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Instagram ventures further into eCommerce by adding a new feature to its app.
09. December 2016

Instagram ventures further into eCommerce by adding a new feature to its app.

Around 20 retail companies in the United States will collaborate with Instagram by including “organic posts” in their products.

 

 

MercadoLibre launches MercadoPago in Uruguay
07. December 2016

MercadoLibre launches MercadoPago in Uruguay

MercadoLibre Uruguay launches MercadoPago, an online payments platform similar to the one designed to facilitate commercial dealings between Mercado Libre users.

 

 

Amazon Prime members increase in the US.
05. December 2016

Amazon Prime members increase in the US.

The number of Amazon Prime members in the United States continues to grow, although slightly more slowly.

 

Portugal to launch the country's first eMarketplace for natural stone
02. December 2016

Portugal to launch the country's first eMarketplace for natural stone

CEVALOR, VALORPEDRA and ASSIMAGRA are the sponsors of buyinportugal.pt, the new B2B commerce platform in Portugal, which is due to start operating in January 2017 and defines itself as a meeting point for buying and selling natural stone.

 

Alibaba, the Chinese eCommerce giant, spends 4.4 billion dollars so far on its upcoming online gambling platform
01. December 2016

Alibaba, the Chinese eCommerce giant, spends 4.4 billion dollars so far on its upcoming online gambling platform

Alibaba is now working on its casino gambling platform, in which it has already invested 4.4 billion dollars after acquiring Playtika, a company specialized in developing online gambling.
54% of Europeans regularly make mobile payments
30. November 2016

54% of Europeans regularly make mobile payments

According to the study, consumers in Europe are increasingly using mobile banking.

 

 

E-commerce in Brazil feels impact of the country’s economic downturn
28. November 2016

E-commerce in Brazil feels impact of the country’s economic downturn

High internet and social media penetration provide bright spots of opportunity for Brazil’s challenging e-commerce.

 

 

Use of mobile payments triples across Europe
24. November 2016

Use of mobile payments triples across Europe

A recent study reveals European consumers increasingly turn to their smartphones, tablets or wearable devices for the purchase of goods and services.

 

Today’s consumers increasingly shop cross-border
23. November 2016

Today’s consumers increasingly shop cross-border

Cross-border e-commerce has
become increasingly prevalent among consumers, especially in Asian markets such as Singapore, Austrailia and Hong Kong, according to a recent global online shopping survey.

 

Association of Romanian Online Stores joins EMOTA
22. November 2016

Association of Romanian Online Stores joins EMOTA

The European Ecommerce & Omnichannel Association has a new member. It announced ARMO, the Association of Romanian Online Stores, has joined the pan-European ecommerce association. Romania is now the 17th country to have an ecommerce association joining EMOTA.

 

Zara leads the online fashion industry in Spain
21. November 2016

Zara leads the online fashion industry in Spain

In Spain, more than half a million people shopped fashion online during the month of July this year. An average order of clothing and accessories was worth 57 euros. Especially, Zara was a popular shopping destination, followed by Asos and Zalando.

 

Europe relatively low adoption of online groceries
18. November 2016

Europe relatively low adoption of online groceries

Grocery ecommerce is set to grow to 9 percent of the market and be worth 135 billion euros by 2025.

 

 

 

 

One in four Polish e-consumers will spend more online
16. November 2016

One in four Polish e-consumers will spend more online

They are also spending more on clothing and accessories and less on mobile devices than they did a year ago. Also, men spend more on electronics, while women spend more on books, CDs and films.

 

Singles' Day generates $17.7 billion in sales for Alibaba
15. November 2016

Singles' Day generates $17.7 billion in sales for Alibaba

Since 2009, it has been touted by e-commerce company Alibaba as a 24-hour shopping day on which you’ll find thousands of international and local brands offering discounts on the firm’s marketplace and online stores.

 

eCommerce in the US shows no signs of slowing down
11. November 2016

eCommerce in the US shows no signs of slowing down

While the US economy sees sluggish growth of 1% in the second quarter of 2016, eCommerce is one sector bucking the trend.

 

eCommerce in the Asia-Pacific region, a market of 2.6 billion dollars in 2020
08. November 2016

eCommerce in the Asia-Pacific region, a market of 2.6 billion dollars in 2020

In four years millennials will make up 45% of the population in this region, and are set to be the drivers of the online retail market.

 

Global e-commerce turnover forecast to tip US$2,671bn in 2016
07. November 2016

Global e-commerce turnover forecast to tip US$2,671bn in 2016

Over a quarter (26%) of the world’s adult population now shop online with an average spend per e-consumer of US$1,582.

 

 

Ecommerce grows over physical commerce in US
04. November 2016

Ecommerce grows over physical commerce in US

The gap between ecommerce and physical commerce has shrinked in 2016, as retailers seek to leverage better fulfillment options, local advertising tools, offline attribution and omnichannel tools.

 

Online grocery sales top $48 billion worldwide
02. November 2016

Online grocery sales top $48 billion worldwide

Online sales of groceries grew by 15% during the past year and account for 4.4% the market, Kantar Worldpanel says.

 

 

Returns prove a barrier to purchase for European online consumers
28. October 2016

Returns prove a barrier to purchase for European online consumers

A recent study of over 2,400 consumers across the U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany highlights the considerable importance of return policies for online consumer behavior in Europe.

 

Cross-border e-commerce gains popularity in China
26. October 2016

Cross-border e-commerce gains popularity in China

A new report from eMarketer forecasts the number of Chinese cross-border shoppers to grow by 61% between now and 2020.

 

 

54% of Europeans regularly make mobile payments
25. October 2016

54% of Europeans regularly make mobile payments

According to the study, consumers in Europe are increasingly using mobile banking.

 

DHL: These 6 technologies will change logistics by 2030
24. October 2016

DHL: These 6 technologies will change logistics by 2030

Just like ecommerce is still evolving, the logistics industry will look entirely different in the next 5 to 15 years.

 

Germany remains number 2 in the European online market in 2016 thanks to mCommerce
21. October 2016

Germany remains number 2 in the European online market in 2016 thanks to mCommerce

Retail sales for the whole of Western Europe will reach a total of 3.699 billion dollars in 2016, according to eMarketer.

 

Zalando copies the Amazon model and has begun to market footwear manufacturers' stocks
18. October 2016

Zalando copies the Amazon model and has begun to market footwear manufacturers' stocks

>The German eCommerce platform continues to grow its business after creating a division with its own brands.

 

 

Facebook is tapping into the eCommerce boom with new tools designed for companies
17. October 2016

Facebook is tapping into the eCommerce boom with new tools designed for companies

Mark Zuckerberg's company aims to become the perfect place for doing business on the Internet, and is looking to attract companies and their digital business.

 

How do Nordic consumers prefer to pay?
14. October 2016

How do Nordic consumers prefer to pay?

In the online realm, Nordic consumers largely prefer to use credit cards and online banking e-payments which let them pay directly from their bank account using their familiar online banking login details.

 

 

Chile closes an alliance with Aliexpess
13. October 2016

Chile closes an alliance with Aliexpess

It will handle 15 million packages thanks to eCommerce.

 

Pilibaba and PrestaShop collaborate to open the Chinese market to eCommerce retailers outside China
11. October 2016

Pilibaba and PrestaShop collaborate to open the Chinese market to eCommerce retailers outside China

This new partnership will allow eCommerce retailers to break into one of the world's largest eCommerce markets.

 

 

A survey provides new data on eCommerce
10. October 2016

A survey provides new data on eCommerce

Social networks and a brand's online reputation are having an ever greater influence on consumers when they make the choice to buy.
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