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Singles Day: an introduction in the Netherlands

Singles Day: an introduction in the Netherlands

What will be the impact of the introduction of Singles Day in the Netherlands? Yesterday bol.com introduced Singles Day on November 11 as a new Dutch retail moment. Listen to my interview (in Dutch) on BNR Radio with Huub Vermeulen, CEO of Dutch online marketleader...

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Visual is the next big thing in retail

Not too long ago I wrote a blog about how voice will change e-commerce big time. With facial  recognition on the new Apple X and social platforms becoming increasingly visual, it seems like visual is the next big thing in retail. What’s new in retail you might ask...

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Online sales driver of Dutch retail growth

Online sales driver of Dutch retail growth

Things are looking up for Dutch retail! The figures for the first two quarters show a decided increase for the retail business: consumer sales are up by 3.3 % (source: CBS). More than before, I read and hear everywhere: ‘Things are looking up for the high street!...

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Shoptalk Europe. Order your (free!) tickets now!

Shoptalk Europe. Order your (free!) tickets now!

In fewer than 60 days, from October 9 to October 11, Shoptalk will host its first European event in Copenhagen. With already over 1,500 attendees registered, the event is on track to attract much more than 2,000 attendees, including 250+ CEO’s, from 1,000 companies,...

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Are there any small countries left in e-commerce?

Are there any small countries left in e-commerce?

Ecommerce again played an important role in the European economy in 2016. Recent figures from Ecommerce Europe and the Ecommerce Foundation show that European consumers spent over € 530 billion online on products and/or services last year. This represents a growth of...

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Google is fined billions: encouragement for (web) stores

The staggering fine of 2.4 billion euros for Google as ruled by the European Commission is encouraging for search engines, web stores and consumers alike. The ecommerce titan is being punished for its abuse of power, by displaying its own comparison site Google...

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Build platforms, not walls – the new platform economy

Build platforms, not walls – the new platform economy

Right now, everyone seems to be full of the latest holy grail, onlife retail. The intersection of retail and e-commerce seems to be completely enamoured with the rising phenomenon of the new platform economy. All over the world, marketplaces, (social) networks and...

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