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Jul 23, 2018 @ 08:07 by Olaf Rotax

Alibaba and JD.com: Chinese Retailers start to attack Amazon, Zalando and Otto.

The Chinese retail giants are currently building up logistics infrastructure for a market launch in Europe. "A market entry for Alibaba and JD.com in Germany would only work through a major acquisition. An online retailer such as Zalando or Otto or a logistics company like DHL could be an option" – dgroup MD Olaf Rotax  in Handelsblatt (article is in German)

JD.com is in the middle of preparations to entry the German market and plans to open a new office in Germany. While Alibaba is still officially denying that it wants to compete directly with German online retailers, its logistics partner 4P Express intends to open a dispatch warehouse near Prague from which Germany could be supplied by the end of the year.

Read more at Handelsblatt (in German)

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