European B2C e-commerce sales will increase by 12.5% and amount to € 477bn in 2015. With this, Europe will increase its lead on third-ranked North America," is Ecommerce Europe's forecast for 2015 according to Wijnand Jongen, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Member of the Board of Directors of Ecommerce Europe. He stated this based on the European B2C e-commerce report 2014 which was released last week.
With more than 850 attendees the Global E-commerce Summit 2015 in Barcelona organized by Ecommerce Europe, BBP Media and Shop.org was a great success. People used the Global E-commerce Summit App for over 100.000 times in three days. Speakers and keynote speakers contributed to the event with their insights into various aspects of cross-border e-commerce.
"I am a developer and I love development and technology," says Michael Crean, CIO and CTO of MicksGarage.com. "I still spend about 50% of my time developing or designing processes."
According to an elaborate research study conducted by the Ecommerce Foundation and Nyenrode Business University, retailers from all over the world expect that global market places, such as Amazon and Alibaba, will own 39% of the global online retail market in 2020. This indicates that the influence of market places on retailers and brands continues to grow considerably over the next few years.