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Are there certain principles of success? Yes, even if there are different, highly individual paths to success: Successful people are often united by a bundle of skills, strategies and talents that have brought them to their goal. Knowing these is the first step on the path to your own success. You can find out which success principles these are and what you need for them here!

The Startup Breakfast with two inspiring founder stories and networking opportunities on 24.03.2021. Register for free. Joining us will be Armin Philippen from DROXIC and Thomas Ziwes-Strack from Capacity!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last two semesters did not go as planned. Classroom lectures had to be replaced by online classes. But improvement is slowly in sight. Students at HS Fresenius can look forward to hybrid lectures in the coming semester. Read the latest announcement for students here.

Our new series of articles, Alumni in Focus, provides exciting insights into the careers of former students. Alumnus Bharanidharan Gnanavel successfully completed his master’s degree in Digital Management at the Fresenius Hochschule in Cologne last year. What motivated him to study digital management back then? And where does he stand on his path today? In the following, he provides a few insights.

Until now, the majority of customers have had to order via German sites, but now Amazon will soon be launching its own website in Poland, putting local suppliers in a spot of bother. Prof. Geibel was on this topic at Pressetext!

Just in time for the new year, software providers Adobe and Akeneo, together with their implementation partner TechDivision, took a look into the crystal ball and identified some of the most exciting topics and developments, which we of course don’t want to deprive you of. Read the latest two trends here!

You have nothing planned for this Wednesday, 27.01, in the morning from 9:00 to 10:00? Then register now for the next Startup Breakfast. Two inspiring startup stories and networking opportunities await you.
We are again looking forward to two great founder stories from: Nicola De Nittis founder of THE BRAVE SPEAKERS & Manuel Schulze founder of Incedo!

A digital boost from Corona? To what extent could the digital industry benefit from the pandemic? And what are the trends for 2021? 
In our previous two articles in this series, you have already been introduced to several trends. Now numbers 7,8 & 9 follow!

A digital boost from Corona? To what extent could the digital industry benefit from the pandemic? And what are the trends for 2021? Just in time for the new year, software providers Adobe and Akeneo, together with their implementation partner TechDivision, took a look into the crystal ball and identified some of the most exciting topics and developments, which we naturally don’t want to deprive you of. Josef Willkommer, co-founder and CMO of TechDivision has identified 11 upcoming trends. The first three of these trends can be found here. The next 3 are presented below. You can already look forward to the upcoming ones! Trend Number 4: Mobile Commerce Various market research companies assume that by the end of 2021, almost 73% of all e-commerce sales will be made via mobile devices – especially smartphones. In addition, around 30% of online shoppers will abandon their online purchase if the corresponding web store is not optimized for mobile devices and as easy to use as possible. In this respect, the mobile-first approach will become even more relevant in the coming year than it has been in the past. As a store operator, you should therefore – if you have not already …

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A digital boost from Corona? To what extent could the digital industry benefit from the pandemic? And what are the trends for 2021? Just in time for the turn of the year, software providers Adobe and Akeneo, together with their implementation partner TechDivision, took a look into the crystal ball and identified some of the most exciting topics and developments, which we naturally don’t want to deprive you of. 

Josef Willkommer, co-founder and CMO of TechDivision, has identified 11 upcoming trends. The first two of these trends are presented below. You can already look forward to the upcoming ones!  

On Friday, November 27, 2020, the two experts from the E-Commerce Institute Cologne Prof. Dr. Richard Geibel and Robin Kracht were guests at the Online Fokus Conference Marketing. Here, the two shared exciting insights on the topic “Progressive Web Apps – Gamechanger or Hype?”. You couldn’t be at the conference? No problem. Watch the video summary now!

Merry Christmas and here’s to a new successful e-commerce year 2021! As the E-Commerce Institute Cologne, we look back on a successful year 2020, full of growth, successful (online) appearances and exciting insights. We thank you and wish you happy holidays and good health for the coming year 2021!

On Friday, November 27, 2020, the two experts from the E-Commerce Institute Cologne Prof. Dr. Richard Geibel and Robin Kracht were guests at the Online Fokus Conference Marketing. Here, the two shared exciting insights on the topic “Progressive Web Apps – Gamechanger or Hype?”. You couldn’t be at the conference? No problem. Get some first impressions here and look forward to the video summary on 12/29/20.

For years aye4fin and the E-Commerce Institut Köln (ECI) have been supporting companies active in e-commerce with business model analyses, concept development and strategy finding. Now the consulting firm and the research institute want to offer their customers and partners an even better service through a strategic partnership and joint expertise. Thus, aye4fin’s customers can use the ECI’s research capacities, while the ECI’s contributors benefit from the ECI’s long-standing expertise and practice-oriented customer examples.

Eating a frog to improve your own time management? Fortunately, not everything has to be taken literally. In fact, the Eat the Frog principle is now widely used in time management and enjoys great popularity. This is because it offers a remedy for a large and frequent problem: The distraction, postponement and ultimately doing nothing. I’ll do that later… I have other things to do… Something came up… The day is over, except for a few small things, nothing is done and stress and pressure continue to grow for the next few days. In order to escape this cycle, maybe only one thing helps: Eat the Frog…

Finally the time has come: the 2nd edition of the successful issue “Key factors in e-commerce” is now available. Prof. Dr. Richard C. Geibel and Robin Kracht from the E-Commerce Institute have revised and updated the work together. Secure your edition as eBook or softcover here!

The Online Focus Conference Marketing started at the beginning of the week! Until Friday, November 27, 2020, experience trend-setting topics, presentations at the highest level and a lively exchange with the speakers and other participants. The renowned speakers will provide you with practical solutions to problems concerning the burning issues in marketing and communication. This Friday, our E-Commerce Institute experts Richard Geibel and Robin Kracht will be there! Be there for free!

On the two action days Black Friday on 27 November and Cyber Monday on 30 November, German retailers will generate sales of around 3.7 billion euros this year. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase of 18 percent. This is the forecast of the German Retail Association (HDE). Richard Geibel, head of the E-Commerce Institute Cologne was a guest in the pressetext interview on this topic. Read the published article here.