Ecommerce in the United Kingdom is still booming, with last year's sales up 11 percent on 2018. This growth is also driving the delivery business. But what is the current state of the UK ecommerce delivery market?
eBay will introduce its managed payments experience in the United Kingdom, making this the third market to offer the new payments experience, after the US and Germany. The service offers buyers flexibility and choice in payment methods, while giving sellers a better way to manage their businesses.
Amazon Business Prime has launched in Spain, the fourth market in Europe where this premium service can now be used by businesses. With Amazon Business Prime, customers can get unlimited free delivery in one business day, as well as delivery on the same evening.
Two thirds of products bought from the online marketplaces AliExpress, Wish, LightInTheBox, eBay and Amazon have failed safety tests. This is the result of extensive research done by six European consumers' associations.
Mybudapester says 2019 was a strong year for the fashion retailer. It achieved an annual turnover of 18 million euros and it opened an office and their own online shop in China. For the current year, the focus is on the search for an investor and the expansion of its presence in Asia and the USA.
Russian footwear company Obuv Rossii has announced plans to develop an online marketplace. This platform will be based on the online store of its main brand Westfalika.ru. The marketplace will be used to sell products that aren't provided in the Obuv Rossi Group's physical stores.
Coolblue has generated total sales of 1.48 billion euros last year, which is an increase of 10 percent compared to the situation one year before. Its adjusted EBITDA increased by 28 percent to 34.5 million euros.
The first robotic parcel machines with integrated cold storage are launched in Finland. The service aims at customers wanting to pick up their online groceries. Currently, the machines are only active in two locations near Helsinki.
Groupon has announced it will stop selling goods. Instead, it wants to focus on the local experiences market opportunity. Groupon announced the transformation news after a disappointing fourth quarter.