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Thumbnail-Photo: Buying behavior? Seasonal, fast and influenced by Social Media!...
29.07.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Buying behavior? Seasonal, fast and influenced by Social Media!

How do consumers shop online and what do retailers need to know?

Roman Rochel, Head of European Growth at Shopify analyzes the global retailing market and reveals: “More and more merchants sell online, yet they do not have a strong technology background to properly analyze and understand customer behavior. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Crisis management in retail: Making a mountain out of a molehill –...
18.07.2019   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Crisis management in retail: Making a mountain out of a molehill – what now?

How retailers should prepare for crisis communication

A lengthy order, a faulty delivery, an unsatisfactory customer service - all this is quickly evaluated and spread on the Internet and can have negative consequences for the retailer. We talked to Alexander De Ruiter from OBI4wan about the tasks ...

Thumbnail-Photo: U.S. merchants lack critical tools to fuel global expansion...
10.07.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

U.S. merchants lack critical tools to fuel global expansion

Top challenges: payment localization, compliance, and cybersecurity

Rapyd, a FinTech-as-a-Service provider, today announced the results of its inaugural ‘2019 State of Cross-Border eCommerce: U.S. Merchant Outlook’, which found that most U.S. business units (91 percent) prioritize cross-border sales as a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Of local heroes and global players
04.07.2019   #online trading #digital marketing

Of local heroes and global players

An overview of online marketplaces

Amazon and eBay – many retailers heavily rely on these top names. Yet there are other online marketplaces that could offer useful features. After all, the easy solution isn’t necessarily the perfect fit for ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail spaces are so yesterday. Long live brand experiences!...
27.06.2019   #online trading #shop building

Retail spaces are so yesterday. Long live brand experiences!

How can brick-and-mortar stores stay competitive? With continuing retail reinvention!

Shopfitting – it’s no longer about shelves, sales counters and cash registers. Silvio Kirchmair, CEO of umdasch The Store Makers, considers it a stage where brick-and-mortar retailers can and should showcase themselves – especially ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Overspending is common when shopping online
25.06.2019   #online trading #customer analysis

Overspending is common when shopping online

Report on digital spending and its impact on American's credit card debt

About 2 in 5 (42 percent) of consumers admit blowing their budgets while online shopping in the past 6 months, according to new research from CouponFollow, an online couponing platform. The new report surveyed over 1,700 American consumers on their ...

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17.06.2019   #online trading #marketing research

Choosing the right marketplace for your business: A profitable niche product is key

"Platform strategies are critical for success," says Dr. Kai Hudetz of the IFH Cologne (Institute for Trade Research)

Ebay or Amazon, Zalando or Otto? Retailers have many options when it comes to an online marketplace where they can sell their merchandise. Success for retailers hinges on making good choices.Dr. Kai Hudetz, CEO of the IFH Cologne, gives tips on what ...

Thumbnail-Photo: NRF: retail sales in April
24.05.2019   #online trading #retail

NRF: retail sales in April

Slower tax refunds and weather affect April retail sales

Retail sales were down 0.2 percent in April seasonally adjusted from March but up 5.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online inventory management system
06.05.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Online inventory management system

5 things e-commerce retailers should look for

In order to perform online efficiently as an Internet retailer, one needs to choose the most effective inventory management system. Its main features should include centralised user interface, full automation, automated stock checking and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: E-commerce: AI-powered translations revitalize business...
29.04.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

E-commerce: AI-powered translations revitalize business

Interview with Boris Zielonka, Director Marketing & Sales, Eurotext AG

Retailers who set up an online store can expand their business – especially if they create a multilingual content strategy.As a language and translation service, Eurotext AG supports retailers in this endeavor. From this conversation with ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Computer-generated imagery: better and faster product photography for...
12.04.2019   #online trading #digital marketing

Computer-generated imagery: better and faster product photography for online stores

David Wischniewski on the possibilities of product visualization

Product photography is essential to the success of any online store. Unable to provide haptic feedback, retailers are tasked with inspiring their customers to buy. This can be an expensive endeavor in the long run. Digitally created renderings of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Integration to provide more options
04.04.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Integration to provide more options

real.de and ROQQIO

The real online marketplace is now also open to retailers working with the ROQQIO Commerce Solutions cloud solution. Thanks to the integration of the ROQQIO Commerce Cloud (previously known as eFulfilment), real is offering retailers two new ways of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Pioneering spirit in online retail: participation is welcomed...
27.02.2019   #online trading #food delivery service

Pioneering spirit in online retail: participation is welcomed

The startup company myEnso from Bremen shows how an online supermarket can be successful

Modern pioneers: At myEnso, customers have a say in the store’s product selection. The online store continues to evolve with its customers and focuses on quality, sustainability and an innovative spirit.We spoke with Isabella Henrichs and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Worry-free legal compliance: tips for newcomers to online retail...
18.02.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Worry-free legal compliance: tips for newcomers to online retail

Interview with Johannes Drijkoningen, Händlerbund e.V. (German online trade association)

