Posted on Apr 23, 2019
E-commerce B2C sales increased by +16.8% in the Netherlands in February 2019, compared to last year. Total retail sales went up +4.3% over the same period. This was reported by the Dutch National Statistics Office earlier this week.
Posted on Mar 19, 2019
The B2C e-commerce market for products and services in the Netherlands reached a total turnover of € 23.7 bn in 2018, +10% compared to 2017. 96% of Dutch consumers aged 15 years and older did one or more purchases of products or services in webshops in Holland. A total of 242 mn online purchases were done in 2018, +12% more than in 2017.
Posted on Feb 13, 2019
On Thursday 7 March 2019, a free webinar on Ecommerce in the Netherlands will be hosted by the German Händlerbund. The webinar will take place from 10 to 12h (CET).
Posted on Nov 16, 2018
E-Commerce in Holland and Händlerbund have re-confirmed their partnership, that initially started in 2015. The new partnership will give E-Commerce in Holland more exposure among the members and contacts of Händlerbund and the visitors of the news portal Onlinehändler-news.de, that is run by Händlerbund. At the same time, E-Commerce in Holland will promote the services offered by Händlerbund among their business contacts. Also, we will actively engage in connecting webshops to Händlerbund, that need support for their German operation.
Posted on Oct 03, 2018
The German online news portal ‘Onlinehändler-news.de’ published an article by Ed Hensen on the subject of how to become successful in cross-border e-commerce and the pitfalls that should be avoided. Title of the article in English: Well begun is half won. Here’s the link to the article (written in German): https://www.onlinehaendler-news.de/handel/internationales/32518-gastartikel-cross-border-e-commerce-gut-begonnen-ist-halb-gewonnen.html .
Posted on Sep 25, 2018
The Dutch B2C e-commerce market for products and services reached a total turnover of €11.83 bn in the first half of 2018, an +11% increase compared to H1 2017. 12.8 m (91%) of Dutch consumers aged 15 years and older did one or more purchases of products or services in webshops in Holland. A total of 105.6 mn online purchases were done in H1 2018, +14% more than in the first six months of 2017.
Posted on Jul 12, 2018
Dutch consumers spent € 1.5 bn on cross-border purchases in European webshops in 2017, according to a report by the Dutch Statistics Bureau CBS, that was published on May 24, 2018. The figures were derived from ongoing big data research into online spending by consumers in Holland in foreign webshops.
Posted on Apr 12, 2018
Online shoppers in the Netherlands bought products and services for a total of € 817m in foreign webshops in 2017, an increase of +28%. This was reported by GfK, together with Thuiswinkel.org, the Dutch trade organization for digital business. Besides Chinese and German webshops, online shops from the UK and the USA were particularly popular. 14% of the Dutch cross-border purchases were done in UK webshops, 10% in online shops in the USA. This makes the UK the 3rd most pupular cross-border shopping destination. The USA ended as #4.
Posted on Mar 14, 2018
The Dutch B2C e-commerce market for products and services reached a total turnover of € 22.5 bn in 2017, a 13% increase compared to 2016. 95% of Dutch consumers aged 15 years and older did one or more purchases of products or services in webshops in Holland. A total of 201.7 mn online purchases were done in 2017, 17% more than in 2016.
Posted on Feb 01, 2018
Last week the largest e-commerce congress in the Benelux, the so called ‘webwinkelvakdagen’, again took place in Utrecht, Holland. Cross-border e-commerce was one of the main topics. Leaders from some of the leading Dutch webshops shared their experiences in international online sales in several interesting speeches. Here are the learnings: