Logistics

Amazon pays employees to quit their job and start a business
A new business opportunity has been announced by Amazon for its employees if they have enough savings to start their own company. They are offered 10,000 dollars and an amount...
May 28, 2019
Migros launches click and collect service with Swiss Post
Supermarket giant Migros has made it possible for its customers to collect webshop orders in their shops across Switzerland. This new service is available due to a partnership between the...
May 17, 2019
Amazon one-day delivery used by 72% of US consumers
Amazon one-day delivery already sees shipments to the majority of US consumers - 72% of consumers, to be exact.  This was found in a new report by RBC Capital Markets....
May 16, 2019
Returns in Europe increase with 8%
Europe counts an increase of 8% in the number of returns this year when comparing it to the same period as last year. Simultaneously, free shipping has also risen by...
May 14, 2019
Zalando to charge money for delivery
Following a recent decision by H&M to limit free shipping, Zalando will now no longer ship ordered products for free as a standard. In Spain, Ireland and the United Kingdom,...
May 2, 2019
DPD and EAV develop e-cargo bike for parcel delivery
Parcel delivery group DPD has partnered with Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) to develop a lightweight pedal-assisted, four-wheel e-cargo bike. EAV makes composite parts for the aviation sector and race car...
April 29, 2019
27% of top UK retailers do not communicate during delivery
Recently published research by ParcelLab shows that the largest online retailers in the United Kingdom are not actively communicating with shoppers during the delivery period. Only four of the 100...
April 26, 2019
Italy targets Amazon Italia over abuse of market position
The competition authority in Italy announced that they will start an investigation. It is regarding Amazon Italia’s dominance abuse in the e-commerce logistics industry. The company is now facing a globally...
April 25, 2019
Top 30 UK Logistics Service Providers 2019
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has recently published the 'Top 30 UK Logistics Service Providers 2019' report. This report contains a list of the top 30 logistics...
April 18, 2019
Wing starts with world's first drone delivery service
The delivery of packages using drones starts this week in Australia. Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is going to deliver medicines, coffee and small food orders in the capital city...
April 15, 2019
Online shopping: Possible price increase for home delivery
Last-mile service providers DPD and Hermes think about increasing prices for parcel home delivery at the front door. The delivery that we know as 'standard delivery' could become a premium...
March 18, 2019
Winning logistics strategies for the last mile
DHL and Euromonitor have identified four main trends that are shaping urban last mile transportation. Increasing urbanization is making the last mile of delivery more complex and critical for the success...
March 7, 2019
Lidl offers same-day delivery in Italy
Same-day delivery service Supermercato24, which delivers online groceries, announced a partnership with German supermarket Lidl in Italy. The collaboration will allow Italian customers to order groceries from home at Lidl...
February 1, 2019
Zalando and Ingram Micro open Fulfillment Center in Nordics
Fashion platform Zalando and its partner Ingram Micro officially opened a new fulfilment centre in Brunna, near Stockholm, Sweden. The new fulfilment centre, with its central location in the Nordics,...
January 30, 2019
Zalando and bpost Test In-Home Delivery in Belgium
Online retail has upped convenience and efficiency for customers and traders alike. However, missed delivery windows or busy schedules can get in the way of a perfect delivery. In order...
December 18, 2018
Geoblocking starts today!
Starting today, the new geoblocking regulation designed by the European Union comes into force. It means that customers from other countries can shop on a localised web shop and products...
December 3, 2018
Royal Mail announced suspension of shipments to Canada until further notice.
Royal Mail has announced that they suspended shipments to Canada until further notice. The ongoing postal negotiations and strikes between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) effectively...
November 21, 2018
First multi-label parcel shop in Hamburg
According to Der Spiegel, the very first multi-label parcel shop in Germany opened its doors in Hamburg. Here, DPD, GLS, Hermes, and UPS are united in a parcel shop where consumers...
October 24, 2018
Deutsche Post-DHL Group splits e-commerce division to drive global growth sector
In order to allow for a dedicated focus on the Post and Parcel business in Germany and to leverage the tremendous growth opportunities in the e-commerce sector, Deutsche Post-DHL (DP-DHL) Group...
September 19, 2018
Panasonic moves Europe headquarters from UK to Amsterdam
Japanese conglomerate Panasonic will move its European headquarters from the United Kingdom to Amsterdam in October, as Brexit is approaching. This way, the company aims to avoid potential tax issues...
August 31, 2018
IWC expands e-commerce and opens new factory
The Swiss watch brand IWC, owned by Richemont, inaugurated its new factory in Schaffhausen. This to keep track with growing demands for its luxury watches. The new production location brings...
August 29, 2018
Takeaway.com Germany
German market growing fast for Takeaway.com
The revenue of the Dutch meal delivery company Takeaway increased 42 percent in the first half of 2018. The revenue rose to 110.2 million euro, partially because of higher commissions and new...
