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  • SimonDelivers.com, the Minnesota e-grocery service, has begun offering a portal linking its customers to more than 100 other retailers, including Macys.com, REI.com, Cooking.com Netflix.com and Dell.com. But in addition to serving as a portal, the service also is offering SimonBucks, which essentially splits Simon Delivers’ commission with the consumer, who is allowed to redeem his or her rebate by buying merchandise at SimonDelivers.com.


  • A new study from Forrester Research says that some 60 million Europeans will use the Internet to make purchases in 2004, up 50 percent from a year ago. The fastest growth is among women, while the biggest share of customers live in the UK and Germany, followed by France and Italy.

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