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Amazon has started testing of a new way to deliver packages in Germany. It's called Amazon Day, and Prime members will be able to have their orders bundled together and shipping on a day of their choosing. This service is being tested in Germany to hopefully save packaging material and countless trips from the delivery person, preventing multiple delivery attempts. 

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Amazon is no beginner when it comes to trying to enter the lucrative wine market. Now, Amazon has presented a selection of wines, which are presented under its new wine and spirits brand, Compass Road. The alcoholic beverages are, for the moment, available exclusively at Amazon Germany. 

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Alibaba is upping the ante with Europe's largest department store group El Corte Inglés, by offering click & collect to AliExpress customers. They can order on AliExpress, and then pick up their orders at El Corte Inglés stores. Spain's only remaining department store chain, El Corte Inglés is also the third largest department store chain worldwide.

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The International Marketplace Network (IMN) is now open to all retailers. An alliance of major European e-commerce platforms, it was launched after a one-year test phase by European online marketplaces Real.de, Cdiscount, EMAG and ePrice. The International Marketplace Network is an initiative by four major e-commerce platforms in Europe. The joint venture is meant to create an online retail platform, facilitating open communication for merchants in order to promote more efficient cross-border e-commerce.

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Changing e-commerce platforms can be a really good idea – especially in an ever-evolving market. However, many challenges can arise in maintaining consistent service for all types of customers. At B2B Next 2019, there was a helpful workshop with many tips on the subject. The following is a breakdown of those tips to help guide you on your way.

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Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech at Georgetown University on 17 October 2019. He spoke of the importance of free expression, underscoring his belief that giving everyone a voice empowers the powerless, pushing society to be better over time. He stated that this belief is at the heart of Facebook. The problem is that Facebook's free speech aspirations are, more or less, simply free amplification. If it didn't show up on the News Feed, nobody would read, or very much care, what someone posts.

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