Mobile Commerce

Amazon alternatives

The best alternatives to Amazon at a glance

Amazon’s market power is huge and puts other mail-order companies worldwide under a lot of pressure. The all-rounder is particularly successful when it comes to electronics, toys, and fashion. It might be the most popular online store in the US, but it doesn’t come without criticism. Luckily, there are alternatives to Amazon for those that want to shop elsewhere.

Augmented Reality in e- commerce

Augmented Reality: how Pikachu helps e-commerce

Augmented reality is considered to be the marketing trend of the future. And it’s true that this new technology really does build a bridge between the tactile and virtual worlds, a fact that offers enormous opportunities for both businesses and marketers. This is due to the fact that augmented reality means expanding and changing one’s perception of reality, and this applies to the e-commerce...

Website app, responsive site or mobile site?

Responsive web design, app, or mobile website?

To have a successful web presence, it’s now crucial to be able to reach out to as many users as possible by making your site available on a variety of platforms. This means mobile websites and responsive design are becoming ever-more essential tools for website operators. But with web apps and native apps adding two further possibilities to the mix, deciding which option works best for you can be...

What is a QR code?

What is a QR code?

What do stamps, tickets, and posters have in common in the 21st century? More than you might think: Many companies now use QR codes on printed items for a variety of purposes. They can be used to quickly read data and execute commands. How does a QR code work? Which QR code scanner apps are the best? And what are the disadvantages of using these graphic codes?

How chatbots are revolutionizing online marketing

Chatbots in online marketing

Mobile advertising, Facebook marketing, and marketing automation: marketers are making their way even closer to the user, trying to understand them so they can show them advertisements tailored to their needs and reach them over the most appropriate channel. Only a few have actually been successful on one level of online communication: private Facebook and WhatsApp chat. This should soon change....

What is the ROPO effect?

Brick-and-mortar shopping vs. e-commerce: what’s the ROPO effect?

E-commerce has been booming for years now, and nowadays, even everyday items like groceries are ordered online. A threat to brick-and-mortar locations? Not necessarily: the ROPO effect shows that local retailers also have the possibility to take advantage of the marketing power of the internet. This is due to the fact that many customers do their research online and the make their final purchase...

The most important Google updates at a glance

From Panda to Penguin: the main Google updates at a glance

It took less than two decades for Google to rise to power. The search engine giant determines what can be found online and decides whether web projects are successful or not. If you want to appear at the top of the search results, you have to abide by Google’s guidelines – even those that are regularly changed and continually tweaked through algorithm updates. Here are the main Google updates of...

Second screen for online advertising

Second screen: when one simply isn’t enough

For many users, one screen is simply not enough. Dubbed by marketers as second screen, this phenomenon describes the new usage patterns of the smartphone generation. What’s meant here concretely is the simultaneous usage of multiple devices. Both television broadcasters as well as advertisers seek to use this advertising channel to their advantage for winning over potential customers. Find out...

What is Google AdWords?

What is Google AdWords?

Google AdWords is the most popular advertising platform for search engine displays. It also offers a portal to advertising space on various third-party sites through the Google Display Network. But how does Google AdWords actually work? How much does Google AdWords cost? And how can Google AdWords help you?

eBay alternatives

eBay alternatives for bargain hunters

Almost everyone knows the online auction marketplace eBay. High commissions and negative experiences have led some users to try out alternatives. There are sustainable online marketplaces with fair business models and platforms where you can buy and sell safely. We present the best eBay alternatives and make the comparison: Which can hold its own?


We’re all in this together. IONOS is
#HereForYou
For your business. When times are tough. When it matters most.
Keep your business going or start one with your own online store.
3 months free
Online Store
Get started in the world of eCommerce free for 3 months.