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5 Top features for your eCommerce B2B
By our partners at LogiCommerce - The B2B sector is undergoing a digital transformation, and the eCommerce is the ideal channel for them to save on operating costs, reduce management...
June 16, 2022
MBE Worldwide acquires the last-mile service provider GEL Proximity
MBE Worldwide has recently succeeded in acquiring a majority stake in the GEL Proximity platform, the last-mile service provider born in Italy and specialized in e-commerce.  Do you want to...
June 15, 2022
Trendyol enters Europe via Germany!
Turkey's famous e-commerce platform, Trendyol, arrives for the first time in Europe through a launch in Germany. This marks Trendyol's first market outside its home country, while plans are being...
June 7, 2022
Google plans new features for e-commerce
Google plans new features aimed at e-commerce. The decision was made public by Google and other platforms belonging to the Alphabet group, like YouTube, which has become a staple for...
June 2, 2022
Kubbo arrives in Italy
The startup Kubbo Smart Logistics has recently announced its first international launch through the start of its activity in Italy. Having started its work in Barcelona in 2019, is now...
May 31, 2022
Amazon will stop using plastic bags in the UK
Amazon UK has recently announced that it will stop packaging products in disposable plastic bags. To replace this alternative, it will opt for recyclable cardboard envelopes and paper bags for...
May 30, 2022
Meta launches WhatsApp Cloud API
Mark Zuckerberg announced the opening of WhatsApp to any business globally, via WhatsApp Cloud API. The announcement was made at the inaugural Conversations conference held by Meta.  Do you want...
May 27, 2022
TikTok: 25% of users bought a product after seeing it on the platform
According to the TikTok “Time Well Spent” report, prepared by Kantar, 92% of TikTok users take some form of action after viewing content on the platform. In addition, estimates indicate...
May 26, 2022
Amazon expands in Italy with a new distribution center in Ardea
Amazon continues its expansion in Italy with a new distribution center in Ardea, in the province of Rome. With this center, Amazon is expanding its logistics network in Italy, making...
May 23, 2022
Google opens a new physical retail store!
According to a press release, Google announced it is opening a new retail store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as the first of its upcoming neighborhood stores that pay homage to their...
May 20, 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
State of the B2B E-commerce in Poland!
B2B e-commerce in Poland is booming. Currently, over 90% of the Polish B2B companies are planning to develop e-commerce channels between this year and the next.  Do you want to...
May 13, 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
IRX & eDX learning programme: Waitrose, Eve Sleep, Oliver Bonas, Screwfix & Trustpilot!
Waitrose, Eve Sleep, Oliver Bonas, Screwfix & Trustpilot are among the big brands spearheading the conference and workshop programmes at IRX (InternetRetailing Expo) & eDX (eDelivery Expo) taking place on...
May 9, 2022
Zooplus reached 2.1 billion euros in revenues in 2021
Zooplus reached 2.1 billion euros in revenues in 2021, increasing its total sales from 2.09 billion in 2020. This shows a 16% growth even when the company has lost part...
May 4, 2022
Online fraud prevention: 5 tips to keep your e-commerce safe
Online fraud prevention is becoming increasingly important for any ecommerce. Italy is one of the countries most affected by online fraud, though the trend is increasing worldwide.  With the growth...
May 3, 2022
Instabox: The new Swedish Unicorn!
Instabox, a Swedish parcel delivery start-up, has raised 174 million euros in its latest financing round. Its value is now estimated at 1 billion euros, granting it the Unicorn Status. ...
April 26, 2022
The German startup ecosystem: Current state and possible future
The German startup ecosystem was shaken to the core by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies that had never before pondered e-commerce as a possibility, decided to jump into the turbulent...
April 18, 2022
Spanish e-commerce surged thanks to cross-border during 2021!
Spanish e-commerce surged in 2021 with an increased turnover that reached 14,696 million euros in the third quarter. This represents a 14.8% year-on-year growth, according to the latest data shared...
April 14, 2022
Retail e-commerce: Trends, challenges, and its possible future!
The future of retail e-commerce will surely define the future of global commerce: selling online is fast becoming the natural way - sometimes the only way - to offer products...
April 13, 2022
A quick look into the future of fashion e-commerce in the U.S.
Fashion e-commerce has always been the king sector of global e-commerce. The U.S. is no different: Fashion e-commerce accounts for roughly 23% of total online retail sales in the United...
April 8, 2022
Elon Musk now owns 9,2% of Twitter: Should we worry?
Elon Musk bought 9.2% of Twitter's shares, an operation valued at 3 billion dollars. This has made him the largest shareholder of the social network and could prove decisive for...
April 7, 2022
Quick Commerce: How fast it should be?
Quick Commerce has been booming recently. It, obviously, depends on e-commerce to be possible, and mostly, it uses the already existing logistic platforms that have grown to support the recent...
March 31, 2022
Mango jumps into the Metaverse with its first NFTs
Mango jumps into the metaverse using art as its first “metaverse” experience.  The company is making its debut in the NFT market with the launch of three unique artworks co-created...
March 28, 2022
E-commerce acquisition costs on the rise: How and why?
E-commerce acquisition costs have increased globally. This is not a trend. And believe us, it won't go away easily. This is, unfortunately, the future for e-commerce, the near future at...
March 21, 2022
Marie Claire Edit will launch in the U.S.
Marie Claire Edit is an attempt by the renowned French magazine to reinvent the way fashion readers shop, by offering an e-commerce curated by the magazine. The magazine believes it...
