A guide to e-commerce Europe

December 25, 2019

With over 500 million consumers, the European market is worth exploring and this guide provides New Zealand companies with an overview of e-commerce in Europe. The European market is vast, with more than 300 online marketplaces competing for a share in its NZ$1 trillion-plus online retail market. In this guide we take you through the key trends and introduce you to the main players in Europe’s thriving digital marketplace.

Spotlight

The Shade Store

The Shade Store is the evolution and culmination of 70 years experience in the custom window treatment industry. With an emphasis on couture-quality, impeccable style, a fabulous selection, and affordable prices, our products have long resonated with discerning homeowners and design professionals. Our staff of window treatment experts is available and eager to help you discover how The Shade Store exemplifies custom made simple.

OTHER WHITEPAPERS
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A modern value chain for the modern consumer

whitePaper | January 6, 2020

In retail, change is always right around the corner. As technology continues to develop, there are more and more opportunities for the improvement of a core pillar of commerce: the value chain. Basically, a retailer’s value chain can involve five main parts–raw materials, manufacturing, distribution centers, logistics, and finally, the retailer. Each link plays an important role in getting products into the hands of customers.

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All for one business

whitePaper | February 11, 2020

We are an organization committed to the growth of entrepreneurs and companies, with a team of trained professionals to provide tools, support and training necessary for the development of digital projects; using as negotiation channel our own token ERC20 acronym AFO.

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A white paper about: Consumer-driven logistics

whitePaper | February 5, 2020

The pace of digitalization is increasing rapidly, thus reinforcing consumer power. One key aspect of this is that logistics must be based on consumer needs, given that it constitutes a key part of the purchase process. Accommodating consumer preferences with regard to freedom of choice and convenience is therefore a missioncritical issue for e-retailers and conventional retailers who are looking to be successful.

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Empowering Brands to Embrace the E-Commerce Evolution

whitePaper | May 2, 2023

If there’s one challenge every online seller faces, it’s this: The e-commerce industry is in a constant state of evolution. Consumers are more tech-savvy and informed than ever before, and they’re continually adopting new methods for online buying. As a result, a whole new set of doors has been opened to manufacturing brands. Once tethered largely to wholesale and resale, brands can now choose from a variety of effective sales channels.

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Why are Department of Transportation (DOT) ERP Implementations So Complex?

whitePaper | July 22, 2022

The premise of this paper is that state DOT’s have unique and complex requirements that must be addressed. This is true if the system is independent or included as part of the statewide ERP. Each present their own challenges.

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Retail Automation: Stranded Workers? Opportunities and risks for labor and automation

whitePaper | December 3, 2019

The retail landscape is experiencing unprecedented change in the face of disruptive forces, one of the most recent and powerful being the rapid rise of automation in the sector. The World Economic Forum predicts that 30-50% of retail jobs are at risk once known automation technologies are fully incorporated. This would result in the loss of about 6 million retail jobs and represents a greater percentage reduction than the manufacturing industry experienced. Using Osborne and Frey study1 with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the analysis suggests that more than 7.5 million jobs are at high risk of computerization. A large proportion of the human capital represented by the retail workforce is therefore at risk of becoming “stranded workers.”

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Spotlight

The Shade Store

The Shade Store is the evolution and culmination of 70 years experience in the custom window treatment industry. With an emphasis on couture-quality, impeccable style, a fabulous selection, and affordable prices, our products have long resonated with discerning homeowners and design professionals. Our staff of window treatment experts is available and eager to help you discover how The Shade Store exemplifies custom made simple.

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