Welcome back to our mid-month news review for July 2023. We’ve gathered the most important e-commerce news from various sources to keep you updated on the latest trends and developments in the industry. Take a look!
Amazon to Deploy Over 300 New Electric Vans from Rivian in Germany
Amazon continues its commitment to sustainability with the deployment of over 300 new electric vans from Rivian in Germany. This move is part of Amazon’s broader goal to become net-zero carbon by 2040. Read more
Zalando: The Biggest Online Store in Switzerland in 2022
In 2022, Zalando generated a revenue of 1.79 billion euros in Switzerland, making it the biggest online store in the country. This is a significant achievement for the Berlin-based company, given the strategic relevance of the Swiss market. Read more
Stay tuned for our end-of-month review, where we’ll bring you more e-commerce news and insights. Until then, happy selling!
E-commerce App Rankings in Germany
According to SimilarWeb’s top Google Play Store rankings for the Shopping category in Germany, Wish continues to lead the pack, followed by eBay Kleinanzeigen and Amazon. The top five is completed by Zalando and SHEIN, indicating a strong preference for fashion and lifestyle products among German online shoppers. Read more
DHL Express Appoints New Managing Director for Germany
DHL Express has announced the appointment of Mustafa Tonguç as the new Managing Director for Germany. Tonguç, who has been with DHL Express since 2002, will be responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of DHL Express Germany. Read more
Asendia Offers End-to-End Global Solution Focused on Customer Needs
Asendia has announced the advancement of its global e-PAQ returns service, which aims to simplify the returns process for online retailers and shoppers. The solution leverages an extensive global reverse logistics network and is executed in partnership with ESW technology. Read more
Google Street View Returns to Germany
After a decade-long pause due to privacy concerns, Google Street View is returning to Germany. The renewed service will allow tourists and residents to explore sights and neighborhoods with up-to-date imagery, adhering to the country’s data privacy regulations. Read more
TikTok Could Introduce In-App Retail Store
TikTok, the popular social media platform, is reportedly considering the introduction of an in-app retail store. This move could potentially transform the platform into a significant e-commerce player, providing a seamless shopping experience for its millions of users. Read more
E-commerce Fraud Increasingly Impacting Merchants
New research from Ravelin shows that e-commerce fraud is growing rapidly, posing significant challenges for businesses worldwide. In response, merchants are expanding their fraud teams to mitigate losses. Read more
Amazon Prime Day will be a ‘Bellwether’ for 2023 Holiday Shopping
Amazon’s Prime Day event on July 11 and July 12 is expected to be a significant indicator for early holiday shopping trends amidst high inflation and rising interest rates. The event is not only beneficial for Amazon but also for other retailers who have launched competing events, leading to a boost in traffic and sales. Read more
Closing AI Implementation Gap: Most Ecommerce SMBs Ill-Equipped for AI Revolution, Until Now
A significant hurdle awaits eCommerce small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) venturing into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) implementation. The prevalent challenge lies in the lack of connectivity among their systems, resulting in a fragmented data landscape. However, by streamlining operations and adopting a unified platform, SMBs can leverage AI, optimize sales, and achieve substantial growth. Read more
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