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Over the past ten years, Austria has tripled the number of active etailers. Last year, there were 9,000 online stores in the German-speaking country nestled in the Alps. The number of online shoppers has also doubled during the same, ten-year period. This means billions of Euros have been spent shopping online. more

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Zalando is expanding to Ireland and Czech Republic – their first expansion in 5 years. They are the largest online fashion retailer in Europe, much loved by their 24 million customers. more

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It is an established business model in the world of online fashion retailers: Customers order items over the Internet, try them at home and send back the things they don't like or which won't fit for free. But the British online fashion retailer Next will now change its free-return policy and start charging custumers for sending back items through a courier or a Hermes Parcel Shop. more

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Last year was the most successful year in Czech e-commerce history. For the first time ever, online retail sales accounted for over 10% of all the retail sales in the country. It comes as no surprise that the domestic market is becoming too small for online merchants in Czech Republic. There are 40,100 existing players in Czech Republic, which is the highest proportion per capita in all of Europe! more

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Amazon sales are increasing, showing a first quarter rise of 43% for 2018. The e-commerce behemoth also grew its profits by 125%. Starting May 11th, Amazon Prime will cost more in the US, going up to $119. The price hike will go into effect for existing members on June 16th. more

© testing / is giving Alibaba a run for its money by saying it can offer faster delivery and better fraud protection than its larger competitor. This makes JD look more attractive to luxury brands from Europe, luring luxury buyers in China with same-day delivery and a safer and more secure shopping experience. more