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Thumbnail-Photo: Flexible payment: huge growth expected
24.06.2021   #e-commerce #mobile payment

Flexible payment: huge growth expected

Buy now pay later services spend to reach $995 billion globally in 2026

A new study from Juniper Research has found that spending via buy now pay later services, which are integrated within eCommerce checkout options, including fixed instalment plans and flexible credit accounts, will reach $995 billion in 2026, from ...

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14.06.2021   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

New type of pedestrian drive

Carrefour partners with La Poste to launch the Pickup drive

Carrefour has teamed up with La Poste via its subsidiary Pickup to create a new nationwide partnership to launch a new Pedestrian drive business model. Henceforth, customers will be able to visit “Pickup drives” to access several local ...

Thumbnail-Photo: FedEx strengthens e-commerce offering
09.06.2021   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

FedEx strengthens e-commerce offering

Expansion of international day-definite delivery service FedEx International Connect Plus across Europe

Following the successful launch of FedEx International Connect Plus (FICP) in January 2021, FedEx has expanded access to its day-definite e-commerce delivery service. The service is now available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: An online fest of retail, tech, omnichannel and e-commerce trends...
07.06.2021   #e-commerce #digital marketing

An online fest of retail, tech, omnichannel and e-commerce trends

The very first edition of the E-commerce Berlin Virtual event - And what a debut it was!

The 26th and 27th of May 2021 marked a milestone in the world of e-commerce: the very first edition of the E-commerce Berlin Virtual event. And what a debut it was!EBV numbers speak for themselvesWe will let the numbers speak for themselves, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Significant Deal For Dematic South Europe With A New Plant For Apparel...
07.06.2021   #e-commerce #logistics

Significant Deal For Dematic South Europe With A New Plant For Apparel Customer In Northern Italy

Dematic is proud to announce the near completion of a fully automated distribution centre located in Trecate (NO) Italy for the global luxury group, Kering.

Dematic is proud to announce the near completion of a fully automated distribution centre located in Trecate (NO) Italy for the global luxury group, Kering. The project has been developed by a constant exchange of information, commitment and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Hot on the trail of the newest trends
04.06.2021   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Hot on the trail of the newest trends

OTTO uses a new in-house tool for trend research

Together with Google, the online retailer OTTO has developed a dashboard that helps identify "whitespots" - missing brands and products. The tool called MANGO builds on Google's Merchant Analytics Center and, in addition to its own ...

Thumbnail-Photo: A strong but changed retail industry looks to the future....
01.06.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

"A strong but changed retail industry looks to the future."

Retail experts at NPD discussed future retail trends

The retail industry is now doing better than many retailers expected last year as stores, offices, and schools shut down across the country. In fact, compared to last year, discretionary retail sales revenue in the U.S grew 17% from January 1 ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Gen Z shopping journeys start on Social Media...
28.05.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Gen Z shopping journeys start on Social Media

Findings reveal generational shopping preferences: purchases are mostly made on third-party websites

Leading digital experience platform provider Optimizely (formerly Episerver) today announced new survey data revealing the nuanced preferences of Gen Z and Millennial consumers as we begin to emerge from the pandemic. The survey, which polled 1,000 ...

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21.05.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Post Corona wardrobe refresh

More than half of the Canadians plan to buy new clothing when the pandemic is over

More than 50% of Canadian consumers plan to purchase new clothing once pandemic restrictions are relaxed, according to a new report from The NPD Group. The desire for a wardrobe refresh is even stronger when it comes to consumers aged 18-34 as over ...

Thumbnail-Photo: More than just a technical gimmick: augmented reality in retail...
05.05.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

More than just a technical gimmick: augmented reality in retail

How to bring your retail space to your customer's home

When the shop doors have to remain closed due to pandemic regulations and customers switch to online offerings, the digital shopping experience from smart devices should be made as eventful as possible. This is where the use of artificial ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Integrated shopping systems instead of data silos...
03.05.2021   #e-commerce #customer relationship management

Integrated shopping systems instead of data silos

How retailers can increase their efficiency in 2021

The new year started out with plenty of challenges for retailers. While over-the-counter retail is struggling with shop closures and a shortfall in sales in the second lockdown, online retail has to handle the increased volume of customer enquiries ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Livestream shopping: the sales channel of the future?...
03.05.2021   #e-commerce #mobile shopping

Livestream shopping: the sales channel of the future?

Interview with Alex von Harsdorf, Co-Founder and CEO of LIVEBUY

In Asia, and especially in China, livestream shopping has already been widespread for years. 10 percent of e-commerce sales are generated via livestream shopping, and experts predict that this share will rise to at least 25 percent in the near ...

