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E-commerce increases its turnover by 25.3%

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In the last five years, electronic commerce has established itself as a business model throughout the world. In our country it has experienced a notable boom, especially since the pandemic, and only in the first quarter of 2022, it managed to increase its turnover by 25.3% year-on-year, exceeding 15,600 million euros.

According to the latest data published by the National Market and Competition Commission (CNMC), economic uncertainty and inflation are having a notable impact on consumer demand. This has led to online shopping have experienced a decline in recent months despite being times of great purchases, such as the summer sales, the Black Friday campaign and Christmas.

The latest survey carried out by Packlink confirms this downward trend, especially from the black friday. In fact, during the week of that ‘Black Friday’, the number of Spanish online shoppers has fallen by 4.58% compared to the previous year.

For the Marketing Director of Packlink, Noelia Lázaro, the socioeconomic scenario is not allowing very positive figures to be achieved in the segment of electronic commerce. However, the sector has been resilient and has adapted to these times.

“The sector has known how to maintain itself and, above all, adapt to these times, achieving each proposed challenge: from fighting inflation to solving the economic concerns of consumers, providing them with the necessary tools to facilitate each of their purchases.”

E-commerce shipments fall 16%

Along with this increase in e-commerce billing of 25.3% year-on-year between 2017 and 2022, another of the highlights of the sector is the uneven behavior of the consumers at the European level.

According to the data from the report ‘Purchasing trends in high season’, prepared by Packlink and Retails Economics, the Spanish market has made, in 2022, 16% fewer shipments compared to the previous year. For its part, the German market has also followed the same trend, and its shipments have contracted by 9.03%.

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For its part, electronic commerce in France and Italy has continued to evolve positively in the last twelve months, in the case of the first, increasing the number of users by 5.76%, and in the case of the second, growing by 9.6% Despite this evolution, both countries have managed to increase shipments by 10.5% and 10.8%, respectively.

Companies have been able to adapt to the needs of users and bet on a more responsible and flexible consumption model

In the Spanish case, during Black Friday, clothing and footwear have been the most sold product categories, with 29.5%, while electronics has done so with 18.8%, percentages similar to those of the previous year, which accounted for 30.1% and 17.8%, respectively.

From Packlink they maintain that, although the decrease in consumption among Europeans is a fact, it is being less than initially expected. In addition, companies have been able to adapt to the needs of users and bet on a more responsible and flexible consumption model that benefits not only customers, but also small and medium-sized businesses.

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Media Markt deal: Samsung convertible over 200 euros cheaper

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Samsung recently introduced the notebooks of the new “Galaxy Book 3” series. The price of the “Book 3 Pro 360” starts at 1,799 euros. You can drive significantly cheaper with the previous models. The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 Evo is a 15-inch laptop with a 360-degree rotatable display. Media Markt is currently offering the convertible at a top price. The model costs you only 1,299 euros and according to the price comparison portal idealo around 201 euros less than the online competition! Plus: Shipping is free of charge (all prices and information as of February 2, 2023).
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 Evo (grade 1.9) ranks fourth among the currently best convertibles that COMPUTER BILD has tested so far. Inside is the Intel Core i7-1260P chip with twelve cores, which are divided into four particularly powerful and eight particularly efficient cores. Together with 16 gigabytes of RAM, this ensures plenty of speed when working. A highlight is the built-in OLED display, which shone in the test with top image quality. The battery lasted up to nine hours at maximum brightness. In addition to a 3.5 millimeter jack and a card reader, the Samsung has three USB-C ports, one brings Thunderbolt 4 and DisplayPort.
You will not only find great offers at Media Markt, but also at other online shops. With a suitable memory PC voucher, you can also save on complete PCs, notebooks and more.
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Jeans from Diesel, Levi’s & Co.: well-known brands are disappointing in the test

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Men’s jeans tested

As already mentioned, the brand name and price of the pants have no real impact on the quality of the pants. Well-known brands of jeans only scored “unsatisfactory” in the test. Unlike here in Germany (grade 6), this corresponds to grade 4 in the system of the test procedure. The following trousers are not convincing:

  • Levi’s 501 Original for around 100 euros
  • Esprit jeans slim crafted quality for around 60 euros
  • D-Strukt Slim from Diesel for around 150 euros

But not all tested men’s jeans perform so poorly. test winner with the rating “very good” is the Jack & Jones Comfort Mike for around 50 euros (to AboutYou).

In second place is a real one price tip: the Slim & Denim Men from H&M from around 20 euros (to the shop).

Women’s jeans in the test

The picture is a bit more mixed for women’s jeans. Here, the first place is taken by a rather expensive branded pair of jeans, but not only brands but also fast fashion models do worse here. The following models are not convincing in the test:

  • Gen Jeans Mid Waist Straight by Pepe Jeans for around 90 euros
  • Denim Collection Mid Rise Skinny Fit from Zara for around 30 euros
  • Paris Jeans Skinny High Waist by Chicoreé

test winner with the rating “good” is the women’s model Lhana Skinny Jeans by G-Star Raw from around 30 euros (to Amazon).

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Ebay Classifieds: Wrong play with FritzBox offers

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A FritzBox 6690 Cable in mint condition for 65 euros – sounds like a real bargain, after all the brand new model costs more than 250 euros new in the store. So it’s no wonder that a reader of the heise.de website didn’t hesitate for long and snapped up a corresponding offer on Ebay classifieds. The provider’s account seemed unsuspicious, the offer made a serious impression. So why not? A few clicks and the deal was done. Then the buyer made a crucial mistake. As he reported to heise.de, he let the seller persuade him to pay for the offer using the PayPal option “send money to friends”. This payment method is commission-free, but does not include buyer protection. It came as it had to come: The offer was a scam!

Ebay classifieds confirmed scam

The money went out, the buyer never received a FritzBox. Instead, he received a message from Ebay classifieds shortly after the purchase. The portal informed him that the user account with which he had just made a trade had been hijacked by unauthorized third parties and was therefore blocked by the operator. Unfortunately, the warning came too late, the money was already gone – and thanks to the unfortunate choice of payment method without a safety net, it will probably stay that way. Now one could bet on an annoying individual case, but there seems to be a method behind the FritzBox scam. According to the report, the fraud victim contacted two other providers of similar offers. In both cases he received a warning from Ebay classifieds that the respective accounts were blocked due to unauthorized access.

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This is how scammers work

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Apparently, the perpetrators take over a series of third-party user accounts of the advertising portal with the help of phishing or other data theft. They then copy the images and descriptive texts of real online offers and create corresponding classified ads on the hijacked accounts. This makes them look particularly authentic. According to research by heise.de, Google’s image search has proven in several cases that the photos from the fake ads actually belong to other offers. If you want to protect yourself from dizziness, you could also try the image search before buying. However, it is much more important not to get involved with external payment methods and to always use the payment processing of the advertising portal. You should also be skeptical about offers that seem unusually cheap. For more tips on spotting scams on Ebay Classifieds click here.

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