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Editor's picks

  • Ford Autolivery

    Ford envisions a future of autonomous vehicles and drones delivery


    Ford unveiled its ‘Autolivery’ concept for autonomous drone deliveries at Mobile World Congress (MWC). 

  • AR study
    Consumers increasling influenced by augmented reality


    New research from experimental marketing company Interactions indicates consumers react favorably to the presence of augmented reality (AR), both in-store and online. 

  • FinTech GEFFin-Tech and e-commerce: The next step in customer convenience and security? 

     

    The rapid rise and equally rapid evolution of online and mobile commerce gives rise to Financial Technology and a wave of new payment methods. 

LooknBe expands in Europe

LooknBe, a social platform dedicated to fashion and look, announces plans to expand the concept after Great Britain and Italy also to Spain and to Russia. As the French site ecommercemag.fr reports, LooknBe already counts 50 000 members in France, only eight month after its launch

DHL launches checkout service

Deutsche Post subsidiary DHL is offering "DHL Checkout", a comprehensive payment method for online shops in Germany. A comparison of the terms and conditions, however, shows that the new system is not necessarily the cheapest.

E-Commerce: Brazil is the place to be. Facts and figures

Brazil is the world's 7th largest economy boasting 7.5% growth in 2010. According to Madeiros Bruno, an industry expert working with compra3, this growth is heavily reliant on online commerce. More and more Brazilians are surfing and buying on the web.

e-G8: No revolution for online merchants

On opening the e-G8 Forum in Paris, for which he had taken the initiative, the French president sought to build a consensus among an audience of advertising, e-commerce and telecommunications professionals. He did not, however, seek to hide the importance he places on the regulation of this sphere.

Online retailers: EU Consumer Rights Directive threatens European e-commerce market

An action group of collaborating European web merchants and branch organisations has joined forces to draw attention to the threats implied by the Consumer Rights Directive for the E- commerce sector. Their concerns are voiced in an open letter to European and national policy makers. Wijnand Jongen, director of the Dutch branch organisation Thuiswinkel.org, believes that if the directive is implemented, great financial damage is going to be inflicted on the European online retail sector

Thomann.de wins European E-Commerce Gold Award in Barcelona

At the 2011 Global E-Commerce Summit in Barcelona, the German music equipment retailer Thomann.de has been allocated first prize in the award for the best online shop in Europe. The Silver Award went to Tailorstore.com (Sweden) while the Danish Nemlig.com won Bronze.

Welcome to Barcelona!

www.e- commercefacts.com first sees the light of day ! So now it is finally here: Here, at the Global E-Commerce Summit 2011, a group of visionaries and decision makers of international e-commerce has gathered to share new ways of working and opportunities and their vision for the future prospects of e-commerce. And of course it's also about challenges that are often just as dynamic and fast-changing as the market itself.

French online sales drop by 1.83% in one month

After a first quarter in 2011 that marked a slowdown in the growth of online sales ("only" +15% between the first quarters 2010 and 2011, according to JDN, the quarterly e-commerce index), the dynamism of the French e-commerce sector seems to have suffered slightly from the sunny weather in April.

Credit Agricole acquires a stake in Trusted Shops

Trusted Shops offers retailers a combination of quality labelling, certification, a consumer rights guarantee and financial protection for purchases. This comprehensive package elicits a very positive response in the sector.

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