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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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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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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…
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DACH Industrial & Logistics Property: key takeaways from the Edison Group report
Logistics is the foundation of e-commerce activity. This market is well-developed in the DACH region. But what’s the logistics situation? Does the great popularity of e-commerce go hand in hand with logistics? Are there any trends? Do all DACH countries approach logistics same way? We will try to answer these and other questions by analyzing the report by Edison Group. We will provide only a few highlights; feel free to…
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6 highlights from Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2020 Report
The world economy is in a rather precarious situation. Many countries are struggling with the economic crisis, rising inflation, and economic growth which is rather low. The year 2020 brings many unknowns, mainly due to the pandemic that has affected the entire world. In this text, you will find some takeaways from the report that Deloitte prepared based on the data from before the pandemic has started. If you want…
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RetailX 2020 Report E-commerce Marketplaces: Germany overview
Marketplaces are a convenient way to shop – in one place, you can compare prices, products from different manufacturers, or sellers and buy several items from different areas. Europeans are becoming more and more convinced of such solutions. What is the situation in Germany? After all, it sounds like a perfect solution for every German – the ability to compare prices in one place, do thorough research, and finally ability…
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German customer profile: all you need to know
The customers are different around the world. Although you can define your target quite precisely in terms of age or gender, the geographic and cultural issues can significantly affect the way of marketing communication as well as the presentation and sale of products. What about German customers? What are their shopping habits? Would they enjoy features such as customer portal? What is the most important aspect to them when buying?…
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How COVID-19 affected retail in Germany: insights & statistics
It is undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the foundation of worldwide trade – both brick and mortar and ecommerce. While the restrictions are slowly being loosened, pandemic shopping habits have remained with many consumers. Keep reading if you are wondering how shopping looks nowadays.  What is the situation in Germany? Here you can read the statements of Simon Moore, CEO of Innovation Bubble consulting company. He provided some…
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11 highlights from E-Commerce Versandstudie 2020 (top 100 German online shops)
Imagine the following scenario: You buy in one stationary store, you have paid and then the seller disappears behind a wall with your bag without a word – and you don’t have one. Knowing what is happening and when you handed over the goods to get. A total failure in terms of customer service! But exactly that happens every day in Germany’s largest online shops. Here come 11 highlights from…