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Amazon sales-by-numbers: Now we know just how much revenue Amazon generates in Germany after the company shared more information than they intended. By advertising their market entry in the United States to German retailers, Amazon inadvertently disclosed that the US marketplace has 7 times as many sales as the German marketplace with only half as many retailers. Since Amazon's worldwide trade volume hasn't been kept secret, a conclusion can be drawn as to what the concrete turnover of the German marketplace really is.

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The sailing brand Henri Lloyd is relaunching its online store. The sailing clothing specialty brand has undergone a digital transformation since having been acquired by Aligro Group last year. Henri Lloyd were one of the retail victimes on the high street, not successfully making the jump to digital commerce alone. 

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Walmart has a new service. InHome Delivery allows customers to order fresh groceries directly into their refrigerators or garages. Customers need only to place an order online, select InHome Delivery and pick a time. Then the homeowner is given an alert when the delivery person is near their home, enabling them to watch the entire delivery live or view it later.

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"Buy now – pay later." We've all heard these words before. AliExpress, with the help of Klarna, Alipay and Adyen, now enables consumers to take advantage of paying later for goods in Europe. These three leading companies in payment are working together to allow this innovation to entice buyers to make their purchases on AliExpress in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland. Those are quite a few large European markets.

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Returns are part of e-commerce, and they have risen by 8 percent in Europe this year when compared to the same time last year. Free shipping has also increased by 3%, with purchases made due to short-term promotion went up 29 percent. These are just a few of the statistics unearthed from DynamicAction's Retail Index: Spring 2019.

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Unilever is showing growth right across e-commerce. Whether direct-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) – web sales of their wide variety of products shot up in 2018. They did around €2.49 billion worth of business. How did a company, globally managing so many different brands accomplish this?

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