Local Commerce: What you can learn from ongoing pilot projects

E-commerce is still on the rise: According to a forecast by the Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE), online retail (+ 11 percent) will grow much faster...

Purchase on account is the most popular method of payment in Germany

The selection of the methods of payment offered is a complex task for every online retailer. After all, the mix has to be custom-tailored...

Welcome to the Gray Zone!

How the FIC creates hitherto unsolvable problems for online food retailers The European Union’s Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation No. 1169/2011 is one of...

Many small and medium-sized retailers underachieve in the field of service functionalities

The German e-commerce market is apparently booming at the moment. As the EHI Retail Institute and the statistics portal Statista recently found out in...

B2B Commerce: Survival in the Platform Economy

In the digital economy, platforms bundle access to products and services. In the B2C environment they have long redefined the rules of the game...

More than just Text and Images

How small and midrange online retailers can optimize their product presentation “I must be able to see, touch, and try out a product before I...

B2B-Shops – Time for Generation Change

In many respects eCommerce in the B2B sector lags behind the expectations of today’s users, but pressure to innovate is on the increase. In...

Push Button Food

The German food business faces considerable changes. As online retail gains ground in the food segment, established retail groups face a challenge that might sooner or later make their market dominance falter.

Is Midrange Retail on the Brink of Disaster?

How Small and Midrange Businesses Can Survive Between Purely Online Retailers and Large Chains eCommerce in Germany is going from strength to strength, yet by...

Forward to New Markets!

Generating new revenues by means of international webshop rollouts is an idea with which many retail enterprises are currently flirting. Due to numerous pitfalls, venturing digitally into foreign markets is, however, anything but child’s play.