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Amazon Belgium: is ready to begin operations!
Amazon Belgium is close to becoming a reality after the company announced its plans, earlier this year, to open a logistics center in Belgium. So far, everything indicates that Amazon...
June 23, 2022
Huboo is ready to launch in Germany!
After launching in the Netherlands in 2021, the e-commerce company founded in the UK and already active in Spain, Huboo, is preparing to launch in Germany.  Do you want to...
June 22, 2022
Google Chrome wants to get “smarter”
Google Chrome aims at becoming smarter and more efficient in its results, by using advanced Machine Learning. With the main objective of making its Chrome browser more useful - and...
June 13, 2022
Clearco launches in Germany with €500 million as promised capital
Canada's big e-commerce investor Clearco has recently launched in Germany. To this end, the firm has pledged €500 million to German online companies. Only a few months ago, the company...
June 11, 2022
Go Global Ecommerce Networking Rooftop Session: will be held next June 2nd!
By Go Global Ecommerce. Expand your e-commerce management horizons and your cross-border online sales with the GoGlobal Networking Rooftop Session. Sign up for what is set to be quite possibly...
May 25, 2022
Cut It Evo
Ranpak presents Cut’it! EVO™ a new generation of In-Line Packaging Machines!
CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – May 10, 2022 – Ranpak Holdings Corp. (“Ranpak”) (NYSE: PACK), a global leader in environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, will...
May 19, 2022
DELIVER Insight on e-Commerce and Logistics: The Evolving Journey!
Our partner DELIVER Events has released its first Insights report ahead of DELIVER 2022, its flagship in-person event. Do you want to know more about international commerce, e-commerce, and also...
May 16, 2022
Successfully launch your international online sales strategy!
By our partners at LogiCommerce. Consumers are increasingly buying products online across borders, which undoubtedly offers the opportunity for thousands of businesses to expand internationally in a much simpler and...
May 10, 2022
UK E-Commerce to reach 200 billion euros
By the end of 2019, the turnover of B2C e-commerce in the United Kingdom is forecasted to reach even more than €200 billion. Compared to last year (€175 billion), that...
June 19, 2019
Whitepaper: Checkout4Fashion
The opportunities available to retailers within the fashion industry are enormous. As the world becomes increasingly connected, it also becomes easier and cheaper to sell clothes, footwear and accessories to consumers in...
June 18, 2019
Coca-Cola lays focus on sustainability
"Let's not waste this summer" is the name of the new Coca-Cola campaign and with that slogan, the soft drink giant is focusing its biggest campaign of the year entirely...
June 17, 2019
Otto’s online revenue up to €7.7 billion
The online sales of Otto, one of the world’s largest online sellers, witnessed an increase during the previous financial year of up to 7.7 billion euros. Compared to the year...
June 12, 2019
Nike and Nespresso at top 100 of direct-to-consumer online ranking
Practicology assessed 100 consumer brands who sell online directly to customers and identified the best practice. These brands compete against other retailers and marketplaces for online customers. In Practicology’s report, how...
June 6, 2019
Amazon invests in Deliveroo as part of €513.5 million funding round
Amazon is leading a new investment round of 575 million dollars, which is equal to 513.4 million euros. This news has been announced by online food delivery service Deliveroo, which...
June 5, 2019
Free whitepaper: How to Build a Trusted Brand Abroad? 15 Tips and Tricks.
Cross-border e-commerce is growing rapidly. This offers lots of opportunities for e-commerce players but requires focus. Just like personal relationships, buying online involves a leap of faith. It is unlikely...
June 4, 2019
Albert Heijn uses artificial intelligence to fight food waste
Dutch supermarket giant Albert Heijn is taking a new step towards reducing food waste. This week, they've started a trial with “dynamic discounting” of chicken and fish products at a...
June 3, 2019
Otto now counts 7 million retailers
A large number of sellers decided to join the online marketplace platform Otto this year. It now has approximately 7 million merchants selling their products via the website. Today, Otto...
May 29, 2019
Free delivery doesn’t increase return volume
Online retailers who offer free delivery do not experience an increase in returns. Although many consumers often don’t pay for a delivery, free delivery is almost never the reason for...
May 29, 2019
Sustainable e-commerce service Loop launches in France
Loop, a shopping startup that creates reusable packages, has launched in France. The whole idea behind this startup is that containers are designed to be used again. Many manufacturers have...
May 27, 2019
5 Indicators to Replatform in B2B
Online shopping has changed shopping behaviour drastically. The rise of e-commerce has challenged both B2B and B2C sellers to constantly adapt themselves to new trends, changing consumer demands and competitive...
May 27, 2019
Partnership Payvision and ING: over 50% growth and a new visual identity
Payvision, a global payments fintech player celebrates its one-year partnership with ING, one of the largest European banks, with a brand-new visual identity. Payvision had an excellent year in 2018,...
May 24, 2019
Interactive Product Visualization is Rising
Consumers want to try an item out before purchasing, which is why interactive product visualization is on the rise. These technologies will create a more sensory online shopping experience. This...
May 23, 2019
Personalisation likely to unsettle customers
49% of consumers are willing to sign up for personalisation. However, when it’s done wrong, it makes them uncomfortable. Research done by Periscope By McKinsey shows that consumers will not...
May 22, 2019
Failed deliveries cost industry €1.85 billion ($2.08) every year
Research done by NetDespatch and IMRG shows that failed deliveries have huge financial impacts for all three of the main groups involved; the customer, retailer and carrier. There might be...
May 21, 2019
Google makes YouTube videos 'shoppable'
Search giant Google is testing its Google Express marketplace by putting product recommendations and prices below YouTube videos. According to The Information, the company starts testing this with videos from...
