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Impact of COVID on Europe’s Logistics
After the UK, Germany, and France respectively announced national lockdowns earlier this year, like the rest of the world, consumers began shifting towards online shopping. This was further boosted by the closure of physical retail stores which encouraged some consumers to start shopping online.  The pandemic has created a boom in the UK’s e-commerce market, which is expected to generate sales totaling $105 billion this year. E-commerce in Germany and France is also expected to reach $92.33…
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Xing: the nuts and bolts
Probably, you have heard about this platform a few times, especially if you operate in the German market. What is the drill about it? How does it work and why should you know Xing? Keep reading.  In this text, you will find the most important information, statistics, and facts about Xing. Grab a pen and make some notes. But a little warning, after reading this you may probably want to…
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Black Friday 2020 Statistics from the Semrush report
Since Black Friday is behind us, it is high time to analyze what has happened in the ecommerce industry this year. While 2020 is a big surprise for all of us, there was no surprise to the Black Friday’s fewer. A week (or in some cases even earlier) before November 27, the Internet was flooded by Black Week deals. What were the purchasing trends this year? Did they differ from…
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5 Strategies for German Shops to Increase Online Store Retention
You’re familiar with the relationship between good health and regular exercise. We all know that exercising regularly is great for the body and mind. And yet, we do not give it the time, effort, and importance that it deserves. Customer retention is like exercise. It’s good for you. It’s like a superfood for your business. But you probably don’t pay it the right amount of attention. Let’s change that, shall…
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The Predicted Gains and Statistics of German Ecommerce Business for 2021
Ecommerce brings a number of advantages to simple, boring businesses and allows them to make a mark even with meagre resources. Can you believe the projection that by the year 2040, 95% of purchases, no matter what kind of, will be made online? Moreover, statistics show that in just about 4 years, that is from 2017 to the end-2020 the online purchases of different services and products doubled. They went…
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Key insights from the E-commerce in Europe 2020 Report by PostNord
This year e-commerce has faced some kind of revolution. Pandemic has changed many aspects of peoples’ lives, including shopping habits. How does the situation look now? We will try to answer this question by covering the E-commerce in Europe 2020 Report by PostNord. Below you can find some highlights referring to the e-commerce situation around the world. If you are interested in reading the full report, you can download it…
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Key insights from the Europe Top 1000 Retailers in 2020 report
RetailX provided a report where you can find a list of the best-performing retailers in 2020. It covered six aspects of ecommerce: Strategy & Innovation, The Customer, Engagement, Merchandising, Mobile & Cross-channel, and Operations & Logistics. In this article, we have provided some highlights from the report. If you want to get to know the whole tab, you can download the full report here. Below you can find the first…
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Key takeaways from the Digital Food Strategy report
Undoubtedly 2020 has been tough for the global economy. Lockdown has been a burden for stores and supply chains. On the other hand, online channels have experience moments of glory like never before.  One of the industries most affected by the pandemic is the food sector. Casaleggio Associati made a report about this sector in Italy. Let’s find out how COVID-19 affected this delicious segment in a country hit massively…
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Do we want to sit on a red chair?
Having seen IKEA’s outstanding results in the DACH region, it is time to find out how Austrian furniture retailers XXXLutz and mömax (which is also owned by the XXXLutz Gruppe) perform in the online world. As all three companies have stores in all DACH countries now, it was time for media analytics company Neticle to collect their ups and downs from the past three months. Just like IKEA, mömax and…
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The E-commerce Germany Awards are coming back!!
The E-commerce Germany Awards are coming back for the fourth time in 2021. The prestigious contest, connected with a special gala to sum up and award the winners, has become a true gem in German e-commerce events’ calendar, gathering increasingly more submissions year by year. E-commerce business owners, service providers and agencies are invited to submit their entry in one of ten e-commerce categories. In order for the entry to…
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The Dangers of eCommerce Brands relying on large marketplaces’
The Changing Landscape of Online Marketplaces  The use of large online marketplaces has long been a key part of businesses’ online growth. It is no wonder too, considering marketplaces are generally a quick, low cost and low-risk option for many companies to widen their customer base, test new markets and broaden international sales. The wide reach of large marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay means they are often the first…
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J.P. MORGAN Global Payment Trends: payment methods and insights in Germany
Germany is a demanding nation, especially when it comes to payments. These consumers need reassurance about the security of both their data and their money. Based on the information from the JP Morgan report, we present some of the most essential highlights regarding payment trends in Germany. Some trends seem to be rather constant while others may be surprising even for well-seasoned European market. We will cover them in the…