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Which e-commerce platform or online store is the fitting one?

Which e-commerce platform or online store is the fitting one?

The strong growth of online retail in the German market, which was additionally driven by the Corona pandemic, is attracting more and more companies to the Internet. They need their own online store to cope with the change in consumer buying behavior and to compensate for the drop in sales in brick-and-mortar retail. But how do you find the right e-commerce platform or the best store system for your business?

New Plugin: Tax By Deliverycountry

Blackbits xt:Commerce Plugin Tax By Deliverycountry

We react directly to the implementation of the OSS (one stop store) procedure of the German Federal Ministry of Finance on 01 July 2021 with a practical tool that supports you to enable your online business transparent and uncomplicated for your customers.

Pimcore X takes off!

Pimcore X is here - the most important facts about the new version

On May 11, Pimcore X was released: The new version offers increased performance and new features for efficient collaboration on product data, digital assets and other content.

The long-awaited release of Pimcore X is finally here! The most important news right away: Technologically, the framework has been put on a new, faster footing with the help of the Pimcore community. Pimcore X is more powerful and leaner than all previous versions. The developers achieved this with Symfony 5, PHP 8 and ExtJS 7. As the world's leading PHP framework, Symfony offers the best prerequisites for efficient developments based on Pimcore. This makes the developers in house happy!

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.

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.

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.

Fitstore24: Fit for the run on sporting goods thanks to Pimcore

Optimized online shopping thanks to Pimcore and redesign

Fitstore24 easily coped with the huge rush for products related to sports and fitness during the first lockdown: made fit with new functions and a Pimcore system for processing, the sports mail order company in its new design was able to unexpectedly book a large number of orders and easily manage the data volumes that arose.

Whether it was e-bikes or yoga mats, jump ropes or running shoes, everything to do with physical activity was more than in demand in Digital Commerce during the initial closures due to Corona and the period that followed. People were pushing outdoors, devoting themselves to running, cycling, hiking and many other outdoor activities. The appropriate accessories could not be missing. Closed stores led customers in search of information and a wide range of products to the online stores.