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European webshops convert 1.6 billion in the Netherlands
Dutch consumers bought around 1.6 billion euros (excluding VAT) from European webshops last year. This is a 17 % increase in comparison to 2017. In the fourth quarter of 2018,...
May 9, 2019
The WTO is working on the modernisation of cross-border e-commerce regulations
According toAxios, the e-commerce market became a 3.5 trillion dollar global market, of which approximately 700 billion dollars is spent on cross-border purchases. However, almost no international or global rules...
March 12, 2019
Annual EU Online Sales up 12%
Eurostat has just released the annual retail figures, and average internet sales in the European Union are up by 12%, reports Tamebay. Estonia is leading with a growth of 36%,...
February 12, 2019
Joint Industry Statement on Brexit and Parcel Delivery
Ecommerce Europe, Fevad, Thuiswinkel.org, Händlerbund, Netcomm, EshopWedrop, An Post, DPD Group and PostNL have presented a joint statement on Brexit and parcel delivery. They opt that the United Kingdom and...
January 9, 2019
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
It's almost time! Geoblocking regulation on its way
Starting December 3rd, it is forbidden for web shops to exclude or discriminate consumers based on their location. This has some implications for your shop.  Research performed by the European...
October 26, 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
European Parliament: Improving cross-border parcel delivery to boost buying online
According to the European Commission, clearer information on the prices of parcel delivery services should help to increase consumer confidence in cross-border shopping and shipping. The new rules are part...
March 14, 2018
Will Google split off Google Shopping?
Google has decided to split off its shopping service, Google Shopping, to meet demands from the European Union. The European Union wasn’t particularly satisfied with the way Google displayed product search...
September 27, 2017
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