Matthias Zeis: Bring Developers in One Room and in Three Hours You Will Get More Than in a Month of Reading Numerous Blogs
Editor’s Note: This post is provided exclusively for our blog by Matthias Zeis, a Magento Certified web developer who currently works at LimeSoda Interactive Marketing GmbH. Being a huge fan of Magento, he is also a co-organizer of *Magento-Stammtisch (regulars’ table) in Vienna.
I felt quite honoured when Irina approached me to write a guest post about our Magento regulars’ table in Vienna and eCommerce in Austria in general. It doesn’t happen every day that one of the best-known blogs in the community reaches out to you, so I’m happy to tell you how I experience the Austrian eCommerce market.
What does Austrian eCommerce look like?
Analyzing Austrian economic situation combined with technology spread and usage, I observe the following:
▪ Trends that you see popping up in the US will take several years to become popular in Austria. In some fields there is a difference of up to 3 years, especially in the area of business models and logistics.
▪ If you see that something is getting recognized in Germany, you will hit the first wave if you implement it in the next 12 months.
▪ You have to deal with a diverse society. Austrians are diversified due to the culture and cultural background of many people living here.