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Online business booming in Germany!

According to the Industry Association for E-Commerce and Mail Order in Germany (bevh) the trend of making purchases online is continuing. Last year, electronic trade in goods increased by 12.5 percent to 52.7 billion euros. The brodos.net online shop offers … Weiterlesen »

Experience Brodos live in Hamburg!

We are looking forward to welcoming our partners on 31st May 2017 to the fish auction hall in Hamburg and to enjoy an exciting day together with them, with lots of offers, activities and many more highlights. Roadshow off to … Weiterlesen »

Trends magazine available in new format

The new Trends magazine has been completely revised for retailers to be able to integrate it into sales talks at the PoS, boosting sales as a result. New trends as a sales tool The Trends magazine has undergone a complete … Weiterlesen »

New flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 on the market!

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and its big brother the Galaxy S8+ are now available to order. The flagship boasts an infinity display, a 12 MP main camera together with an 8 MP front camera as well as a great … Weiterlesen »

Brodos furniture concept given a clever update

We have given our shop concept for the connected store a clever update, both integrating new pieces of furniture and improving existing furniture. Our retailers will be able to view the complete shop concept exclusively at the next roadshows. Clever … Weiterlesen »

Cult brand Nokia is back!

All has been quiet around the Nokia brand for a long time, but now it’s back on the market. The Finnish company HMD Global has obtained the rights to the Nokia brand, staging a comeback at the Mobile World Congress … Weiterlesen »

Sell digital products very easily with the new ePIN Seller app

The new ePIN Seller app makes it very easy for sales staff to access a wide range of digital products. With the app, we have given you a tool you can use to meet customer’s requirements straightaway, at any time. … Weiterlesen »

brodos.net online shop now offers payment by credit card!

In the last few months we have worked hard at improving our online shop and making it even more attractive for retailers. One new feature we can now offer is the option of choosing to pay by credit card. That … Weiterlesen »

Mobile World Congress 2017: Highlights and Trends

One of the most important dates for the wireless sector in the first quarter of 2017 is definitely the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The who’s who of the industry met in the Catalonian capital at the end of February … Weiterlesen »

Success story of brodos.net Kiosk continues

The figures prove it: the brodos.net Kiosk is going down very well with retailers. Approximately 300 are now in use at the PoS, with more being added every day. Feedback from our retailers is further proof that the Kiosk provides … Weiterlesen »

brodos.net offers retailers fiscal security

New regulations under commercial and tax law concerning electronic cash registers / ERP systems with a cash register function have been in place in Germany since 1st January. Commercial enterprises are faced with several requirements under the rules stipulated by … Weiterlesen »

Outdoor advertising becoming interactive

We presented our outdoor advertising for the first time at our Convention in March last year, now it has been implemented for real. Berkan Ugurlu from Mobilfunk Hofgarten in Solingen is the first retailer in the whole of Germany to have installed my-store.TV … Weiterlesen »

Another five connected stores in October alone

Five new connected stores in October alone This shows that our Connected Stores are continuing on their road to success and that the potential they offer is recognized by retailers. One of the connected stores which has had satisfied customers … Weiterlesen »

The new KODAK EKTRA smart phone exclusively from Brodos

With the new KODAK EKTRA smart phone, we now have another coveted top smart phone which we distribute exclusively. This allows our retailers to get a high quality product available in store from an early date. This highlight product focuses … Weiterlesen »

Brodos Best Distributor 2017

Last Thursday, the German trade magazine Telecom Handel held its traditional gala in the GOP variety theatre in Munich to celebrate the best wireless distributors, the best mobile phone maufacturers and the best distributor of the year together with the … Weiterlesen »

PwC Retail Study: Customers buying more and more by smartphone

According to the study “Total Retail 2016” by the auditing and consulting company PwC on the topic of smartphone use, the trend towards using smartphones for shopping is continuing. It is expected that 75 percent of customers will already use … Weiterlesen »

brodos.net marketplace growing and growing

Over the last six months, Brodos has gained many new well-known suppliers for their marketplace, providing specialist retailers with an ever larger range of products suited to their branch at very good market prices. The basic principle applies: healthy competition … Weiterlesen »

Nationwide advertising campaign in 275 online shops throughout Germany

The brodos.net online shops have been optimized further, meaning that advertising campaigns from manufacturers can now be integrated in our over 275 active, regional online shops. Slider as new building block in marketing mix The advertising slider gives manufacturers the … Weiterlesen »

Survey on brick-and-mortar retail: How retailers can score

The retail trade is faced with a problem, as more and more customers are deciding to buy online. According to a survey conducted by ServiceRating GmbH, however, there are still several different ways to continue to be successful as a … Weiterlesen »

IFA shows the latest trends in the branch

From the 2nd to 7th September 2016 the international consumer economics trade fair (IFA) was held in Berlin. We were represented with both a large sales team and a stand, introducing the most innovative products and solutions at the leading … Weiterlesen »

Oh come on!

