Imagine opening your shop doors to every person in the world. Imagine that they can experience your products and services without ever having to leave home. There is no need to imagine, the time is now.
Fashion e-commerce is clearly very fashionable: Europeans spent over £30 billion on clothes online in 2015, making it the biggest product category for internet purchases. Fashion increasingly relies on export for growth and it is one of the most important cross-border e-commerce sectors in Europe; so it is little wonder that so much of its success depends on effective localisation.
Two big success stories are pure e-commerce fashion players ASOS and Zalando.
Europeans have always looked abroad for better deals: Brits buying wine in Calais, Finns venturing to Estonia for vodka, and Spaniards exploring the exotic offerings of Andorra. While the proliferation and spread of digital channels empowers tech-savvy shoppers to go global on a different scale, translation can help online businesses capitalise on the rise of the wandering wallet.
Black Friday is very much an American invention. It’s the day after Thanksgiving Day for a start, which is as American a holiday as you can get. In recent years though the phenomenon has made its way across the Atlantic and taken hold in the UK, where it now looks to have become a permanent fixture in the retail calendar.
In many ways the world seems smaller these days. Digital products like apps can theoretically be downloaded and accessed from anywhere, e-commerce is big business and even traditional importing and exporting can be easier in an ever more interconnected world.
So at last I, and we in Lingo24, can take a breath. We have had a crazy few weeks attending, sponsoring and exhibiting at a number of ecommerce events. See how we got on…
It’s high excitement at Lingo24 this week as we make final preparations, pack our bags and print off our boarding passes. Why? We’re heading off to Chicago for a very lucrative event in our calendar: the IRCE (internet retailers conference and exhibition). While not everyone shows as much enthusiasm as we do for a conference, the team of five we’re sending have a very special reason to be looking forward to it…
In the language business we manage lots of data. It comes in all sorts of formats, from various platforms and applications, and our job is to translate this data into a myriad of different languages, as efficiently as possible, before giving it back to be harnessed.
Online consumer sales have been growing rapidly in Europe during recent years, as internet usage and access to computers and mobile devices become more widespread. This infographic shows which European countries are adopting e-commerce en masse, and which markets might be hot for growth in online sales this year.
Selling in international markets offers a significant revenue stream for many businesses. For example, for online retailer ASOS, almost 60% of their sales come from overseas markets. But how can managers of Magento-based sites make the most of its functionality to maximise sales across the globe?