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News & Trends

Why are Amazon’s brand knockoffs ‘foul play’ if other retailers do the same thing?

October 13, 2022

Via: RetailWire

The 800-pound gorilla that is Amazon.com finds itself coming off as a corporate bully when its private label teams find small and growing brand products and then produce knockoff versions that it sells at a considerable discount. The practice has […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Will antitrust legislation single out Amazon and let retail rivals slide?

June 1, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon.com is slamming federal legislation that would bar the company from giving preference to its products over items sold by other sellers on its site. Brian Huseman, Amazon vice president of public policy, writes on a company blog that two […]


Suppliers

Amazon tests same-day delivery from malls

May 23, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon.com is testing a new program that leverages its Flex gig economy driver network to bring deliveries to consumers’ doorsteps from malls. Amazon is testing the program with participating retailers at a few malls in Las Vegas, Virginia and Texas, […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon brings Prime power to other websites

April 22, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon Prime members who have wished that their perks would extend to e-commerce experiences beyond Amazon’s website are now in luck. On Thursday, Amazon announced the launch of its Buy With Prime functionality, which will allow retailers that sell on […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Online marketplaces expected to see 15% annual growth

January 19, 2022

Via: Charged

The online marketplace model is expected to grow by 15% annually as it drives the largest fundamental shift in consumer spending since the emergence of ecommerce in the 1990s, according to a report by OC&C Strategy Consultants. The research predicts […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Is the online marketplace model to blame for the shoplifting spike?

December 23, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Much of the public discussion about the wave of violent smash-and-grab shoplifting raids in major cities has centered around keeping shoplifters out of stores. Yet much of the pilfered product is sold online via Facebook Marketplace, Amazon, eBay, OfferUp and […]


News & Trends

Online Marketplace Solution Marketplacer to Fuel U.S. Expansion with $38M in New Funding

December 7, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Australia-based tech platform Marketplacer, which helps brands, retailers and other businesses create their own online marketplaces, has received $38 million in fresh funding to build out its product suite, grow its partner program and continue its expansion in the U.S. […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Will Macy’s curated marketplace distinguish it from online rivals?

November 19, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Macy’s plans to launch a curated online marketplace that will recruit “carefully selected” third parties to sell their products on macys.com and bloomingdales.com. The platform will launch in the second half of 2022. Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer […]


News & Trends

Why is Amazon footing the bill for defective products sold by marketplace sellers?

August 12, 2021

Via: RetailWire

In the near future, Amazon.com shoppers that have a problem with a third-party marketplace seller will be able to bring their complaint directly to Amazon instead of having to take it up with the seller. The change to the platform’s […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon forecasts slower growth as it laps last year’s insane online sales gains

July 30, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Stakeholders in most retail companies would be doing a happy dance after posting second quarter results that showed sales up 27 percent. For Amazon.com, however, the results showed a slowdown from more recent quarters as the easing of social restrictions […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Why Online Marketplaces are Outpacing Ecommerce in a Post-COVID World

July 21, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Consumer shopping habits have shifted irreversibly towards ecommerce in the past two years. For many, every day has become a holiday as new packages arrive from their favorite online retailers. One surprising aspect of this shift is how retailers have […]


News & Trends, Suppliers

Boxed is taking bulk e-commerce public

June 16, 2021

Via: RetailWire

It has been a couple of years since the press was buzzing with news about what might become of successful warehouse-style e-commerce startup Boxed. Now, after an unprecedented shift in the e-commerce landscape due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the […]


News & Trends

Does every online retailer need to have a third-party marketplace?

June 4, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Hudson’s Bay, Lands’ End and United Natural Foods (UNFI) all recently launched online marketplaces. Saks.com, too, is exploring one. Hudson’s Bay said its launch is part of its digital-first strategic evolution. The Canadian-based department store retailer wrote in a statement, […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Are brands seeing a halo effect from ads on retailers’ online platforms?

January 8, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Through a special arrangement, presented here for discussion, is a summary of Kiri Masters’ recent Forbes article. Kiri is founder of Bobsled Marketing, a digital agency that helps brands to grow their sales on Amazon, Walmart and Instacart. As advertising […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Stores

Can airport retailers weather the turbulence?

August 14, 2020

Via: RetailWire

With travel at historical lows due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, airport retailers that were thriving just a few months ago are now having trouble getting people in the door. An airport in Australia has launched an e-commerce website to […]


E-payment & Data Security, News & Trends, Tech

58% of retail sales will be influenced by digital by 2023

January 2, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The future of shopping is not only digital, but also mobile, and that is becoming increasingly true with each passing year, regardless of where and how a purchase is completed. The retail sector has come to realize that measuring sales […]


News & Trends

Amazon, eBay join effort to combat counterfeits

June 26, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Large online marketplaces have long struggled to control problematic content, especially counterfeit and knockoff product listings. Now, with four of the largest marketplaces making a joint agreement with the backing of a major governmental entity, the EC, there is teeth […]