At the beginning of this year the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (bvh) gained two new partners for the ongoing year-long consumer study "Interactive Trading in Germany" in the form of GIM Market Research and e-commerce experts ChannelAdvisor. At the same time, the study design, sample and survey methodology were further refined to be even more meaningful for the industry.
In order to boost deliveries of food and consumer goods to customers to help offset declining demand for traditional letters, Deutsche Post has announced it will test the use of secure boxes installed at customers’ homes in Bonn to enable a drop-off even when the recipient is not at home.
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According to an article by Angelica Mari, Contributing Editor of ZDNet Brazil, new rules came into force wednesday (14th May) that address consumer issues in Brazilian e-commerce. The regulations are the first set of a number of official guidelines of which any business aiming to sell online in the country should be aware.
The UK-based Dixons Retail has announced that it would like to divest itself of its French PIXmania e-commerce division.
A recent paper by the multichannel e-commerce platform Channeladvisor, researched in collaboration with Meridian Global Services, sets out six points for cross-border online retailers to consider as they attempt to keep on top of varying VAT rates, distance selling thresholds and other country-specific information.
The Belgian version of the German fashion pure-player Zalando, active in 14 European markets, was awarded the prize of best Belgian webshop at this year’s BeCommerce Awards in Tervuren. The company is consequently going to represent Belgium at the European E-Commerce Awards at the Global E-Commerce Sumit in June in Barcelona. In 2012, Zalando had also won the Cross- Border Award in Barcelona.
This is a first for Amazon Germany: hundreds of employees have stopped work at two sites operated by the group. The action raises issues at the heart of the e-commerce giant: is Amazon a pure logistics company or is it more?