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GLOSSYBOX: From beauty in a box to business success, unboxed
Website launched in 5 weeks, 50 boxes sold in the first thirty minutes, 500 customers in the first month – this is how GLOSSYBOX started. Now, following a lightning-fast growth, the company is becoming the number one beauty box in ten countries worldwide. And still, the next month’s box is always the most exciting one.   GLOSSYBOX is on its way to become the ultimate platform for beauty discovery. Since…
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Wellness travel in Germany equals 14M deals sold annually
What do you see when you hear wellness travel? There is you, sitting in a hot tub with a view of the mountains, sipping champagne? Roland Fricke and his business partners saw pampering treatments as an online business idea and turned Beauty24.de into a leading website with wellness travel deals for Germans.   You have made an impressive way from media and communication scholar to Internet entrepreneur. How did it happen? What…
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Omnichannel done right has turned MisterSpex into Europe’s leading online optician
In e-commerce, finding the right niche at the right time is the key. A decade ago, selling eyewear online in Germany was no man’s land and MisterSpex quickly spotted this opportunity. Mirko Caspar, Managing Director at MisterSpex, shares how omnichannel efforts helped the company grow to have 3M customers in ten European countries.   You work as the Managing Director at Mister Spex, a Berlin-based company running online shops with eyewear.…
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Get the 2018 Germany Ecommerce Report [FREE]
  The Ecommerce Foundation released a report on the state of ecommerce in Germany in 2018. The report has been created in cooperation with the foundation’s partners Computop, Mazars, Osudio, .shop, SAP, and Händlerbund to help companies assess their potential on the German ecommerce market. The study includes hand-selected data to help domestic and international online businesses identify growth opportunities on the German ecommerce market. It covers areas such as Infrastructure…
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The Paypers launches The Payment Methods Report 2018
  The Paypers has issued The Payment Methods Report 2018, which is a comprehensive collection of facts nad figures on the key trends and developments in online payments. This year’s edition focuses on how poeple in different geographies and verticals choose to pay online. The report places special emphasis on customer preferences per region and industry, and highlights the best practices from merchants and payment solution providers. The report authors have…
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Stay close, interact, serve great content. And your customers will reciprocate
Christoph von Bülow, COO of HolidayPirates, tells how social media done right turned a university dorm room blog with travel deals into an international brand with 10M dedicated Facebook followers, 200+ employees and offices in Europe and North America. You are the Chief Operating Officer at HolidayPirates Group, one of the fastest growing Online Travel companies in Europe. What does your job entail? How does it affect people? Christoph von…
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E-commerce Berlin EXPO 2019 – Ready … Set … GO!
The E-commerce Berlin Expo finished strong with a successful third edition on 15 February 2018 in Berlin with more than 5000 visitors, 120 exhibitors and 32 speakers,  taking part in the annual fair. Now the team behind Berlin’s biggest e-commerce event has confirmed their comeback for the fourth edition and preparations have already started! Packed stages, long lines at the entrance, filled up exhibition area – those were some of the scenes…
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Facebook and Cambridge analityca: Why you should care and possibly #DELETEFACEBOOK
Mark Zuckerberg has got hard times these days. The scandal over the disclosure and misuse of 50 million users’ information to Cambridge Analytica puts Facebook in the biggest distress since its conception. This is also the biggest distress to millions of Facebook users and advertisers – even if they (or you) are not yet aware what happened and what to do now. On Friday, March 16, Facebook officially suspended a…
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Does the rise of marketing machines at Zalando mean the fall of people?
Last month, Ben Harmanus, Marketing Director at konversionsKRAFT, in his opening talk at the E-commerce Berlin Expo 2018 said that it is very likely that many marketing jobs will become obsolete due to the rise of Marketing Machines. Three weeks later, what sounded like an attention grabber at an industry event turned into reality for as many as 250 people working in marketing departments at Zalando. Is this a self-fulfilling…
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Tracking These Metrics Can Enhance Your Business
The most important metrics to monitor in your online store (and how to improve them) – Part II Raising AOV raises your overall revenue (Part I of this article you will find here) In our previous post we introduced the three most important metrics of your online store worth monitoring. Let’s move forward and take a closer look at your business performance. What do specific statistics actually indicate, how do…
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Machine learning, instagram marketing and category creation at the e-Commerce Berlin EXPO 2018
The E-Commerce Berlin Expo 2018 took place on February 15, 2018 at STATION, Berlin! From 10AM to 5PM, more than 4000 visitors, 120 exhibitors and 32 speakers from the entire e-commerce sector gathered for a day filled with networking opportunities, insightful talks and panel discussions and yes, fun! On February 15, 2018 the third edition of Berlin’s biggest e-commerce event of the year opened its doors to more than 4000…
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Meet Pentalog at e-commerce Berlin EXPO, 15th february
Discuss your growth with our CTO ​This year again, Pentalog will be exhibiting at E-commerce Berlin EXPO, 15th February 2018, at STATION Berlin, booth C4. We are offering something new to our visitors, our CTO and our Head of Web Apps will be present and available to discuss your e-commerce pain points: e-commerce product life cycle, analytics, what skills you need for your e-commerce team, choosing the correct technology for…