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    StockX booms over Cyber Weekend


    This year StockX enjoyed its best Cyber Weekend ever. The daily gross merchandise value (GMV) for the period averaged a growth of 100 percent year-on-year. Black Friday’s rate of one trade per second rose at times in the subsequent days to as much as three per second. The website ...

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    Zalando adds 1 mln clients during Cyber Week


    Zalando acquired more than 1 million new customers during the sixth edition of its Cyber Week, surpassing last year’s new customer record. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) grew by about 35 percent over same the period and some 7,500 orders were placed per minute at peak times. The share ...

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    Record Cyber Monday in the U.S.


    Online shopping in the U.S. reached $10.8 billion on Cyber Monday, according to Adobe Analytics . It was a 15.1 percent increase on the previous year and a daily record for online shopping in the country. Online shopping reached $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving and $9.0 billion on Black Friday, ...

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    Schuhe24 group offers retailers free access to its platform


    The Schuhe24 group is offering retailers access to its platforms Schuhe24, Outfits24 , Taschen24 , Dein Juwelier and Sportmarken24 free of charge. Dominik Benner , the founder and managing director, said that the €450 subscription fee was suspended for the rest of the year and for ...

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    British delivery service fears uncontrollable Black Friday


    London-based delivery service ParcelHero said that it’s forecasting an £8.49bn (€9.5bn-$11.5bn) monster Black Friday to Cyber Monday weekend. It warns that stores must learn from the disaster of Black Friday 2014 or delivery chains could snap once again this year. In 2019, Britons spent a ...

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    Russian Post will deliver abroad goods bought on Wildberries


    Russian Post has inked a contract under which the state-owned mail operator will deliver goods purchased on Wildberries ’ online store to customers outside of Russia. In Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where Wildberries has strong positions, Russian Post will deliver orders to the post offices of its ...

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    Copenhagen lauches B2B site


    The German brand Copenhagen Studios said that it has launched a B2B site to respond to growing demand from buyers. The brand has more than 650 resellers. The new service enables single-pair orders and delivery time varies from 24 to 72 hours. Copenhagen was created in 2017 by ...

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    Shoepassion launches special 10-year anniversary collection on Kickstarter


    To mark its tenth anniversary, the Berlin-based footwear company Shoepassion released a special edition collection that is only available on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. A revised edition of the first collection released in 2010, the limited anniversary collection features seven models that will be on sale until ...

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    CCC starts 60-minute delivery service in Warsaw


    CCC has launched a new service to deliver shoes within 60 minutes. Currently, it is only available in Warsaw, where it is being tested. The service provides for online orders, which are directed to a local store rather than to the company’s warehouse. The goods are then shipped ...

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    Schuhe24 buys an online platform for bike dealers


    The German Schuhe24 Group , which manages an online marketplace for independent retailers in many sectors, is branching out into the hot bicycle segment by joining and taking over majority control. That company claims it operates the largest platform for bicycle dealers in Germany, carrying over 25,000 bicycles ...

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    Farfetch benefits from shift to buying luxury goods online


    Luxury e-tailer Farfetch reported a sharp rise in third-quarter sales as it benefits from the growing trend of buying high-end products online. Revenues for the three months to Sept. 30 soared by 71 percent to $438 million, while gross merchandise value (GMV) increased 62 percent to $798 million. ...

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    Asos axes commissions to help sellers through new Covid lockdown


    British fashion e-tailer Asos is stopping commissions on its marketplace platform to help businesses during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdown as they face the busy Christmas period. New and existing sellers will pay no commission until the end of the year, Asos said. ...

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    Görtz makes its CEO a shareholder, hires a new CFO


    The German footwear chain Görtz is opening its capital to its top manager as it undergoes a management shake-up and further advances its multichannel strategy by pushing its online presence. The chief executive, Frank Revermann , who has served in this position since the end of 2015, will ...

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    EU estimates Amazon broke competition rules


    The European Commission believes Amazon violated competition rules by unfairly benefiting from non-public data on independent sellers who use its marketplace, it said in its preliminary findings from an antitrust investigation underway against the American e-commerce giant since last year. The European Union’s executive body added it was also ...

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    Farfetch, Alibaba, Richemont, Pinault family form a formidable alliance in digital sales


    Farfetch , Alibaba , Richemont and the Pinault family, which owns the French luxury goods company Kering , have entered a global partnership with the declared intent of providing luxury brands with “enhanced access” to the Chinese market as well as accelerating the digitization of the global ...

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    Crocs implements AI solution to block unauthorized web ads


    Crocs has partnered with Namogoo Technologies on the implementation of a solution that automatically prevents unauthorized and distracting ads from appearing on the Crocs e-commerce site. The Namogoo Customer Journey Hijacking Prevention solution uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and block these ads, which are designed to look ...

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    Footway widens e-commerce for its brands to 24 markets


    Footway , the international Swedish-based shoe e-tailer, has launched a new integrated internet platform for all its operations including Sportamore , the sporting goods e-tailer that it recently acquired, widening its presence to a total of 24 markets all over Europe. The platform also houses a couple of house brands, ...

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    Dior offers AR experience on Snapchat for B27 sneaker


    Dior is offering an augmented reality (AR) experience on Snapchat for the launch of its new B27 sneaker. The French luxury brand allows Snapchat users to virtually try on six variations of the shoe and to buy them directly from Dior’s channel on Snapchat or through ...

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    ​El Corte Inglés offers e-commerce support to third parties


    The Spanish department store El Corte Inglés is in talks with 100 brands to become their e-commerce partner, according to the Spanish daily Cinco Dias . But, no deals have been struck yet, it added, citing the company. The retailer would rely on its logistics platform to guarantee ...

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    WhatsApp to add in-app purchases, enterprise message hosting


    Facebook will soon be adding in-app purchases and enterprise message hosting to WhatsApp . Companies will be able to use Facebook Shops – the e-commerce platform that made its debut in May and feeds into all Facebook apps – to sell products through the messaging app. Companies will ...