E-commerce in Holland offers strategic advice, hands-on operational support and permanent ‘eyes and ears’ in the market in one package. We operate in a network, with close connections to associated consultants and partners in all relevant business areas of online retail. This makes us a unique starting point for working with highly qualified e-commerce experts in the Dutch market. Working with E-Commerce in Holland gives you direct access to extensive market know how at flexible cost and has low impact on your internal organization, enabling a fast and low risk entry to the market.
E-commerce in Holland is a specialized consultancy in cross border online retail to the Netherlands. We help international retailers to set up and grow a successful localized e-commerce operation in the Dutch market. We advise on strategy and operations and give permanent hands-on support where needed, enabling our clients to stay informed on market developments, competition and the performance of their own operation in the Netherlands. It is our mission to guide international retailers to success in the Dutch market. With cross border retail expected to grow rapidly over the next years, e-commerce offers a significant opportunity for faster and lower risk internationalization than ever before. Retailers will need to respond to that. The Dutch e-commerce market is known for its excellent physical and digital infrastructure, large opportunities and easy entry. E-commerce in Holland is there to guide and help you in establishing and growing a successful e-commerce operation in the Netherlands.
Why with us
Ed Hensen (1962) founded E-commerce in Holland in 2014. With almost 25 years of experience as a manager and managing director for famous German mail order and online retailers like the Otto Group in Holland and Neckermann.com Benelux, Ed has a proven track record in mail order and e-commerce at a strategic level. Throughout this period, Ed has always been involved in financial services and payments and was a CFO in a start-up in the Fintech industry. During his career, Ed has always been active in the Dutch Trade Organization for Homeshopping and E-Commerce, Thuiswinkel.org. This gives him an excellent overview of the market. He was directly involved in major developments and innovations in the field of payment methods (iDeal), consumer credit and trustmark accreditations. As a consultant, Ed has advised on numerous successful market entries in Holland by cross-border retailers.
Ed is native Dutch, fluent in English and German and has basic knowledge of French.
Peter van Laere (1960) joined E-Commerce Holland in 2015. With over 25 years of experience as a manager and managing director in the Neckermann.de Group in Holland, Belgium, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, he is a highly qualified expert in European mail order and E-Commerce. Over the years, Peter has acted as a board member of the leading Dutch, Belgian and European E-Commerce Associations. This gives him an excellent overview of the entire online market in Europe and has made him an active participant in in major developments in the European area. Peter is an expert in Category management, Logistics and Customer Care. As a consultant and entrepreneur, Peter was involved in the start-up and development of several companies. He is co-founder of the Belgian Trustmark and Trade Association 'Safeshops'.
Peter is native Dutch, fluent in English and German and has basic knowledge of French.