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POST-EXPO 2018, Hamburg: 9 – 11 October 2018
The world’s leading international postal and parcel industry exhibition and conference heads to Hamburg in 2018. The free-to-attend exhibition will feature over 160 international exhibitors, ranging from industry-leading partners to...
August 1, 2018
Lengow Day 2018: Go Beyond!
LENGOW DAY 2018 : Go Beyond! For its 6th edition, Lengow Day returns with the title: Go Beyond. Occupying a new space, the 2018 edition will bring more networking opportunities,...
July 31, 2018
Leapp restarts in The Netherlands
Leapp is being restarted by the Dutch investment company Nobel Capital Partners and founder Rogier van Camp. Fourteen stores in the Netherlands and the webshop will open again in the...
July 30, 2018
European E-commerce: €534 billion in 2017
According to research by Ecommerce Europe, the European e-commerce market showed a significant growth in 2017. The total e-commerce turnover increased by 11 percent, making it worth 534 billion euros....
July 9, 2018
Whitepaper: Green & Social Delivery Report
Rijk van Meekeren is all about pushing boundaries. His eyes start to sparkle whenever he sees an opportunity to do things a better way. It's part of his drive to...
July 2, 2018
Alipay to launch in 20 European countries in 2018
The biggest payments firm in China, Alipay, will be available in Europe, in 20 countries, at the end of the year. It is said that the mobile payment platform has...
June 27, 2018
Belgian E-commerce will be worth €11.84 billion in 2018
The Ecommerce Foundation published a report about the online retail industry in Belgium. These numbers state that the B2C e-commerce turnover will be increasing with a 12 percent year-on-year growth rate...
June 26, 2018
Google invests half a billion in Chinese JD.com
American tech-company Google invests about 550 million dollars into the Chinese web giant JD.com. Both Google and JD.com say they want to cooperate to develop a retail infrastructure that improves...
June 22, 2018
Whitepaper: How to target an additional 58 million online shoppers? - Crossing the border to Germany
Cross-border business remains one of the very few growth opportunities in today‘s highly optimized e-commerce landscape. Utilizing the differences in pricing, taxes, consumer preference and scale, smart merchants can easily access huge potential even if...
June 20, 2018
Upgrade to TLS 1.2 or PayPal will stop working on June 30th
PayPal will stop working on the 30th of June if merchants haven't updated their websites to the latest standards. These new standards include an upgrade to Transport Layer Security (TLS)....
June 19, 2018
eTail Fulfilment & Returns - London: 11 - 12 September, 2018
eTail Fulfilment & Returns is the European event where eCommerce operations, logistics and customer experience leaders gather. Download the agenda to find out exactly who is speaking, what the hottest topics...
June 15, 2018
JD.com brings China closer to European retailers by train
E-commerce giant JD.com introduced a new solution for online retailers from Europe who are looking to sell in China. The China Railway Express is faster than the sea and cheaper than...
June 7, 2018
Zalando To Launch In Ireland and Czech Republic In Summer 2018
Zalando continues to expand its business and will launch a Zalando shop in Ireland and the Czech Republic in summer 2018. Zalando will then be present in 17 European countries. The Europan...
June 6, 2018
eTail: the conference for Nordic e-commerce: 2-3 October 2018
 eTail returns to Copenhagen this October as the Nordics’ most senior eCommerce conference. Join over 300 senior e-commerce professionals looking to challenge convention and share their experience in delivering a...
May 31, 2018
Newegg London Seller Summit - June 14th
Scaling Your Online Business Globally Newegg, the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America with a global reach into more than 50 countries, will hold its second annual Global Seller Summit...
May 15, 2018
DPD starts delivery in letterbox
Delivery company DPD is expanding its logistic services with ParcelLetter service. With this new service, it will be able to deliver small packages, letters and other shipped materials into the...
May 11, 2018
Amazon Prime users to drop service with coming price rise
Amazon will raise the cost of American Prime in the USA from $99 to $119. This change will come effective starting June, 16th. The announcement followed after the results of the...
