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‘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
Ecommerce europe Launch of the EcommerceWiki
Launch of the EcommerceWiki: boosting cross-border e-commerce by sharing knowledge
The EcommerceWiki is a new platform for sharing information about e-commerce. Created jointly by Ecommerce Europe and the Ecommerce Foundation, the EcommerceWiki has been developed in order to provide a...
June 14, 2016
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