It is imperative for all online retailers to be legally compliant. We talked to Johannes Drijkoningen, Association Advisor at the Händlerbund e.V. about support, relevant information and unfounded fear of digitization. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The right payment options for online stores
11.02.2019   #online trading #security

The right payment options for online stores

How you can combat shopping cart abandonment with the right methods

One of the main reasons why shoppers will abandon a purchase is when popular online payment methods are not an option. That’s why online retailers must know what these payment options are. We give you an overview of the pros and cons for ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Lone Kauri Road Ltd. has new e-commerce site...
04.02.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Lone Kauri Road Ltd. has new e-commerce site

Offering high performance, sustainable outdoor products

New Zealand-based company, Lone Kauri Road Ltd. recently announced the official launch of its first ecommerce site. Lonekauri.com was created to provide outdoor enthusiasts with premium quality products that minimise environmental impact by ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Visual search: a picture says more than a thousand words...
21.01.2019   #online trading #e-commerce

Visual search: a picture says more than a thousand words

The new product search using images

Showing a photo of a product is often easier than describing it in words. This also applies to e-commerce. That's why customers can now simply upload and find a picture of a desired product online. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: U.S. online residential furniture industry to hit 28.74 billion dollar...
30.11.2018   #online trading #furniture

U.S. online residential furniture industry to hit 28.74 billion dollar by 2024

Growth in the market is attributed to the stability in real estate industry

Home sales in the U.S. have moved northwards, and with the favorable macroeconomic environment, consumers have started investing in associated home essentials including furniture. Among the various consumer groups, millennials lead the pack in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Losses from online payment fraud to more than double by 2023...
27.11.2018   #online trading #security

Losses from online payment fraud to more than double by 2023

They will reaching 48 billion dollar annually

A new study from Juniper Research has found that annual online payment fraud losses from eCommerce, airline ticketing, money transfer and banking services, will reach 48 billion dollar by 2023; up from the 22 billion dollar in losses ...

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20.11.2018   #online trading #security

How to shop safely

Online shopping on the rise this holiday season

The biggest shopping season of the year is here. Last year, online fraud increased by 22 percent during holiday shopping season, from Thanksgiving to December 31st – while online retail sales increased by 14.7 percent, reaching ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Report: Online pureplays in UK clothing and footwear 2018-2023...
14.11.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

Report: Online pureplays in UK clothing and footwear 2018-2023

Clothing and footwear spend via online-only retailers is set to soar 67.4 percent over the next five years

Clothing and footwear spend via online-only retailers is set to soar 67.4 percent over the next five years reaching 7.5 billion pound in 2023, outpacing growth in the sector online (forecast to be 40.3 percent) and accounting for over one ...

Thumbnail-Photo: 6 seal of approvals every online retailer needs to know...
08.11.2018   #online trading #security

6 seal of approvals every online retailer needs to know

Badges boost consumer confidence and increase product sales of online stores

Certificates for online stores are a dime a dozen. Many store owners find it difficult to keep track of all of them. Having said that, customers prefer to shop on websites that have been approved by experts. Yet how valuable are these certificates, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cyber Criminals: The bad boys of the online world...
04.10.2018   #online trading #security

Cyber Criminals: The bad boys of the online world

They also mercilessly attack small and medium-size businesses online

We all have heard of cybercrime and hacking attacks, but we probably didn’t become more informed about it. Smaller online retailers or website operators, in particular, should address this issue and take action. So-called DDoS attacks ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Marketing automation: The USP of the online world...
25.09.2018   #online trading #customer satisfaction

Marketing automation: The USP of the online world

How to successfully develop a personalized sales approach almost automatically

Every day, marketers grapple with a mixture of database, web analytics, communication, workflows, and CRM synchronization. Processes today can be summarized, analyzed and optimized with the help of marketing automation - for a personalized sales ...

Thumbnail-Photo: DMEXCO 2018 C.A.R.E.
13.09.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

DMEXCO 2018 C.A.R.E.

Impressions of the exhibition: Trends and good prospects

DMEXCO in Cologne is probably one of the most exciting trade fairs covering topics such as digitization, marketing and trends in (online) retail. Whether national or international, each visitor was treated to something exciting, following this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: App offers consumers accurate optical reading from their glasses...
21.08.2018   #online trading #customer satisfaction

App offers consumers accurate optical reading from their glasses

"Prescription Scanner" to streamline eyewear online shopping experience from home

GlassesUSA.com, fast growing online eyewear retailer, announced the introduction of Prescription Scanner, a free application that will allow consumers to extract the optical parameters off their current glasses, making it easier for them to order ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Costly online out-of-stock problems for consumer goods...
13.08.2018   #online trading

Costly online out-of-stock problems for consumer goods

GMA report: Potential lost sales could reach 17 billion dollars

A new report shows that out-of-stock rates for online purchases of consumer products in the U.S. are nearly twice as high as in-store availability. The report, issued by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), shows potential online sales ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New Packaging Act in Germany: Online retailers must register...
23.07.2018   #online trading #sustainability

