The number of companies with an online sales channel in the European Union has stagnated. The study shows that many companies are hesitant to sell abroad, because they fear fraudulent activity.
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Dutch eCommerce companies struggle to find sufficient employees to handle the industry’s growth. More than half of the companies have job openings that can hardly be filled.
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The German online fashion platform About You, with retail group Otto as one of its investors, will officially launch in the Netherlands and Belgium this fall. The platform will sell a range of well-known fashion brands.
To invent a holiday and then reap the benefits: it is what Alibaba did with Singles Day and what Amazon has now done with Prime Day. Its third edition broke several records and generated a higher turnover for Amazon than Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Amazon has just revealed its third Prime Day, which will be on the 11th of July. This counterpart to Black Friday, which is in the holiday season, will be filled with discounts all across the web shop.
British online supermarket Ocado has trialed its self-driving delivery car for the first time. The car has room for eight orders, and for two drivers that are still present in the car for safety reasons.
Swedish fashion group H&M saw its second quarter turnover grew 5 % to 51.4 billion Swedish krona (5.3 billion euro), excluding exchange rate fluctuations. Net profit went up 6 % to 5.9 billion krona, some 600 million euro.
Both Kinnevik and Rocket Internet have sold their final shares in Asian Lazada to Chinese Alibaba, which adds another 12.4 % of Lazada’s shares to its previous stake in the company.
The European Ecommerce Report 2017, a joint effort by Ecommerce Europe, EuroCommerce and the Ecommerce Foundation, states that European eCommerce will continue to grow, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.
Thirty traders are no longer allowed to operate on Amazon until their court case with fashion brand Louis Vuitton is still ongoing. The brand filed a lawsuit because those thirty traders sold counterfeit items.
Following its fur ban, online retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter has also decided to no longer sell items that contains angora wool, according to animal rights organization PETA.
The possible Amazon – Nike collaboration, which would lead to Nike selling its product range on Amazon itself, has caused turmoil among other retailers.
Fashion web shop Zalando seeks further growth and will therefore target the B2B market. Zalando’s platform will be used to support other companies’ brands grow.
German web shop About You, one of eCommerce company Otto’s subsidiaries, launched in the Netherlands. This is the fourth country for the web shop: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and now the Netherlands.
Only a week after Ikea’s announcement about third party sales, the Swedish furniture store chain reveals its own store on Amazon, filled with an extensive product range.
Dutch web shop group Coolblue has launched its French web shop today. At the start, only IT products are available, but the other product categories should follow soon and everything should be available by the end of the year.