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Tech Roundup, Mar. 20, 2019 | Covid-19 hits Brazilian e-commerce

Covid-19's impacts on e-commerce, Central Bank’s new payment method, how gig economy apps are trying to help workers amid the pandemic

Covid-19 drops a bomb on Brazil's e-commerce sector
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You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: Covid-19’s impacts on e-commerce, Central Bank’s new payment method, how gig economy apps are trying to help workers amid the pandemic.

Covid-19 drops a bomb on Brazil’s e-commerce sector

Brazilians in self-isolation have turned to e-commerce for supplies, bumping sales of goods such as foods, beverages, beauty products, and healthcare items by over 180 percent. These figures are from the Brazilian e-commerce association. But while that new reality could be good news for retailers, online shops...

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