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How online shops stand their ground against Amazon and Co.

Does it even make sense to compete as an online retailer against the big players? A study by Shoop.de is now encouraging shop operators. In a survey, the cashback portal was able to identify some criteria that online merchants could use to convince customers to shop with them instead of Amazon and the like.

>> Internet World

The niche as an opportunity: specialisation in e-commerce

The “E-Commerce-Magazin” also sees specialization as a survival strategy for today’s e-commerce landscape. But how do you successfully position yourself in the niche?

>> E-Commerce-Magazin

Platform in the Cloud

What ERP trends should corporate and IT decision-makers keep in mind? A guest article by ERP service provider Godesys summarizes the three most important developments at a glance.

>> Handelsjournal

Retail forecast for the year: HDE expects sales growth of two percent in 2019

Numerous experts refer to the annual forecast of the Handelsverband Deutschland in their valuations. The industry association has now published its estimates for 2019. According to this, retailers can expect an increase in turnover of two percent over the previous year to 535.5 billion euros. The driver of this positive development is – unsurprisingly – above all the online trade.

>> Handelsverband Deutschland

#Online Grocery

Delivery Fees – How the Grocery Retailers Calculate

Competitors in German online grocery currently differ enormously in their handling of delivery costs. But why is that the case? Trade expert Matthias Schu mentions the reasons in a guest article in “etailment”.

>> etailment

Operation Ding Dong

Digital competitors are mixing up the market not only in the traditional grocery trade, but also in the beverage trade. Christine Mattauch took a closer look at the movements in the market for the “Handelsjournal”.

>> Handelsjournal


Amazon forced to pull products in India as new rules bite

India apparently dares an interesting step: International marketplace operators such as Amazon or Walmart will soon no longer be allowed to sell products from companies in which they themselves are involved on their own platform.

>> BBC

Marketplaces like Wish and Aliexpress are the stars of tomorrow

Amazon could also come under pressure in Germany – this is the conclusion reached by the Institut für Handelsforschung and the consulting firm KPMG in a study. According to this, interest in Asian suppliers such as Wish and AliExpress is noticeably increasing.

>> etailment


Checklist: The website of tomorrow

What criteria must a B2B website meet in order to be successful? The “Versandhausberater” has compiled an enlightening checklist.

>> Versandhausberater