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Amazon and eBay: net gains and losses

Amazon and eBay have reported contrasting sets of results, with Amazon enjoying a 14.5% sales uplift in the three months to June 30, 2009 while eBay's marketplace sector reported a 14.0% decline for the same period. With eBay set to continue shifting its offer away from auctions towards fixed price items, it has to strike a balance between its new strategy and keeping its core smaller businesses.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2009
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Amazon: powering ahead

Online retailer Amazon has reported that group sales rose 35% to $2.89 billion in the three months to 30 June 2007. This was accompanied by its operating margin more than doubling to 4.1%. With the slew of heavy investment now firmly behind it and a range of initiatives coming into place - including a digital music download platform - the future looks bright for Amazon.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2007
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Cautious consumer holiday spending amid economic recovery

While the 2008 holiday season was marked by the global economic slowdown, declining real estate valuations, inflation and weak employment levels, the retail sector is more positive about this holiday season due to signs of global economic recovery. Despite increased confidence, however, it remains unlikely that consumers will increase their spending levels drastically this winter.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Nov 2009
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Deutsche Post DHL shifts its focus to the business-to-consumer distribution market

Deutsche Post DHL, having recently retreated from the domestic express market in the UK and France, is still very much focused on the business-to-customer channel. As more companies turn their attention towards this promising sector, this shift in the express market is creating a competitive playing field. Helping customers enhance their online presence will be key to consolidating market share.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2011
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Facebook "Wants" to strengthen its e-commerce credentials

Facebook has started trialing "Collections," its latest attempt at tapping into the e-commerce market. The service directs users to retailers' websites instead of acting as a sales channel, making this a more viable option than previous f-commerce attempts. However, such is the fickle world of Facebook that retailers should approach this new channel with a degree of skepticism.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2012
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Inditex to enter Australia and South Africa in 2011

After entering a number of new markets this year, Inditex is poised to enter the Australian and South African markets in 2011. Its plans for expansion, which include introducing global online retail platforms, will ensure that it keeps one step ahead of its international rivals, and will provide an opportunity for rejuvenation in the local clothing markets.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jul 2010
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Luxury retailers being forced to adapt in the face of a global crisis

The synchronized downturn in the EU, the threat of a second 'lost decade' in Japan and the difficulty of negotiating the liquidity trap in the US have altered the rules in the luxury retail sector, bringing about a major reversal in its fortunes. With companies being forced to adapt their business models, a significantly different luxury retail landscape will emerge at the end of the crisis.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2009
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No signs of an e-tail slowdown

Despite signs that the economy and retail sales are both starting to slow, the boom in online retail has continued. Online retailing is now worth GBP19.5 billion and accounts for around 7% of all retail expenditure, and this growth is set to continue in 2008. As a result, an online presence will become a much more important differentiator between retail success and failure.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Apr 2008
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PPR: outstanding 2007 performance

French group PPR achieved strong growth in 2007; overall revenues grew by 16.1% to E19.8 billion, or 7% on a like-for-like basis. As the group's 2007 operations were impacted upon by the acquisition and integration of Puma, it is clear that the company has not taken its eyes off the ball. Although PPR's future outlook is broadly positive, worries remain about Conforama and Redcats.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2008
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Retailers turn to new technologies to retain market share

Faced with the threat of online retailing and other pressures, retailers globally are seeking to win back market share by making the customer shopping experience more theatrical. As a result, it is expected that retailers will seek to streamline the buying experience, bringing it more in line with internet shopping in terms of ease and speed of transaction, to ensure market share is retained.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2007

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