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Online Shoppers in Germany buy more and more in China
Online consumers in Germany buy more and more goods abroad. According to DPD's e-shopper barometer, half of German online shoppers have accessed a foreign webshop to purchase a product cross-border....
January 25, 2019
Driving Decisions with Real-Time Data
Online shoppers today have more choice, more information and crucially, less time. To compete with commercial giants like Amazon, smaller online retailers are finding ways to meet customers wherever and...
January 23, 2019
Instant bank transfer payments introduced by Otto
OTTO, the German online platform has introduced instant bank transfers to its retailers and consumers. It enables customers to transfer payments instantly for their purchases. Using this payment method, the...
January 22, 2019
How to set up for Global Success
This article previously was published in Cross-Border Magazine How We Are Pentagon supports big brands to overcome challenges when entering marketplaces worldwide. Laurence Guy is founder and CEO of Pentagon...
January 18, 2019
Bank of China to enable payment in Yuan on U.S. e-commerce platforms in 2019
The official Xinhua news agency reports that the Bank of China’s New York branch will enable Chinese firms to receive payment in Yuan rather than Dollars from their sales on...
January 16, 2019
Zalando introduces after payment services in Italy
Fashion platform Zalando introduced an after payment service in Italy. This way, Italian consumers can buy their preferred products, return the products they do not wish to keep and only pay...
January 15, 2019
Joint Industry Statement on Brexit and Parcel Delivery
Ecommerce Europe, Fevad, Thuiswinkel.org, Händlerbund, Netcomm, EshopWedrop, An Post, DPD Group and PostNL have presented a joint statement on Brexit and parcel delivery. They opt that the United Kingdom and...
January 9, 2019
U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1% in 2018 Holiday Season
A MasterCard report shows a robust holiday shopping season for the American market. Holiday sales increased 5.1% to more than $850 billion this year. This is the strongest growth in...
January 8, 2019
Amazon Germany employees strike before Christmas
There is an Amazon Germany workers strike taking place at two of Amazon‘s German warehouses. With just a week to go before Christmas, it’s raised concerns that gifts might not arrive...
December 20, 2018
#eTailAsia; Thriving in the e-commerce Revolution in 2019
Year after year, eTail Asia has been a sell-out success story! And it’s back for the 7th edition at Sheraton Towers, Singapore from 5-7th March 2019. What is it about...
December 14, 2018
75 Million for Alibaba's European Hub
Alibaba is working on entering the European market. To provide a better service, they will open a European hub in Liege, Belgium. The Chinese marketplace giant has reserved 75 million...
December 10, 2018
Overcoming cross-border challenges: trust as one solution
The rise of e-commerce is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. The total transaction value of e-commerce worldwide is estimated to be $2,875,507 million in 2018[1], with a global...
December 6, 2018
Alibaba: king of the holiday season
Tamebay.com reports that Alibaba, the most powerful, well-known Chinese marketplace platform, is the absolute king of the 2018 holiday sales. Comparing the United States versus Alibaba Holiday sales for 2018,...
December 4, 2018
Ecommerce Foundation acquired Scamadviser
Ecommerce Foundation has acquired the British website Scamadviser. With the acquisition and integration of the Scamadviser technology, Ecommerce Foundation will strengthen its global e-commerce trust mark solution by instilling trust in consumers buying online...
November 30, 2018
Black Friday: major growth in transactions in the Netherlands
According to Betaalvereniging Nederland, payment transactions have increased a lot over the Black Friday weekend. From Friday, November 23rd to Monday 26th, the popular payment method iDeal and normal debit...
November 28, 2018
On Black Friday, more U.S. shoppers chose the computer over the mall
The Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday kickoff of the U.S. holiday shopping season showed the increasing preference for online purchases, as more Americans opted to stay home and use their smartphones...
November 27, 2018
Investors slightly disappointed in growth JD.com
Alibaba's biggest competitor, JD.com, finished its third quarter with a total turnover of 15.3 billion dollars. Net profits were about 0.4 billion. Despite these results, investors were disappointed in the...
November 22, 2018
Small web shops in Belgium can't compete with large online stores
Belgian small online retailers are facing difficult times. The total amount of small web shops fell with 8.5% in 2017. The main given reasons to stop with their own shop...
November 9, 2018
Zalando expects to grow revenues 20-25% in fourth quarter after challenging Q3
Fashion platform Zalando expects to grow revenues in the fourth quarter of 2018 by 20-25% after a financially challenging third quarter with 11.7% revenue growth to €1.20 billion and an adjusted...
November 8, 2018
Zalando connects offline and online more
Zalando is expanding its cooperation with brick-and-mortar stores that are connected to the Zalando platform to 600 by the end of this year. This so-called 'Connected Retail Model' will be internationalised...
November 1, 2018
Report B2B Online: The Perfect Platform
B2B customers are becoming more demanding than ever. With targeted content on the rise, people expect relevant, accurate information to be made available at a moment’s notice. As a result, B2B...
October 31, 2018
Zara in the UK: profits & sales surge
Zara’s profits and sales in its United Kingdom market soared in its last financial year, reports Retail Gazette. The fashion company bucked the challenges plaguing its high-end street competitors. According to...
