Overview of the news of CW 18/2019


Dropshipping instead of packaging license?!

Dropshipping is a business model that many retailers rely on to minimize their financial risk. But what exactly is behind it? And how can the concept be implemented in concrete terms? Ariane Khairun from VersaCommerce gives some hints in her guest article in the magazine “Onlinehändler-News”.

>> Onlinehändler-News

From 2.5 million euros annual turnover, online merchants live dangerously

Is there a growth trap that is increasingly driving online retailers into the red with annual sales of around 2.5 million euros? Analyses of shopanbieter.de seem to confirm this assumption.

>> Wortfilter

Online trading revenues grow by 8.5 percent in 2019

Following the bevh last week, the Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) has now published figures on the development of e-commerce. According to the forecast, online sales will increase by 8.5 percent to 57.8 billion euros in the current year. Although these figures are good, growth weakened for the fourth time in a row.

>> HDE


code.talks commerce 2019

A few weeks ago the code.talks Commerce took place in Berlin. In the meantime, the organizers of the developer conference have put the video recordings of some lectures online. It’s worth looking!

>> YouTube

#Online Grocery

What about LeShop? Strategic Options And The Migrolino Thesis

There is movement in Swiss online grocery: LeShop moves closer to Migros and becomes part of “Migros Food Online”. Thomas Lang analyses the background to this decision and the resulting possibilities in the Carpathia blog.

>> Carpathia

Kroger and Nuro Launch Autonomous Grocery Delivery Service in Houston

In the United States, Kroger has teamed up with robotics company Nuro to develop an autonomous grocery delivery service. The new offer starts in Houston.

>> Kroger


Social media is an integral part of B2B communication

Social media is also becoming increasingly important in the B2B business. This is the conclusion reached by the ECC Köln and Intellishop in a recent study. According to the survey, almost two thirds of the companies surveyed in the B2B segment have increased their personnel capacities in the social media sector over the past two years.

>> ECC Köln


Rethinking retail

Like many other retailers, bonprix faces the great challenge of linking online and stationary business in a meaningful way. In an interview with the EHI Retail Institute, Daniel Füchtenschnieder, Managing Director of bonprix Retail GmbH, describes the concrete solutions implemented by the company.

>> EHI Retail Institute


Online retail: every sixth package is a return

German online customers send back one sixth of all orders. This is the conclusion reached by the University of Bamberg in a recent study. According to the study, a total of 280 million parcels with around 487 million articles were returned in 2018.

>> Internet World Business

New study: GDPR inadequately implemented

The GDPR put the German economy under considerable pressure last year. But even just under a year after it came into force, companies are still not able to get to the bottom of this issue. According to a study by the security provider TeamDrive, over 80 percent of German companies have implemented the GDPR only inadequately or incompletely.

>> E-Commerce-Magazin