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China Changes Online Import Tax Rules, a Move to Help Cosmetics
02. May 2016

China Changes Online Import Tax Rules, a Move to Help Cosmetics

China is changing tax rules for imported goods that are sold online in a move that will see beauty products such as eye creams and moisturising gels from L’Oreal SA’s Lancome and Korea’s Amorepacific Corp. becoming cheaper for Chinese consumers.
WeMarket launches B2B marketplace
29. April 2016

WeMarket launches B2B marketplace

WeMarket has officially launched its B2B marketplace. International buyers and sellers can do business with each other on this online platform, without having to deal with private customers. The Dutch website is an initiative of one of the founders of file transfer website WeTransfer.

 

Amazon plans two-hour delivery in Berlin
28. April 2016

Amazon plans two-hour delivery in Berlin

Berlin may be the second city in Europe where Amazon delivers goods within two hours after an order has been placed. The American retail giant is said to prepare the launch of its two-hour delivery service in the German capital. Amazon already offers such offering in London.
In a First, Alibaba Joins Global Anti-Counterfeit Group
26. April 2016

In a First, Alibaba Joins Global Anti-Counterfeit Group

Alibaba Group has become the first e-commerce company to join the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC), the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to fighting product counterfeiting and piracy, as the China-based e-commerce giant seeks greater cooperation with global brands to curtail the online sale of fake goods.

 

Amazon Introduces Style Code Live
25. April 2016

Amazon Introduces Style Code Live

Free, live interactive show brings viewers the latest trends in fashion and beauty.

 

Ecommerce in South Korea
22. April 2016

Ecommerce in South Korea

South Korea is a hotly competitive ecommerce market. Consumers there often prefer marketplaces, such as 11street, shown above, as well as aggressive discounts and loyalty-reward programs.

 

Facebook revolutionizes Business Messenger features
21. April 2016

Facebook revolutionizes Business Messenger features

Marc Zukerberg, Facebook’s founder, has announced “bots” for Facebook Messenger. Bots are humanlike robots built with AI algorithms that can interact between the user and business.
Alibaba Invests $1 billion in Leading SE Asia Ecommerce Site Lazada
19. April 2016

Alibaba Invests $1 billion in Leading SE Asia Ecommerce Site Lazada

Alibaba Group’s drive to generate more business from international e-commerce got a significant boost today when the Hangzhou, China-based company announced it has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Lazada Group, a top Southeast Asia e-commerce platform.
Ecommerce in Switzerland was worth 6.6 billion euros in 2015
18. April 2016

Ecommerce in Switzerland was worth 6.6 billion euros in 2015

The shift of stationary retail to online trading continues and that cross-border ecommerce is gaining importance increasingly.

 

New website Ecommerce Europe Trustmark online
15. April 2016

New website Ecommerce Europe Trustmark online

The Ecommerce Europe Association has released the new website for its Ecommerce Europe Trustmark. With the website, the pan-European online retail association wants to give consumers a place where they can read in full what their rights are and what commitments the online retailer has made.

 

Western Europeís share of global ecommerce to decline
14. April 2016

Western Europeís share of global ecommerce to decline

Western Europe is the second largest B2C ecommerce region in the world in terms of sales and is set to retain this position through 2019. But, due to an expanding share of Asia-Pacific, Western Europe is predicted to lose about one percentage point in its share of global B2C ecommerce. Nevertheless, it will still account for one quarter of the world’s ecommerce sales.
Amazon plans two-hour delivery in Berlin
13. April 2016

Amazon plans two-hour delivery in Berlin

Berlin may be the second city in Europe where Amazon delivers goods within two hours after an order has been placed. The American retail giant is said to prepare the launch of its two-hour delivery service in the German capital. Amazon already offers such offering in London.

 

UK shipping platform Zenstores adds WooCommerce support
11. April 2016

UK shipping platform Zenstores adds WooCommerce support

Zenstores, a British shipping platform for online sellers, has today launched an integration with WooCommerce, according to Builtwith the most popular ecommerce platform on the web. Ecommerce sellers with a WordPress site can now manage orders and dispatch items more easily.

