In 1985 Vodafone predicted that the market would take around a million mobile phones. That’s not a million a month or a year or in one particular region but the total forecast sales everywhere. Perhaps it wasn’t surprising though.
Whether we like it or not, the world is slowly waking up to platform-to-platform integration and secure sharing of data between companies.
Magento is one of the fastest growing e-commerce platforms. Lingo24 asked Magento expert Matthias Zeis about Magento and its future, why it is so popular and, of course, what he thinks about a translation API and the internationalisation of business.
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?
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?
It might not have featured on your calendar, but this week’s Singles Day celebration on November 11 became the world’s biggest online shopping day. The Chinese event broke world records, with retail giant Alibaba pulling in $9.3 billion (£5.9 billion) in sales.