Amazon Academy Ireland – 6 Nov 2020

Organiser Enterprise Nation says of the event: “We are delighted to announce the first ever virtual Amazon Academy event exclusively for businesses based in Ireland, designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their revenue, enhance productivity and develop digital skills.

Register today to hear from industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs and Amazon experts who will help you increase and improve your online presence and reach new customers around the world. You will hear from Amazon speakers who will provide advice and insights on growing your sales on Amazon, as well as from a selection of independent experts who can advise on the broader issues facing Irish businesses today.

Attendees of this event will also be the first to learn about upcoming events and opportunities to fast track your journey to selling on Amazon. Watch this space!”

Propser Show 2020 – virtual – 27/28 October 2020

They say:” The Educational Authority for Established Sellers on Amazon

Prosper Virtual Show will provide the resources, skill development, strategies, tools and knowledge that Amazon’s top sellers need to Prosper. We hope to see you this October as we go virtual for the first time ever. Make sure that you join us for this ground-breaking experience!”

mrktplcs 20 Oct 2020: Amazon, Etsy, eBay, Fabric, pandemic UK ecommerce up 50%

The pandemic transformation of ecommerce and marketplaces continues: “UK consumers will spend £141.33 billion ($180.39 billion) online this year, up a massive 34.7% from 2019. This significant increase will see ecommerce account for more than 30% of total retail sales in the UK for the first time. In 2019, that share stood at just 21.8%.” (emarketer

Amazon launches a program to pay consumers for their data on non-Amazon purchases. (Techcrunch)

Craft marketplace Etsy is now going to allow shoppers to pay for purchases in instalments. with Klarna. (Stockhouse)

12 minutes watch. eBay CEO Jamie Iannone talks about his vision for a tech led transformation of eBay. (Yahoo)

New company klaxon. Shopify and BigCommerce have a new competitor: Fabric, a new headless commerce platform startup for retailers. (PYMNTS)

mrktplcs: 19 Oct 2020

“During (Amazon) Prime Day, the third-party marketplace dropped from the typical 60% of GMV to less than 35% as Amazon’s first-party sales’ share grew to nearly 70% from just 40%.” (Marketplace Pulse)

According to Royal Mail: “Nearly 16,000 e-commerce businesses were created between March and July 2020. The e-commerce boom reflects the changing patterns of consumer behaviour, including the way we shop, that were largely enforced by lockdown measures.” (Post & Parcel)

39% of UK consumers use an online retail subscription. (Essential Retail)

PayPal launches ‘buy now. pay later’ service ‘Pay in 3’ to the UK. (PYMNTS)

Webinar with DIT and Allegro considers the selling to Poland on this Polish marketplace. More here.

mrktplcs: 13 Oct 2020

It’s day 1 of the delayed Amazon Prime Day sales event. “This year’s Prime Day is going to be another record-breaker. However, in its sixth year, it stands out the most by how little Amazon is trying.”  (Marketplace Pulse)

(On a personal note, I did price check something I need on Amazon today, to find it was 25% cheaper on eBay. Of course, it will take longer to arrive but…)

“Nuvemshop, a Latin American answer to Shopify, raises $30 million.” (TechCrunch)

In the UK, Etsy is encouraging merchants to sign a petition against a proposed online sales tax noting (quite rightly) that it will hurt small business more than multinational corporations. (Ecommercebytes)

ShipStation is the “first U.S. shipping solution to officially integrate with Alibaba Group ” (PYMNTS)

#marketplaces#ecommerce

mrktplcs: 29 Sept 2020

The temporary eBay pandemic protection for sellers regarding delivery metrics is to be lifted for sellers in the #USA. (Ecommercebytes)

#Amazon is reported to have developed a way to pay with your hand. Let’s hope its’s machete proof. (ZDNet)

Dramatic changes to how #AmazonFBA operates for #UK merchants come with #Brexit. “From the 1st of January 2021, Amazon will cease moving inventory across the UK/EU border. This means for some, make sure you have sufficient inventory in EU FCs to cover any period where you may find it difficult to replenish stock until any new customs and shipping arrangements become clear.” (Tamebay)

Upcoming #Amazon learning event #Amafest might be a useful source of expertise to deal with the #FBA problem. Brought to you by Online Seller UK it’s in #Manchester on 8 October. (Amafest)

Niche #marketplaces. Second hand clothing #marketplace #Poshmark has filed for #IPO. (pymnts)

mrktplcs: 28 Sept 2020

Largely as expected, the postponed #Amazonprimeday has been confirmed to land on 13/14 October. (DigitalSpy)

And Amazon has committed to bringing in SME/SMB merchants into the #ecommerce action. “In the midst of an unprecedented year, we’re committed to making this the most successful Prime Day ever for our small businesses and excited for Prime members worldwide to discover new ways to support local #entrepreneurs and save big on everything they need and love.” (Pymnts)

More lurid details are emerging about the campaign waged by #eBay execs against an eBay with former CEO Devin Wenig now quoted in media. It is astonishing stuff. (CNN)

#Linnworks will be holding #Linnacademy online on 20/21 October. It looks fantastic. More: (Linnworks)

We always love a niche specialist new online #marketplace. And we love robots. So how about a robotics marketplace? robotshop.com! (BusinessInsider)

mrktplcs: 22 Sept 2020


Mrktplcs update 22 Sept 2020: #AmazonPrimeDay delayed from July is strongly tipped to run for a week from 13 Oct. (CNET)

#Luxury goods are turning to #ecommerce and #marketplaces, having sometimes been reluctant in the past. #Amazon has launched Luxury Stores and Oscar de la Renta has opened the first one (Edgdget)

#Zalando has opened a second hand clothing #marketplace (Vogue Business)

Amazon again. “The majority of cross-border volume comes from China. In countries like France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Canada, China even represents a larger share than the domestic sellers. No international market, except for China, represents more than 1% of sales in the U.S. marketplace, even though nine more countries – Canada, U.K., India, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, and Ukraine – have more than 10,000 sellers.” (Marketplacepulse)

Virtual #event: Ecomm Live 23 & 24 sept. Full schedule here. (Ecomm Live)

mrktplcs: 14 Aug 2020:

A California Appeals court has ruled that Amazon can be held liable for 3P items sold. Overturning a previous ruling. Case not closed. (Verge)

#Amazon Pharmacy is launching in #India. (Times Now News)

“ShipStation and SAP will support #ecommerce sellers via the integration of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software from SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, with the ShipStation platform.”  (PRWeb)

The new CEO of eBay Jamie Iannone has communicated with all staff about ethics which may be a signal of the evolving company future there as the #marketplaces business turns 25. (Ecommercebytes)

Online event: Ask & Answer Questions About Marketing on Instagram on 18 Aug. (Social Media Today)

Have a great weekend.