apple's browser Safari. Aside from web shops, the company will expand Apple Pay into other European countries as well.
British online electronics seller, AO World, managed a 25.7 % turnover growth in the past fiscal year, up to 559.2 million pounds (712.6 million euro). Its Dutch launch was also encouraging, the company revealed.
If Adidas customers in Berlin use Zalando for their purchase, the sports brand will ship those orders from its flagship store (on the Tauentzienstraße) on the very same day. If the order is made before 15h, then it will be delivered between 19h and 21h on the same day, thanks to the Zipcart app.
Zalando, Adidas and Danish Aarstiderne each won a golden European Ecommerce Award. The silver awards were for Onepiece, Topshop and HelloFresh, while Chic by Choice and Made.Com received a bronze award.
Looking at Rocket Internet's 12 most important online sellers, their first quarter revenue grew 34 %, helping lower losses 23 %. Nevertheless, investors punished investment firm Rocket Internet, sending its share down 5 %.
In 2015, the average European shopper bought 1,540 euros' worth of goods online. Overall, European shoppers created 455 billion euro worth of revenue online and there is still room for growth according to a Marlene ten Ham presentation at the Global E-commerce Summit.