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Fashion & e-commerce in Italy

Italy is the country of Gucci and Prada, Milan’s Fashion Week and dolce vita. Italian fashion is synonymous for quality, eccentricity, uniqueness and sartorial excellence – but does the innate style and panache of Italian haute couture translate well into the world of fashion e-commerce? Traditionally, proud Italian clothes and shoe makers shun Continue

The healthcare market in Italy

La dolce vita – life in Italy seems to be simply better… and longer. In fact, the country is home to a staggering 22,000 centenarians. But the healthcare system is also starting to show its age, not least since the recent Covid crisis. Discover in our latest blog how a makeover to rejuvenate Italy’s health […] Continue

E-commerce in Canada

There’s more to North America than just “America,” especially when it comes to e-commerce. Many people assume that Canada is practically the same as the United States. After all, there truly are many cultural similarities, and both countries speak English. But in reality, the Canadian e-commerce market has some unique characteristics all its Continue

E-commerce in November

Ready or not, here comes the busiest – and arguably most fun – shopping season of the year! With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and overall holiday shopping, November has it all! Now’s when marketers should leave no stone unturned to give their consumers what they want. Let’s have a look at this month’s big […] Continue

Fashion & e-commerce in Germany

German fashion is just as diverse as its landscape and dialects. Sure, there are Lederhosen in Bavaria and yes, manual workers often wear their blue coveralls (Blaumann) out on the street with pride. German fashion styles, however, range from conservatively demure with subdued or natural colors, to eye-poppingly different with ethnically inspired Continue

Fashion & e-commerce in Spain

Sunshine, sea, beach, flamenco, and overly large servings of alcohol… Those are the first things that come to mind when we think about Spain. Ah yes, flamenco. In our mind’s eye, we see the stereotypical frilly, overly tight dresses for the women, and matador outfits for the men. But Spain has a lot more to […] Continue

E-commerce in the United Arab Emirates

Today, we want to draw our attention to the United Arab Emirates. This decidedly conservative country is still very much dominated by traditional offline retail. However, data show that retailers are increasingly selling online as well in order to diversify their offering and appeal to a broader target group. Continue

E-commerce in October

The word October stems from the Latin “octo”, meaning eight. Because the old Roman calendar started in March rather than January, October used to be the 8th month of the year. The biggest October holiday in the US and many other parts of the world is Halloween. Kids can’t wait to go trick-or-treating; parents adorn […] Continue

The Healthcare Market in Spain

The popular tourist destination beckons with a universal healthcare system, satisfied citizens and targeted healthcare funding. Read our latest blog to learn all about Spain’s attractive health market. Continue

E-commerce in Spain

When you think of Spain, you might think of sunny Mediterranean beaches or the Canary Islands. But there is much more to Spain than the tourist cliches! Spain is also a country with a growing e-commerce market, which this article will discuss in detail. Learn about Spain’s consumers, how they shop, and what details you […] Continue

The Healthcare Market in the Netherlands

With its strategic location, tech-savvy population and well-connected infrastructure, the Netherlands has transformed into an international hub brimming with business potential, both in pharma and medtech. Find out in our latest blog why the Netherlands is particularly attractive for both global players and SMEs and what market opportunities await. Continue

E-commerce in September

Did you know that the word September stems from the Latin ‘septum’ which means seven? That’s right: Back in the days of the Roman calendar – when the year started in March – September was the 7th month. Big observances and shopping events in September include the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday, back-to-school shopping and the […] Continue

E-commerce in August

Hot, hotter, August! The name for the 8th month of the year stems from the Roman emperor Augustus, who also happened to take up his consulship around this time of year. As the last official month of summer, August is the perfect opportunity to sell out any leftover festival, BBQ or camping-related products and go […] Continue

E-commerce in South Korea

South Korea is an interesting target market for European e-commerce retailers. In this article, we will explain what makes South Korea so appealing, what you can expect from the e-commerce market in South Korea, and what companies need to consider when it comes to digital trade. Continue

The Healthcare Market in Luxembourg

Luxembourg – officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – is renowned for its cosmopolitan ambiance and excellent quality of life, boasting a strong emphasis on high-quality healthcare services and advanced medical technology. Find out all about this thriving health market in our latest blog. Continue

