14:23 - September 24th, 2015

E-commerce trends around the world (Infographic)

As the world migrates to digital channels, it?s unsurprising that many companies are scrambling to cater to the new breed of technologically hungry consumers. Snapdeal recently pumped $100m into an e-commerce app, Facebook and Google are going head to head in the e-commerce festival arena, and even Royal Mail is getting in on the act.

These trends and shifts into the world of e-commerce are even more interesting on a macroscopic l...

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15:34 - September 23rd, 2015

European Commission: cross-border ecommerce potential in Europe yet to be unlocked.

Cross-border ecommerce is still an under-developed market in Europe, according to the 2015 edition of the Consumer Scoreboard published by the European Commission.

Research indicates that 61% of consumers feel more confident buying online from their own country (61%) than from another EU country (38%). The Consumer Scoreboard which focuses on The Digital Single Market also found that the lack of ...

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12:24 - September 10th, 2015

iDEAL exceeds 100 million payments in first half 2015


One of the most popular alternative payment methods, iDEAL in The Netherlands, again shows strong growth for the first half of 2015. For the first time since its launch back in 2005, the number of iDEAL payments exceeded 100 million transactions in 6 months time. Compared to the same period last year, the iDEAL volume increased with over 23%.

Simplified online bank transfer

iDEAL - basically an enhanced online bank...

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16:20 - September 2nd, 2015

Cross-border online shopping makes waves across Europe

Europe`s share of global cross-border online retail sales is predicted to amount to one quarter by 2025, a recent research study reveals.


The share of online shoppers making purchases directly from foreign online retailers differs from country to country within Europe. Among the largest markets, Italy, Spain, Russia and the UK led in penetration of online shoppers making cross-border purchases at least once a year, as of...

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