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#Strategy

Exchanges #212: Plan B for (parcel) logistics

From Amazon to AO to Zalando – more and more online retailers are taking care of their own logistics on the last mile. What can be learned from their initiatives? Jochen Krisch and Marcel Weiß deal with this question in the current Exchanges podcast.

>> Exciting Commerce

Peak Load: How Online Retailers Easily Scale Their Infrastructure

The Christmas season is a special challenge for online shops. Probably at hardly any other time of the year the traffic is as high. Dominique Schneider from Internet service provider OVH explains how retailers can prepare for peak loads.

>> E-Commerce-Magazin

Future technologies: 8 new worlds for retailers to discover

December is traditionally the right time to look ahead to the coming year. For the magazine “etailment”, editor Sybille Wilhelm dares to forecast which technologies will determine the year 2019.

>> etailment

#Payment

Is Mobile Payment about to make a breakthrough?

Apple Pay’s entry into the German market was one of last week’s defining topics. Is mobile payment finally on the advance? The magazine “Internet World” has asked six experts for their opinion.

>> Internet World

#Online Grocery

Buying food on the net is about to break through

Is online grocery in Germany facing bright times? A recent YouGov study and the considerable efforts made by start-ups such as Picnic and Getnow make “Handelsblatt” editor Florian Kolf believe so.

>> Handelsblatt

Shipping packaging: How cool goods arrive cool at the customer’s premises

Shipping fresh and refrigerated food is one of the major challenges online grocers face. Shipping packaging, which is intended to ensure refrigeration, plays a major role in this context. In her article for “Internet World”, editor Bärbel Edel deals with the various possibilities.

>> Internet World

Price comparison: Online supermarkets are far too expensive

For bargain hunters online grocery is not interesting so far – to this conclusion the portal Shoppingvorteil.de comes in a current price comparison. Accordingly consumers have to pay on the average online 45 % more for their food purchase than in a brick-and-mortar store.

>> Digital-Magazin

#Internationalization

The Rapid Development of Italian E-commerce

In Italy, e-commerce is booming in a similar way as in Germany. But what is to be considered with an expansion to Italy. In a guest contribution with “Onlinehändler-News” Skadi Nyvlt of InterCultural Elements gives valuable tipps.

>> Onlinehändler-News

#Studies

E-Commerce 2018: Growth forecast exceeded

The year 2018 will end in just a few days. For the Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel (bevh) this is a good opportunity to take stock – and the results are extremely positive: The online and mail order business has grown by more than 9 percent compared to the same period last year.

>> E-Commerce-Magazin

Problem parcel delivery: German crash in Online Shopping Ranking

For several years now, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has been evaluating how well each country is prepared for e-commerce. In this year’s ranking, however, there is no good news for Germany: Due to the problems in parcel delivery, the Federal Republic is slipping from 9th place to 16th place. The Netherlands is at the top of the ranking, ahead of Singapore and Switzerland.

>> Fashion United

Shopware Annual Survey: Legal Issues Challenge Retailers

What are the challenges facing German online retailers? According to a recent study by the software manufacturer Shopware, legal changes such as the Packaging Act, which comes into force on January 1, 2019, are the main challenges facing shop operators. 56 percent of those surveyed feel particularly challenged by such new regulations.

>> Pressebox

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