mrktplcs 28 Oct 2020: Amazon Sweden, fulfilment and warehousing, Black Friday and Peak 2020 predictions.

ICYMI Amazon Sweden launches with only about 100 local merchants. (Marketplace Pulse)

Predictions for Peak 2020 are coming thick and fast. Adobe predicts 33% YoY growth on ‘holiday’ sales. (PYMNTS)

“Online sales explode as Black Friday crumbles into months of deals, with experts predicting Americans will spend $3 billion every single day the week of Thanksgiving” (Business Insider)

Amazon also launches eco platform. “The platform was launched in the US in Sept and is being rolled out this week to the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It supports Amazon’s wider commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be at net zero carbon by 2040.” (The Guardian)

Longer read: 8 key factors for successful warehousing and fulfilment. By Stuart Conroy of Activ8 (Modern Retail)

mrktplcs: 21 July 2020

We knew that #2020 would be the year when #covid19 transformed #marketplaces and #ecommerce but in the UK, #Brexit is still coming.

(#RoyalMail has seen a 64% increase in parcel volumes Mar-Jun. (Post and Parcel)

More emerges about the post-Brexit #AmazonFBA options. ACTIV8 has provided a very useful guide: #Amazon After Brexit: Preparing for the end of EFN & Pan-European FBA. (Activ8.)

Are we closer to knowing how Brexit will impact other international sales? There is no reason to suggest this will be seamless or easy for exporting businesses. Red tape and paperwork, is one prediction: (iNews).

More info about the UK VAT changes too. The government announcement (hopefully positive) should help #eBay sellers in particular. Insights from (Accountancy Age) #ukvat #vat

And all of that is before mentioning the possibility of a trade war with #China that will have serious ramifications for supply chains. But that’s for another day.