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

MARKETS Data disclosure when shopping online is a given for customers

The Consumer Barometer of IFH Köln and KPMG shows: For six out of ten consumers, it is a given to provide personal information on the Internet. Data disclosure also has limits though: The protection o…

June 26, 2018

MARKETS ECC: Online marketplaces support the stationary retail trade

The current Marktplatz-KIX from ECC Cologne and ebay shows that online marketplaces are a suitable way to enter online trading. In addition, they help the stationary trade to attract new buyer groups…

June 19, 2018

MARKETS Inditex records profit increase

Inditex, with subcontractors such as Zara, recorded a surprising increase in profits in the first half of the financial year. The Spanish fashion group announced on Wednesday in Arteixo, Spain, that r…

June 19, 2018

HARDWARE Stiftung Warentest has tested highchairs for children: Winner Evomove & Stokke

Stiftung Warentest has tested twenty highchairs for child-friendly design, handling, durability, safety and harmful substances. Among them were twelve highchairs with steps that grow with the child as…

June 5, 2018

MARKETS Interactive trading is sustainable and offers numerous advantages

Significantly better than its reputation: The study “Sustainability in Interactive Retailing” by the Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland e.V. bevh emphasizes the social strengths of…

June 5, 2018

MARKETS ARAG Trend 2018: Germans love apps

Mini applications for mobile phones have only been around for about ten years. Nevertheless, it is impossible to imagine having to go without them. The applications, also known as apps in short, are s…

May 31, 2018

Market Research “The Key to Confidence”: Oeko-Tex publishes further results of sustainability study

To mark its 25th anniversary, the international Oeko-Tex Association has commissioned a worldwide market research study. The so-called “The Key to Confidence” study was to determine consumer attitudes…

May 22, 2018

MARKETS eBay Retail Report as a mirror for trends in Germany

For the first time eBay reveals details about the shopping routines, search trends and favourite products of its German customers in its Retail Report. To this end, the trading platform has taken a cl…

May 17, 2018

COMPANIES Billion dollar business pocket money: children have more budget available

The six to thirteen-year-olds and their pocket money are a lucrative target group: every child in Germany can spend an average of 49 euros per month.

May 3, 2018

MARKETS Climate protection offensive at German Retail Federation

Last week, the Federal Environment Ministry launched the efficiency and climate protection offensive of the German Retail Federation (HDE) with the aim of motivating small and medium-sized enterprises…

April 26, 2018