(update) Dutch chain De Bijenkorf has confirmed it will create a French language version of its web shop to cater to France and the southern part of Belgium. Moreover, the company's German web shop will start delivering to Austria as well.
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Terry von Bibra, who has headed the European branch of Alibaba since 2016, has left the company. It is not yet sure who will succeed him.
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Bol.com is a superpower in the Benelux e-commerce sector, but its exact figures have long been a well-kept secret. In order to support its own share price, owner Ahold Delhaize has been considering more openness about the figures in recent months, but for fear of Amazon's expansion to the Netherlands, this plan has been abandoned.
The great uniformity of apartment buildings from the Soviet era has proved to be a welcome inspiration for Ikea: in five stores, customers can use VR to give their apartment a virtual update. The tool may later be used in a number of other countries as well.
Return costs determine a large part of our online buying behaviour: almost one in two Belgians would not make an online purchase if they were charged five euros to return the products.
The owner of the New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange, has issued a bid of thirty billion dollars for eBay. It is not the first time that the stock exchange company has shown interest in the bidding site.
Two out of every three webshops do not abide by the most fundamental European consumer laws, says a survey that was ordered by the European Commission. Most of them do not apply or display the correct rules concerning the right to withdraw from a contract, the two year guarantee period, or pricing.
LVMH's Bernard Arnault is convinced that no e-commerce player can make a profit from online fashion sales at all, but is he right? We took a look at the biggest fashion platforms.
Amazon was able to boost its turnover in the last quarter of 2019: strong Christmas sales and a surge in Prime subscribers made sure quarterly results were significantly better than expected.
The Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo will soon be launching its web shop in Belgium, commercial director Colette Cloosterman-Van Eerd said. The company is also expanding its online offering in the Netherlands, with amongst others a new app.
Rohlik, the leading grocery delivery service in the Czech Republic, has started its European expansion: the grocery delivery service just started in Hungary, Austria, and Romania, but is already approaching Germany.
Walmart subsidiary Asda will roll out a pickup service in the UK within an hour of ordering and set up a test with Kellogg’s and Unilever.
British e-tailer Asos is experimenting with a new tool, See My Fit, which uses augmented reality to simulate pieces of clothing in different sizes fitted on different body types.
Dutch retailers, brace yourselves: Amazon is serious about its expansion to the Netherlands. The previously announced Dutch webshop is opening its doors later this year and will offer "millions of products" straight away. Will Belgium follow in the slipstream?
Storesquare, an e-commerce platform for small businesses, will not survive next February. Belgian owner Roularta says ambitions were not met, nor was the break-even point.
Amazon has let go several employees with immediate effect, because of their unauthorised sharing of customer data with a third party.