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Month: January 2019

ReBuy expands to Italy and Spain

ReBuy expands to Italy and Spain

ReBuy, an online platform for buying and selling refurbished consumer electronics, has expanded in Europe. The company has launched its online store in both Italy and Spain. The company already runs its online platform in German, the United Kingdom, France, Austria and the Netherlands. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/rebuy-expands-to-italy-and-spain/

Crypto Support in Samsung Galaxy S10 Could Fall Flat

Crypto Support in Samsung Galaxy S10 Could Fall Flat

The Samsung Galaxy S10, scheduled for launch on Feb. 20, likely will incorporate a cryptocurrency wallet, based on leaks and rumors circulating online. “Samsung has a long history of throwing everything it can think of, technology-wise, into its flagship Galaxy S series smartphones,” remarked Ken Hyers, research director at Strategy Analytics. Hyers “would not be surprised to find that Samsung adds a crypto wallet to the Galaxy S10, even if 99.9 percent of people who buy the phone never use…

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ReBuy expands to Italy and Spain

ReBuy expands to Italy and Spain

ReBuy, an online platform for buying and selling refurbished consumer electronics, has expanded in Europe. The company has launched its online store in both Italy and Spain. The company already runs its online platform in German, the United Kingdom, France, Austria and the Netherlands. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/rebuy-expands-to-italy-and-spain/

Driving Smart Home Product Value Through AI Applications

Driving Smart Home Product Value Through AI Applications

Annual sales of all connected home devices are expected to exceed 520 million units by 2022, based on Parks Associates forecasts. Specific use cases for AI in the smart home will help drive adoption of new devices and services as intelligent outcomes increase product value. Besides security use cases, which are the leading drivers of adoption, the broader smart home automation segment encompasses standalone devices and smart home systems that seek to unify control for lights, locks, thermostats, entertainment devices,…

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Zalando opens fulfillment center in Sweden

Zalando opens fulfillment center in Sweden

Zalando has opened a new fulfillment center in Sweden. In Brunna, near Stockholm, the online fashion player has opened a fulfillment center that’s approximately 30,000 square meters big and gives place to around 500 employees as well as 50 autonomous mobile robots. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/zalando-opens-fulfillment-center-in-sweden/

Vente-Privee and its other brands form Veepee

Vente-Privee and its other brands form Veepee

The popular French online shop Vente-Privee has merged with five other brands to form a new online store called Veepee. This new name will now be used in fourteen different countries in which Vente-Privee, Vente-Exclusive and the three other European brands are active. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/vente-privee-and-its-other-brands-form-veepee/

Lidl offers same-day delivery in Italy

Lidl offers same-day delivery in Italy

Supermercato24, a same-day delivery service for online grocery, has announced a partnership with Lidl in Italy. Together, the two companies will allow Italian Lidl customers to order groceries from home and have them delivered at their doorstop on the same day, even within one hour. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/lidl-offers-same-day-delivery-in-italy/

Zalando opens fulfillment center in Sweden

Zalando opens fulfillment center in Sweden

Zalando has opened a new fulfillment center in Sweden. In Brunna, near Stockholm, the online fashion player has opened a fulfillment center that’s approximately 30,000 square meters big and gives place to around 500 employees as well as 50 autonomous mobile robots. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/zalando-opens-fulfillment-center-in-sweden/

Salesforce and the Machine

Salesforce and the Machine

There’s been way too much obsessing about how artificial intelligence and machine learning will eliminate jobs. For example, 60 Minutes recently ran a feature about AI venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee, one of many stories predicting the elimination of jobs and a dystopian takeover of the world, or so it seems, by machines. Lee is a persuasive voice. Having been educated in the U.S., he now resides and works in China. He is the author of AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley…

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Future Whisper Coaching: Will AI Do All the Whispering?

Future Whisper Coaching: Will AI Do All the Whispering?

