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Alibaba Group's payment service, Alipay, signed a deal with Ingenico Group, granting it access to many of Europe's major retailers. In return, these will be able to accept Alipay as a payment service.

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German online animal store Zooplus' performance in the first half of 2016 was very strong, which is why it has decided to increase its full-year turnover forecast to 900 million euro.

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Amazon is set to launch its own cooking show in Japan, with a chef who prepares several local specialties. Viewers can order several dishes from the show directly on Amazon.

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Chinese eCommerce group Alibaba's first quarter turnover grew more than expected, almost 60 % higher than last year's first quarter.

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Products that receive positive reviews on web shops not only generate more sales, but also end up being returned more often, a study shows. High expectations also lead to an increased customer dissatisfaction.

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Online retailer ASOS is currently facing a lot of criticism after a British MP demanded a investigation into XPO, one of its logistical subcontractors. According to the claim, working conditions would be appalling, a claim Asos vehemently denied.

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Online market place Etsy, which focuses mainly on vintage and artisan products, is growing very fast: gross sales were up more than 22 % on the back of double digit growth for both active buyers and sellers.

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In its past quarter, German fashion web shop Zalando performed very well once more. Turnover grew 25 % to 916 million euro and its gross profit tripled to 77 million euro, thanks to the mobile shoppers.

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Just a year after Media-Saturn launched the Biwigo.de web shop, mainly focused on household appliances, it decided to shut it down again. All customers will now be diverted to Redcoon.

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British supermarket chain Morrisons expanded its deal with Ocado Group, so that it can ramp up its online presence even more. Customers all across the United Kingdom will soon be able to order online.

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In September, Metro Group will launch a pilot program in Düsseldorf, Germany, to see whether robots can deliver online Media Markt deliveries. The move sets it apart from competitors who are experimenting with drone deliveries.

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Walmart reached a deal to acquire online retailer Jet.com, a deal that had been lingering for a few days but has now been officially announced. Walmart will pay 3.3 billion dollars (3 billion euro) to acquire the company.

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American online retailer Amazon presented its first cargo plane, the first of what should become a entire fleet. The Boeing 767-300, transformed into a transportation plane, prominently features "Prime Air" on its side, alongside the Amazon logo.

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Online luxury retailer Yoox-Net-a-Porter managed a 16 % turnover increase in the first half of the year, while profit grew 15 % compared to last year.

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American supermarket chain Walmart is allegedly interested in web shop Jet.com, which would mark a huge step in Walmart's efforts to compete with Amazon even more.

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Chinese Alibaba wants to connect to 1 or 2 countries, to investigate how a global eCommerce network could turn out to be in the future. Founder Jack Ma hopes other parties are willing to back the project.

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Dutch start-up company 3D Hubs, a marketplace for 3D printing services, attracted 7 million dollars' worth (6.26 million euro) of funding. The money should help improve the service for professional users.

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American Amazon launched a Chinese version of its Japanese web shop, hoping to capture part of the Chinese market currently dominated by the Chinese Alibaba Group.

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Chinese Alibaba launched a new platform called Buy+ to allow customers to shop in virtual reality and inspect items in 360 degrees.

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