• 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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  • Dutch ranked 3rd as translation language for English websites

    Posted on May 01, 2017

    The increasing popularity of the Dutch online market is once more confirmed by a study that stated that Dutch is the third popular language into which English language e-commerce websites are translated.


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  • Strong growth expected for online retail in 2017 and 2018

    Posted on Apr 05, 2017

    Online retail in the Netherlands will continue to show double digit growth in 2017 and 2018, according to a retail report by ABN-AMRO Bank. The bank expects the Dutch e-commerce sales to grow by 16% in 2017 and 15% in 2018.


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  • Dutch buy 41% more cross-border products

    Posted on Mar 22, 2017

    Dutch online buyers have spent +41% more on products from cross-border webshops in 2016, compared to 2015. A total amount of € 384m was spent on products from online merchants, located outside the Netherlands.


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  • 23% growth in Dutch online sales in 2016.

    Posted on Mar 10, 2017

    9 March 2017: Total e-commerce sales in the Netherlands grew by a stunning 23% and reached € 20.2 bn in 2016. After a 16% growth to €16.1 bn in 2015, it proves once more that online is the main driver for retail sales in the Netherlands at this time. Online sales in shoes and lifestyle products, IT and food/near food were the outperformers in 2016.


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  • Cross-border trade more simple in EU

    Posted on Jun 09, 2016

    One year ago, the European Commission announced plans to create a digital single market within the EU, in order to stimulate cross-border e-commerce. As a result, the Commission adopted a so called “Actionplan on VAT” on 7 April 2016. It is intended to ‘adapt the VAT system to the digital economy and the needs of SMEs’. For retailers, this means that VAT declarations on cross-border sales can be done in their home country. Also, the threshold for applying local VAT will be the same in all EU countries. This will take away important barriers for online retailers to step into cross-border e-commerce and will reduce costs signifantly.


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