Thumbnail-Photo: European eCommerce revenue to hit a 30% jump amid pandemic...
28.04.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

European eCommerce revenue to hit a 30% jump amid pandemic

Fashion, electronics, and media to generate half the revenues in 2021

The COVID-19-led boom in online sales has caused an impressive growth of the European eCommerce market, both in terms of revenue and the number of users. As millions of people continue switching from brick-and-mortar shops to webshops, Europe's ...

Thumbnail-Photo: You don’t need big tech investments, but creativity...
28.04.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

You don’t need big tech investments, but creativity

How brick-and-mortar retail can profit during (or thanks to!) the lockdown

The Corona pandemic has led to an immediate dovetailing of brick-and-mortar and online retail. This development is overdue, says Gerold Wolfarth, Founder & CEO of bk Group. We don't need large tech investments, but creativity, he points ...

Thumbnail-Photo: E-commerce advertising industry benchmarks for 2021...
27.04.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

E-commerce advertising industry benchmarks for 2021

Sidecar report: Advertising benchmarks for Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Amazon

The global pandemic led to sweeping improvements in return on ad spend and reductions in cost per acquisition across primary ad platforms in 2020. That’s according to Sidecar’s 2021 Benchmarks Report, the company’s new retail ...

Thumbnail-Photo: RH-ISAC announces new eCommerce campaign for retail sector...
22.04.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

RH-ISAC announces new eCommerce campaign for retail sector

Partnership with eCommerce security organizations to increase digital security

The Retail & Hospitality ISAC announced a sector-wide eCommerce campaign in partnership with leading eCommerce security organizations to increase digital efficiency, security, and compliance within the retail, hospitality, and travel sector.The ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Check the final agenda of the E-commerce Berlin Virtual 2021...
22.04.2021   #e-commerce #digital marketing

Check the final agenda of the E-commerce Berlin Virtual 2021

Today, we are announcing the full line-up of speakers and reminding the details of the conference.

E-commerce Berlin Virtual 2021 – one of the most anticipating e-commerce events in 2021 – takes place on May 26-27th 2021. This year's E-commerce Berlin - Virtual Edition powered by Lowell Group will take place completely online ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail at the edge of change
19.04.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Retail at the edge of change

The value of real-time data analytics for retailers

Seismic shifts in the retail sector in the last year have put unprecedented pressure on retailers to bounce back and make the most of the first half of 2021. With disruption expected to continue, retailers must also set themselves up for maximum ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Automation leading the way to retail success...
19.04.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Automation leading the way to retail success

Possibilities of modern technology – online and offline

COVID-19 creates a slew of unprecedented challenges for retailers. In Germany, shops are closed due to the lockdown again since December, and many retailers not only fear the economic impact, but also that their customers might not return to the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Multichannel retail adoption accelerated during 2020 holidays...
08.04.2021   #e-commerce #coronavirus

Multichannel retail adoption accelerated during 2020 holidays

GlobalData report on ecommerce development during pandemic

New research on the shopping habits of over 107,000 consumers since the start of the pandemic has shown that COVID-19 impacts drove increased adoption and growth of multichannel retail, further cementing its role in retail going forward.Online ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Say hello to E-commerce Berlin Virtual Edition!...
25.03.2021   #e-commerce #digital marketing

Say hello to E-commerce Berlin Virtual Edition!

Free virtual conference on May 26-27th 2021

The COVID-19 still has a significant impact on us all, which has led us to postpone E-commerce Berlin Expo 2021, and fill the gap with E-commerce Berlin - Virtual Edition.Based on participants' expectation we intend to keep the event onsite, so ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retailers cite conversion optimization as the #1 ecommerce challenge...
25.03.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Retailers cite conversion optimization as the #1 ecommerce challenge

State of payments across retail in Europe

Mollie, payment service provider in Europe, has published research unveiling the state of payments in retail today as well as the challenges and opportunities in the retail market following a turbulent year. For example, when asked the biggest ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail statistics, trends and forecasts for 2021...
23.03.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Retail statistics, trends and forecasts for 2021

Outlook: omnichannel, mobile, and social commerce

Without a doubt, COVID-19 changed the way most people see the world, and retail was one of the hardest-hit sectors. In October 2020, in-store footfall in the US was a massive 34.5% lower than October 2019, and 60% of customers said that COVID-19 may ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Adidas presents growth strategy ‘Own The Game’ until 2025...
22.03.2021   #e-commerce #digitization

Adidas presents growth strategy ‘Own The Game’ until 2025

Strategic focus on direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, consumer experience

Adidas introduced its new strategy ‘Own the Game’ at a virtual investor & media day. Main strategic focus of ‘Own the Game’ is to strengthen the credibility of the adidas brand, to create a unique consumer experience and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 2021 could see record retail sales growth in the US...
17.03.2021   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

