Another Wave of Closures Hits Polish Retailers
Shifting the digital sales channel from a supporting to a leading one is a big challenge that companies have to take on. Management boards of e-commerce companies have used the last few months to strengthen, among others, logistics and IT systems. Grzegorz Rudno-Rudziński, Managing Partner at Unity Group, sums up the state of Polish commerce and observes growing disappointment with the ongoing situation. (content in Polish)
E-Commerce Is Struggling. Yet the Boom Will Come Back
The Statistics Poland Bureau suggests that e-commerce is slowing down. The boom in online shopping triggered by the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, made the e-commerce industry break the records last year. Grzegorz Rudno-Rudziński, Managing Partner of Unity Group, believes that the growth is certain. According to the expert, the upholding restrictions are able to cause an acceleration at a pace as high as 25 per cent. (content in Polish)
Second Half of the Year Crucial For Polish GDP in 2021
The persistent freeze in the economy, according to analysts, shifts the burden of realizing GDP growth forecasts to H2 2021. Retail sales rose by 5.3% in February, although the January-February period is still a decline of 4.9% y/y. Grzegorz Rudno-Rudziński, Managing Partner at Unity Group, predicts a steady strengthening of the e-commerce share with a possible scenario of its growth dynamics to reach 25 per cent. (content in Polish)
E-Platforms Are Beating Out Shops
Gathering many sellers in one place is a proven way to success. Marketplaces already account for half of the Polish online retail industry, and opportunities are still emerging. The share of such platforms in purchases is estimated as close to 50 percent, and among all e-shops it reaches about 40 percent. Sebastian Błaszkiewicz, Sales Director at Unity Group, evaluates the advantages of this commerce model. (content in Polish)
Unity Group’s Commerce Transformation Report: Polish B2B Companies Need to Close the Gap
Despite the trends, the pace at which digital transformation of business, especially commerce, has progressed over the past few years has been rapid. The numbers gauging sales in the B2B channel were brought to light in the report "Polish B2B Market vs. the Digital Megatrend" (PL) by Unity Group. Experts from PFR, LPP SA, eRecruiter, Selena FM S.A and others were invited to comment on the data.
Unity Group Levels Up with APN Advanced Consulting Status!
"The promotion to Advanced level was possible thanks to the team's commitment to competence development and the successful implementation of cloud projects. This is a step on the way to becoming a key partner for the digital transformation of enterprises in our region" – – says Ryszard Łach, Business Unit Director responsible for cloud competence development at Unity Group.
Publio.pl is ready to face digital challenges after successful transformation
Publio.pl, Agora’s online bookstore that has been operating or 8 years, underwent a major digital transformation in 2020. Experts from Unity Group and Ideacto responsible for the improvements predicted the growing needs of users and technological challenges, including those resulting from exceptional traffic spikes in online channels triggered by pandemic-related restrictions.
The Future of Commerce: What’s After Covid?
The pace at which the digital transformation of businesses, especially commerce, is progressing this year is unprecedented. Experts debating during one of the panels of the conference "The Future of Commerce" organized as part of the SelectChicago FDI 2020 series, tried not only to summarize what has already happened in commerce due to the coronavirus, but above all to outline the direction in which the industry could go.
It’s “Singles’ Day” – Polish Shopping Frenzy in Chinese Online Stores
The Singles' Day was created artificially only for consumers to spend more. It brought more than 38 billion dollars spent a year ago. According to Grzegorz Rudno-Rudziński, Unity Group's managing partner, overall, November will be a period of discounts. In his opinion, it is also an opportunity for IT development as e-shops devote more attention to modifying systems and adapting to increased loads. (content in Polish)
It’s Not the City’s Gnomes – How AI Is Made in Wrocław
Wrocław has potential to become Polish Silicon Valley. The city’s tech companies have experience in the area of innovation, but they often work as subcontractors. Grzegorz Rudno-Rudziński, managing partner at Unity Group and the CEO of the ITCorner tech cluster, reveals aspirations of the city to become a European technology hub and announces stronger cooperation with entrepreneurs, the city and its universities. (content in Polish)
Retailing Can Emerge From the Crisis Unscathed
Shopping malls are becoming empty, but the industry has prepared its online sales channels. Grzegorz Rudno-Rudziński, Managing Partner at Unity Group, believes that the investments made by retailers will allow them to handle more online orders. The expert points out that companies connected with order processing such as warehouses, distribution centers and delivery services will also benefit. (content in Polish)
The Government Is Closing Malls Again. New Restrictions
Against its declarations to maintain a functioning economy, the government introduces new restrictions. Mall will be closed and the availability of grocery stores will be limited. Grzegorz Rudno-Rudziński, managing partner at Unity Group, claims that commerce companies are ready to serve order volumes higher by several hundred percent thanks to investments into digital sales infrastructure. (content in Polish)