The summer is officially here (in the northern hemisphere) and we're all looking forward to taking some time off in the hot sun and reading a few good books. To prepare, we asked our staff to share some recommendations for summer reading.
In 2015, e-commerce in Ukraine began to transform. The summer that year, the Ukrainian government worked with the Central Bank to implement a series of measures designed to liberalize and regulate e-commerce, both within the country and across borders.
At the start of 2017, the global cryptocurrency market cap, that is, the total value of all cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin, was just under $18 billion USD. This was already a very promising increase from just $7.1 billion the year before. Compared to what was about to come however, even that increase seems minuscule.
Bitcoin has a scaling problem. When the cryptocurrency software launched in 2009, the nature of the blockchain technology on which it was built meant that there was a hard cap on the total amount of transactions that could be processed in a given amount of time. In the past eight years, the basic technology hasn't really changed
In today's digital economy, distributed teams are common. Many organizations, including the majority of companies doing business online, have anywhere from a few to a few hundred employees who rarely, if ever, come into the office. This brings countless advantages for the employer as well as the employee, but one of the new challenges it introduces to businesses is how to manage payroll.
France is now the 5th largest e-commerce market worldwide. According to 2016 figures, France soared past Germany, knocking that country out of the top 5 in online sales volumes and becoming the 2nd biggest market in Europe (behind only the UK).
Amazon is the world's largest internet-based retailer. They didn't get there by sitting on their hands – they’ve been doing many things right from the start. Anyone operating an online store, whether built from scratch or hosted on WordPress, Magento, or anywhere else, can learn a lot (and generate more sales) by following their lead.
Shipping and fulfillment are arguably the most labor-intensive parts of running an e-commerce business. The man-hours required to pack boxes, buy insurance, contact couriers, and track shipments are incredibly time consuming, even for a small business. And as time goes on, the challenge of scaling your logistics can become a critical barrier to growth. This is where dropshipping comes in.
In any discussion of e-commerce in Europe today, the subject inevitably turns to Brexit. Everybody is waiting to see what impact Brexit will have on e-commerce both within Britain and on the EU as a whole, but for the moment Great Britain is still part of the European Union and still subject to their laws.