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B2B eCommerce – How to compete against Alibaba and Co.

B2B companies face a slightly lower risk of being overrun by global players such as Amazon and Alibaba thanks to higher customer loyalty compared to B2C companies. However, the danger cannot be ruled out. A study by ibi Research found out in 2017 that more than half of all B2B companies already generate more than 10% of their total revenue online. This percentage will continue to rise rapidly in the coming years, similar to the development of online sales in B2C trading a few years ago.

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B2B shops have to be simple! 6 shop functions that every purchaser needs

B2B e-Commerce is growing – as proven by an expert survey of online purchasing behaviour in B2B e-Commerce conducted on behalf of ibi research, SIX Payment Services and Creditreform in 2017. 88 percent of companies questioned had recorded a noticeable increase in the proportion of online purchases over the preceding two years. The primary reason for this development is a gradual shift of shopping behaviour away from the private sphere, moving to daily commercial life. Online purchasers expect the comfort they are used to, and they expect B2B to be fast. The following article explains which shop functions provide purchasers with exactly what they expect.

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