Internet Economy

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Internet Economy

Vibrant Heart of Europe’s Digital Landscape

With 84% of the German population (around 63 million) using the internet on a regular basis, Germany boasts the most internet users in Europe. This significant digital economy customer base is also coupled with the highest total purchasing power in Europe (EUR 1,968 billion), making Germany a crucial player in the global digital economy. In line with the rest of Germany’s stable economy, the internet economy has faced no downturn from the European economic crisis.

Wanted: New Business Models

The internet economy is relatively young, meaning traditional business models may not always be capable of matching the speed and nature of consumer-vendor interaction in the digital economy. Concepts like cooperative value chains, multi-channel business models (e.g. ROPO –“research online, purchase offline”) and consumers who are constantly connected to the internet are all relatively new.

When it comes to monetizing digital content such as films, articles and music, new business models that combine acceptable revenue for the content creators and competitive prices for consumers are in high demand.


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