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Alibaba is pushing logistics, Amazon attracts with entertainment, PayPal is adjusting its range

Anyone who offers retailers practical support now has a stone in the board with them. Some people try out new business models. That is not reprehensible - if the offer is good, it will stay.

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PayPal supports merchants
PayPal is adapting its offer to support online retailers in times of crisis. Among other things, PayPal waived chargeback fees under the standard tariff in the period from March 26th to April 30th. The premium should double for purchases with the PayPal Business Debit Mastercard. Dealers also get a little more breathing space when it comes to reacting to customer conflicts. You can reply within 20 days instead of the previous ten. These promotions are initially valid until April 30th.

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Alibaba is pushing logistics - also in Europe
Cainiao, Alibaba's logistics arm, has set up a new cross-border logistics service called AliExpress to help international retailers deliver small goods to over 200 countries and regions. In Europe, Cainiao and AliExpress will also cover the additional shipping costs caused by the corona outbreak.

28 pages legal guide: Which laws help through the crisis

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Deliveries are coming, but delayed
The good news of the current survey by the Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics e.V (BME) among buyers: not a delivery failure, but delivery delays are currently the biggest problem. It is currently stalling, especially on the routes from Italy and Spain to Germany. The supply chains from China are affected differently depending on the product range, but a "not insignificant part" of the companies are already feeling an improvement in the situation, according to the BME.

Electronics are booming
Every third consumer has bought an electronics product and every fourth consumer has bought an entertainment product since the outbreak of the corona pandemic in Germany. This is shown in a survey by the shopping community mydealz.de among 2,537 consumers. In demand are not only products such as headphones to pep up your own home office, but also entertainment items such as video games to pass the time.
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Amazon attracts with entertainment
These days, entertainment is very much in demand. Amazon is reacting to this and is now offering its Prime members a special offer (valid until April 19). You can book the BBC Player Channel for 99 cents per month for three months.

Neighborhood help
After Ebay classifieds, Facebook is now getting underway and setting up a neighborhood help. While "Neighborhood Help" is active on Ebay classifieds in Germany, Facebook is launching "Community Help" in the USA, Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada.
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After Corona
The use of TV and streaming services has so far almost doubled during the Corona period. Only 23 percent of those surveyed want to reduce this consumption after the crisis. Online shopping is also well received: 13 percent are already sure that they will be shopping more online after the crisis than before. Almost 10 percent want to continue to order food specifically via the Internet. The results come from the lightning survey “The end of the crisis will definitely come - what people will do after Corona” by Wavemaker and [m] SCIENCE, which surveyed 1,089 consumers over the age of 18 in Germany.


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Tons of goods are currently being sold, and companies hardly know what to do with them. You need space for temporary storage. And the grocers need additional space because their own warehouses are no longer sufficient. The logistics real estate market is booming like never before, but hamster purchases are not the reason. Read more

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Alibaba, Amazon and Co are rolling out the European market

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