2021 could see record retail sales growth in the US

… but economy still hinges on coronavirus

A wide array of economic indicators point toward potentially record retail sales growth during 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic remains the biggest challenge for the year, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Three ways to make better use of mobile marketing...
08.03.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Three ways to make better use of mobile marketing

Social media, mobile optimization, QR codes – practical rips for retailers

The pandemic has rapidly changed the way consumers interact with brands, with digital platforms becoming the sole way for browsing and purchasing goods and services in almost all sectors. This has resulted in a tremendous rise in the use of mobile, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Food mail order between 1931 and 2021
01.03.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Food mail order between 1931 and 2021

Specialty retailer Jungborn does e-commerce for seniors

Food and online retail – the two terms don't always go together in Germany. And then e-commerce for seniors on top of that? It is precisely in this niche that specialty mail order company Jungborn wants to establish itself. And it has been ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Ahold Delhaize USA companies expand micro-fulfillment capabilities...
25.02.2021   #e-commerce #supply chain management

Ahold Delhaize USA companies expand micro-fulfillment capabilities

Readying an omnichannel supply chain

Peapod Digital Labs, Ahold Delhaize USA’s digital, e-commerce and commercial engine, announced a new micro-fulfillment technology pilot with The GIANT Company in the Philadelphia market.Part of an e-commerce fulfillment center (EFC), the pilot ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Instacart hires former Facebook Vice President of Product...
08.02.2021   #e-commerce #social media

Instacart hires former Facebook Vice President of Product

Asha Sharma as new Chief Operating Officer

Instacart’s goal is to look more holistically at the end-to-end customer experience and better operationalize it across the company. To help achieve that, they’re welcoming an operator and entrepreneurial product leader in Asha Sharma to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Southeast Asian online and offline health and beauty partnership...
06.02.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Southeast Asian online and offline health and beauty partnership

Grab brings beauty products from over 2,200 Watsons stores to customers’ doorsteps

A.S. Watson Group, an international health and beauty retailer, and Grab, Southeast Asia’s super app, announced the largest O+O (online and offline) health and beauty partnership in Southeast Asia, spanning across six Southeast Asian markets ...

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05.02.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Online Shop Day

How do web store owners ensure that their e-commerce platform is always available

Online stores have the advantage that they are usually accessible 24/7. That's why many customers like to shop online. But how do web store owners ensure that their e-commerce platform is always available?Customers expect their orders or ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Skilled returns management for more customer loyalty...
03.02.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Skilled returns management for more customer loyalty

International returns management: transparent, fast, sustainable

On Jan. 27, 2021, the new edition of "retail salsa - Spice up your community," the new webtalk format from iXtenso and EuroShop, took place.The topic of the afternoon: the squeeze of lemon for your returns management.Want to know what ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Examining working environments in warehouses...
26.01.2021   #e-commerce #warehouse management

Examining working environments in warehouses

Research on new jobs in e-commerce

Researchers in occupational science and occupational health from Swedish University of Gävle and Luleå University of Technology are going to study working environments in the large warehouses that form the hubs in e-commerce. E-commerce ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Stats and trends for 2020 holiday customer service strategies...
12.01.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

Stats and trends for 2020 holiday customer service strategies

Higher sales with self-service materials and chat

ResultsCX announced findings from its recent holiday shopping and customer service survey, taking the pulse of organizations and how they’re handling a variety of customer service offerings this holiday season.The National Retail Federation ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 5 reasons outsourcing logistics is the way to go...
11.01.2021   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

5 reasons outsourcing logistics is the way to go

Meeting customer expectations in the age of ecommerce

The rise of e-commerce is a pervasive force that ripples through every part of the global supply chain, calling for faster and more efficient shipping. As a result, there has been a significant increase in the adoption of logistics service ...

Thumbnail-Photo: UK retailers still need to prepare for Brexit...
06.01.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

UK retailers still need to prepare for Brexit

Distribution, inventory, and customer satisfaction are main concerns

A new survey of UK online and omnichannel retailers conducted by PFS, the operations business unit of PFSweb, Inc., reveals that the majority of retailers are yet to adequately prepare themselves for the end of the Brexit transition period. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Beauty shoppers won’t try new products when shopping online...
26.11.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Beauty shoppers won’t try new products when shopping online

‘Virtual’ try-on technology positively impacts 45% of beauty shoppers

While nearly half (44%) of beauty shoppers in a new survey agree that they have bought more beauty and skincare products online (rather than in store) over the last 6 months, the research reveals that 56% (rising to 62% among female shoppers) tend ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Shopping in social media streams?
16.11.2020   #e-commerce #app

Shopping in social media streams?