May 17, 2019
Klarna processes a million transactions per day
Klarna is doing well. The Swedish payment company recently revealed in its most recent annual report that it now processes 1 million transactions per day and that the worldwide sales...
May 14, 2019
French e-commerce increases 12.5% in 2019
The turnover of business-to-consumer e-commerce in France is expected to increase by 12.5% compared to 2018. Last year, the French e-commerce turnover was 92.6 billion euros and it will reach...
May 10, 2019
German serial-returners returned 487 million items in 2018
German serial-returners returned 487 million goods last year. This comes from the study of a research team from the University of Bamberg who researched the return behaviour of German consumers...
May 9, 2019
Coffee is now the leading category in e-commerce grocery sales
In 2018, food and beverage, e-commerce grocery, sales reached 4.75 billion US dollars on Amazon. It is the fastest growing segment for online retailers. According to Edge by Ascential, the...
May 8, 2019
Samsung postpones launch of Galaxy Fold
Samsung has cancelled two media events in China regarding the new foldable ‘Galaxy Fold’. It also postponed the launch in the US after various flaws were discovered by journalists who...
May 7, 2019
The Power of Paper
The way we take care of our environment has been a hot topic all over the world for quite some time. Just think about the discussion on pollution in the oceans...
May 7, 2019
Netflix does not fear Disney and Apple
Netflix says the company does not fear the arrival of Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus. According to them, the "transition from linear to delayed viewing" is huge and all...
May 2, 2019
17% increase for Dutch online retail turnover
The Dutch retail sector is experiencing growth in the first part of 2019. Not only the online retail market, but also the offline retail is growing. Dutch market research company...
April 30, 2019
Otto best European alternative to Amazon
German e-commerce company Otto is the biggest European competitor of Amazon. According to former CEO and current chairman of the Otto Group supervisory board, Michael Otto, it is the only...
April 30, 2019
Online shoppers trust all trustmarks - even fake ones
A trustmark helps to reassure a consumer when it comes to ordering from a web shop. They are an important factor regarding the trustworthiness of an e-commerce shop. However, fake...
April 25, 2019
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon AWS set to achieve 100% sustainability on a global scale
Last Monday, April 8th, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced three new projects. These projects are set to achieve 100% renewable energy for its global infrastructure. These projects will take place...
April 24, 2019
Macy's launches 'Story' nationally in 36 shops
Macy's launches 'Story' on a national level in 36 shops. According to a press release, the company integrates the Story retail concept spread out over 15 states. Story will be...
April 17, 2019
Asos is done with serial returners
The UK online fashion retailer Asos is done with customers who turn out to be serial returners. The company does not want customers who purchase clothing, wear it and then...
April 12, 2019
Mobile sales will account for 34% of all US e-commerce sales
Mobile e-commerce retail sales will make up 24% of all US e-commerce sales in 2019. That accounts for an estimated amount of 203.94 billion dollars. Desktop purchases are still dominating...
April 11, 2019
Over 1200% growth expected for the number of robotic warehouses by 2025
Retailers are taking advantage of advanced and affordable commercial robotics, with e-commerce fulfilment as their primary driver. According to ABI Research, over 50,000 warehouses globally will use robots by 2025....
April 10, 2019
Paypal Cross-Border Consumer Research 2018
Well-known payment provider PayPal carried out an annual survey in collaboration with Ipsos on cross border purchases by consumers worldwide. For this Cross-Border Consumer Research in 2018, they collected survey...
April 9, 2019
Primark and Disney collaborate to bring experiential retail
Primark and Disney collaborate to bring a new retail experiment to Primark’s new brick-and-mortar shop in Birmingham. It will feature the Disney cafe and offer customers the city’s typical street food....
April 9, 2019
Biggest online sales growth due to warm weather
The unusually warm February weather has increased the growth of online sales severely. It is the biggest growth in six months, according to IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. Even though...
March 28, 2019
Five reasons SME e-commerce retailers are set for global success in 2019 and beyond
There has never been a better time to set up an e-commerce business. With set-up costs falling and technology improving, e-commerce start-ups through to SMEs have the opportunity to scale...
March 27, 2019
3.3% of global online retail made up of counterfeit goods
Around the world, online sales experience an increase in the demand for counterfeit goods, as customers want to pay a lesser price for branded products. According to a report from the...
March 21, 2019
A Real Cool Solution
This article previously was published in Cross-Border Magazine Have you ever ordered frozen food online? If so, you can imagine how unsatisfying it would be to receive your frozen veggies completely...
March 20, 2019
Amazon could dominate the grocery market
According to DigitalCommerce360, analysts say that Amazon’s grocery sales could exceed Walmart’s in the years 2030-2035. However, they will have to either acquire or build thousands of brick-and-mortar shops to...
March 15, 2019
The importance of mobile apps in the e-commerce business
Companies actively invest in technology and are integrating more digital features into their online webshop. Mobile apps have enabled companies to meet the demands of a customer in the smartphone-driven...
March 14, 2019
Salesupply opens a new fulfillment location in London
Salesupply, worldwide specialized partner of many e-commerce companies in the logistics fulfilment and customer care industry, opens a new fulfilment location in London Heathrow. This additional service offers many strategic...
March 11, 2019
The Business With The Oktoberfest
This article previously was published in Cross-Border Magazine Author: Dirk Haschke, VP Sales DACH and eCommerce Operations Descartes Systems (Germany) GmbH How MOSER Trachten – a traditional giant with 38 branches –...
February 26, 2019
The challenges of mobile sales in online fashion retail
Online fashion shoppers spend more on their mobile devices than via their desktops, for the first time ever. A large-scale study done by Nosto shows that in the last quarter...
February 20, 2019
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