MARKETS Click & Collect holds great potential for retailers

The latest consumer survey conducted by Creditreform Boniversum GmbH and the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Association (bevh) showed that consumers like to use Click & Collect’s services. The…

November 12, 2018

MARKETS Shoe specialist Kamik promotes outdoor activities for children

Today, German children spend 25 percent less time outside than their parents. In an independent survey, Kamik, the outdoor shoe specialist, found that it is above all regular schedules that prevent ch…

November 6, 2018

MARKETS Purchase on account on place 1 of the most popular payment methods

German customers prefer to pay for their online purchases on account, because this offers them many advantages. For retailers, however, this method of payment remains risky, as they ultimately pay in…

October 31, 2018

MARKETS Voice Commerce: great potential for purchasing via voice control

Every second consumer uses voice control. There is still a reluctance to make purchases with voice commerce because of technical barriers and data protection. Experts forecast a multi-billion market.

October 17, 2018

MARKETS Market for children’s clothing shows saturation tendencies

Only slight growth rates and this despite rising birth rates. A new study by IFH Köln and BBE Handelsberatung focuses on the highly competitive market for children’s clothing.

October 15, 2018

HARDWARE Öko-Test checks baby sleeping bags and criticizes insufficient warnings

For safe sleep in young children, experts recommend the use of baby sleeping bags. By using a sleeping bag, the risk of sudden child death can be reduced by about more than twenty percent. Öko-Test te…

October 11, 2018

MARKETS Rental services: Respond flexibly and cost-effectively to changing children’s needs

In Germany there are more and more rental services for baby and childen’s toys, clothing or outfitting. In addition to established providers such as and, more and mor…

October 11, 2018

FASHION Öko-Test calls for children’s rubber boots free of harmful substances

Öko-Test has tested 16 children’s rubber boots for harmful substances. In the past, the rubber boots tested repeatedly attracted attention due to their extremely high pollutant load. Accordingly, the…

October 9, 2018

MARKETS Shopping without borders: Payment methods are crucial for cross-border e-commerce

Buying products and services online has long been part of everyday life. 80 percent of Germans shop on online at least once a month, primarily with German providers. A study by the financial services…

October 8, 2018

MARKETS Face recognition in trade: curse or blessing?

The use of face recognition technologies is undoubtedly controversial. In recent times, tests have repeatedly shown what biometric face recognition can do, but also that the technology does not yet ap…

September 20, 2018

MARKETS Slump: Zalando share collapses unexpectedly

The fashion company Zalando from Berlin is suffering economically from the big summer heat wave. The share of the online giant collapses by around 18 percent. For the second time within six weeks, Zal…

September 18, 2018

MARKETS Fake shops cheat millions of Germans

In the search for the cheapest price, online shopping often involves apparently smaller retailers who offer the goods at ridiculously low prices. Behind them are mostly fraudsters who cash in but don’…

September 18, 2018

MARKETS Online marketplaces are becoming increasingly important for stationary trade

Online marketplaces are an important business module for many retailers. According to a recent survey, 42 percent of stationary shop owners generate the bulk of their sales online.

September 10, 2018

MARKETS Fraud in online shopping: A problem for retailers and customers

Of all orders placed online, three percent are fraudulent. On the other hand, one in ten online shoppers has already been the victim of payment data misuse. A new study by the ECC makes the extent of…

July 19, 2018

MARKETS New study: Increasing sales in online trading

Online trading continues to grow in Germany. This was announced by the Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland e.V in Berlin on Sunday, 8 July. According to this, gross online sales fro…

July 12, 2018