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Zara launches online sales in 106 new countries

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(Reuters) - Clothing retailer will expand to an additional 106 countries through a dedicated online platform, mostly in Africa, parent firm announced on Wednesday.

The launch means apparel will be available online in 202 countries.

"From tomorrow, Zara's global women's, men's and kids collections will be available in a total of 202 markets, underpinned by the integrated store and online platform," the company said in a statement.

has said it aims by 2020 to have all its brands, including and teen brand Bershka, available online worldwide.

customers in countries including Angola, and will be able to place orders in euros including shipping costs and custom charges, the company said. Orders will be filled from the in

at jumped 41 percent in 2017 to reach 10 percent of group net sales, although this left it behind some rivals.

Inditex is seeking to integrate with by focusing on large, attractive stores where customers might try on items to buy later online.

(Reporting by Sonya Dowsett; editing by Jason Neely)

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 16:51 IST