12 August 2013
In its recent ‘Online Trade 2013’ study , the Retail Research Institute (IFH) Cologne has concluded that online pure players like Zalando and Amazon are growing particularly rapidly to secure themselves a lion's share of the online market. In 2012 the online market volume rose by 15 per cent. However, online pure players posted the strongest and most robust growth. Currently, around 35 per cent of German online sales is achieved by companies whose only sales channel is online. A...
12 August 2013
Retail sites reached 84.5 percent of the online audience in France, making it the third biggest market in Europe in June 2013, after Germany and Russia. As the second sales period in France is coming to a close, we looked at which sites had the most users during the month of June. Kering, a local French retailer (previously PPR), attracted 14.8 million unique visitors last month, jumping ahead of Amazon into first position. Even though Cdiscount came in third with 10.4 million visitors in June...
07 August 2013
Ukraine's banking system in June posted a profit of UAH 120 million, according to a posting on the web site of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). "In H1, 2013 the revenues of Ukraine's banks grew by 9.4% year-over-year and totaled UAH 78.491 billion. Expenditures… increased by 10.1% and were UAH 77.31 billion. The profit of the banking system as of July 1, 2013 was UAH 1.181 billion," reads the report. As a source in the government's circles told Interfax-Ukraine, the volatility of the...
23 July 2013
The analysts' estimates range from 13.5 million to 22 million. The median is 18 million. Apple refreshed its iPad line out of sequence last fall to capitalize on the holiday quarter, and as a result the company's June quarter came and went without a new iPad to sell for the first time since Steve Jobs unveiled the device in 2010. So nobody should be surprised, especially with competition in the tablet market heating up, if the breakneck growth in iPad unit sales that Apple reported...
11 July 2013
The South Korean consumer electronics giant estimates that Q2 2013 profit came in at a record-high $8.3 billion on $50 billion in revenue, but analysts were looking for a quarterly profit of more than $8.9 billion. Despite the fact that Galaxy S4 shipments remained strong last month — Samsung reportedly topped 20 million units shipped cumulatively earlier this week — analysts are still worried that Samsung cannot maintain the rapid growth it has enjoyed in its smartphone...
10 July 2013
Debit card spending by internet shoppers overtook the use of credit cards online for the first time last year, industry figures show. Online spending using a debit card hit £35bn compared with £34bn on credit cards, the UK Cards Association said. Shoppers are also using debit cards more frequently in stores. Each debit card holder made an average of 205 transactions with their cards last year, the data shows, an increase of 10 on the previous year. Some 91% of the UK adult...
08 July 2013
Mobile web specialist and device detection provider 51Degrees.mobi has released stats that reveal NFC enabled mobile device web traffic has reached 13.32% worldwide. According to the results, detailed in a blog post , the percentage has grown from 3.49% in January 2012 to 12.17% in January this year. But adoption rates have since slowed, only increasing by 1.15 percentage points to 13.32% today. "We see over 1.3 billion unique device visits over 720,000 websites across the web every month,"...
13 June 2013
As UNIAN correspondent informed, it was reported by ) Tetiana Kovalenko, deputy head of the cashless payments policy d epartment of the department of payment systems of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU ) . According to her , the amount of transactions with the use of electronic money in the Q1 2013 accounted for UAH 511,000 , which is 2 times more than in the same period a year ago. Kovalenko also reported that...
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