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Holiday E-Commerce via Desktops and Laptops up 15%

While growth in m-commerce continues to make headlines, around two-thirds of e-commerce transactions still take place on desktops or laptops—and the overall value of those transactions continued to post solid growth this holiday season. Digital measurement and research firm comScore this week said U.S. consumers spent $7.6 billion online via desktops and laptops in the final full week before Christmas (Dec. 12-18)—15 percent higher than the same week last year. For the holiday season to date, the Reston, Va.-based company said online desktop spending grew 13 percent to $55.2 billion.

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U.K. E-Commerce Posts Strongest Growth Since 2014

On the heels of strong U.S. e-commerce numbers reported last week, the U.K. also showed significant growth in a recent report. Online retail sales in the U.K. increased nearly 19 percent in July compared to the same month last year, according to the IMRG Capgemini Sales Index. It was the largest increase in year-over-year growth since November 2014.

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E-Commerce Card Payments to Reach $5 Trillion in 2020

E-commerce purchases using credit and debit cards totaled $2.1 trillion in 2014 and will grow to $5 trillion in 2020, according to a new study from strategic research and consulting firm RBR. The company said e-commerce card payments are growing faster than card payments overall and will account for 13 percent of $38 trillion in total global card spend (up from 11 percent of $20 trillion in 2014).

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Northern European B2C e-commerce turnover grows over 13%

The Northern European B2C e-commerce sales growth rate was 13.5% in 2014, which represents an increase compared to the 10.9% of the preceding year. As a result, online sales in Northern Europe amounted to € 34.7bn; this leads to Northern Europe being the continent’s fourth-largest B2C e-commerce region. For 2015, the growth rate is expected to decline a bit, as a growth of 12.8% is forecasted. This still means the Northern turnover will increase to almost € 40bn.

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Southern European B2C e-commerce grew by double digits again

B2C e-commerce sales grew by double digits again in Southern Europe. In 2014, this growth amounted to 15.4%, resulting in a total B2C e-commerce turnover of € 47.3bn. In comparison, in the preceding year, Southern European online sales grew by 19.2% and for 2015 an increase of 13.5% is expected. This means the turnover will grow to more than € 50bn in 2015.

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U.S. Consumers to Conduct 46% of Holiday Shopping Online

E-commerce retailers in the U.S. are gearing up for a busy holiday season, according to a new report. Not only will overall spending increase slightly this year compared to last year, but consumers figure to increase the percentage of online shopping they do through both traditional e-commerce and m-commerce, the National Retail Federation found in its annual Holiday Consumer Spending Survey. Average spending by U.S. consumers will rise this holiday season from $802 per person to nearly $806. And, shoppers expect to conduct 46.1 percent of their holiday shopping online, the survey found, up from 44.4 percent in 2014.

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Global e-commerce turnover grew by 24.0% to reach $ 1,943bn in 2014

Global B2C e-commerce of goods and services continued to grow significantly last year. The actual growth rate amounted to 24.0% in 2014, which was in line with preceding years. As a result, B2C e-commerce sales reached $ 1,943bn. For 2015, the B2C e-commerce growth rate is expected to decline considerably, as the market is growing more and more mature. However, it will still grow by double digits (around 16%), resulting in a turnover of $ 2,251bn.

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US consumers are more into e-gifts

Although gift cards remain a popular gifting choice, e-gifts, which are virtual cards delivered to recipients via email, text message or social media, are becoming increasingly popular in US, a recent research study reveals.
The key drivers of e-gift purchases among consumers are their fast electronic delivery (51%), ease of purchase (41%) and not having to send a physical gift (35%), according to a survey issued by market research company Blackhawk Network, reports.

