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18-10-2017 - Lightspeed raises 141 million euros

Lightspeed, which provides services to (online) retailers and restaurants, has closed a 166 million dollar (€141 million) investment. The series D round was led by institutional investor CDPQ, which invested about 115 million euros. Part of the money will go to its European office, where the R&D division will grow Continue reading Continue reading

17-10-2017 - 54% of Polish internet users are online shoppers

Over half of Polish internet users can be identified as e-consumers. Online shoppers in Poland are primarily people aged 50 years of younger, with a secondary or university degree and living in larger cities. Also, there are more women than men who shop online in Poland. Continue reading

16-10-2017 - Safe.Shop launched as first global ecommerce trust mark

Safe.Shop has launched today as the first global ecommerce trust mark. Safe.Shop wants to help improve the customer confidence, while further boosting the ecommerce trade worldwide. National ecommerce associations from 13 different countries are the first connected trust mark partners. Continue reading

13-10-2017 - Ecommerce in Spain grew 25% in first quarter 2017

Ecommerce in Spain increased by 24.8 percent year-on-year during the first quarter of 2017. During these three months, 6.8 billion euros was spent online, while the number of transactions increased by 31 percent to 115 million. Continue reading

12-10-2017 - Fnac Darty launches premium delivery and support service

Fnac Darty has launched Darty+, an omnichannel subscription service for delivery, support and after-sales. It provides access to unlimited deliveries and gives subscribers daily support with the Darty Button. Continue reading

11-10-2017 - VidaXL now offers dropshipping

European online retailer VidaXL has started today with making its full assortment available for other online retailers. Through this dropshipment program, online retailers can easily grab all the needed product information and sell VidaXL’s products through their own online stores. Continue reading

11-10-2017 - Apotea is Sweden’s most favorite online store

Online pharmacist Apotea has been rewarded with an award for being Sweden’s most favorite online store. The online-only pharmacist is followed closely by Adlibris and CDON. It’s the first time PostNord has organized this competition, which is solely based on consumer votes. Continue reading

10-10-2017 - Sloggi launches online shop in Europe

Sloggi, the underwear brand from Triumph, is now presenting itself completely independently online and has launched an online shop in Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria and France. By the end of the year, Sloggi also wants to have online stores in seven more countries throughout Europe. Continue reading

09-10-2017 - Europe is ecommerce ready

Among the ten economies in the world that are most ready to benefit from ecommerce, seven are European. For the third straight year, Luxembourg ranks first on UNCTAD’s ranking of countries’ capacity to support online shopping. Switzerland and Norway complete the top three. Continue reading

06-10-2017 - ‘Over 800,000 online stores in Europe’

There are over 800,000 online stores in Europe, research from Ecommerce News Europe in collaboration with Dataprovider shows. These online stores are widely spread across the continent, but most ecommerce websites can be found in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Continue reading