eCommerce in the Netherlands: Be Aware of Local Laws and Offer Prevailing Dutch Payment Solution
Editor’s Note: This post is provided exclusively for our blog by Guido Jansen, Magento Evangelist and eBusiness consultant at ISM eCompany, one of the largest Magento companies in the Netherlands. Guido is deeply involved in the Magento community since 2008 and is one of Dutchento community founders.
Since 2003 I was involved in several open source projects, doing mainly consultancy and some project management besides my Psychology studies. I started the online Dutch Joomla! community in 2004 and also organized national events for that community. In 2008 I came into contact with Magento and was really enthusiastic about it right from the start. Since people with webshops on Magento purposefully earn money with it (which is not always the case with a regular Joomla! website), budgets for developing Magento webshops are much higher, and thus, it is more interesting market.
I copied the Joomla! model to Magento and started a local online community, organizing national events andhttps://www.aheadworks.com/blog/tag/dutchento/ doing consultancy work.
Magento position in the Netherlands
Despite the economy being at a low point, eCommerce is still growing in the Netherlands. There’s a great interest in the Netherlands for Magento and related services. For instance, if you use Google Insights to track interest for “Magento” in the last 12 months, you’ll see the Netherlands on top.