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European E-commerce Market Trends

European online sales in key markets (Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK will rise an average of 12% annually between 2012 and 2017, to reach €170 billion ($217 billion) at the end of the forecast period, according to a report by Forrester Research entitled ‘European Online Retail Forecast 2012 to 2017′.…

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Amazon is encouraging social commerce

Today i recieved an email from Amazon informing about their new social shopping experience. Few years ago Amazon started a social commerce experience onsite. By signing up via your facebook account you were able to see your friends upcoming birthdays and amazon was recommending products if they had an amazon account (and a wish list).…

21 KPIs for Ecommerce

Key performance indicators are becoming common in large corporations as a way to measure and monitor the success of key activities. But they can also play an important role in any sized ecommerce business. A KPI — key performance indicator — is simply a measure of some process, event, or activity. An example is checkout…

Asia-Pacific surpasses North America in B2C spendings

In 2012, B2C ecommerce sales grew 21.1% to top $1 trillion for the first time, according to new global estimates by eMarketer. This year, sales will grow 18.3% to $1.298 trillion worldwide, eMarketer estimates, as Asia-Pacific surpasses North America to become the world’s No. 1 market for B2C ecommerce sales. Sales in North America grew…

User Experience vs. User Interface

Regardless of how elegant your website looks, if you fail to deliver the type of user experience your buyers are looking for, they will leave your site and shop elsewhere. Because there are so many well-designed stores today, shoppers demand that type of experience from all sites. This article explores the difference between UI and…

The Secret Recipe of Amazon

Before you proceed with the amazing recipe of the world leader e-tailer Amazon’s recommendation engine check out the video of Hunch. For those people who don’t know about Hunch, you should definitely check out Hunch.com which is one of the biggest recommendation engines depending on its own way of collecting data from its custom designed surveys.…

Subscription based e-commerce

The comparison to the flash sale model and to group buying seems to fit because the subscription commerce category has a few leaders and a ton of “me too” companies. On the surface it looks like all of them are just putting shit in a box and money in the bank but this is pattern…