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Oliver Kling

Will the blockchain bring an end to counterfeiting on marketplaces? [5 Reading Tips]

Posted on 14. May 2018 by .

Photo: thisisbossi

One of the most read articles on Handelskraft to this day is “Counterfeiting in E-Commerce: Why Does Amazon Have so Many Fakes?” (Only available in German) Three years after the fact, the topic has remained relevant. It was also noticeable during ECD18 in Munich.

I cancelled my visit to re:publica18 because I was given the opportunity to host two panels on the main stage of ECD next to Dr. Armand Farsi and Alexander Graf. The focus of “Brand Cockpit 2020” was the future of brands on platforms as well as blockchain and entrepreneurship in the panel “The Customers of Tomorrow”

A reason enough to look at the current state of marketplace business and to take take a look into the future after the reunion of platforms and brands.


B2B marketplace for trade fair services – Online Order System on SAP Hybris is live

Posted on 3. May 2018 by .

Bild: Messe Düsseldorf

Photo: Messe Düsseldorf

From February 27 to March 1, 2018, “EuroCIS – The Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology” took place in Düsseldorf. The fair, which presents different technology solutions every year, should make retail more convenient – With new various payment solutions, self-checkout systems for employee-less stores, and smart price tags – This was not just thematically interesting for us, but above all, an opportunity to look behind the scenes at the value of such solutions. At the same time, the event was also the premier of the new Online Order System (OOS), the in-house solution for the distribution of trade fair services.


What is needed for digital success? Let’s review the Handelskraft Conference 2016!

Posted on 24. February 2016 by .

The Handelskraft Conference 2016 – #HK16 – was a high-voltage event from the beginning till the end. Supported by eventtool24 an astonishing location, the Classic Remise Berlin, provided the background for our conference for digital success, combining a magical mixture of retro motors and car design classics with urban industry modernity inspiring the almost 100 attendees, and putting the perfect frame to discuss and generate interesting debates about the present and future of digital commerce.

Figures never lie: eleven sessions deepened the most trending digital-commerce topics, around 200 tweets generated a successful online exchange and four strong sponsor players: Adobe, FACT-Finder, ShopLupe andTrusted Shops. Let’s dive deeper into the conference’s topics, giving you an overview about the key trends of business success in digital commerce.


Content is K(l)ing – New Blogger on Board

Posted on 1. February 2016 by .
Bild: dotSource GmbH | Ebenbild

Photo: dotSource GmbH | Ebenbild

Hi, I’m Oliver Kling. I haven’t introduced myself yet and want to catch up on this now.

For 21 days now I’ve been calling the dotSource marketing team my new professional home. I am here to x-ray the colourful and speedy world of digital commerce in all its facets on and together with my colleague Sara. We know that we’re following in big footsteps, but we are brave enough to face this challenge.

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