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Zara launches online sales in 106 new countries, mostly in Africa

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(Reuters) - Clothing retailer will make its products available to shoppers in an additional 106 countries, mostly in Africa, parent firm announced on Wednesday.

The countries, which do not have physical stores, will be able to access a dedicated platform from Thursday, with the orders processed in

"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 platform," the company said in a statement.

However, of those 202 countries, 47 will still not have an shopping option. An said that the company will further expand its online offering, aiming to have all its brands available online by 2020, as previously announced.

Following the launch, 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 fulfilled from the in

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

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

(Reporting by Sonya Dowsett; editing by and Kirsten Donovan)

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 22:47 IST