Exciting 2014 is almost over but before we start writing our New Year’s resolutions, let’s have a quick look at the last 12 months. And here it is, our list of the Top 10 Ecommerce Articles in 2014.
109,000 visitors from 110 countries at the world’s leading retail trade fair.
“The EuroShop is and remains the most important meeting place for the world of retail.” – This is the summary of Hans Werner Reinhard, Deputy Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf, regarding EuroShop 2014, which took place from 16th to 20th of February already the 18th time. As the international leading trade fair for the retail branch, EuroShop is held since 1966 every three years and records continuous growth in both visitor and exhibitor numbers.
Numerous top decision makers from the retail industry had the 16th October 2013 marked in red on their calendar. Because on this day, this year’s Internet Retailing Conference & Expo in London, one of the most important events for business people in trade, took place. In the foreground were two issues that currently set the pace in the retail world: multichannel commerce and customer experience. In both, not only merchants that already appeal to customers through different channels were interested – among the visitors were also online pure players, executives of brick and mortar as well as suppliers and analysts.
FACT-Finder Travel is the innovative semantic search technology for online travel portals. Interviewed on rheinmain.tv Carsten Kraus, CEO of FACT-Finder, and Anja Maisch, Head of FACT-Finder Travel, explain the functions and advantages of FACT-Finder Travel and why it will be the future usability standard of online travel portals.
Almost a year after the earthquake and its following disasters in Japan, the country is slowly picking up speed again. We are as well witnessing a recovering eCommerce market, which experienced a decline in revenue in the aftermath; however there are still uncertainties in the forecasts.
Nevertheless, Japan is still the world’s top digital society. Internet World Stats, an online research institute points out that approximately 100 million people, which corresponds to 80% of the population, use the internet in Japan. Although the major Japanese B2C e-commerce players like Rakuten experienced a decline in revenue, people are starting to buy again. Most popular items of Japanese online customers are books, followed by fashion, music and travel (source: ystats.com).
What drives Europe’s eCommerce markets? Usability in UK, outstanding solutions to optimise conversion rates in Germany, internationalisation and m-commerce in France, SEO investments in Spain and Italy, increasing visibility of online shop’s webpage – this is just a snap shot of the hottest eCommerce topics in Europe. This report highlights the current trends and gives an outlook for six European eCommerce markets.
Germany: Germany is one of the most developed eCommerce markets in Europe. Almost half of the generated revenues in retail sector comes from sales in web. The amount of people who buy online rises each year and there is still a high potential for growing.