The e-commerce branch encompasses all digital business traffic and is a branch for the future. Big players, such as Amazon, eBay or Alibaba are leading the way: if you want to sell products in the internet successfully, you need more than just a pretty online shop.
Progress is not stopping for B2B companies either, quite the opposite: the digital transformation is increasingly putting pressure on B2B companies to address the topic of e-commerce and online sales. In this context, e-commerce is not limited purely to sales, but also includes the customer journey, which begins with the marketing of a product and continues after the completion of a transaction.
The fact that Google and Amazon initially appear to run on two different business models can hardly be denied. However, these major corporations have been butting horns repeatedly recently. Not only Amazon is developing drones for same-day delivery, but Google is also doing research in that direction and has already tested their first prototype.
Coupon marketing generates new customers and activates existing ones. The deals.com Coupon Study 2014 shows how well-liked vouchers and coupons are among online shoppers. 50 percent of those surveyed have used a coupon two to five times so far this year. The lucrative online couponing market The deals.com Coupon Study 2014 delivers interesting figures on … Continue reading "More customers through effective coupon marketing"
Up to now, social network Twitter has focused on an unfiltered news stream…but these times appear to be over. Similarly to Facebook, particularly relevant Tweets disturb the chronological order. Even Tweets by people you don’t follow will reportedly turn up in your stream in the future.
Electronic sport – e-sport – is a phenomenon, something incomprehensible for many people. The typical cliché: darkened back rooms, the only source of lights are the LED monitors, humming computers, a kettle and 5 minute tureen food at the ready, which is washed down by energy drinks. The marketing and e-commerce branches should say goodbye … Continue reading "It’s Not Just Nerds Who Bet on E-Sport"
Cars are already driving-computers. But digital transformation will influence the pleasure of driving in the future even more strongly. There are already attempts to warn drivers with live traffic services and offer them alternative routes. Google has gone a step further with the self-driving car – a car which is steered by a computer.
As I learned from Martin Groß-Albenhausen at the last Handelskraft B2B commerce breakfast, Google Shopping for Suppliers has been history since the 20th of June. The B2B aspirations of Google (Google Shopping for Suppliers) and Amazon (Amazon Supply) don’t seem to have taken off as well as (even we) expected.
Who’d have thought? According to a study from bevh, trust still plays a central role in the selection of a webshop. Additionally, customers want to know when their package will arrive. If the order also reaches the customer on the delivery date provided, they are more than satisfied. Apart from this, further results of the … Continue reading "E-Commerce is based on trust…still"
The trend towards individual and conscious consumption is not letting up among the social classes with buying power. At lot of time is invested in product selection before each purchase, regardless how banal. After all, a purchase is more than a purchase – it is an expression of personal taste and even makes the purchaser … Continue reading "Make way L.O.H.A.S, the hipster consumer is coming!"
On the 24th of September, Google announced the rollout of the search engine algorithm update Panda 4.1. Since 2011, Panda has been making sure that websites with higher quality content rank better than content farms. It has been five months since the last update, and Panda 4.1 brings some changes with it.