• Dutch spend €1.5 bn in European webshops

    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.


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  • UK and USA popular with Dutch cross-border shoppers

    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.


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  • € 23 bn online sales in Holland in 2017

    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.


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  • Tips on cross border e-commerce from experienced retailers

    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:


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  • Ed Hensen registered as e-Academy Professional

    Posted on Dec 08, 2017

    E-Commerce in Holland founder Ed Hensen has been registered in the Dutch e-Academy Register as an e-Academy Professional.


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  • Holland # 4 best e-commerce landscape worldwide

    Posted on Oct 12, 2017

    The Netherlands offer the # 4 best e-commerce landscape worldwide, according to the ‘B2C E-Commerce Index 2017’, published by UNCTAD. The UK ranked # 6 in the list, Germany was # 9.


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  • New whitepaper on the Dutch market available now

    Posted on Sep 13, 2017

    E-Commerce in Holland is happy to announce that the updated whitepaper on the Dutch e-commerce market is now available and can be requested on the homepage of our website www.ecommerceinholland.com.


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  • Consumers ready for more cross-border online shopping, retailers not

    Posted on Aug 02, 2017

    The results of an EU survey show that EU consumers show growing demand for cross-border online shopping. At the same time, retailers are still reluctant to expand their online activities and have concerns about selling to consumers in other EU countries.


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  • Ed Hensen in the press on Fin Tech and cross-border

    Posted on Jun 08, 2017

    Ed Hensen, founder of E-Commerce in Holland, was interviewed for a special issue that was published in the leading Dutch financial paper “Het Financieele Dagblad”.


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  • € 1 bn cross-border sales in Holland

    Posted on May 29, 2017

    In 2016, Dutch consumers spent €1,071 bn in online shops located in other EU member states, outside the Netherlands. Over 50% of these cross-border purchases were done in German webshops, 12% in British webshops, 8% in both Belgian and Italian webshops.


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