Month: June 2024

China’s E-commerce Landscape Shifts as 618 Shopping Festival Reveals Rising Stars

China’s annual 618 shopping festival concluded with a significant story beyond the headline 13.6% growth in gross merchandise value (GMV) across major e-commerce platforms, according to data from research firm Analysys. A closer look reveals a dynamic shift within the competitive landscape, with newer players challenging the dominance of established giants. Solid Growth, Squeezed Margins […]

Hole19 Swings into E-commerce Marketplace Arena, Offering Personalized Golf Shopping Experience

Hole19, the global leader in golf technology boasting over 4 million active members, has stepped up to the tee with a strategic foray into the e-commerce marketplace landscape. This exciting development promises to revolutionize the way golfers discover and purchase equipment, apparel, and other essential gear. A Personalized Pro Shop for Every Golfer The newly […]

Otto Announces Multi-Phase Seller Fee Increase, Focuses on Quality Control and Category Optimization

German e-commerce leader Otto has unveiled a series of changes to its seller fee structure, sparking discussion within the marketplace community. The adjustments, implemented in phases throughout the latter half of 2024, aim to address product quality concerns and optimize the platform’s category offerings. Addressing Quality Concerns: Increased Basic Fee and Commission Adjustments Effective August […]

DMSMatrix Showcases Expertise at 7th 616 Global Cross-Border E-commerce Exhibitio

DMSMatrix, a leading provider of data-driven solutions for the e-commerce industry, marked its presence at the recently concluded 7th 616 Global Cross-Border E-commerce Exhibition, held on June 15th at the Futian Exhibition Center in Shenzhen. Strategic Participation: Connecting with a Thriving Market The event, organized by the Shenzhen Cross Border E-commerce Association, served as a […]

Hong Kong E-commerce SMEs Get a Boost with New Trade Loan Insurance Cover

A significant development for Hong Kong’s burgeoning e-commerce sector has emerged with the introduction of a new trade loan insurance program. The Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC) has partnered with fintech startup FundPark to offer this innovative solution. Unlocking Funding for E-commerce Businesses The program aims to address a critical challenge faced by […]

Austrian E-commerce Booms, But Cross-Border Spending Raises Concerns

Austria’s e-commerce landscape is experiencing a resurgence, fueled by a 5% year-on-year increase in online spending that reached €10.6 billion. However, a new study commissioned by the Austrian Trade Association (Handelsverband) and conducted by KMU Forschung reveals a trend that is causing some concern – the dominance of cross-border purchases. E-commerce Makes a Comeback The […] Targets 20% Growth in 2024, Emphasizes Business Model Innovation Amidst Shifting B2B Landscape, the B2B (business-to- business) e-commerce platform under the Alibaba Group umbrella, is setting ambitious growth targets for 2024. President Zhang Kuo announced a projected gross merchandise value (GMV) of US$60 billion, signifying a 20% increase compared to the US$50 billion achieved in 2023. Shifting Gears After Exponential Growth This growth target comes after a […]

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