Close to 40 percent of consumers have made at least one cross-border online purchase, indicating that e-shopping from other countries is clearly gaining traction globally. The most popular destinations are the US, the UK and Germany, reveal findings from the 2014 Pitney Bowes Global Online Shopping Study launched on Wednesday. As a result, retailers based in these countries are in a great position to tap into this trend to expand their reach to global buyers, suggests the report.
Of the 7591 online shops launched in the Netherlands in the year 2012, only 56 percent are still running, reveals a report by Dutch credit report provider Creditsafe.
American retail customers are less likely to quit shopping from an online store that would track their shopping habits than from a physical retailer doing the same. This is the conclusion of a new Forrester survey of 5,000 US online adults.
Not Alibaba but Amazon Inc. is the world’s largest online retailer. This is revealed by a new publication by yStats.com which ranks the world's largest E-Commerce companies based on their official revenues data.
The Southern European region, consisting of Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Croatia, Cyprus and Malta, realized a total e-commerce turnover of €40.8 bn in 2013. For the year 2014, an increase to €47.8bn is expected. This is all revealed by the latest Southern Europe B2C E-Commerce Report by Ecommerce Europe, the European umbrella organization for e-commerce companies.
Consumers increasingly connect with brands using a range of devices and platforms. Research by Experian has grouped these users into four categories- Social Butterflies, Working Professionals, Gamers, and Everything Tech- in order to help retailers and marketers to better get to know these connected consumers.
The total Northern European e-commerce economy of goods and services sold online amounted to €33.2 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow to €36.8 billion in 2014. This is one of the results from the new Northern Europe B2C E-commerce Report, published by Ecommerce Europe, the European umbrella organization for online retailers.
Online- and distance sellers in Austria, Germany and Switzerland together achieved a turnover of €60bn and reached a share of 9,6 percent of total trade volume in the region. This is evident from new figures that were presented during this year’s etailment summit 2.014 in Berlin by branch associations of all three countries.
Slow or buggy sites hurt revenue and brand. Most performance issues today are in the application layer, rather than infrastructure. Shoppers get frustrated by a poor user experience and even go to the competitor’s webshop.
Europe’s online retail sales will double between 2013 and 2019, according to new research from Mintel. Internet sales are to reach €330 billion in 2019.