E-commerce in Switzerland

The Swiss e-commerce market is no longer a secret, insider tip. Located right on the EU’s doorstep, and with purchasing power to spare, Switzerland is an extremely attractive market for European companies who are looking to expand. Moreover, Switzerland ranked number one in the UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index, which ranks countries according to their Continue

E-commerce in July

Summer is officially here! Named after the historical Roman statesman Julius Caesar, there’s a lot going on this month: In the U.S., July marks National Grilling, Hot Dog, Ice Cream and Picnic Month. With so many delicious sales opportunities, online shoppers are spoiled for choice. We’ll walk you through some of July’s most significant dates Continue

The Healthcare Market in the UK

Bits and bytes, … and Brexit: From digital health and telemedicine to personalized care, this blog invites you to discover the health market in the United Kingdom and its latest trends. Join us as we delve into the pulse of this thriving market. Continue

E-commerce in Austria

With its prime location in central Europe, Austria is an important hub for businesses, especially German-speaking ones. And Austria is a strong import market, with around 35% of its imported goods coming from neighboring Germany. However, if you’re planning to sell to Austrian consumers, you shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that Austria i Continue

E-commerce in June

June 21st is the longest day of the year and the official start of summer – a happy occasion for online shoppers and e-commerce sellers! The lead-up period to the summer months offers ample opportunity to fire up the grill for BBQ season and celebrate the many June holidays and observances, including Pride, Juneteenth and […] Continue

The Healthcare Market in France

In wine, there is truth: despite enjoying a diet that is heavily based on white flour (baguette, croissants, etc.), saturated fats (cheese) and high alcohol and tobacco consumption, the French tend to live about two years longer compared to the rest of Europeans. Find out in our latest blog post what is behind this contradiction […] Continue

E-commerce in Japan

Japan has the third-largest economy in the world, after the USA and China and before Germany. The county’s advanced IT infrastructure makes it easy for e-commerce businesses to enter the market, but there are nonetheless challenges when doing business in Japan. In this article, we will discuss what businesses need to keep in mind when [&helli Continue

The healthcare market in Germany

Ranking at the very top of all European countries, Germany’s healthcare market is a true heavyweight in terms of market volume and number of medtech manufacturers, healthcare providers and patients. It is a highly competitive market that is characterised by exacting regulatory requirements and high safety standards, yet also exciting business opp Continue

E-commerce in May

As the saying goes: “April showers bring May flowers.” With Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day as this month’s big – and partially flowery – festivities, there are plenty of e-commerce opportunities to go around. Continue

E-commerce in Australia

With US$27 billion in revenue in 2020, Australia is the eleventh largest e-commerce market, ahead of Indonesia and behind Canada. The market is growing rapidly, and some estimates indicate that it will reach US$43 billion in 2023. And the growth extends beyond the e-commerce-only sector. Around 75% of Australian businesses have some income from onl Continue

E-commerce in April

April tends to catch all off guard right off the bat on April Fool’s Day. What better way to start the month than with a sense of humor, right? And then there’s Easter along with several other religious festivities, including Christian Communion and Confirmation ceremonies. With the winter weather being officially gone, there’s also plenty [& Continue

E-commerce in March

March is when winter clearance sales opportunities meet the fresh scent of the spring season. Let’s dive into the holidays, observances and anything else the 3rd month of the year has to offer in the world of e-commerce. March 1st marks the meteorological start of spring, and that means the gardening season has officially begun. […] Continue

E-commerce in Denmark

The Danish ecommerce market is not particularly large, but it could still be a promising target market for European ecommerce businesses. In this article, we’ll give you the facts, statistics and insights that you need to launch your sales channel in Denmark. Continue

E-commerce in Norway

Norway might be a small country, but it presents some unique opportunities for European e-commerce businesses. As the third richest country in the EU (as measured by GDP per capita), it has more than enough spending power to make it an interesting target market. And with nearly universal internet usage, Norway’s consumers are well-versed in [&hel Continue

E-commerce in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it features not one but two big e‑commerce highlights: Valentine’s Day and carnival. With the cold weather being less than ideal for going on vacation, there are still lucrative opportunities for online sellers to push sales as people around the world are excited to celebrate […] Continue

E-commerce in the United States of America

The e-commerce market in the USA is enormous, and that makes it an interesting target market for European e-commerce businesses who are looking to expand. This article will familiarize you with the US e-commerce market and the local preferences and shopping behaviors you should be aware of when planning your launch. Continue