Further steps towards social commerce

The fact that retailers and brands offer their products online where consumers spend their free time – on social media channels as well as on image and video portals – is nothing new. There have been many advertising campaigns on these ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Chefbot delivers personalized recipe recommendations...
15.10.2020   #e-commerce #artificial intelligence

Chefbot delivers personalized recipe recommendations

AI Twitter tool that “helps cooking” based on ingredients

The Kroger Co. launched the first generation of Chefbot, its AI-powered Twitter recipe tool that helps users' pair the groceries in their fridge and reduce food waste by providing mealtime inspiration and personalized recommendations.Developed ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Get your business ready for E-commerce Berlin Expo 2021!...
08.10.2020   #e-commerce #digital marketing

Get your business ready for E-commerce Berlin Expo 2021!

Meeting point for all major decision-makers in the e-commerce sector

E-commerce Berlin Expo is the biggest pure-play e-commerce event in the (tech) capital city of Germany. Over 9,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors are expected every year. E-commerce Expo views itself as a community and a meeting point for all ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Offline stores sales in US department stores decline by 75% in Q2 2020...
25.09.2020   #e-commerce #brick and mortar retail

Offline stores sales in US department stores decline by 75% in Q2 2020

... as e-commerce is set to grow by 20% in 2020

According to the research data analyzed and published by StockApps.com, US department stores reported a 75% drop in sales during Q2 2020. The report estimated a decline of 60% for the whole year, while predicting a 20% increase in e-commerce for the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Labor Day ads up, consumers’ planned spend down...
04.09.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Labor Day ads up, consumers’ planned spend down

Half of consumers plan to purchase items for Labor Day

Numerator has launched a consumer sentiment survey to understand how people plan to celebrate, shop, and spend for Labor Day. Overall, almost two-thirds of consumers expect to celebrate and shop for Labor Day differently this year and 49% expect to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Event: E-commerce Berlin Expo 2021
28.08.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Event: E-commerce Berlin Expo 2021

E-commerce Berlin Expo is the biggest pure-play e-commerce event in the (tech) capital city of Germany. Over 9,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors are expected every year.

E-commerce Expo views itself as a community and a meeting point for all major decision-makers in the e-commerce sector. We bring together leaders in the e-commerce industry to offer online sellers and retailers the opportunity to develop their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits...
14.08.2020   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits

Sustainable logistics solutions for last mile delivery

Convenient, fast, and affordable. By now, "sustainable" has also been added to the list of what makes for the perfect online ordering process. That’s why retailers and delivery services must rethink their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Getting a taste for grocery deliveries
14.08.2020   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Getting a taste for grocery deliveries

What are the best online grocery delivery options?

Bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, pasta, butter ... Brick-and-mortar stores are no longer the only place where consumers turn to for their groceries. The COVID-19 crisis has spurred a boom in food delivery services. So how do groceries end up in your ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Merchants can build their own businesses by choosing the right daily...
10.08.2020   #e-commerce #online platform

Merchants can build their own businesses by choosing the right daily deal platforms

Bargaining and the three-way transaction that defines the daily deal market

Researchers from the University of Maryland and Harvard University analyzed the bargaining process between the daily deal platforms Groupon as well as LivingSocial and merchants to identify the trade-offs made by both parties during the transaction ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 3 steps to personalisation in e-commerce
04.08.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

3 steps to personalisation in e-commerce

How retailers can build trust and foster customer loyalty

The COVID-19 pandemic has left a visible mark on the retail sector, and companies have had to find new ways to reach consumers effectively in a very short time. Many companies that had previously focused on stationary retail have expanded their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: eBay’s management of payments begins scaling globally...
24.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

eBay’s management of payments begins scaling globally

Payments initiative reaches a milestone as the Operating Agreement with PayPal expires

Starting today (July 20th), eBay will begin expanding its management of payments around the globe. The company embarked on its journey to manage the end-to-end payments process on its marketplace platform in late 2018 and is already seeing success ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Millennials averaged 50% more online deliveries than baby boomers …...
22.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Millennials averaged 50% more online deliveries than baby boomers …

… even though millennials favor eco-friendly choices

Millennials have become online “super buyers” during the COVID-19 lockdown and are receiving an average of 50 per cent more deliveries every week than the over-55 “baby boomer” generation, a new survey of 2,000 consumers has ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online retailers need to better inform customers about the status of...
21.07.2020   #online trading #e-commerce

Online retailers need to better inform customers about the status of their orders

E-Commerce Shipping Study 2020 by parcelLab

parcelLab has analysed for the second time the shipping services of 100 of the largest German online shops (according to EHI). The results show that 1 in 4 retailers in Germany only send a single email to their customers after their checkout. This ...

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