Month: August 2017

REPORT Current Russian e-commerce trends show a shift towards a standard European trend

The Russian e-commerce market continues to grow rapidly and shows a transition towards a standard European market. The market shows a growing share of mobile use, a migration from cash-on-delivery to online pre-payments, a (slow) change towards a more concentrated market and an increase in the use of click & collect and Parcel shops when it comes to delivery of goods purchased online. The 2017 forecast shows that 800 million Russians will use smartphones, which continues to grow in the following years, expected to reach 910 million mobile users by the year 2020.

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Weekly News: Amazon accused, Bulgarian hoaxes, Romanian m-commerce has a bright future

Amazon accused of deceptive discounting As part of its review of Amazon’s agreement to buy Whole Foods, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close to the probe. The FTC is probing a complaint brought by the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, which looked at some 1,000 products on Amazon’s website in June and found that Amazon put reference prices, or list prices, on about 46 percent of them.

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