Thursday 30 October 2014

Zalando has announced today the start of a series of tests for its new Photo Search feature in the UK. The new feature allows customers to take a picture of an item of clothing or a pattern, and search for similar items in the Zalando catalogue.

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Thursday 30 October 2014

The German association for e-commerce and distance selling bevh has published figures revealing a 2 percent growth of interactive trade after a previous period of decline. For the entire year of 2014, the association expects a stronger growth than for German retail in general.

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Thursday 30 October 2014

The Dutch mail company PostNL has started this week to install automated parcel pick-up terminals at Schiphol airport and at larger railway stations. Customers can pick up parcels around the clock, seven days per week.

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Thursday 30 October 2014

With an average growth rate of 47% over the year 2013, the e-commerce market in Eastern Europe is comparatively showing the strongest increase in Europe. The projected online turnover of €23 billion for 2014 indicates that there is a lot of ground to gain in the region; only 34 million of 135 million Internet users are using the Internet for shopping. This is revealed by the latest report on B2C e-commerce in Eastern Europe released by Ecommerce Europe.

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Wednesday 29 October 2014

One of France’s largest e-commerce players, Cdiscount, has expanded its omnichannel strategy by launching a network of pick-up-locations to facilitate the delivery of items weighing 30kg or more.

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Wednesday 29 October 2014

China’s e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, which operates Alipay, and Apple, which recently launched ApplePay, may in future work together on payment systems. This was confirmed by a statement made by Alibaba’s chief Jack Ma during a Tech-conference in the US.

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Wednesday 29 October 2014

E-Commerce in Italy continues to grow. In total, sales from Italian sites to local and foreign customers reached €13,3bn, equaling a growth rate of 17 percent.

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Tuesday 28 October 2014

Alibaba’s marketplace AliExpress has positioned itself on top of the Brazilian e-commerce market, reveal latest figures by Ibope E-Commerce, a business unit of the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics that analyses e-commerce.

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E-commercefacts.com organises regular E-Commerce Round Tables throughout Europe in co-operation with Ecommerce Europe and national branche organisations. The round tables take place in a dinner setting. They are an excellent way to gain knowledge and meet / network with industry peers. Next editions are:

  • 15th of October in Lugano (Switzerland)
  • 16th of October in Milan (Italy)
  • 23th of October in Dublin (Ireland)
  • 05th of November in Warsaw (Poland)
  • 19th of November in Bilbao (Spain)
  • 27th of November in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

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