Etsy, the online market place for designers and artisan producers, will enable its sellers' presence in physical retail with the official launch of Etsy Wholesale.
According to survey results of the French chamber of commerce, 71 percent of French physical retailers have reported decreases in revenue of up to 10 percent during the period of summer clearance sales at the end of July. E-merchants on the contrary saw their number of transactions rise by 18 percent.
A new in-depth evidence review into the state of British high street has revealed how town centres are adapting to meet the changing demands of the nation’s consumers. Amid the rising competitive pressures of internet shopping and out-of-town stores, high streets were forced to adapt to the dynamic changes in buying behavior- and did so by integrating the digital sales channel into the shopping experience.
WalMartLabs has expanded its talent pool with the acquisition of Luvocracy, a community for product recommendations.
On their purchase path, consumers make increasingly use of connected devices. Forrester forecasts cross-channel retail sales to increase to no less than $1.8 trillion in 2018.
The Dutch postal service PostNL has today launched hundreds of new parcel pick-up points throughout Belgium. Motivated by the rapid increase in parcel deliveries in Belgium, PostNL strives to facilitate cross- border e-commerce logistics in Holland’s most important foreign online retail market.
Online shoppers who make regular internet purchases have higher standards for the website, the checkout and the delivery of the goods. The process must be seamless, a current study of German online shoppers by ECC Cologne shows.
The US e-tail firm Amazon shows once again how much the company is abreast of the latest trends: On a new sales platform within the Amazon ecosystem, customers will now be able to create and sell or to buy 3D printed designs.