Monthly Archives: December 2014

GLS is overall winner in German parcel delivery test

DtGV, the German Association for Consumer Studies, has tested 9 German parcel delivery services and looked at their prices, service and quality of shipping. GLS was the overall winner and also had the best delivery time. Hermes was rewarded with offering the best service, while DHL had the best prices and highest quality of shipping. […]

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What you should know about the new VAT regulations

Starting 1 January 2015, there are new VAT regulations, aimed at businesses that sell electronic products and services to private individuals within the European Union. From the first day of 2015, the place of taxation will be where the customer lives, rather than where the supplier of the service is established. Here’s what you should […]

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Yves Rocher is best French ecommerce site of the year

The online store of Yves Rocher has been rewarded with the Favor’i 2014, an award created by the French association of ecommerce and distance selling (Fevad). Yves Rocher got the price, based on internet votes. With 16,83 its website received the highest overall score, where the average score was 15,24. It was the eight time […]

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Russian delivery service TopDelivery raises funding

TopDelivery, which offers several integrated delivery services for online retail in Russia, has raised investments from Impulse VC. With this money, TopDelivery wants to further improve its logistics, customer services and IT system. TopDelivery also wants to expand its delivery area, which now covers the whole territory of Russia. According to the website East-West Digital […]

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Ecommerce in Switzerland is worth 6.7 billion euros in 2014

A recent study on Swiss ecommerce shows that in Switzerland, an online shopper spends an annual average of 1,600 euro, purchasing mainly clothes, transport and books. The total value of ecommerce purchases was about 8,1 billion Swiss Franc, which corresponds to 6,7 billion euros. These are some of the most important conclusions drawn by Swiss […]

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Belgian government wants to boost ecommerce

Ecommerce offers many opportunities on the European market and it’s important that Belgium manages to keep a “piece of that pie” for itselves. That’s one of the things Minister Alexander de Croo told the audience during the first edition of E-commerce Xpo. The government wants to create the best possible climate for ecommerce companies. As […]

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Irish consumers will spend 31% more on Christmas this year

The average Irish shopper will buy twenty-two Christmas presents this year, which is an increase of 31% compared to last year. On average, Irish consumers will spend 266 euros on holiday gifts. Of these gifts, twelve of them will be bought online this year. Leaving aside the spending on holiday gifts, Irish consumers will also […]

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80% of all French internet users buy online

Online purchasing is becoming more and more popular in France as is recently shown by the success of the local Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For the first time in the history of the French ecommerce the percentage of internet users who bought something online went over 80%. There were nearly 35 million Internet users […]

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PrestaShop partners with personalization solution Nosto

French ecommerce solution PrestaShop has partnered with Nosto, a fast-growing personalization solution from Finland. Thanks to the cooperation agreement, the entire customer base from PrestaShop now has access to new customization options and product recommendations for their online store. “Online stores using PrestaShop software are now able to offer their customers a unique shopping experience”, […]

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‘Polish ecommerce industry is worth €6.94bn in 2014’

It’s estimated that the value of the Polish ecommerce market will be worth 6.94 billion euros (29 billion zloty) in 2014. That’s 1.2 billion euros more than the Polish ecommerce industry value in 2013. Nowadays, more than 60 percent of Polish Internet users make online purchases and this number is about to grow. The Polish […]

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