Physical stores in German cities and municipalities were under pressure long before the corona crisis. The trend of city dwellers relocating to the suburbs and increasing online shopping efficiency has indirectly led to stationary stores' closures.
In times of impending business closings due to the threat of the corona virus, the question arises of how viable the German retail sector is. Part of the answer will depend on how intensively local retailers are already operating on online channels.
One of the country's leading eCommerce researchers gives eStrategy Consulting exclusive insights on the role of the online store in digital POS, what a regional online marketplace really needs to be successful, and the ever-changing role of buying groups. Get the full story on the future of digitalization in retail.
An overview of the various customer-facing approaches to sustainability in the eCommerce industry. We highlight how brands, retailers, marketplaces, and providers in various industries approach and implement efforts to neutralize or reduce carbon emissions.
To expand on a Berlin-based study that eStrategy Consulting conducted last fall, the research team conducted a wider joint analysis at seven major locations with property consultancy company Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).