 

Alibaba boosts virtual reality in their eCommerce services
08. April 2016

Alibaba boosts virtual reality in their eCommerce services

Alibaba has formally thrown its hat into the virtual reality ring after the Chinese eCommerce giant announced the launch of its in-house VR research lab, dubbed GnomeMagic Lab.
The main reason shoppers abandon their online purchases in Europe is high shipping costs
07. April 2016

The main reason shoppers abandon their online purchases in Europe is high shipping costs

The European market has a high rate of shopping cart abandonment.

 

eCommerce will reach 523 billion dollars in the USA by 2020
06. April 2016

eCommerce will reach 523 billion dollars in the USA by 2020

The forecast for online consumption in the United States is very optimistic for the next five years.

 

How to tap into the booming online fruit trade
05. April 2016

How to tap into the booming online fruit trade

The requirements for this growing channel –particularly in China, United States and Europe– are greater attention to product quality, new promotional strategies and formulas for directly reaching out to the end consumer. 

 

51% of UK ecommerce happened via mobile
04. April 2016

51% of UK ecommerce happened via mobile

For the first time ever smartphones and tablets accounted for over half of online sales in the United Kingdom.

 

The PayPal app endorses peer-to-peer transactions
01. April 2016

The PayPal app endorses peer-to-peer transactions

The new PayPal app uses fingerprints as authentication for transactions.

 

By 2019, over 2,000 million people will have taken to mCommerce
31. March 2016

By 2019, over 2,000 million people will have taken to mCommerce

Smartphones have much to do with this boom, as these platforms support the purchase throughout its whole life cycle.

 

Fashion is the number one category in mobile purchases
30. March 2016

Fashion is the number one category in mobile purchases

A new study points to the spectacular growth of fashion in the field of mCommerce.

 

eCommerce will hit 523 billion dollars in the USA by 2020
29. March 2016

eCommerce will hit 523 billion dollars in the USA by 2020

Online sales in the US continue to grow year on year in spite of already spectacularly high figures.

 

eCommerce and mCommerce, unstoppable in Argentina
28. March 2016

eCommerce and mCommerce, unstoppable in Argentina

eCommerce continues to grow and is mutating into mCommerce.

 

Advantages of using the social networks for eCommerce in your business
23. March 2016

Advantages of using the social networks for eCommerce in your business

eCommerce can also benefit from the social networks through the participation and interaction with the customers.
Snapchat takes its first steps towards eCommerce
22. March 2016

Snapchat takes its first steps towards eCommerce

Online purchasing is trending in the social networks.

 

Preparations for an "Amazon of Big Data" are underway
21. March 2016

Preparations for an "Amazon of Big Data" are underway

The Nesta organisation is working with the London authorities to develop a marketplace similar to Amazon's, where users and companies can buy and sell data and where this information will be available for its commercialisation.
More than 90% of the U.K.ís B2B marketers are on LinkedIn, followed by 80% that use Twitter.
18. March 2016

More than 90% of the U.K.ís B2B marketers are on LinkedIn, followed by 80% that use Twitter.

The study finds that while many B2B companies are active on social media market, only 20% of survey responders view social media as a top driver of ROI.

 

Ecommerce Europe presents its vision on e-commerce at the European Consumer Day
17. March 2016

Ecommerce Europe presents its vision on e-commerce at the European Consumer Day

The 18th edition of the European Consumer Day was held in Brussels on 10 March 2016.

 

Spain's Retail E-Commerce Expands With Supermarkets Set To Benefit
16. March 2016

Spain's Retail E-Commerce Expands With Supermarkets Set To Benefit

According to The 2015 Global Retail E-Commerce Index, published by ATKearney, Spain has gone from being an outsider to the ranking in 2013, to earning the 18th position in the group of 30 countries with the most developed eCommerce.

 

Online sales move 1.065 billion packages in the United Kingdom
11. March 2016

Online sales move 1.065 billion packages in the United Kingdom

The extension by retailers of the special offers around key dates is one of the reasons accounting for these figures.

 

 

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