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.
After the global financial crisis hit in 2008, people around the world saw their faith in the financial system shaken. Bitcoin emerged in January 2009 seemingly as a direct in response to this crisis, although the history of cryptocurrencies runs far deeper.
Europe's largest e-commerce market, the UK is a major power in the global digital economy. 82% of Britain's internet users regularly make e-commerce purchases, a larger proportion than any other country in the European Union.
E-commerce is alive and well in Latin America. It is the region with the second fastest growing e-commerce sector globally, behind only Asia-Pacific, with a developed digital economy despite relatively low internet and credit card penetration, and a large unbanked population.
It's telling that one of the most popular colloquial terms for a cryptocurrency is "altcoin", a portmanteau of "alternative" and "bitcoin". Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, has become so ubiquitous that it is the definition of its own category.
Choosing the right shopping cart is not a decision to be made lightly. There are a lot of them out there and they don’t all support the same tools and functions, so you need to think about your customers’ needs and choose a shopping cart that supports the features necessary for your business. To help this process along, we're offering our in-depth reviews of Payza-supported shopping carts.
Today, the largest e-commerce market in Latin America is Brazil, but when it comes to long-term investment for cross-border merchants, Mexico is the market to beat. Though cross-border commerce is low compared to Brazil, Mexico's e-commerce market is growing at a rate of over 21%, nearly double the global average.