E commerce

Germans ship 2% less during holidays

During November and December, the German courier, express and parcel industry is expected to transport around 715 million shipments. This comes down to around 10 million shipments less than the same period last year, which is a decrease of 2 percent. The challenging economic conditions continue to impact the courier, express and parcel (CEP) industry in Germany this year. For

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E commerce

H&M increases return fees

Earlier this year, H&M introduced a return fee of 0.99 euros for shoppers in various European countries, including the Netherlands. Starting from November 1, the rate will increase there by 1 euro, more than doubling the fee. H&M club members will no longer be exempt from this. H&M is one of the fashion companies that have (re)introduced return fees to

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E commerce

Amazon launches drone delivery in Europe

Amazon announced plans to use drones while delivering packages to customers in the United Kingdom and Italy starting next year, with services set to commence at undisclosed locations before the end of 2024. Selected customers will be able to have items weighing up to approximately 2 kilograms delivered to their gardens by a drone. Trial areas Currently, Amazon offers drone

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E commerce

Many large German online retailers difficult to reach by phone

At more than a fifth of the largest German online retailers, phone numbers for customer service are either not available or difficult to find. Shoppers with a phone number often only have support during business hours. This is revealed in the Versandhandelsstudie 2023, research by Salesupply and parcelLab examining the service of the top 100 online retailers in Germany. The

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E commerce

Zalando introduces fulfillment for third-party retailers

Zalando launched ZEOS: a brand-new service designed to provide fulfillment solutions to fashion and lifestyle retailers. Zalando is now extending its logistic services to both affiliated and non-affiliated sellers. Zalando introducing ZEOS ZEOS stands for ‘Zalando E-commerce Operating System.’ It is a comprehensive platform offered by Zalando that allows sellers to efficiently manage their multi-channel businesses across Europe from a

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Supply chain

Saving Logistics Costs – Inventory

We all strive to save costs, not just our clients but also in our own businesses, especially in all the supply chain and logistics operations we undertake. Did you know that you can reduce logistics costs through effective inventory management? Some of it sounds very basic and yet, so many businesses really do miss these Inventory Management techniques. Watch the

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E commerce

Ochama active in 24 European countries

Ochama, a retail concept from the Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com, has announced the expansion of its home delivery services to an additional 19 European countries, bringing the total to 24 countries on the continent. Initially launched in the Netherlands in January 2022, Ochama offers a retail model that combines online and offline shopping experiences. The company aims to “ensure a

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E commerce

Instabox plans to leave Germany

Parcel delivery service Instabox is discontinuing its services in Germany. According to the company, its volumes in the market are not high enough to sustain its operations. Possible future return This was announced by the company on LinkedIn. It will gradually wind down its operations in Germany until the end of October. Starting in November, the company will no longer

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E commerce

Bpost will charge customers an additional euro during the year-end peak

During the year-end holiday season, Belgian postal company Bpost will charge online sellers an extra euro to send packages. The company claims that this is to compensate additional costs during this busy period. It runs from Black Friday, this year on November 24th, until Christmas Day. Very busy in sorting centers According to Belgian logistics company Bpost, the holiday season

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E commerce

NextSmartShip’s expansion into Europe

NextSmartShip, a thriving Chinese fulfillment company, has taken a significant step into the European market by establishing a key office in the Netherlands. This marks the company’s inaugural presence in Europe, embodying the initial phase of their ambitious global strategy, with a planned expansion into the United States on the horizon. Established in 2019, NextSmartShip has rapidly ascended in the

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E commerce

Vinted Go acquires Homerr

Dutch sustainable parcel deliverer Homerr has been acquired by Vinted Go, the shipping arm of Vinted. The amount involved in the acquisition was not disclosed. For now, Homerr will continue to operate under its own trade name. Founded in 2016, Homerr uses a network of parcel points in neighborhoods for sustainable deliveries. It is a Dutch parcel delivery company. Consumers

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E commerce

Fnac Darty and CEVA Logistics launch Weavenn

Fnac Darty and CEVA Logistics are establishing a joint venture, called Weavenn. The new venture will offer SaaS marketplace technology solutions, as well as logistics. It is set to be operational as of 2024. The Fnac Darty Group is a well-known French retailer of entertainment and leisure products, consumer electronics and domestic appliances. It has three ecommerce websites and 987

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Supply chain

What’s Hot in Logistics?

Being aware of the industry’s trends provides a significant advantage to both you and your company. Do you know what the current trends in logistics are? It might not be exactly what you’re expecting. You might even be surprised by what’s hot! Let’s hear the latest updates from Rob!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website,

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Supply chain

Freight Rates & Reducing Your Logistics Costs

It’s not actually about the freight “rate”. Sometimes in trying to reduce freight costs, people focus on the wrong things. Understanding freight rates requires you to also look at rate structures and consignment profiles. Because your freight carrier does!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: Source: https://www.logisticsbureau.com/freight-rates-reducing-your-logistics-costs/

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E commerce

DHL has 100,000 access points in Europe

Last week, DHL eCommerce inaugurated its 100,000th access point in Europe. Its parcel network now consists of 80,000 service points and 20,000 parcel lockers. This makes it the largest and densest parcel network on the continent. The ecommerce logistics specialist of DHL Group, DHL eCommerce, opened its latest access point in Warsaw, Poland. Access points are service points (or parcel

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E commerce

‘Europe’s first autonomous delivery fleet’ operating in Vilnius

Clevon, a startup from Estonia, claims a European first in the field of autonomous delivery. Several driverless carriers from the company are navigating public roads, delivering groceries in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. These driverless carriers, known as Autonomous Robot Carriers (ARCs), are serving IKI, a major supermarket chain in Lithuania. They are operated by LastMile, a local transportation platform. Lockable

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E commerce

Huboo announces growth of 130%

European ecommerce fulfillment company Huboo has grown more than 130 percent in the last year. According to the company, it raked in over 23.4 million euros (20 million British pounds) in new business. Huboo is a fulfillment company based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 2017 and has since then expanded internationally. It has bases in the Nerherlands,

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Supply chain

Current Logistics Outsourcing Challenges

Logistics Outsourcing is not as easy as it used to be! You may need to compromise on your demands and allow more time for the process. Let’s hear about the current challenges in logistics outsourcing and their consequences with Urszula Kelly! [embedded content] Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: Source: https://www.logisticsbureau.com/current-logistics-outsourcing-challenges/

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Supply chain

How to Pick a Logistics Outsourcing Partner?

In selecting your Logistics Outsourcing partner, it is crucial to be careful and choose the right one. So, what do you look for when selecting a Logistics Outsourcing Partner? Here are some tips for finding the right 3PL.  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: Source: https://www.logisticsbureau.com/how-to-pick-a-logistics-outsourcing-partner/

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E commerce

Lufthansa expands ecommerce hub in Frankfurt

Lufthansa Cargo has the ambition to establish a ‘European same-day and ecommerce network’, centered around Frankfurt. Frankfurt Airport is set to become one of the world’s most significant ecommerce hubs. Lufthansa Cargo clearly expressed this ambition on Aviation Day. CEO Ashwin Bhat emphasized the company’s objective “to build a European same-day and ecommerce network, and thereby establish Lufthansa Cargo as

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Amazon introduces charge for Prime users in the UK

Starting on September 18th, ecommerce giant Amazon will charge Prime members for same-day delivery in the United Kingdom. The fee will apply to orders under 20 British pounds (23.5 euros). Other delivery options will remain free for Prime members. The online marketplace announced the change in an email to its Prime users in the United Kingdom. Previously, Prime members could

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