The battle of the channels is raging. More and more online business are pushing into the market, making it difficult for brick-and-mortar businesses to hold their own. This has since been recognized not only by the retail sector. Many companies … Weiterlesen »

Enormous growth in sales in specialist retail stores thanks to S-PoS bonus

Good news from the specialist retail channel In the second quarter of 2016, we were able to more than triple sales and revenue for no-contract products in the area of smartphones and tablets. The reasons for this are mainly linked … Weiterlesen »

Optimizing the mobile version of the online shop

A lot has happened with our new online shop over the last few weeks and months. Our web agency created especially for this purpose has, along with a number of other topics, predominantly tackled the responsive area. The mobile version … Weiterlesen »

New tariffs and customized packages for your online shop

With the new tariffs and packages we are more flexible and individual, and can meet our customers’ wishes even better than before. For our retailers they also give a good overview of the goods and services we offer, making it … Weiterlesen »

Give customers something to talk about! The store around the corner now has its own online shop

We have now started offering shop window stickers aimed at advertising your own online shop directly in store. This makes a visible link between the brick and mortar PoS and the online shop. Good news for end customers! Shopping in … Weiterlesen »

Brodos advertising agency offers advertising material at a click

Good news for our retailers! The Brodos advertising department is now listed on brodos.net as a Marketplace supplier. On the one hand this allows us to make our advertising even more transparent, whilst at the same time making it possible … Weiterlesen »

Study: Online retailers discovering dynamic prices

According to a study conducted by the Industry Association for E-Commerce and Mail Order in Germany (bevh) and Creditreform Boniversum, prices in e-commerce are increasingly becoming dynamic. Approximately 40 percent of online retailers and mail order companies in Germany are … Weiterlesen »

Electronic Entertainment Expo presents the latest trends

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), games developers and publishers presented current and upcoming products from 14th to 16th June 2016 in Los Angeles. The E3 is one of the most important and most heavily frequented trade fairs for video … Weiterlesen »

Websites relaunched: Improved availability of Brodos tools

Cross channel is a very important topic – both today and in the future. In order to give you a better overview of our cross-channel tools, we have relaunched our websites. An overview of all our services across all channels … Weiterlesen »

Brodos web agency supports retailers in designing their online shop

The brodos.net online shop is growing and growing and with it the number of requests we are receiving from retailers who would like to have their online shop optimized and customized personally by us for them. In order to cope … Weiterlesen »

Connected stores continue on course for growth

When we began in the mobile communications market, the mobile phone market was only just taking its first tentative steps and still had a long way to go. Over the last few years, our sector has changed significantly, as have … Weiterlesen »

Study: Online buyers still faithful to brick and mortar retailers

According to a recent study conducted on behalf of e-matters, the future is not looking as gloomy for brick and mortar retail as is always predicted. Nearly all of the online internet users questioned in the representative survey stated that … Weiterlesen »

Brodos supporting partners with Apple device enrollment program

Good news for our partners with Apple authorization whose customers include companies: We are supporting the integration of mobile end devices into company-wide device management by offering our partners the option of having Apple devices registered as part of the … Weiterlesen »

Discussing the Connected Store with Telecom Handel

It is becoming more and more important for brick and mortar retailers to assert themselves on the internet. With our cross-channel concept of the connected store we are going one step further, bringing the combination of online shop and brick and … Weiterlesen »

brodos.net helps retailers with mobile websites

Although the topic of cross-channel cannot be ignored by bricks and mortar retail, many retailers still do not realize just how important it really is. If they are to be successful, retailers must ensure that their store can also be … Weiterlesen »

New Brodos smart home display wall for the PoS

In order to be able to support our specialist retailers even better at the PoS, we have fine tuned our smart home display once again, developing and integrating three new live modules. The result is quite something! With the new heating … Weiterlesen »

Brodos exclusive distributor of new CAT® S60 smartphone with integrated thermal imaging

The new CAT® S60 is a unique smartphone, the first smartphone worldwide with an integrated thermal camera as well as being the world’s most waterproof smartphone, waterproof to depths of 5m. The FLIR thermal imaging camera with MSX technology specially developed by … Weiterlesen »

ContentCard cooperating with largest shopping center in North Germany

Our newest cooperation partner is CITTI from North Germany, whose slogan translates as “the market for the love of life”. With five stores in attractive locations in Flensburg, Kiel, Lübeck, Stralsund and Rostock, CITTI generates annual turnover running into hundreds … Weiterlesen »

Trend in furniture trade moving towards connected store

Now in the furniture business too! We in the mobile communications market have already recognized that the market is changing and have long since started to adjust accordingly. Now the furniture sector is also beginning to realize that they have … Weiterlesen »

Investments in home automation rising rapidly

Everyone has started talking about home automation, which is finding its way more and more into households, particularly in the USA. According to a recent study from the npd Group, home automation was up 48% in the second half of … Weiterlesen »

Brodos marketing concept gets new Local Hero monthly flyer

One of our major concerns continues to be how we can support our Local Heroes even better. This is the reason behind our continuing to develop and work on our connected store concept. One component is of course also our … Weiterlesen »

brodos.net onlineshop 3.5 to get even more PS under the hood and to become more individual

The brodos.net online shop has just got much bigger! Since the relaunch at the end of last year, a total of 130 online shops are already up and running, with more being added every day. The reaction of the retailers … Weiterlesen »

Travel agents score against pure online players with service and advice

Recently on the way to a meeting my attention was drawn to a small travel agency. In the shop window was a sign as follows: “Don’t book online – book with us! The prices we offer are as good as the … Weiterlesen »

my-store.TV launches outdoor advertising

With my-store.TV we have been proving for some years now that digital signage does not need to be complicated, complex or expensive. Originally planned as a solution for our own franchise retailers, since its launch my-store.TV has already been used by … Weiterlesen »

Relaunch: Brodos Distribution Website in New Look

Brodos is more than just distribution alone. In order to display our services transparently we have completely overhauled our website. Our intention was not only to reposition ourselves, but also to be able to offer our customers a clearly laid out … Weiterlesen »

brodos.net: Mobile Kiosk2Go app added to cross-channel platform

MOBILE COMMERCE EVEN FROM YOUR LOCAL RETAILER WITH KIOSK2GO APP We have already been offering our retailers the option of gaining a foothold as a local hero in their region with the connected store concept since 2015. This obviously includes … Weiterlesen »

Brodos starts deliveries with flying drones

Just in time for spring, we have decided to act on the request of many of our customers and are starting to make deliveries with flying drones. Our first trial run is due to start in April already, but by … Weiterlesen »