May 11, 2018
Amazon raises storage fees
Amazon is increasing its fees for using its merchant fulfilment program Fulfilment by Amazon (FbA). As of April 26th, 2018, Amazon introduces a new pricing structure that will affect both...
May 1, 2018
EU Council adopts rules on cross-border parcel delivery to promote e-commerce
The EU facilitates consumers and businesses to compare delivery rates in the European Union to promote e-commerce. This way, it will be more easy to oversee the complex fulfilment market. The...
May 1, 2018
Digital 1to1 Europe - June 12-14th, Barcelona
On the lookout for Europe's digital gathering? Join the Digital 1to1 Europe in the La Mola Hotel & Conference Centre, Barcelona What: Digital 1to1 Europe is a two-day intensive gathering at...
April 24, 2018
Austria and China sign online trade agreement
Austria and China have signed an agreement, which should give Austrian retailers easier access to the Chinese e-commerce market. Margarete Schramböck, Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, is currently...
April 20, 2018
Engineering Digital Commerce in B2B and Wholesale
For the past 25 years, Intershop has been engineering digital business for ambitious B2B and B2C companies around the world. During these years, they have written many articles and whitepapers...
April 12, 2018
This Year at eTail Europe: Putting Your Customers at the Center in Transformative Retail
Here’s what you need to know about traditional retail stores on the threshold of digital transformation and inclusion E-commerce businesses were born online with an inherent agility that has been...
April 11, 2018
eTail Europe - June 19 - 21, 2018
eTail Europe is where European eCommerce innovators come to grow their businesses. Enjoy three days of learning and networking in an interactive format that promotes discussion and takeaways you can...
April 4, 2018
Digital Travel Summit 2018 - 26-27 June, 2018
The Digital Travel Summit is Europe's annual e-commerce event for senior Digital Marketing decision makers from the top hotels, airlines, cruise lines, car rentals and intermediaries. Engage over a multitude...
March 31, 2018
eShopWorld presents “Best Fashion Designer”-category of fashion innovation award
eShopWorld has presented the award for Best Fashion Designer at the Fashion Innovation Award to Balseca Weber as this year’s Innovation Meets Fashion event drew to a close in Lugano, Switzerland. The Loomish...
March 30, 2018
Future Stores: Upgrading Bricks and Mortar
People are shopping online more than ever before, and while retail sales are suffering, e-commerce sales as a percentage continue to grow. So where does that leave the humble high-street...
March 28, 2018
Intershop launches Commerce-as-a-Service cloud solution
Intershop Communications has announced its new cloud solution: the Intershop Commerce-as-a-Service (CaaS). According to Roelof Swiers, Country Manager at Intershop Communications Benelux it offers a cloud-based solution for digitalisation projects....
March 27, 2018
E-commerce in the Nordics: €20.6 billion in 2017
According to research by PostNord, the e-commerce industry in the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden) was worth 209,6 billion Swedish kronor, which is 20.6 billion euros in 2017. Up...
March 20, 2018
31% of UK shoppers pay more if m-commerce experience improves
Online retailers can sell more to consumers who shop with their smartphone. The most important thing to do would be to improve the shopping experience via the mobile app. In...
March 13, 2018
E-commerce in the Netherlands: €22.5 billion in 2017
In the Netherlands, e-commerce was worth 22.5 billion euros in 2017. This is a growth of 13 percent compared to the situation one year before. The Dutch made a total...
March 12, 2018
Scottish entrepreneurs boosting British business
According to GS1 UK, there has been a 61% increase in the number of Scottish businesses joining the barcode organisation. Across the United Kingdom, the number of businesses joining the...
February 26, 2018
Report: Germany online
eTail has published their annual report about the online market in Germany. Insights show that customer demands are evolving quicker than many retailers can keep up. With Germany, the biggest...
February 21, 2018
64% of Swedish e-commerce traffic is mobile
Tablet and mobile phone account two-thirds of all e-commerce visits in Sweden. In 2015, the share of mobile and tablet visits was already over 50%. In the last two years,...
