Having an online store is one, if you don’t know how to reach people and get your first customers, then soon you will soon be out of business. And even if you have customers, it’s important to keep promoting your online store. That’s why marketing is a very important part of succefully running an ecommerce site.

How to advertise on Instagram

How to advertise on Instagram

Earlier this month, Instagram made it possible for any company in 30 selected countries to advertise on the platform. Already, companies have seen some great results and analysts predict the social network could make as much as 1 billion euros in annual revenue in the next four years. But what is the best way to promote your products on Instagram? Continue reading

Some German consumers pay more if they visit a store directly

Some German consumers pay more if they visit a store directly

Dynamic pricing isn’t something completely new. Lots of ecommerce website change the price of an item, based on variables such as the weather, website traffic, actual demand et cetera. But what if a consumer that visits an online store via Google Shopping needs to pay less than a visitor who shops at the website directly? It happens at German online lens retailers Lensbest and Mister Spex. Continue reading

Zalando: this is how Europeans like to shop online

Online shopping habits in Europe

Europe is a very complex entity. Similarly, in the area of ecommerce. There are many differences between the nationalities that are spread across the continent. And that’s something Zalando, Europe’s biggest online fashion retailer, loves to utilize. Now they’ve shared what they think are the differences between online shoppers in Europe. Continue reading

Differences per country in terms of coupon hunting

coupon codes

A survey among several European countries shows that it’s especially the Dutch and Irish consumers who are interested in fashion deals. Italians on the other hand, aren’t that keen on such deals. Of all 17 discount categories, coupon codes for women’s clothing didn’t make into the top 5 of most used discount codes for this country. Continue reading

Ecommerce in France: retailers are investing in mobile

This year, 19.2% of online sales in France will be carried out on a smartphone, still many retailers don’t have a mobile strategy in place. But mobile is the top priority for investments in the next 12 to 18 months. eTail France interviewed dozens of retailers to discover what they do to respond to the several big challenges in the market today. Continue reading

Catalogs in ecommerce: unnecessary or indispensable?


Catalogs were a very important marketing tool during the mail order era. But now with the success of ecommerce and the almost extinction of the mail order business, catalogs are however still being sent to millions of consumers. How could it be that such an old-fashioned looking medium is still being used by lots of retailers? Continue reading

These retailers are the biggest AdWords spenders in Sweden

AdWords in Sweden

One of the hardest parts of making an online business successful is getting the marketing right. The most well-known and easy-to-reach channel is probably Google Adwords. However, due to its character the competition is high and thus the channel might be expensive as well. What online stores in Sweden spend a lot on Google Adwords? Continue reading