Bol.com

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Feb 13 '18 16:10

Online store Bol.com stopped selling laughing gas cylinders, meant to be use for whipped cream sprayers. The canisters are increasingly used in combination with balloons or N2O crackers as drugs, and Bol.com therefore finds it irresponsible to keep selling them, a spokesperson confirmed to NH Nieuws.

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Dec 6 '17 14:20

Only one day since Pakjesavond and online market place Marktplaats is already flooded with unwanted Sinterklaas gifts. This year Sinterklaas most often misjudged his custom's desires when it came to navigation systems, car chargers for smartphones and underwear and lingerie, RTL Nieuws reports.

The site also saw a massive increase in offers to sell Dutch-language CDs, up 28 percent. The offer of travel guides also increased significantly, by 19 percent. And like previous years, many people also listed hats, scarves, gloves and DVDs for sale. 

PostNL
Nov 28 '17 15:40

Black Friday and Cyber Monday turned out to be very busy days for Dutch online stores, with Bol.com, Coolblue and Mediamarkt all reporting record breaking numbers in visitors and sales. PostNL warns that there may be some delay in delivering packages.

"Over the past days there were many extra online orders. We are delivering most packages today. For a small part of the packages, we expect a delay. We will deliver those packages tomorrow", the Dutch postal service wrote on its site on Tuesday.

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Feb 1 '17 09:35

Thousands of counterfeit products are traded over Dutch website Bol.com, watchdog React said to AD on Wednesday. This includes things like cellphones, earphones, batteries and chargers.

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Dec 22 '16 12:00

Online store Bol.com has to stop selling fireworks, because it is illegal to send fireworks by post. The online store removed all fireworks from its website after a reminder from the Environment and Transport Inspectorate, AD reports.

According to the newspaper, about 225 different types of fireworks were for sale on Bol.com, ranging from sparklers to fireworks packages. But the Inspectorate does not differentiate between types of fireworks - no fireworks may be sent by post, a spokesperson said to AD.

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Dec 21 '15 10:27

Last minute Christmas shopping is expected to result in an extremely busy day for Dutch online stores on Monday. Bol.com director Daniel Ropers expects Monday to be the busiest day in the history of online shopping in the Netherlands

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Nov 13 '15 16:15

Department store chain Hema was once again voted the Netherlands' most needed brand in research institute Eurib's annual top 100 ranking. Bol.com came a close second and Ikea came in third.

Aug 20 '15 11:44

Supermarket group Ahold saw an increase in both turnover and profits in what CEO Dick Boer calls "a strong second quarter".

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May 12 '15 12:05

An expectant mom was pleasantly surprised by an endearing letter from Bol.com telling her that a product she ordered is unavailable.

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Mar 13 '15 17:25

The Netherlands' largest online store Bol.com is planning on building a massive new logistics center in Waalwijk, Branbants Dagblad reports.

Feb 26 '15 13:05

Retail group Ahold, parent company of among others Albert Heijn, Etos and bol.com, released its annual figures for the 2014 financial year today.

Dec 23 '14 14:16

The fact that Dutch people love free stuff is clearly reflected in the search results of Marktplaats. This keyword is entered on the trading site 50 times a day on average, and thus tops the list of most used keywords on Marktplaats 2014.

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Dec 4 '14 08:33

The packages streaming into PostNL formed such a tall tower that it collapsed. The 56 year old PostNL employee, Ellen, had to stop sorting the packages or she would literally have been buried by her workload, the Volkskrant reports.

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Nov 10 '14 11:37

Large retail chains are trying to lure customers with huge discounts at a time where they need to earn their money. "It is total panic," conclude retail experts.

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Oct 7 '14 15:26

Fifty freelance couriers contracted by PostNL, DHL and UPS have taken action against Bol.com, alleging poor working conditions and financial exploitation. Bol.com’s offer of “free delivery” has become a target for the FNV trade union who claims that it is the couriers who pay the price for cheap parcel delivery.

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Oct 3 '14 13:33

Major online stores, such as Coolblue and Bol.com, will no longer publish a large part of their ranges on price comparison site Kieskeurig.nl.

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Sep 17 '14 16:12

Online shop Amazon.com is negotiating with Dutch publishers regarding the sale of e-books. Making the speculations about a possible move to the Netherlands concrete.

Kobo
Sep 16 '14 09:59

Dutch online shop Bol.com is going to work together with Canadian e-reading service Kobo to expand its online e-book range. Bol.com announces in a press report that clients will have access to two million e-books, rather than hundreds of thousands, thanks to the partnership, the nrc reports.

Fisher Price Piet
Sep 9 '14 11:17

Toy company Fisher Price sold its last Zwarte Piet dolls in The Netherlands yesterday after various media reported that the company would stop production of the doll, which is part of a set including Piet, Sinterklaas and his horse Schimmel. Online as well as in stores, there was a rush to buy the dolls, which sold by the hundreds.

Aug 21 '14 10:49

Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn is suffering under the growth of other chains like Jumbo and Lidl, according to quarter figures from mother company Ahold. Profits at Ahold dropped from €206 to €147 million last quarter while turnover dropped more than four percent to 7.4 billion, the NOS reports.

John Green
Jun 13 '14 13:45

John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars is topping book charts worldwide, and is even the number one sold book on Bol.com's Top 100 English Books list. Now, the book's film adaptation is set to be the hit if the summer for young adults. Many of the film's locations are set in Amsterdam, which means that the city might experience fan tourists visiting the locations.

Jewelry
May 5 '14 08:35

The internet retail company Bol.com will start selling rings, watches, necklaces and sunglasses, giving the ailing jewelry business a strong competitor, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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