French Amazon Sees 40-50% Boost on National Lockdown
Following France’s second national lockdown started on October 30th, many retailers have been having an uneasy time. The online retail giant - Amazon has, however, in the contrary, seen an activity boost of 40-50%, the head of Amazon France - Frederic Duval, commented Wednesday.
Duval also made it clear Amazon is looking forward to Black Friday, a major shoppers day - one those shop owners may not be allowed to proceed with this year given the lockdown. Retailers have already called on the government to reopen for the discount weekend of November 27-29, given that France is starting to curb the COVID-19 spread with its new measures.
«The French need to do their Christmas shopping and they need to make savings. This period at the end of November is very important for that and it is very important to offer that opportunity. What I hope is that small shopkeepers that were prevented from opening during the lockdown can reopen as soon as possible and if they can do that on November 27th, it's perfect», the Head of Amazon said.
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