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Will Google split off Google Shopping?
Google has decided to split off its shopping service, Google Shopping, to meet demands from the European Union. The European Union wasn’t particularly satisfied with the way Google displayed product search...
September 27, 2017
Russian E-commerce market worth 16 billion euro in 2017
The Russian e-commerce market was worth 7,2 billion euro in the first half of 2017. The Association of Internet Trading Companies and the Russian Post state that this is a...
September 18, 2017
European Consumer Scoreboard 2017: increasing consumers’ trust in e-commerce
The European Commission regularly publishes a Consumer Conditions Scoreboard, which monitors the consumer environment across Europe through three dimensions: compliance and enforcement, complaints and dispute resolution and knowledge and trust....
September 14, 2017
Top 10 Online Shops in Germany: Turnover Amazon.de three times bigger than number 2’s OTTO
Amazon is by far the biggest e-commerce organisation in Germany. Their turnover is three times bigger than number two’s OTTO. Amazon is almost eight times bigger than number three: Zalando....
September 13, 2017
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France has highest online prices in Prisync 100 Index
An online basket was filled with 39 popular summer products in six countries across Europe. It happened to be that the e-commerce industry in France has the highest prices. However, this...
August 30, 2017
Boatsters and Acapture launch the first, end-to-end VR web shop
Available as a white label application, Acapture’s VR web shop solution can be utilized and personalized by any merchant looking to add VR to their offering. The application covers the...
August 28, 2017
Acapture becomes signature member of the Merchant Risk Council
Acapture, a global, data-driven omnichannel PSP, has recently become a member of the Merchant Risk Council (MRC). It joins a community of 450 companies from 30 countries committed to improving...
August 18, 2017
Whitepaper: US Online Marketplaces: What to consider?
The US e-commerce market is thriving as online retail continues to mature and embed itself in shoppers’ psyche. Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers operating in the country face significant cost pressures in...
August 15, 2017
Will the General Data Protection Regulation apply to you?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th of May 2018. The Brittish government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will...
July 12, 2017
Ingenico ePayments Partners with French FinTech Company SlimPay on SEPA Direct Debit
Ingenico ePayments, the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group, today announced that it has teamed up with French recurring payments specialist Slimpay to support a SEPA Direct Debit...
June 29, 2017
Zalando gives fashion brands access to its logistics infrastructure
Zalando, Europe’s leading online fashion platform, announced during an open day baptized the "Playday" that it successfully launched Zalando Fulfillment Solutions recently, giving fashion brands access to its logistics infrastructure...
June 20, 2017
E-commerce all around the world: Figures by Ecommerce Foundation
Global B2C e-commerce grew significantly in 2015. Compared to the preceding year, global Internet sales increased by 19.9%, resulting in an online turnover of $2.3 trillion. This positive trend is...
June 8, 2017
7 best packaging practices for e-commerce success
The white paper “7 best packaging practices for e-commerce success” by Ranpak captures the current trends in e-commerce and the resulting practical tips for the best in-the-box packaging. In today’s...
May 29, 2017
Insights, take-aways and innovations from IRX and EDX’s seventh successful year
Birmingham, UK, 21th April 2017 – Over 5,000 tech-savvy visitors from across the globe came together at the NEC for the co-located InternetRetailing Expo (IRX) and eDelivery Expo (EDX) this year. Game-changing...
April 26, 2017
New Acapture Whitepaper outlines trends in cross-border, AI usage and the future of payments
The white paper “Future trends in consumer behavior:  Technology in a connected world 2017-2020” by Acapture explores current consumer trends and preferences and provides tools for merchants to optimize their...
April 20, 2017
 FREE eBook: The Definitive Guide to Website Translation
Research shows that 84% of international consumers say they’re more likely to buy from a website with product information in their own language, which means to compete globally, you need...
March 23, 2017
Insights: Organizing your localization program
The cross-border ecommerce market is expected to more than double within the next five years, reaching $424 billion by 2021. In response, more and more businesses are stepping up their...