New Packaging Act in Germany: Online retailers must register

In the future, it will be public record whether companies license their packaging

Online retailers and mail order companies that have not licensed their packaging yet should do so no later than the beginning of 2019. So-called first-time producers of packaging (“Erstinverkehrbringer”) are legally obligated to ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online marketing: Huge opportunities after transaction completion...
10.07.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

Online marketing: Huge opportunities after transaction completion

Interview with Geoff Smith, CMO at Rokt on the much underrated confirmation page

"Thank you for your purchase!" Statements like these make customers happy - and their minds more open and receptive to new ideas according to a study by web store optimizer Rokt. Special emphasis is put on the moment right after a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Supreme court sales tax ruling
03.07.2018   #online trading

Supreme court sales tax ruling

Fair and level playing field between online and local retailers

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair allowing states to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same ...

Thumbnail-Photo: WayFair decision a win for retailers
03.07.2018   #online trading #retail

WayFair decision a win for retailers

SCOTUS ruling acknowledges unforeseeable change in commerce since Quill and Bellas Hess

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America's largest and most innovative retailers, released a statement celebrating today's decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, a case that focused on a ...

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18.06.2018   #online trading #mobile shopping

Reduce web page load time – Methods at a glance

Part 2 of the topic series: Mobile optimization

In the first part of our series, we talked about the challenges of a mobile web presence and analysis tools as outlined in the "Modern Mobile Web Technologies" guidelines of the German Federal Association of the Digital Economy. In this ...

Thumbnail-Photo: E-commerce in furniture retail: experiment, learn, compare notes...
14.05.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

E-commerce in furniture retail: experiment, learn, compare notes

Marcus Diekmann of Matratzen Concord on the road to digital success

In 2016, discount mattress store Matratzen Concord launched its professional online store led by Marcus Diekmann (Director Digital, E-Commerce and Omnichannel). Since then, the online store has already received numerous awards. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Digital transformation: Tasks for the new German government...
24.04.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

Digital transformation: Tasks for the new German government

Smaller retailers ask for support to keep up with the competition

Digital technologies make it possible to increase operational efficiency and develop innovative options and concepts. Nevertheless, digital transformation makes many entrepreneurs feel uneasy. That was one of the results of a survey conducted by the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Implementing successful e-commerce projects
19.04.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

Implementing successful e-commerce projects

Everything starts with a thought that develops into an idea ...

This also applies to an E-commerce project, which often provides the basis for a company’s digitization strategy. The following important points need to be considered for a successful implementation: Assemble the right team An E-commerce ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online growth among housewares buyers extends to adjacent categories...
05.04.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

Online growth among housewares buyers extends to adjacent categories

“E-commerce has changed the way consumers shop for home products” (Joe Derochowski, executive director at NPD)

U.S. online sales of housewares products increased 18 percent in 2017, according to e-commerce insights from The NPD Group’s Checkout consumer receipt mining service. On average, nearly a quarter of online buyers purchased housewares ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Workwear and uniform manufacturers leverage e-commerce...
04.04.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

Workwear and uniform manufacturers leverage e-commerce

The Global Visionary Science Team at Frost & Sullivan reveals in their analysis - North American Workwear and Uniforms Market, Forecast to 2021 - that e-commerce is emerging as a viable and profitable channel for workwear and uniform ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Payment procedures: online retailers must customize the checkout...
03.04.2018   #online trading #payment systems

Payment procedures: online retailers must customize the checkout experience

What PSD2 and the geoblocking ban mean for payment options in online stores

Credit card, PayPal, direct debit, pay by invoice or instant transfer – payment options for online shoppers drastically influence the buying decision process. Nevertheless, store owners still underestimate the importance of payment choices and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: It’s all about the right fabrics: an industry sector is entering the...
15.03.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

It’s all about the right fabrics: an industry sector is entering the digital age

”Research online, purchase offline has edged its way into the world of fabrics.“ Interview with Sven-Hendrik Timmermann from JAB ANSTOETZ Group

More than ever, today’s interior design industry has a tough time to attract customers to stores. In this interview, Sven-Hendrik Timmermann, Chief Digital Officer at JAB Josef Anstoetz KG, explains how the textile and fabric outfitter uses ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sunday shopping creates rift
14.03.2018   #online trading #brick and mortar retail

Sunday shopping creates rift

Can Sunday shopping save brick-and-mortar retailers?

The ongoing debate over shopping hours on Sundays has heated up in recent months in Germany. Ver.di (the German trade union) successfully filed lawsuits against a number of Sunday shopping events nationwide. Communities and retail representatives ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Unified Commerce: Mapping all processes in real time...
15.02.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

Unified Commerce: Mapping all processes in real time

Avoid "frustrating stumbling blocks in the shopper experience”

Once it was multichannel, then omnichannel and now unified commerce. With new software options, all the functions of a customer journey are supposed to be apparently invisible and run from a single source. Jean-Marc Thienpont, Managing Director POS ...

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