October 29, 2018
It's almost time! Geoblocking regulation on its way
Starting December 3rd, it is forbidden for web shops to exclude or discriminate consumers based on their location. This has some implications for your shop.  Research performed by the European...
October 26, 2018
Q3 PayPal: 9.1 million new users
In its third quarter of 2018, PayPal welcomed 9.1 million new users.  The new users bring the total of users to 254 million, which is a new high. In total,...
October 25, 2018
Research: Understanding what IConomy consumers want
A Localz research conducted by YouGov, which resulted in the 2018 ICurve Report, has explored the concerns of the United Kingdom's consumer on the current state of last-mile delivery of goods and...
October 23, 2018
PayPal to increase Instant Transfer fees in USA
Payment service provider PayPal is increasing the fees for personal accounts in the USA when withdrawing money. Currently, it costs nothing to withdraw funds to a bank account linked to...
October 17, 2018
Final tweaks in North American trade deal keep lid on e-commerce
Last-minute changes to the new North American trade deal sank USA's hopes of making Canada and Mexico allow higher-value shipments to the countries by online retailers, such as Amazon.com, a top...
October 8, 2018
Online mobile transactions in Europe up to 44%, APAC to 51%
A research by Criteo concludes that transactions completed on the smartphone are rising globally. Northern Europe and Japan are growing in particular. In these regions, mobile transactions now represent over...
September 27, 2018
Amazon.de by far the biggest in Germany
As in previous years, a new research published by EHI and Statista has revealed that Amazon.de is by far the biggest webshop of Germany. As the total turnover has reached...
September 17, 2018
Forecast: e-commerce in China to value $1.8tn in 2022
According to Tamebay, a new report by Forrester called 'Ecommerce in China, Trends and Outlook for the Largest Ecommerce Market in the World', states the value of e-commerce in China is...
September 13, 2018
Win a free Delegate pass to InternetRetailing Conference
As media partner of InternetRetailing Conference(IRC), IRC and Cross-Border Magazine are delighted to announce a giveaway for a Delegate pass (worth £295) to the upcoming event in London. About Internet Retailing Conference...
September 13, 2018
United Kingdom: 9% Year on Year growth in online shopping
An annual United Kingdom report published by Royal Mail states that online shopping in the UK has risen by 9% year on year. The research states that online shoppers in...
September 10, 2018
Online sales of technical consumer goods gain ground in Europe
According to a research by GfK, the online sales of technical consumer goods in Europe lags behind. While e-commerce accounted for a third of the total value of technical consumer...
September 6, 2018
LENGOW DAY 2018 : Go Beyond! - What to expect?
What can you expect at LENGOW Days 2018? We've had a small interview with Elodie Vigneron, Head of Communication at Lengow who tells us all about the event. Who is...
September 3, 2018
eTail Nordic Benchmark report: Cutting through the noise
Online shoppers today have more choice, more information and crucially, less time. You face the challenge of cutting through the noise. To compete with commercial giants like Amazon, smaller online...
September 3, 2018
Global shipping volumes: $279 billion revenue in 2017
The Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index revealed that parcel shipping generates 279 billion dollars revenue in 2017. Turnover increased with 11% over 2016, while parcel volumes grew 17%, to 74.4...
August 30, 2018
Cash remains important, in spite of digital payments
Despite the great promise of mobile payment solutions, cash money will remain important in the coming years. There are some Western European countries, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden for example, where...
August 27, 2018
Adyen: 70 billion euros in the first half of 2018
According to the figures that were published on the 22nd of August, payment agency Adyen has grown considerably in sales in the first half of this year. These figures are...
August 22, 2018
Meet the CEO at the helm of £1.93 billion annual sales at IRC in October
Henry Birch, the newly-appointed CEO at Shop Direct is making his first ever speaking appearance at InternetRetailing Conference. The finance and gaming veteran has recently taken over the operator of...
August 16, 2018
Switzerland: small purchases paid in cash
According to an article in the Swiss Handelszeitung, the Swiss use their debit card the most, while small purchases in-store are most often paid in cash. This is a conclusion...
August 15, 2018
Amazon Introduces Grocery Pickup in as Little as 30 Minutes from Select Whole Foods Market Stores
Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced the launch of grocery pickup beginning in Sacramento and Virginia Beach, with more cities to come throughout 2018. Prime members can now shop Whole Foods Market’s selection of grocery...
August 13, 2018
E-commerce Sweden: €14.5 billion in 2017
The Swedish e-commerce market has increased only a little during last year, being worth 14.5 billion euros at the end of 2017. This means an increase of 4.1 percent, just...
August 10, 2018
Cdiscount marketplace crosses border to neighboring countries
French marketplace Cdiscount is expanding outside France. The online platform offers delivery of selected items to Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. The products that will be shipped outside of France...
August 8, 2018
Zara launches ship-from-store concept
Fashion retailer Zara launches a new worldwide service: ship-from-store. This service will become available for at least 2000 stores in 48 different countries, including Europe and the United States. According...
August 4, 2018
Amazon Prime: 10 million new members in 2018
The loyalty program Amazon Prime is not growing as fast as before. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) announced this during the international bargaining day Prime Day, in which only members of...
August 2, 2018
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
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