Suppliers force web stores to charge minimum prices for their products, refusing to deliver to stores who sell their products for lower prices. While this is not allowed, the practice is common, the Dutch authority for consumers and markets ACM said to NOS.
Nearly three years after being declared bankrupt, retailer V&D is back, but only as an online store. The online store is focused on the "interests of active over 40 year olds, such as travel, hobbies, health, lifestyle, gardening and fashion", AD reports.
The Dutch judiciary is implementing an intensified approach against online stores suspected of committing fraud against their customers. If customers file three reports against an online store, payment services will be instructed to block payments to the affected web shop, in order to prevent more customers falling victim, NOS reports.
The Dutch authority for consumer and market ACM fined online store TOM and its two directors 500 thousand euros for not complying to the rules of reimbursement to customers who wish to cancel their order
Toy stores Bart Smit and Toys XL will soon undergo name changes, parent company Blokker Holding announced. Both stores will continue under the name Intertoys. Blookker thinks that one toy brand will better serve the customer
The V&D brand name is getting another chance. The bankruptcy administrators reached an agreement with three entrepreneurs about taking over the brand rights. They plan to open a V&D online store
An expectant mom was pleasantly surprised by an endearing letter from Bol.com telling her that a product she ordered is unavailable.
The online store Mapp.nl has notified customers that hackers have stolen a portion of their customer base, including 157 thousand email addresses and encrypted passwords, Security.NL reports. According to a spokesperson, the attack happened via SQL Injection.
Online retailer has started a test in which three style experts give style advice to clients via WhatsApp for free. According to the company, this is the first time something like this is done in the Netherlands and in the online retail market.
The Netherlands' largest online store Bol.com is planning on building a massive new logistics center in Waalwijk, Branbants Dagblad reports.