Payments by credit/debit cards constituted 61 percent of total e-commerce volume in the country, Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said.
Amazon did not specify the number of workers who contracted the disease at its sorting center but that all will be paid for the shifts that they miss.
More customers turned to the internet as Covid-19 prompted them to stay home and browse online for their holiday shopping needs on Thanksgiving.
Buyers turn up in smaller numbers at major retailers as online deals and coronavirus surge dull enthusiasm for Black Friday trips to malls.
The national jobless rate was 14.7 percent in April, the highest since the Great Depression, and many economists expect it will near 20 percent in May, a sign companies are still slashing jobs.
The pandemic lockdowns have solidified the notion of tech companies as a necessity as people’s reliance on the internet, smart phones, apps and social media has significantly increased.
The unmet needs of a home-bound population offer new economic opportunities and sectors like pharma and food are at first-mover advantage.
Here are comparisons of several sectors that are thriving and failing in pandemic:
This year’s Black Friday sales are just behind the $7.9 billion haul of last year’s Cyber Monday, which holds the one-day record for online sales, according to Adobe Analytics.
Amazon said its investment in faster shipping was starting to pay off, with revenue rising 20% to $63.4 billion in the second quarter ended in June.
Early online sales increase 16.8 percent from last year as more than 160 million Americans are estimated to shop this weekend.
Store employees say the massive shopping event does not lure chaotic crowds as it used to, as shoppers now prefer online deals
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