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: 4 Aug 2020

Amazon will increase fees in the UK by 2% due to Digital Services Tax (DST) effective 1st Sept.

“We want to inform you that we will be increasing Referral fees, Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) fees, monthly FBA storage fees and Multichannel Fulfilment (MCF) fees by 2% in the UK to reflect this additional cost.” (Amazon)

It just goes to show that any possible UK online sales tax will just get passed along the line to shoppers. Thanks Rishi!

#Facebook has launched a 12 week ecommerce accelerator scheme. (Techcrunch)

Lender to #marketplaces merchants #iwoca has made £100m of land during COVID. (pymnts)

Regulators have approved Amazon’s 16% stake in UK’s #Deliveroo. (FT)

Amazon Sweden is coming: it’s official. (Reuters)