Overview of the news of CW 20/2019


Why three-year plans are outdated

The digital transformation is not merely an IT topic, but should ideally change the entire way of thinking of an organization, says Marcus Diekmann of ROSE Bikes. He explains why this is the case in an interview with the ECC Köln.

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“It’s not rocket science.” In-house developments at Keller Sports

“Make or buy?” is a question online merchants are regularly faced with. Keller Sports has answered this question for itself and consistently relies on its in-house developments. CTO Florian Otte tells “Location Insider” about the company’s experience in this area.

>> Location Insider

ShopTechTalks #042: eReader Shop & Co. at Thalia

Markus Gruber and Fabian Brauers from Thalia have to deal with a very special interface in their daily work: the shop of the eReader “Tolino”. In the podcast of the “ShopTechBlog”, they report on the technologies used by Thalia and what makes this work so special.

>> ShopTechBlog

#Online Grocery

Two years after the launch: The seven most remarkable problems of Amazon Fresh in Germany

About two years ago Amazon Fresh was launched in Germany, but the breakthrough of online grocery continues to be awaited. Peer Schader mentions some of the reasons why the US giant has not yet succeeded in reaching this goal in the “Supermarktblog”.

>> Supermarktblog

How this online supermarket continues after the crowdfunding failure

Myenso wanted to collect 800,000 euros through a crowdfunding campaign. But in the end, only 78,000 euros were collected. Nevertheless, the company continues its work. Elisabeth Neuhaus has taken a look at the strategy it is pursuing for “Gründerszene”.

>> Gründerszene


“No one can escape digitization in the long run.”

Mercateo is one of the largest online marketplaces for B2B retail in Germany. In an interview with “Onlinehändler-News” Jens Dissmann and Lovis Kauf from Mercateo explain their views on e-commerce in the B2B sector.

>> Onlinehändler-News

Part 2: B2B Marketplace and E-Procurement Analysis with Dominik Hecker (XT Verpackungen)

Blogger Lennart Paul and Dominik Hecker from XT Verpackungen also deal with B2B marketplaces in the current “Warenausgang” podcast. In addition, they talk about closed e-procurement systems.

>> Warenausgang

“B2B can create emotions”

Viviana Plasil of Cushman & Wakefield, a US commercial real estate consultancy, is convinced that feelings play an important role in B2B e-commerce. In an interview with “Internet World Business” she gives tips on how B2B companies can address the emotions of their customers.

>> Internet World Business


Cross-border commerce to Switzerland: How it works with taxes & customs

The Swiss online market poses a number of challenges for German traders in the areas of customs and taxes. In a guest article for “neuhandeln”, Gerrit Schröder, tax consultant and owner of GJS Consulting, names the biggest stumbling blocks and gives valuable tips.

>> neuhandeln


E-Commerce: The bill, please!

In 2018, purchase on account remained the payment method with the highest turnover in German e-commerce: According to a study by the EHI Retail Institute, 27.9 percent of turnover was generated in this way. This is followed by PayPal with 20.5 percent and direct debit with 19.7 percent.

>> EHI Retail Institute