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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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Zalando: another year without growth

Zalando expects its revenue to be 0.5 to 3 percent lower this year compared to 2022, when the company already saw a 0.1 percent decrease in revenue. While the bottom line loss is narrowing, Zalando is struggling to attract buyers. Particularly in the DACH region, spending is under pressure. These insights come from the third-quarter figures presented by Zalando. Revenue

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Belgians spent almost €8 billion online in H1

Belgian consumers spent 7.9 billion euros online in the first half of this year. This is an increase of 9.4 percent compared to the same period last year. For the first time, more was spent on services than on products. This is according to the latest Market Monitor from BeCommerce-SafeShops.be. In the first half of this year, 4 billion euros

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Bol still dominant seller on its own platform

Based on turnover, many of the 30 biggest brands sold on Dutch marketplace Bol are brands that sell products in consumer electronics and domestic appliances. However, when looking at the amount of sales brands in toys and personal hygiene dominate the top-30. At the same time, brands that are sold by Bol itself have 64 percent share of the total

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70% European SMEs lack confidence to scale online

At least 70 percent of small and medium sized business owners in Europe admit to lacking the confidence needed to scale their business in the digital realm. A large group of them needs help in optimizing their logistics, while others need assistance in VAT and customs compliance. These data come from online marketplace Amazon’s recent research. It sheds light on

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Ahold Delhaize dominant in Dutch ecommerce

Bol holds a significant lead in the Twinkle100, the list of the largest online retailers in the Netherlands. The revenue of bol, as the company is now simply called, is more than twice as high as that of the runner-up, which shares the same owner. Behind the leader bol, listed with a Dutch online revenue of over 4 billion euros

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European ecommerce to grow 9% annually

The European ecommerce market is expected to reach 1.5 trillion dollar by 2027, according to GlobalData in a new research report. This translates to an average annual growth rate of 9 percent. It means that European growth is lagging slightly behind the global growth rate, which GlobalData estimates at 9.5 percent. The data and analytics firm predicts that global ecommerce

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Dutch online sales grew 2% in first half 2023

In the first half of this year, Dutch consumers spent 16.3 billion euros online. Compared to the same period in 2022, this is an increase of 2 percent. The online share of total spending was 31 percent, just like in 2022. In the first six months of this year, 167.8 million purchases were completed online in the Netherlands. This is

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Largest German online retailers lose revenue

The growth of German online spending has come to an end. In the past calendar year, the combined revenue of the top thousand online retailers in Germany was lower than the previous year. There were revenue losses particularly high on the list. This is evident in ‘E-Commerce-Market Germany 2023’, a study by EHI and ecommerceDB. For the fifteenth year in

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98% of shoppers use social media to find products

In the last 12 months, 99 percent of European consumers have changed the way they shop online. A large majority (98 percent) look for products on social media. At the same time, many consumers feel negatively about the economy in their country. But 47 percent expect economic improvements. These data come from the newest European Ecommerce Report from payment service

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Sellers drive growth of marketplaces

More and more individual businesses are selling on marketplaces or do dropshipping. This caused a massive growth of these platforms. Brands and retailers see it as a huge opportunity toreach new audiences or work together with other retailers. This is according to data from marketplace solution provider Mirakl. It surveyed 1,500 retailers selling on marketplaces in different countries. The survey

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Ecommmerce continues to grow, but different than expected

Most European internet users shop online. Ecommerce is still growing, but slower than before. Last year, Europe’s online B2C total sales volume increased by 6 percent to 899 billion euros. The growth is slower than in 2021. According to a report from Ecommerce and EuroCommerce, ecommerce in Europe grew 12 percent in 2021 compared to a year earlier. The measured

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Online fashion worth €122 billion in 2022

The European online fashion and beauty market generated a turnover of 122 billion euros in 2022. And 45 billion euros of that turnover was cross-border. The market is projected to reach sales of 144 billion euros by 2026. These data come from the second edition of “Top 250 Fashion & Beauty Retail Europe” from Cross-Border Commerce Europe. Last year, the

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ING: Dutch ecommerce will grow 4%

This year, the turnover of online stores in the Netherlands is expected to grow 4 percent, compared to last year. In 2022, a decrease of 2 percent in turnover was measured, says Dutch bank ING. At the same time, for the first time in a decade, the amount of sales in retail is expected to decline 2 percent. This is

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Online spending grows 1.6% in the UK

In June and July, consumers in the United Kingdom spent a total of 21.5 billion euros (18.6 billion British pounds) online. This is a year-on-year growth of 1.6 percent when compared to the same period last year. It is the first growth in seventeen months. These data come from the newest Adobe Digital Economy Index. The growth in the last

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Zalando: more profit, but lower trading volume

Zalando reported an 87 percent surge in adjusted earnings before interest and tax (adjusted EBIT) in the second quarter. On the other hand, the value of the trading volume declined by two percent to 3,7 billion euros. Because of these results, the platform expects the adjusted EBIT in 2023 to be 300 million euros to 350 million euros. In the

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Europe’s top 6 ecommerce markets generate 72% online spend

In 2022, the six biggest ecommerce markets in Europe generated 72 percent of the total European ecommerce spend. The European ecommerce markets that are most developed by penetration rate, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, have returned to their pre-pandemic growth trends. Emerging markets, like Italy and Spain, are still growing above trend. These data come from the E-commerce in

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Dutch consumers expect to shop online more often

Consumers in the Netherlands expect to spend 37 percent of their total expenditures online by 2028. This is five percentage points higher than the actual percentage in 2022. Still, the expectation has declined: last year, consumers expected to spend 41 percent of their expenditures online in five years. These data come from the new ShoppingTomorrow survey by Thuiswinkel.org, an association

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Zalando biggest online store in Switzerland in 2022

In 2022, Zalando generated a revenue of 1.79 billion euros in Switzerland. It is the biggest online store in the country. Two thirds of the country’s top 30 online stores have either shrunk or stagnated compared to 2021. These data come from Carpathia, an ecommerce management consultancy. It releases a yearly ranking of the biggest stores active in ecommerce in

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8% fewer packages in Germany: ‘Recovery in sight’

The courier, express, and parcel sector in Germany, known as KEP for short, faced turbulent times in 2022. There were 360 million fewer packages delivered than in the peak year of 2021. This translates to a 7.9 percent decline in package volume in Germany. In total, 4.15 billion shipments were delivered last year in the private and business markets, as

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40% of Belgians return to the same 3 online stores

Nine out of ten Belgians between the ages of 18 and 70 bought something online at least once last year. At least 33 percent of Belgian consumers say that they have one online store they always use to purchase a certain product online. Another 40 percent return to the same three online stores. These data come from a newly published

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