February 20, 2018
JD.com is coming to Europe! What to expect?
At the beginning of February, it became clear that the Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com will come to Europe. Following Amazon, Alibaba and Rakuten, this is yet another large platform to...
February 14, 2018
InternetRetailing Expo is back with a focus on omnichannel
How can the retail industry survive (and overcome) the new customers’ demands? In a decade of digital transformation, customer behavior has dramatically changed. In 2017 nearly 20% of UK retail...
February 13, 2018
Retail top 10: no pure online-players in Austria
The ten biggest retail companies in Austria consist solely of companies that use an omnichannel model, selling both online and through physical stores. The first pure play e-tailer in Austria...
February 12, 2018
Zalando: Care for Customers and Partners
This article previously appeared in Cross-Border Magazine Nr.4, October 2017 Berlin – a blooming and friendly city – building the future that does not forget about its past. It is...
February 5, 2018
Rakuten and Walmart announce strategic alliance
Rakuten and Walmart are about to launch an online grocery delivery service in Japan and a new eBooks and audiobooks offering in the U.S. According to Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon...
January 30, 2018
Alibaba about to open a logistics center in France
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, is about to open a logistics center in France to increase sales of French products on its online trading platforms. The company is currently looking...
January 16, 2018
Marketplaces on top, cross-border surging and merchants feeling confident
This article previously appeared in Cross-Border Magazine Nr.4, October 2017 Author: Cheng Liem Li, CCO – Payvision & Acapture Since 2014, Payvision has been running the biggest annual global survey...
January 8, 2018
Dutch e-commerce sector worth €22 billion in 2017
The e-commerce turnover in the Netherlands will be worth up to 22 billion by the end of 2017. During the first three quarters, 15.7 billion euro was spent online. Q4...
December 18, 2017
363.439 New European Sellers joined Amazon
According to an article by Ecommerce News, 363.439 European sellers have joined Amazon so far in 2017. This equals to 2,997 new sellers every day, or 124 every hour, or even...
December 11, 2017
Internet Retailing EXPO 2018
Internet Retailing Events was born 11 years ago and has a large portfolio of leading events including our award-winning InternetRetailing Expo. Other events in the brand include eDelivery Expo, InternetRetailing Conference,...
December 8, 2017
Media Markt-Saturn launches online marketplace in Spain
Media Markt-Saturn, a German electronics retail group, will welcome retailers on its online platform in Spain in 2018. Spain will be the only market where Media Markt-Saturn will offer this...
December 5, 2017
Letz’shop: Luxembourg’s national e-commerce platform
Luxembourg will launch LetzShop.lu, a national e-commerce platform which will be created to boost the urban e-commerce. The platform is an initiative of the Ministry of Economy. Economic Interest Group (GIE) is in...
November 28, 2017
Online records on Black Friday
American retailers have sold products for 7,9 billion dollars online last Thursday and Friday. A little over five billion of the turnover came from products sold on Black Friday, concluded...
November 27, 2017
A delightful unpacking experience
This column previously appeared in Cross-Border Magazine Nr.4, October 2017   Henk Teunissen, CEO and founder of Rivièra Maison talks to us what it means to create an experience on all...
November 22, 2017
Column: Demystifying Product Identifiers
This column previously appeared in Cross-Border Magazine Nr.4, October 2017 Despite working for several global retailers, until recently I was not aware of how the barcode works and the significance of...
November 16, 2017
Digitalisation: a B2B approach
Wholesalers have always pursued a multi-channel strategy. In earlier days, it may have consisted of using a catalog, a brick-and-mortar store and sales representatives. Digitalisation and the Internet resulted in...
November 8, 2017
Research Report: Cross-Border E-commerce Trends in 2017
Payvision and Juniper research have published the findings of its fifth annual cross-border e-commerce research report. The paper includes the results of a global survey of various industry players regarding...
October 31, 2017
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