E-commerce growth and change

E-commerce sales world wide is expected to more than double it’s size in four years time. This eminent growth will off course serve the industry well. But, as always in times of rapid growth and change, some will thrive more than others.



E-commerce growth and change

The rapid growth of e-commerce will lead to tougher times for traditional, physical stores, which is expected to lose ground they say. But – how about the competition within the specific growing industry of e-commerce then? This topic is much less discussed and is therefore interesting to think about.

Growth will serve the industry well

The expected growth will, of course, serve the e-commerce industry very good as a whole. Many new e-shops will appear, do well and some of them will do it really well. Naturally, many established e-shops also will thrive under those circumstances.

Who will succeed best?

Some e-shops will for sure gain a lot more from this opportunity than others. So, which will be the biggest winners during these hay days and why? Here we will very shortly try to explain how we see it:

Times of expansion will naturally probably also lead to a lot of change. A booming industry will, like a magnet, attract not only capital but also new ideas, habits and new ways of solving things.

Methods are (and will) constantly be changing. Maybe also in an accelerating pace. Take a look at today’s many different methods of end-client delivery for example, which has increased sharply only in a short period of time. Some of the most frequently used and efficient methods today did not exist five years ago. Furthermore, some of today’s established marketing and payment tools barley existed not too long ago eighter.

This quickly brings us to the point of what we think that e-shop owners should be aware of and keep an eye on, in order to gain the most of a growing industry. Namely: technology and innovation.

There is no need to be first, but it is important to always be innovative and technically competitive at the right time. More exactly, that right time is when your clients start to demand such services and that can sometimes happen more or less over a night. So, one big key to success would probably be to have the technical knowledge, follow its trends and be ready when the right time comes.

Based on data from:
https://www.statista.com/statistics/379046/worldwide-retail-e-commerce-sales/

New office – new view

Today the sun finally defeated the clouds (which have been sieging Stockholm for weeks) and we were amazed by the beautiful view from our new office window.

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Yes, we moved into our new head office not too long ago and most really say that we like our new location. Stockholm has really become a mix of historical buildings, culture and new influences with unicorn tech companies and a vibrant startup scene. 🚀

When is the housewarming party?🎉

We are sorry to say that we won’t have any housewarming party (this time) but we share some pictures here and invite you to meet and discuss digital logistics and get a demo of Prime Penguin.

This winter we will also invite selected e-shops for some e-commerce related events. Please let us know if you are interested in more info on this.

Our new office

(Nybrokajen 7, Stockholm)

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Swaggin Tails

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The most common e-commerce platforms right now

Thinking about starting an e-shop? Or maybe to expand, your existing one, and update your platform technology?

The usage of the different open source platforms has differed over time, with a rise and decline of different technologies. So, when having a look at what platform to build on (or update to) it can be good to take the present overall usage into consideration as one factor.

Size matters?

We are really not saying that only the big players should be considered as alternatives. There is really many niche solution out there and you can never say that one solution suit all e-shops. And, in fact, some of the most satisfied e-shops are using a local partner, often with great support and customization possibilities.

Diligently used technologies

But of course, there are also upsides of building your e-shop on diligently used technologies. For example, as many e-shops use a specific service, there will naturally also be a considerable community gathering around support and development queries.

The big platforms, in many cases also have an app marketplace, where you can add specific technology to your e-shop (both for free and at a cost). Therefore, a big number of fresh possibilities are often most common for the trending technologies.

Most used platforms right now

Okay, we guess you now would like to know what e-commerce platforms which are the most common ATM, so we won’t hold you anymore.

This list (gathered with https://www.similartech.com), summarize the most popular e-commerce platforms, worldwide, right now (Nov 2018). 📈

Updating your platform technology?

Are you looking for a technology shift for your e-shop? Please let s know and we will tell how we could help you together with our suggested parters and experts within e-commerce platform technology.

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Prime Penguin supports this entire list of e-commerce platforms, for plug and play connectivity ⚡

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