23 percent of ecommerce in Europe is cross-border, research shows

The online cross-border market in Europe has seen a turnover of EUR 95 billion in 2018, corresponding to a cross-border share of total online sales of 22.8%. These are the findings of the first edition of the Top 500 Cross-Border Retail Europe research by Cross-Border Commerce Europe. Through this research, the organisation wanted to measure the... Continue Reading →

Uber Eats and Foodora leave Austria

Last Thursday, Uber Eats said it would completely withdraw from the online delivery market in Austria. The delivery service was present in Vienna for two years, but the company didn’t grow as hard as it hoped and expected. ‘Surprising that Uber Eats already leaves’ Der Standard spoke with Benjamin Herr of the University of Vienna, who said he’s surprised... Continue Reading →

Coolblue’s revenue grows to 1.35 billion euros

Last year, Coolblue achieved a turnover of 1 billion euros in the Netherlands, while the remaining 347 million euros was generated in Belgium, the Coolblue Yearbook shows. The total amount of 1.35 billion euros worth of products it sold in the Benelux last year is still less than the 1.5 billion euros CEO Pieter Zwart said it... Continue Reading →

Russian marketplace Joom recruits French brands

Joom is a Russia-based marketplace, which can easily be compared to Wish, another popular online platform featuring millions of mostly Chinese-made products. Joom, founded in 2016, already offers 10,000 products from France and sees this market as a testing ground for scaling up sales of higher-value items that are made outside of China, Reuters writes. ‘If... Continue Reading →

March: ecommerce events in Europe

March 7-8: eTail Germany – Germany eTail Germany has a full agenda and over 400 attendees. There will be over 80 industry-leading speakers and more than 90 interactive sessions. More info – Visit the website March 12: OroVibe – France OroVibe France is a B2B ecommerce and CRM event for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and brands. More info – Visit... Continue Reading →

Shöpping.at is still in the red

In April 2017, Austrian Post started with its own online marketplace, called Shöpping.at. The idea was to launch a local alternative to major international marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay. Now there are about 500 vendors that sell their products on the online platform. According to Georg Pölzl, CEO of Österreichische Post, the portal receives a... Continue Reading →

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