• 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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  • Business partnership with Thuiswinkel.org

    Posted on Mar 24, 2016

    Business partnership with Thuiswinkel.org15 September 2015: E-Commerce in Holland has been accepted as business partner by Thuiswinkel.org, the leading trade organization for e-commerce and online retail in the Netherlands. Business partners of Thuiswinkel.org are preferred suppliers to internet retailers and mailorder companies on the Dutch market. In order to become a business partner, candidates must show a successful track record...


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  • Partnership with Händlerbund launched

    Posted on Mar 23, 2016

    To be legally compliant is a real challenge, especially in cross border e-commerce. Besides the specific legal situation, correct legal statements like terms and conditions and privacy statements are of utmost importance. An online retailer who wants to sell in the Netherlands, has to enlighten his Dutch customers about their legal rights.


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  • +18% increase in online sales Holland Q1 2015

    Posted on Mar 22, 2016

    Based on a newly introduced report, the National Statistic Bureau (CBS) in the Netherlands reported an 18.4% increase in online retail of consumer products in Holland in Q1 2015, compared to last year. The report also mentioned that multi channel retailers increased their online sales by 23.5%, while online pure players reached 14.4% higher internet sales.


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