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BVDW Agency Ranking: Blackbit in Top 100

Blackbit ranks 12th in BVDW ranking of fastest growing agencies

The current BVDW ranking of German Internet agencies this year again draws a topography that tells of the ups and downs of the market, and offers orientation in the industry.

The Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW) e.V. (German Association for the Digital Economy) recently published its annual Internet agency ranking - the most important thing up front: Blackbit continues to grow despite the Covid 19 crisis and once again makes up places in the ranking.

On and On: PHP Backend Developer Behrouz Joins Our Team

Behrouz supports our team in Berlin as a backend developer.
For a few weeks now, Behrouz Heidarzadeh has been stirring up our office in the heart of Berlin - digitally only, of course! Having just moved to the Spree metropolis with his family, the trained application developer became aware of one of our job advertisements in the fall. Blackbit was able to convince with an interesting company history and a great job offer, Behrouz scored with a lot of professional experience and an exciting resume.

Relevance Pays Off: The Nuts and Bolts of SEA and SEO

With Blackbit you will be found - thanks to SEA and SEO service.

When we search for something – whether information, service or product– we use Google. The search engine not only knows our search terms, but also knows better and better what we actually want to find.

The direction of the flow of information in advertising has changed fundamentally. Fewer and fewer people watch TV and are reached by TV advertising that supposedly has a wide reach. Fewer and fewer are turning onto this communicative one-way street. Instead, people are surfing online in search of specific information.

E-commerce goes D2C: the trend of direct sales

Big brands are pioneers in D2C marketing

Covid-19 had an impact on pretty much all areas of society and unexpectedly made 2020 a record year for online retail. What developments will shape e-commerce in 2021?

One of the big buzzwords in the current year is D2C - Direct to Customer. It describes a development that some big brands already initiated years ago: More and more well-known manufacturers are skipping the trade and marketing their products directly to fans and friends of their goods.

#DDA21 – The essential thing is to be there!

The #DDA21 was an inspiring show-off of the digital industry

We followed the live broadcast of the award ceremony of the coveted Digital Award with great excitement and congratulate all the deserving winners.

For more than seven years, the DDA has been considered one of the most important awards for outstanding digital creations. This year again, achievements of special creativity and innovation in the digital economy were honoured with the award.

xt:Commerce Case Study: The Hofmeister Success Story

Now Online: Store and products benefit from the appealing new design for Hofmeister

Sustainability in e-commerce: Blackbit pushes the business of the traditional and high value retailer for wooden goods with optimizations of the xt:Commerce store.

As a company with history, Hofmeister is aware of its ecological as well as social responsibility. The wholesaler and importer stands for sustainability and lives up to its social and ecological obligations: production from renewable raw materials, manufacturing in small, regional companies or family workshops, short supply chains and climate-neutral as well as plastic-free shipping - truly lived, strong values that Hofmeister can be proud of! Hofmeister therefore wanted to communicate its convincing philosophy more clearly to the outside world. Blackbit tackled this task and implemented technical and visual optimizations of the Hofmeister online store in three successive steps.

New bundle, new functions in Pimcore Reports

Enjoy new functions in Pimcore Reports with the new bundle by Blackbit

The latest Blackbit bundle in the Pimcore Marketplace allows you to access external databases and map the data into your Pimcore reports.

This new plugin adds another useful feature to your master data management via Pimcore: With the new bundle, you can easily access external databases in Pimcore reports. For this purpose, an additional user-defined report type 'External Database' appears under the 'Individual Reports' section of your Pimcore backend. The feature supports all SQL-based databases supported by PDO. Among them for example:


Datadog - a trusty friend in hosting

Datadog monitoring is included in Blackbit hosting service

Datadog bundles the monitoring and performance analysis of various cloud applications in one platform. Find out here why Blackbit is integrating the service into its hosting offering in the future.

The French service provider Datadog specializes in companies whose business is based on complex cloud applications. The software company uses its software solution to monitor subsystems such as servers, databases, tools and other services in real time. Causes and interactions of simple, but also highly complex, system malfunctions are more easily identified and specifically remedied with the help of the Datadog dashboard.

Blackbit x Viani: Nomination for German Digital Award 2021

Deutscher Digital Award 2021 - Blackbit is on the shortlist!

It's getting exciting! With one of our most ambitious projects, we are currently on the shortlist for the Digital Award 2021 in the Visual Design category.

After Blackbit already received the Shop Usability Award 2016 as "Most Innovative Shop" for the Viani website in 2016, a lot has happened. Technical innovations, new trends and developments in e-commerce and in the food industry, and last but not least COVID-19 have had an enormous impact on online retail and generated unexpectedly high growth rates.