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German serial-returners returned 487 million items in 2018
German serial-returners returned 487 million goods last year. This comes from the study of a research team from the University of Bamberg who researched the return behaviour of German consumers...
May 9, 2019
German e-commerce will grow 57.8 billion in 2019
German e-commerce will predictably increase by 9% in 2019. If the prediction becomes true, the German e-commerce industry will be worth 57.8 billion euros at the end of this year....
May 6, 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
Otto best European alternative to Amazon
German e-commerce company Otto is the biggest European competitor of Amazon. According to former CEO and current chairman of the Otto Group supervisory board, Michael Otto, it is the only...
April 30, 2019
Zalando Lounge and Fiege partner for fulfilment center in Poland
Zalando Lounge, Zalando’s dedicated shopping club, has started its partnership with the logistics service provider, Fiege e-Com North. They are in charge of the operation of the Zalando Lounge fulfilment...
March 19, 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
Zalando expands beauty category to five new markets
Fashion platform Zalando will offer beauty products in five new markets, Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Italy within the next two months. With this, it encourages shoppers to spend a...
March 6, 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
Online Shoppers in Germany buy more and more in China
Online consumers in Germany buy more and more goods abroad. According to DPD's e-shopper barometer, half of German online shoppers have accessed a foreign webshop to purchase a product cross-border....
January 25, 2019
Instant bank transfer payments introduced by Otto
OTTO, the German online platform has introduced instant bank transfers to its retailers and consumers. It enables customers to transfer payments instantly for their purchases. Using this payment method, the...
January 22, 2019
Alibaba buys German start-up Data Artisans
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has acquired German data analysis start-up Data Artisans for close to €90 million, reports Handelsblatt. Whether it is for autonomous driving, online trade or financial transactions:...
January 11, 2019
Amazon Germany employees strike before Christmas
There is an Amazon Germany workers strike taking place at two of Amazon‘s German warehouses. With just a week to go before Christmas, it’s raised concerns that gifts might not arrive...
December 20, 2018
Shopify announced that Shopify Payments has expanded to Germany
Shopify announced that Shopify Payments has expanded to Germany. This expansion offers German merchants with an out-of-the-box payments solution in addition to providing payment methods that are locally relevant to...
November 16, 2018
Zalando expects to grow revenues 20-25% in fourth quarter after challenging Q3
Fashion platform Zalando expects to grow revenues in the fourth quarter of 2018 by 20-25% after a financially challenging third quarter with 11.7% revenue growth to €1.20 billion and an adjusted...
November 8, 2018
Zalando connects offline and online more
Zalando is expanding its cooperation with brick-and-mortar stores that are connected to the Zalando platform to 600 by the end of this year. This so-called 'Connected Retail Model' will be internationalised...
November 1, 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
eTail Germany - 7-8 March - Berlin
Get it in your calendar, eTail is back. This March 7-8 in Berlin, join DACH's top retailing minds and become king of the retail jungle. Hear from retail's most progressive...
October 18, 2018
eBay Fulfilment and eBay Shipping launched in Germany
In Germany, eBay has started to offer two new logistic services: eBay Fulfilment and eBay Shipping, reports Tamebay.com. Both services will qualify sellers for eBay Plus a subscription service for...
October 12, 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
Amazon.de by far the biggest in Germany
As in previous years, a new research published by EHI and Statista has revealed that Amazon.de is by far the biggest webshop of Germany. As the total turnover has reached...
September 17, 2018
The Netherlands has the highest online store density
The Netherlands has the most online stores per capita, about 80.000 on a population of 17 million. This means that for every online store, there are 214 people. It is...
September 4, 2018
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