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Join us at the NRF16

From 17 to 19 january, we will attend to the Retail’s Big Show. Don’t hesitate to contact us if your want to meet. “NRF earned the nickname “Retail’s BIG Show” years ago and because the name was so appropriate, it stuck. Today, Retail’s BIG Show is NRF’s flagship industry event held annually in New York City. The four day event offers unparalleled education, collegial networking, and an enormous EXPO Hall full of technologies and solutions. After more than a century, Retail’s BIG Show is still the place – the only place – where you can see and experience all things Retail. It is truly one-stop-shopping for industry professionals from around the world. The BIG Show presents visionary leaders with game-changing ideas to help elevate your perspective of the industry and your business – then put this knowledge into motion. At the BIG Show, the entire horizon of possibilities available to get you to the next level come into focus as you explore innovative ideas and insights from your peers, partners and competitors.” Learn more here: http://bigshow16.nrf.com/about

E-Commerce-in-Europe

E-Commerce in Europe: 2013 key figures and 2014-2015 prospects

The French are the third largest European online consumers behind the Germans and the British. In 2014, French cyber-buyers should spend 908€ each against 1267€ in the UK. The UK confirms its position as European e-commerce leader. 67% of the population have purchased online in 2013. This year, sales the other side of the Channel should generate in total 53B€, an increase of 15.8% on 2013 figures. Germany follows with 42B€ (+22%) and France is classed third (31B€, +17%). European e-commerce is growing more rapidly than in the USA but spending however does remain lower. If the total number of cyber-buyers is similar on the 8 key markets studied in Europe (175.2 million) and the United States (171.2 million), the weight of the American market is today 49% greater (196B€ spent in the US in 2013 against 132B€ in Europe). E-commerce represented 6% of retail sales in France in 2013 and should reach 6.9% in 2014. Online market growth will be 17.3 times greater in 2014 than the growth of traditional sales (16.5% v 0.9%) Online payment methods differ greatly depending on Country. E-shoppers in the UK, France and the US choose mainly credit cards, whereas the Spanish and Italians prefer a prepaid card, in Germany the most widespread method of payment is via bank transfer.