E-commerce in January

The first month of the year holds space for new beginnings and new year’s resolutions, both for consumers and retailers alike. In the world of e-commerce, which means ample opportunity for sales on items to help people hit the ground running – literally and figuratively speaking. Continue
Czech Republic

E-commerce in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is situated in Central Europe, although many people think of it as a part of “Eastern Europe” because it was part of the Eastern Bloc before the fall of the iron curtain. With its rapidly growing economy and relatively compact size, it makes an interesting target market for expanding e-commerce businesses. Continue

E-commerce in Poland

Poland is a major European country which borders on Germany. It is often referred to as an “Eastern European” country due to having been part of the Soviet Union. However, Poland is actually located in central Europe and is not, geographically speaking, part of Eastern Europe at all. Poland is 312,000 km2 in area and […] Continue

E-commerce in Sweden

When you think of Sweden, you probably picture the incredible natural landscapes, the northern lights, and forests filled with fir trees. And if not that, then you’re most likely thinking of the famous blue and yellow furniture manufacturer who has helped make Scandinavian design a global phenomenon. But Sweden has much more to offer than [&helli Continue
St. Hieronymus

September 30th is International Translation Day

Did you know that language professionals have a whole day dedicated to them? Coming up on September 30th is International Translation Day. Read on to find out where this day comes from, how it’s celebrated and how translation is helping the world. What is International Translation Day, and why do we celebrate it? On International […] Continue

E-commerce in Italy

Historically, e-commerce has not been a strong source of revenue for the Italian economy. For many years, the tourism industry was the sector with the most online revenue, and e-commerce revenue hardly grew at all. But 2020 changed everything. The lockdown during the COVID pandemic was a boon for online retailers and delivery services, which [&hell Continue

E-commerce in China

After the United States of America, China has the largest national economy in the world, and it is the world’s manufacturing superpower, accounting for 28.7 percent of global manufacturing output in 2019. Moreover, it is the fastest-growing consumer market in the world, with a younger generation who loves shopping online. All that makes it a [&he Continue

E-commerce in England

England is located in the southern part of Great Britain. It is the largest country in the United Kingdom in terms of both landmass and population. About 55 million people live in the region, which is approximately the same size as Greece, with an area of 130,279 m2. The British capital city, London, is both […] Continue

E-commerce in the Netherlands

When you think of the Netherlands, you might picture an idyllic country filled with windmills, tulips and bicycle commuters, but there’s much more going on behind the picture-perfect scenes. The Netherlands is an economic powerhouse with a large — and growing — e-commerce market. In 2019, it was rated as the fourth most competitive economy [& Continue

E-commerce in France

France is a big player in the e-commerce market, ranking second in Europe and fifth overall in the world in terms of online purchases in 2020. This makes it an attractive target market for companies in Europe and the rest of the world. Ready to learn more about France’s e-commerce market? In this article, we’ll […] Continue
Wie funktioniert Internationalisierung mit WordPress?

How Does Internationalization Work with WordPress? – Part 2

The technical implementation of internationalization in e-commerce: what is the best way to go about it?  In the second part of our article on the versatile content management system WordPress, we concentrate on e-commerce and the implementation of comprehensive, professional translations in WordPress. We also answer the question of how suitable W Continue
Wie funktioniert Internationalisierung mit WordPress?

How Does Internationalization Work with WordPress? – Part 1

The idea of our “How does internationalization work with…” series is to take a closer look at shop systems and examine their potential for internationalization. But today we are going to make an exception and explore the Content Management System (CMS) WordPress. The reasons for this are two-fold: Firstly, free-to-use WordPress is Continue
Wie funktioniert Internationalisierung mit Magento?

How does internationalization work with Magento? – Part 2

The technical implementation of internationalization in e-commerce: what is the best way to go about it? In the second part of our article on the shop software Magento, we focus on the problems that can arise when working with Magento and how to avoid some of the pitfalls. We also answer the question of how […] Continue
Wie funktioniert Internationalisierung mit Magento?

How does internationalization work with Magento? – Part 1

The technical implementation of internationalization in e-commerce: What is the best way to go about it? What possibilities do the various shop and content management systems have to offer when it comes to organizing content and products in multiple languages? And what are the potential pitfalls? In the first part of this series we are […] Continue