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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 UK, but it doesn’t come without criticism. Luckily, there are alternatives to Amazon for those that want to shop elsewhere.

TAN procedures

iTAN, mTAN, chipTAN? An overview of all TAN procedures

Security in online banking has always been a cornerstone of the industry – TAN procedures like chipTAN are what make it possible. However, there are also many other variants of this two-factor authentication system that can be used to protect your banking transactions. As they say, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link – and in this case, it’s the user. Find out which TAN procedures are...

What is good web usability?

Web usability: How user-friendly is your site?

When building and designing a website, there are numerous points to consider: technical implementation, design, suitable content, and of course, the marketing aspects. All these aspects should have one goal: to optimise website usability. Websites need to be user-friendly in order to be ranked higher by Google and to contribute to the company’s success. If you bear this in mind when designing your...

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....

Google Pay

What is Google Pay? Everything you need to know about Google’s online payment service

Google wants to revolutionise the way you pay, both online and offline. Google Pay enables quick and simple payments between people, and stores any number of bank accounts and credit cards at the same time. The mobile payment app could even make cash superfluous in the future – replaced by cashless payment via mobile phone. Here, we explain how the service works and how you can set it up.

Creating a PayPal account

PayPal accounts – the advantages of the digital payment service

The payment methods offered by an online shop say a lot about its legitimacy, and can be decisive for many internet shoppers. Alongside debit card, credit card, and bank transfer payments, e-commerce has seen the rise of another online payment method in recent years: PayPal. But what is PayPal? Why is it so popular? And how does PayPal work exactly? We’ll take you through the basics for setting up...

How does affiliate marketing work?

Online marketing basics: affiliate marketing

Commission-based business transactions are familiar to most readers when it comes to the real estate or insurance industries: If a broker manages to successfully sell a flat or insurance to a customer, he or she receives a commission. The same principle applies for the classic discipline of online marketing: affiliate marketing. The players here are registered merchants and affiliates, who...

Live chat: the best software solutions

Live chat support software – the best solutions

Live chats are being used more frequently as additional communication channels in an array of different web projects. The real-time solution of contacting customers is especially useful in e-commerce. Unlike traditional support possibilities, website operators and service workers seize the opportunity, using live chats to help potential customers overcome any doubts or problems. Before this, you...

Gender marketing: definition and implementation

Gender marketing

What makes men and women tick? As we know, it’s not always the same thing. Advertisers have long been aware of this fact, and over the years, gender marketing has become a central aspect of the image of many businesses. But how should we understand the term, ‘gender marketing’ and how does it work in practice? In this guide, we demonstrate how entrepreneurs and advertisers can benefit from using...

Tips for legal certainty for your online store

How to make your online store legally watertight

In recent years, many online shops received warnings due to not properly adhering to website legalities. Given the growing number of online businesses, it’s not surprising that companies are now springing up specialising in identifying legal violations who then fine the operator. If you want to start up your own online store, you need to make it and the products on offer legally watertight. If you...


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