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Belgium to host 5,000 new online stores annually

Belgium is expected to host 5,000 new online stores annually, a recent research study reveals.
It also means that, on average, 14 online stores will be launched every day. At the estimated growth rate of online stores, Belgian consumers will be able to shop at more online stores than physical ones by 2020, according to data released by the online retail association BeCommerce, reports.

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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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Japan online shoppers prefer online over mobile payments

In Japan, mobile shopping may have taken off, but purchasing via mobile is still less popular, a recent report unveils.

Based on research conducted by Neo Marketing, digital payment users of all ages strongly preferred desktops over smartphones and tablets as a device for making digital payments, which includes not just mobile payments at the point of sale, but methods of paying for all sorts of digital purchases.

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Sofort Banking plans to expand in all major European markets

Sofort Banking, a direct payment methods provider in Germany and Austria, has announced its near future business agenda of expansion in all the major European markets.

Sofort is also present in markets like Poland, Belgium, Spain and Italy, where it provides payments services to merchants and businesses. SOFORT AG claims that online retailers are implementing more payment options in order to meet the customers` payment preferences when they shop online.

In Q1, 2015 the company saw a growth of 40%, compared to the same period in 2014. SOFORT Banking is a payment method for online retailers who focus on the needs of their customers and want to expand internationally.

SOFORT AG is integrated in over 30,000 shops in 13 countries across Europe. Companies such as Dell, Deutsche Bahn, Doc Morris, IKEA, Nestlé, Obi, Rossmann, redcoon and amongst others, process their payments using SOFORT Banking.

World: more than 50% consumers are open to online groceries

Around 55% of global consumers are willing to buy groceries online, while a fourth is already ordering online for home delivery, recent research data reveals.

Majority of global respondents (61%) reported that going to the grocery store is an enjoyable and engaging experience, whereas 57% think grocery shopping in a retail store is a fun day out for the family, according to ‘Global E-commerce and the New Retail Survey’ issued by market research company Nielsen, reports. Clicks do lead to bricks and this is an important take-away for retailers and manufacturers who must engage the consumer early on the path to purchase. Read more