March 21, 2017
Transforming Retail. Together.
  Asia’s premier e-commerce event bringing together 400+ retailers has kicked off today! Imagination. Innovation.That’s eTail:  eTail Asia is your one-stop shop for everything multichannel and eCommerce; an event where...
March 7, 2017
Zalando buys  retail chain Kickz
On Wednesday, German online giant Zalando published it’s 2016 results, which showed a slowed down but steady growth rate and a total turnover of €3.64bn. The real news however was...
March 2, 2017
Omni-Channel retail: the goal post keeps moving
Customers’ preferences, lifestyle and the way they are engaging with brands have changed drastically, due to technology and innovation. Customers want their shopping experience to fit around their busy lifestyle,...
January 25, 2017
72% of Amazon’s global holiday gift shoppers used their mobile
The online retail giant Amazon has released an update with post-holiday sales figures. “Amazon’s 22nd holiday was a worldwide record-breaking season,”reads the official statement, revealing that over one million items...
December 29, 2016
Suitcase Retail – The Hidden Cross-Border Trade  
The dynamics of the retail landscape are fundamentally shifting. Internet penetration and individual spending power are growing rapidly across the globe, and consumers in many of these regions have become...
December 22, 2016
The European Commission’s proposal on contract rules for the purchase of digital content
Dr. Léon Mölenberg, senior policy advisor Ecommerce Europe and Thuiswinkel.org. This article previously appeared in the Cross-Border Magazine, Edition 1, June 2016 In the scope of the Digital Single Market Strategy...
December 20, 2016
Europe, meet Retromarine
This article previously appeared in the Cross-Border Magazine, Edition 1, June 2016 The international team, learning and having fun are the personal drivers of entrepreneur Masud Rabbani, a man with...
December 18, 2016
Data Feed Management
Data feed management revolves around managing your Data Feed. The idea is to optimize your Data Feed so that your webshop will produce better results. Data feeds are also used...
December 1, 2016
New report identifies online localisation opportunities for UK and US retailers
Cross-border ecommerce benchmark report shows a clear direction for retailers who want to create customer-centric localised websites for their key international markets. London, 10th November, 2016 – Practicology has collaborated...
November 22, 2016
Cross-border is flourishing in Europe, divergence in consumer preferences grows
E-commerce is continuing along its growth path in Europe: Eleven out of twelve categories grew in size in the past year, concludes delivery provider PostNord in its latest report based...
November 22, 2016
Online Marketplaces: Which is best for you?
Online marketplaces are platforms where third parties can offer their products and services. Meanwhile the transactions are processed by the marketplace owner. After the sale is finalized the marketplace receives...
November 15, 2016
B2B Commerce: Digitalization makes companies more global & more effective
Pursuit of the digitalization agenda is enabling B2B organizations to transform their business models, expand outside their traditional markets and enable operational innovation. These are some of the findings from...
November 14, 2016
Crossing borders by going viral
For (almost) every marketer the dream is to go viral with their marketing campaign. But this is not easily achieved. There are different factors that play a role in whether...
November 4, 2016
Social Media and where to be active
When you take your business online and want to connect to your customers through social media you will be greeted by a host of different options. While it would be...
October 27, 2016
Drones or delivery bots? The future of the last mile
In a time where e-commerce has become a mainstream shopping channel and sellers are adopting an increasingly customer-centric approach, the infamous ‘last mile’ has become a key differentiator for many...
October 24, 2016
Consumer Expectations Report + Infographic
The amount of information, choice and technological opportunities that are available today make nearly everyone expect more. Customer expectations are rising faster and businesses need to stay up-to-date with customer...
September 26, 2016
Ecommerce Foundation releases annual “China B2C E-Commerce Report 2016”
The new B2C Ecommerce Country Report released by the Ecommerce Foundations provides a promising outlook for the Chinese e-commerce market, given that China has the highest eGDP in the world,...