The customer experience battle is being fought in the call center. Whether it’s a service line or an inside sales call making first contact, the phone is often the medium that matters in moments of truth. When customers are talking to an inside sales rep or an agent in a support organization, the ideal interaction is often described by customers as “a conversation” — just the customer and the company representative on the phone, talking through the issues together, person…

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Idealo Italy grew with 20% in 2018

Idealo Italy grew with 20% in 2018

Price comparison engine Idealo has achieved a growth of over 20 percent in Italy last year. The company generated an external sale in Italian ecommerce of almost 30 million euros, of which 32 percent was to the advantage of small Italian online shops. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/idealo-italy-grew-with-20-in-2018/

CRM’s Shift Toward Oligopoly

CRM’s Shift Toward Oligopoly

As markets mature, they trend toward oligopoly or even outright monopoly. There isn’t much difference, because an oligopoly has several members instead of just one. Examples include electric power generation, an oligopoly made up of vertically integrated monopolies in most areas, and the airline industry — an oligopoly made up of many airlines that may have monopolies in regional hubs. As monopolies and oligopolies gain strength, it becomes increasingly difficult for newcomers to enter a market. Original source: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85811.html?rss=1

Bol.com: €2.1 billion online sales in 2018

Bol.com: €2.1 billion online sales in 2018

Dutch online retailer Bol.com reported net consumer online sales worth 2.1 billion euros in 2018. That’s an increase of 31.25 percent compared to the situation in 2017, when Bol.com generated net consumer sales worth 1.6 billion euros. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/bol-com-e2-1-billion-online-sales-in-2018/

Printful to open new logistics center in Latvia

Printful to open new logistics center in Latvia

Printing and fulfillment service Printful will open a new fulfillment center in Riga, Latvia. The company has outgrown its current facility, which is located in the same city. The new site is currently under construction and is said to open in May. The new fulfillment center will open close to the company’s logistics partners and the Riga International Airport. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/printful-to-open-new-logistics-center-in-latvia/

Marketing Mindfulness: A New Age of Digital Consciousness

Marketing Mindfulness: A New Age of Digital Consciousness

In this era of stress and anxiety, being able to slow down, breathe, and focus on the moment at hand are key skills for surviving and being successful. Mindfulness has become a vital commodity, and those who can coach others to live more mindfully are in particularly high demand. An industry has grown up that offers everything from streaming yoga classes to meditation apps. “Most people are overwhelmed and feel they can barely keep up with daily demands,” said health…

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Bol.com: €2.1 billion online sales in 2018

Bol.com: €2.1 billion online sales in 2018

Dutch online retailer Bol.com reported net consumer online sales worth 2.1 billion euros in 2018. That’s an increase of 31.25 percent compared to the situation in 2017, when Bol.com generated net consumer sales worth 1.6 billion euros. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/bol-com-e2-1-billion-online-sales-in-2018/

Printful to open new logistics center in Latvia

Printful to open new logistics center in Latvia

Printing and fulfillment service Printful will open a new fulfillment center in Riga, Latvia. The company has outgrown its current facility, which is located in the same city. The new site is currently under construction and is said to open in May. The new fulfillment center will open close to the company’s logistics partners and the Riga International Airport. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/printful-to-open-new-logistics-center-in-latvia/

This is how UK consumers shopped online in 2018

This is how UK consumers shopped online in 2018

Consumers in the United Kingdom spent the most money online on vehicle-related items. Holidays were also a favorite destination for shoppers looking to spend their money online. And it’s fashion and fast food takeaways that Britons regretted the most buying online in 2018. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/this-is-how-uk-consumers-shopped-online-in-2018/

DoL Seeks $400M for Oracle Workers Underpaid Due to Discrimination

DoL Seeks $400M for Oracle Workers Underpaid Due to Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a court action against Oracle for underpaying non-white male employees by as much as $400 million. “Oracle suppressed starting salaries for its female and non-White employees, assigned them to lower level positions and depressed their wages over the years they worked for Oracle,” states a court filing. Based on a preliminary analysis, “Oracle’s method of compensating employees for their work resulted in losses of more than $400 million for female, black and Asian…

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Idealo Italy grew with 20% in 2018

Idealo Italy grew with 20% in 2018

Price comparison engine Idealo has achieved a growth of over 20 percent in Italy last year. The company generated an external sale in Italian ecommerce of almost 30 million euros, of which 32 percent was to the advantage of small Italian online shops. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/idealo-italy-grew-with-20-in-2018/

This is how UK consumers shopped online in 2018

This is how UK consumers shopped online in 2018

Consumers in the United Kingdom spent the most money online on vehicle-related items. Holidays were also a favorite destination for shoppers looking to spend their money online. And it’s fashion and fast food takeaways that Britons regretted the most buying online in 2018. Original source: https://ecommercenews.eu/this-is-how-uk-consumers-shopped-online-in-2018/

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