US shopping holidays are crossing the Atlantic, and an interesting example is Black Friday taking foothold in French e-commerce. Ecommercemag.fr has compiled a list of companies with Black Friday offers.
Online retail sales in Europe during the holiday months of November and December will generate €35bn - representing 23 percent of total retail sales for the year. This is according to Forrester's new EU online holiday retail sales forecast 2014 which includes online, mobile and tablet commerce across 17 European countries.
The French company Lengow, European leader in feed management and sponsor of the Global E-Commerce Summit 2014, has won the Best Cross-Border E-commerce Solution Award at the Cross-Border E-Commerce (Export) Conference & Exhibition that took place in Shanghai, China, from 27th to 28th November.
The number of German customers planning to purchase their Christmas gifts via the Internet has increased by 3 percent points compared to the previous year. However, the average budget per online buyer is with €459 slightly below last year’s level. These are the results of a survey conducted by the German branch association bevh.
European Cookie legislation has proven to be very costly for both websites and users. According to a recent report from ITIF (a Washington D.C. based think-tank) the total annual cost of this European law is 2.3 bn US dollars, or 1.8 bn Euros. This is reported by Ecommerce Europe.
Jörn Werner, CEO oft the originally German distance- and online seller Conrad Electronics, has said in an Interview with Channelpartner.de that the company has decided three years ago to leave its ‘genetic code’- the catalogue- in order to become an e-commere company.
The British fashion retailer has partially localized its global cross-border e-commerce platform (NextDirect.com) to the Ukrainian market, reports Ukraine Digital News
The German-based fashio pure-player Zalando this morning reported a third quarter marked by continued above-market growth and strong gains in profitability. Growth in Zalando's international markets was particularly strong with revenues in the Rest of Europe segment growing by 39.9 percent to €198 million.