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Brazil Dominates Latin American E-Commerce, Argentina Shows Most Growth

For e-commerce merchants looking beyond the U.S. and Europe, Latin America has become an attractive market. Brazil rules in the region at the moment, with nearly $20 billion in retail e-commerce sales expected by Brazilian consumers this year, according to a new report from eMarketer. Mexico and Argentina trail Brazil with $5.7 and $5 billion in sales respectively. Read more

Report: Mobile E-Commerce Traffic Surges Past Desktop

While mobile payments at the POS continue to feel their way forward, the use of mobile devices in e-commerce in the U.S. has achieved a significant milestone. During the 12 months between May 2014 and May 2015, the share of e-commerce traffic on smartphones and tablets surpassed desktops for the first time. Due mainly to a surge in smartphone traffic, mobile devices accounted for 53 percent of e-commerce site traffic vs. 48 percent coming from desktops, according to new data from Branding Brand. Read more

European e-commerce turnover grew by 14.3% to reach € 423.8bn in 2014

The European B2C e-commerce sector had another successful year in 2014. Even though the growth rate of the e-commerce turnover decreased somewhat, it still achieved double digits. In total, European B2C e-commerce sales increased by more than 14%, reaching € 423.8bn. The 28 member states of the European Union together experienced a similar growth, resulting in a EU28 B2C e-commerce turnover of € 368.7bn.

These numbers stem from the new European B2C E-commerce Report 2015, which is the first one in our range of 2015 European reports. The European e-commerce figures are compiled with the help of various national e-commerce associations and in cooperation with GfK. In addition, the report is powered by GlobalCollect | Ingenico. Read more

Report: Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce to Hit $1 Trillion in 2020

Cross-border B2C e-commerce will surge to $1 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Accenture and Alibaba Group’s research unit, AliResearch. The global market for cross-border e-commerce, which sat at $230 billion in 2014, will grow at a compound annual rate of more than 27 percent over the next five years, and, the report said, most of that growth will be driven by China. Read more

Contactless and online shopping drive UK’s shift to plastic

Brits spent more than £600 billion on cards last year, with the number of purchases made with plastic soaring thanks in part to the rapidly growing popularity of contactless payments.

Cards were used for just shy of 13 billion transactions in 2014, up 12% on the previous year, thanks to an increasing willingness to use plastic rather than cash for low value purchases, figures from the UK Cards Association show. Read more

По итогам 2014 года российский рынок онлайн-торговли вырос на 31%

Ассоциация компаний интернет-торговли (АКИТ) подвела итоги российского рынка e-commerce за 2014 год. Объем рынка российской интернет-торговли составил 713 млрд руб., за год показав рост в 31%, – в начале года АКИТ прогнозировала рост рынка в среднем на 30%. Ключевыми драйверами роста рынка выступили увеличение количества интернет-пользователей в регионах и развитие мобильного интернета. Read more

Report: CNP Accounts for 40% of Total Value of Credit-Card Purchases in Australia

Card-not-present purchases accounted for more than 40 percent of the value of total credit-card spend in Australia, according to a supplemental report released recently by the Reserve Bank of Australia. By number of transactions, card-not-present channels accounted for 20 percent of credit-card use. By either measure, Australians are using credit cards online, over the phone and via mobile device more than ever. Read more

Advert – Advertise here! International e-commerce sales to triple by 2018

Sales of online goods between countries are set to triple over the next five years to be worth USD307bn. The figure, which comes from a report commissioned by PayPal, represents a jump from USD105bn this year in cross-border e-commerce between Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, the UK and the US.

The report found that last year a quarter of all marketplace revenue and more than half of payments processed by PayPal came from international transactions. With figures set to rise, PayPal has been upping its cross boarder promotion in emerging markets, focussing on China as a particular area for further growth.

The US was the top exporter, with 45% of those surveyed saying they bought goods from there, followed by the UK with 37%. China was the biggest destination for US goods, with 84% of Chinese online consumers asked buying from the region.  Clothes and shoes are expected to remain the most popular items, followed by beauty products and consumer electronics devices.

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Global e-commerce to increase by 17.5% in 2013


Global e-commerce sales are expected to jump 17.5 percent in 2013, reaching USD 963 billion, up from USD 820.5 billion in 2012, recent findings indicate. Read more

US: retail e-commerce sales up by 13% in Q1 2013


In Q1 2013, US retail e-commerce sales have jumped 13 percent, reaching USD 50.2 billion, a recent study indicates. Read more

Canada: cross-border e-commerce on the way up


Canadian retailers who have delayed rolling out an e-commerce website are facing competition from US e-tailers who are becoming better positioned to steal web revenues from home grown companies, recent statistics indicate. Read more