September 16, 2016
Positive customer reviews lead to more returns
Positive customer reviews raise customer expectations. Sometimes to an extent where the actual product can only be a disappointment- and thus be returned. The more positive online reviews a product...
September 9, 2016
Don’t get left behind… Here’s how consumers are shopping online in 2016
A contribution of our partner eCommerce EXPO After the digital demise of retail giant BHS, it’s vital you meet the needs of today’s digital shoppers. As for the first time in history, more shoppers...
September 5, 2016
Survey: What does the future of Online Delivery hold?
The explosion of omni channel retail has had a profound effect on retailers facing supply chains. Customers have become used to shopping on the go with multiple devices. Now, they...
August 24, 2016
‘Cross-border easiness’ key success factor for delivery companies
Over 70 percent of online retailers use more than one parcel provider in order to get the best price and spread the risk. This is revealed by the latest Accenture...
August 22, 2016
Nielsen: European consumers confidence steady but low
According to the latest Consumer Confidence Index by Nielsen, European consumer confidence was largely stable in the second quarter of 2016, at 79. Notably, consumer confidence improved from the first...
August 18, 2016
335 Online Marketplaces in Europe
Online marketplaces are a booming phenomenon. Next to selling their own retail assortment, many larger retailers have even chosen to open up their platforms for third-party sellers, e.g. Amazon, Bol.com,...
August 4, 2016
Why the hell should we go to India?
by Maarten van der Schaaf. Maarten van der Schaaf is partner at the Amsterdam-based consultancy IndiaConnected. An Interview with IndiaConnected partner Bart Hergaarden is featured in the 1st issue of the Cross-Border...
August 2, 2016
Amazon defies negative expectations with positive 2nd quarter results
Global online giant Amazon has released financial results for its second quarter of 2016. The company saw its tunrover grow by 31% compared to the previous year, reaching $30,4bn (€27,4bn)....
August 2, 2016
5 things you never knew you wanted to know about…. Sales tax in the USA
In the first issue of the Cross-Border Magazine, Avalara’s taxexperts Richard Asquith (VP of Global Tax) and Paul Guyer (Sales Director EMEA) shed some light on how to tackle the...
July 12, 2016
European B2C e-commerce turnover forecast to reach the €500 billion mark this year
The Ecommerce Foundation and Ecommerce Europe launched the latest European BC2 E-commerce Report during the Global E-commerce Summit at the end of May 2016. The e-commerce turnover grew by double...
July 11, 2016
Cross-Border Magazine looks back at a great launch at eTail Europe 2016!
On June 21st 2016, the Cross-Border Magazine was officially launched during the eTail Europe Conference in London. We were overwhelmed by the positive response and therefore we would like to...
July 11, 2016
US Webinar: Sales through e-commerce to the European Union
The U.S. Department of Commerce invites American exporters to learn about sales through eCommerce to the European Union. During this program you will learn about payment of VAT and duty...
July 11, 2016
The Brexit: Why? - Really? - And cross-border e-commerce?
One week has gone by since the British voted to leave the EU. Or should I better say, 51.89% of the 72% who turned up to vote favoured the ‘Leave’...
June 30, 2016
Going global through localized pages and custom content
Raising conversion from 9 to 17% through localizing website content for a new market- this is what many retailers would wish to achieve when internationalizing their e-commerce business. Overstock.com shared...
June 23, 2016
Localization Checklist
‘Make the consumer feel at home’- a simple key to success that demands a number of actions to be undertaken. Research by Common Sense Advisory revealed that over half of...
June 17, 2016
Improve conversion during the checkout process
Conversion rate for payments is the ratio between the number of payment requests and successful payment authorisations. Recent research by Ingenico Payment Services has revealed that 20% of payment requests...
June 17, 2016
Cross-border-Ecommerce: Guide to selling online in the United States
A practical guide to selling online in the United States
In the first issue of the Cross-Border Magazine, Franck Boniface, VP Legal and Payments at Vestiaire Collective, talks about the company’s expansion strategy to the US. “The UK was the...
June 15, 2016
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