March 17, 2022
Twitter Shops testing begins in the U.S.
Twitter has announced Twitter Shops, a bet on providing the popular social media network with e-commerce capabilities.  Do you want to know more about international commerce, e-commerce, and also get...
March 15, 2022
Phygital experience: The new marketing frontier
A phygital experience is a union between e-commerce and physical stores. The idea is to take advantage of the benefits of both environments to build a framework that empowers both:...
March 14, 2022
Turkish e-commerce: A quick overview!
Turkish e-commerce is growing fast! And online retailers should pay attention to this market alongside the other big players in European countries: The e-commerce market in Germany and the United...
March 3, 2022
Cross-Border Magazine stands with the Ukrainian people
It is with great regret that we write today to refer to the terrible humanitarian crisis taking place in Ukraine.  On behalf of the entire Cross Border Magazine team, we...
February 28, 2022
Fashion, financial, and food sectors boost e-commerce in Spain
E-commerce in Spain grew 13.7% (year-on-year) to €13,661 million in the second quarter of 2021, according to the CNMCData portal. Much of this growth during the past 2021 was done...
February 24, 2022
Poland: A red-hot e-commerce market
E-commerce is growing rapidly in virtually all European countries. The latest studies on e-commerce development conducted by Direct Link and presented in the E-commerce in Europe  2021 report show that...
February 21, 2022
Live Shopping: Understanding the hottest e-commerce trend
Live Shopping has become the hottest and newest trend in digital marketing and e-commerce. And if you still remember those midnight infomercials, that typical “As Seen on TV” spot, surely...
February 16, 2022
UK online retail is the number one market in Europe!
The UK is one of the world’s leading e-commerce nations, particularly in groceries, where it was an early mover compared to, for example, the Nordic countries. E-commerce consumers are both...
February 8, 2022
E-commerce trends and standards for 2022!
E-commerce trends and standards shift year over year. And with each new iteration, brands and companies are faced with different challenges and opportunities.  Keeping track of the things that could...
January 13, 2022
Web3: The future of e-commerce
Seems like everybody is talking about the so-called Web3. But, pretty much as it happened before with the Multiverse, the whole concept of what it truly is the Web3 is...
December 29, 2021
Cross-Border eCommerce with Bahrain: Tips and trends for 2022
Cross-Border eCommerce with the Middle East has become increasingly profitable, especially when is done with Bahrain. Officially named The Kingdom of Bahrain - Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn - this nation is a...
December 24, 2021
eCommerce in 2021: Lessons, trends and discoveries
eCommerce in 2021 gave us a lot to learn: mobile devices became absolute kings of global sales, SEO changes affected deeply many retail sectors - mainly for those using Google,...
December 20, 2021
Why is TikTok the most downloaded app of 2021?
With over 2 billion downloads overall globally, TikTok is the most downloaded app of 2021. The numbers crunched by this app originally was tough to be “just another trend”, have...
December 15, 2021
China faces backlash due to new import rules for food and beverages
On January 1st of 2022, China’s new import rules for food and beverage will enter into effect. And many companies are struggling to hit the deadline with their paperwork done. ...
December 13, 2021
The New Silk Road: Does China really control global trade?
There is a new Silk Road and the world is starting to feel it: China’s post-covid economic recuperation has been almost miraculous, in the first quarter of this year its...
December 2, 2021
Black Friday shopping in America drops 28%
Black Friday shopping in stores across the United States, both physical and digital, has reported a 28% drop, in comparison with the pre-pandemic numbers. The 2021 Black Friday has not...
November 29, 2021
Will the metaverse change global trade?
Short answer? Yes, a lot. But let us start from the beginning by explaining what truly is the metaverse so we can grasp the real deal behind all this. And...
November 24, 2021
Cross-border commerce for 2022: Key factors and trends
Cross-border commerce has had the run of its life this past 2021. With year-over-year growth of over 10% - according to UNCTAD’s Global Trade Update report, released on 19 May...
November 19, 2021
EU pledges to invest €2 billion for digital transformation
The European Commission has promised to invest €2 billion for the digital transformation of Europe. The information was released via an official statement, this past Wednesday.  The new Digital Europe...
November 11, 2021
Global growth e-commerce slows down
Global online sales have grown with 11% in Q3 2021. This is a higher growth than in the previous quarter, when online sales grew with 2%. However, compared to the...
November 3, 2021
Dutch cross-border purchases slow down
In the second quarter of 2021, Dutch consumers spent more than €800 million at foreign online stores. This is almost 17% more than in the same period a year earlier....
October 27, 2021
57% of online stores in UK scrape data
Due to the fast growth of e-commerce in the UK, many e-commerce companies have seen their data needs increase. Currently, 57% of retail and e-commerce companies are scraping external public...
October 25, 2021
Top 10 online stores in Germany
With total first-party net sales of €13.9 billion generated in Germany in 2020, Amazon is by far Germany’s biggest online store. Considering its first-party business, the German Amazon store generates...
October 12, 2021
Consumers shift towards social commerce
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift online, so too has social commerce developed at a faster pace. Snapchat, Facebook and TikTok see consumers shift towards social commerce...
October 8, 2021
US retailers further invest in multi-channel
Shopping is becoming an ever more versatile activity. Consumers value the flexibility they have in integrating shopping into their everyday lives. Thanks to smartphones and other mobile devices, consumers and...
October 6, 2021
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