According to the results of a survey conducted by ChannelAdvisor, many European retailers who are planning to expand internationally within the next two years still view the EU as offering the best e-commerce opportunities.
According to Bloomberg, credit bureaus and payment companies – including Equifax, PayPal, WePay and Intuit – have come together to investigate the use of social media to confirm identities or detect financial inconsistencies.
The sportswear brand ASICS has announced it is to launch new global consumer websites with full corporate, branding and e-commerce functions. The sites will be based around a centralised e-commerce functionality with localisations carried out to suit local market conditions.
Ecommerce Europe, the European umbrella organisation for online retailing, has announced its latest member: the newly established Polish e-commerce industry organisation e-Commerce Polska.
According to an article on the internetretailing.net website, a product placement deal negotiated between Channel 5’s Big Brother reality TV show and online retailer Very.co.uk by the media agency Carat will take product placement “to a new level”.
etailment.de reports on the apperamnce of a new table showing figures from the European Commission about the contribution of e-commerce to business revenues. The results may surprise: it is not necessarily who you’d expect to be leading the charge. With 24% and 23% respectively of revenues derived from the online channel, it is companies based in the Czech Republic and Luxembourg that had the highest share in 2012.
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The London-headquartered online fashion retailer Asos has announced retail sales £196.3m in the three months to May 31, up by 45% compared with the same period in the previous year.The news was followed by luxury brand Mulberry’s announcement of a 21% increase in its online sales to £17.6m in the year to March 31. This means that e-commerce now accounts for 11% of overall group sales. This was reported by Internetretailing.net.