August 6, 2018
E-commerce represents 42 percent of PostNL's turnover
Dutch postal company PostNL experiences that e-commerce is becoming a more important turnover factor every year. Last year, e-commerce logistics was responsible for 34 percent. This percentage increased by 8...
May 14, 2018
EU Council adopts rules on cross-border parcel delivery to promote e-commerce
The EU facilitates consumers and businesses to compare delivery rates in the European Union to promote e-commerce. This way, it will be more easy to oversee the complex fulfilment market. The...
May 1, 2018
Germany steps up against tax-fraud on Amazon.de
German tax authorities have confiscated goods from large(r) Chinese merchants in Amazon warehouses. Their accounts have been blocked because they do not comply to regulations on importing goods. Multiple Chinese...
January 8, 2018
Europe’s biggest E-Logistics marketplace and ‘Davos for logistics in e-commerce’
The 2nd edition of the invite-only and carbon neutral DELIVER series takes place in Berlin (Funkhaus) on June 27th & 28th 2017. Building on the success of the first edition...
June 23, 2017
Webinar: Sell more, faster by localizing your global product information
In this webinar organized by inRiver and Lionbridge you’ll learn how to manage the localization of your global product information for local markets, ensuring a faster time-to-market as well as...
June 6, 2017
7 best packaging practices for e-commerce success
The white paper “7 best packaging practices for e-commerce success” by Ranpak captures the current trends in e-commerce and the resulting practical tips for the best in-the-box packaging. In today’s...
May 29, 2017
Ecommerce Europe achieves major milestone in innovating cross-border parcel delivery services
After four months of discussions, country members of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) have recently approved the Technical Specification (TS 17073) for Postal services - Interfaces for cross-border parcels....
April 12, 2017
Intershop recognized as a strong performer in B2C & B2B Commerce Suites by Forrester Research
Our partner Intershop has been cited as a Strong Performer in B2C & B2B commerce suites by renowned industry analyst firm Forrester Research, Inc. The report, “The Forrester Wave™: B2C...
April 10, 2017
A cup of coffee with the Cross-Border European Commissioner Harrie Temmink
We like to have inspiring discussions about cross-border e-commerce over a nice cup of coffee. This time, we met with European Commissioner Harrie Temmink to talk about the obstacles facing...
March 31, 2017
 FREE eBook: The Definitive Guide to Website Translation
Research shows that 84% of international consumers say they’re more likely to buy from a website with product information in their own language, which means to compete globally, you need...
March 23, 2017
International Post Cooperation releases Cross-Border study
In its second edition of the cross-border e-commerce shopper survey, IPC has considerably increased the reach of the survey, extending to over 24,000 respondents in 26 markets across North America,...
March 2, 2017
Techstyle (Fabletics, JustFab) expands European operations with logistics hub in Venlo  
Logistics service provider Bleckmann and fashion giant Techstyle are celebrating the opening of a new distribution facility in Venlo, The Netherlands, which will ship thousands of orders a day direct...
February 23, 2017
The Delivery Conference to feature award for Best Cross Border Initiative
Each year at The Delivery Conference, the industry takes a moment to commend Retailers, Brands, Carriers and Third Party Logistics providers who have excelled in eCommerce Delivery in the previous...
January 12, 2017
Drones or delivery bots? The future of the last mile
In a time where e-commerce has become a mainstream shopping channel and sellers are adopting an increasingly customer-centric approach, the infamous ‘last mile’ has become a key differentiator for many...
October 24, 2016
How to turn 48-hour delivery into 24-hour delivery: A change management initiative
Nespresso Production Centre in Avenches, Switzerland “The secret of change Is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” This mantra was...
September 26, 2016
EU Commission launches new ‘Delivery in Europe’ Platform
At the occasion of the ‘Deliver One’ conference in Luxembourg this week, the European Commission has launched a new platform titled ‘Deliver in Europe’. The platform aims at increasing the accessibility...
September 12, 2016
Expensive returns perceived as barrier to cross-border shopping
Consumers are hesitant to buy online across borders if the return costs are too high. This is evident from a survey amongst over 2400 consumers across the U.K., France, Spain,...
September 7, 2016
Aldo will rely on Bleckmann for logistics in Europe
-Press Release- ALDO Group has chosen for Bleckmann and that is good news for the Dutch region of Twente. With the  ALDO Group, the European market leader in the Supply Chain...
August 24, 2016
International delivery: The faster the better?
With trends as 24-hour-delivery and same-day-delivery popping up all over the globe, many sellers might believe that being located aborad might harm their competitiveness in other countries. But is faster...
August 17, 2016
Localization Checklist
‘Make the consumer feel at home’- a simple key to success that demands a number of actions to be undertaken. Research by Common Sense Advisory revealed that over half of...
June 17, 2016
Romania: Discover an unexpected market! Interview & Infographic
In her interview in the first issue of the Cross-Border Magazine, Paula’s Choice EMEA CEO Janine Tillema emphasizes how much her company’s success in a market like Romania means to...
June 15, 2016
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