If you start to do the math, could you tell how many times you have bought a product online during the last month? Clothing, food, technology. More and more Spaniards are joining the acquisition of products through their technological devices. In this way, about 70% of the population already bets on e-commerce according to data from the IAB Study collected by the Valencian Chamber of Commerce.


The digitization of society was a fact that, in addition, became a necessity with the arrival of the pandemic and its respective confinement. Thus, time at home produced a significant increase in online purchases.

And it is that the comfort, the variety of products and the speed in the deliveries, have turned this model of purchase into part of our day today. And so, in the same way, that technology progresses, electronic commerce is in a process of continuous evolution. Can you imagine being able to buy directly from your television? Well, this is already a reality. If you want to know more about how e-commerce started and how it has evolved to reach the big screen in the living room, we will tell you!

The evolution from traditional commerce to e-commerce

The transaction of products and services has been inherent in human activity for thousands of years. Already in the Neolithic, with the discovery of agriculture, they began to exchange food to stock up on a greater variety. From there, barter underwent a constant evolution in different civilizations until commerce was perfected.

Now, we cannot locate the beginnings of what today we know as e-commerce until the middle of the last century. It was thanks to the technological revolution and other advances in the market, that the possibility of buying online was born. Here’s a little summary of how the concept of distance selling came to be realized with a single click today.

Catalog sales and credit cards, seeds of e-commerce

The germ of e-commerce is located in the invention of catalog sales. Exactly, in the fact that consumers could not see or touch the product in person before purchasing it, and had to order it.

Evolution of E-Commerce

Already in the early twentieth century, after viewing the products available on paper, customers in the United States could place their orders and receive the items ordered at home. Thus they had the possibility to buy in more places and the shops expanded their reach.

In addition, this type of commerce was favored by the invention and subsequent popularization of the credit card, which was established as another important step towards the development of e-commerce. Conceived in the early 1950s, it was not until the end of that decade, with the arrival of the American Express card, that it began to be used on a massive scale.

This rectangular element left aside the need to always carry cash, and then it was an advantage for only needing to enter their numbers and a password to make purchases online.

The Internet revolutionized the world, also commerce

Even so, like many aspects of human life, commerce underwent its most important metamorphosis with the advent of the Internet. In 1984, Jane Snowden, a 72-year-old woman, made her first online purchase through a computer connected to her television screen. Eggs, milk, or cereals were some of the items that he included in his basket di lei and that he later received at home.

social media ecommerce

In 1989, with the creation of the World Wide Web or WWW, physical barriers seemed to evaporate and access to information was democratized. More users had the possibility of using the Internet and brands began to join in selling in the digital medium. Thus, in 1994 the first product was sold through this medium: a pepperoni pizza. The following year, Amazon launched its first online store and eBay sold the first product.

The computer screen began to share the limelight with the small format with the arrival of mobile phones. In this way, 55% of Spaniards already make purchases through these devices according to Statista data.

Movistar Cloud

Almost no one likes moving. Moving things from one place to another is boring, laborious, and something is always lost along the way. But, sometimes, a movie can serve to put a little order and throw away what we do not need. It is like this in the physical world but also in the digital one. We suggest you change your cloud storage and transfer your photos to Movistar Cloud.

Movistar Cloud

There are many reasons to carry out this move or transfer. To begin with, the service is free if you are a client of Movistar Fusión and the mobile rate of the contract. You just have to sign up and in a few minutes, you will have unlimited storage at your disposal on all your devices, both smartphones and tablets, and computers as well as on your television. In addition, you can organize your photos and videos, share the content and even edit it.

But before enjoying your unlimited space at Movistar Cloud, it’s time to move. Or what is the same? Export the content that you save in your current cloud storage service and upload it to Movistar Cloud. The process will not take long and you will gain more space and peace of mind knowing that your photos, videos, and other files are safe.

Facebook, Instagram y Dropbox

Let’s start with three of the most popular online services on the Internet. Dropbox is one of the first to offer cloud storage. Its main drawback is that it only supports 2 GB for free. For their part, Facebook and Instagram are two of the social networks with the most users and where practically everyone publishes photos and videos.


As well. Movistar Cloud allows you to synchronize the content that you save and/or publish on Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox. Thus, everything you upload to these three online storage services, you will also see in Movistar Cloud. And so as not to mix the content of each service, you will see an icon differentiating your Instagram photos from those stored in Movistar Cloud.

In addition to synchronizing that content, photos and videos basically, you can copy it to your storage space in the Movistar Cloud. A practical way to pass your photos and videos and move. To make it possible, from the Web or from the Movistar Cloud mobile applications you will have to go to the configuration, then My connections and activate each of the three available online storage services.

WhatsApp, Flickr, and other mobile applications

From Movistar Cloud, in its version for Android or iPhone, you can upload photos and videos that are saved on your phone from well-known applications such as WhatsApp or others. This option is available on Android. On iOS (iPhone), you can only upload content stored in the Photos app.

Transfer Google Photos

From iPhone, you will find this option in the options sidebar, in the Save your content section. On Android, you must go to Settings> Upload. There you will be able to mark and unmark all the folders of applications compatible with Movistar Cloud. From those created by Android to save your photos and videos to those created by apps installed on your phones such as WhatsApp or Flickr.

Other cloud storage services

For any other cloud storage service, the most obvious solution is to download all its content to your computer and then upload it to Movistar Cloud. It will take you more or less time depending on the number and size of the files, documents, photos, or videos.

Some of these services allow you to download content in one go. An example is Google Photos. If you go to your Google account, in this link, you will find this option in Data and personalization. Then we will go to Go to the Google Control Panel, where you will see Photos. Below it will indicate the number of photos and videos stored.

If you click on Photos, a drop-down will open. In the lower right corner, there is a menu. If you click, you will see several options. Among them, Download data. You will get a ZIP file containing all your photos and videos. Then you can decide what to upload and what not to upload your photos to Movistar Cloud.