mrktplcs 4 Nov 2020: Avalara, Zalando, Lockdown 2, Paypal

Buckle up. English consumers flocked to the shops before they shut. No bricks and mortar retail will open in Nov. It’s gonna be a great peak online for ecommerce and marketplaces.   (PYMNTS)

Avalara has built an authoritative Brexit hub for merchants. (Avalara)

Zalando says: “As the second coronavirus wave is starting more forcefully than anticipated, we are much better prepared than earlier in the year.” (Post & Parcel)

“PayPal’s earnings don’t excite Wall Street, but bring good news for consumer fintech” (Techcrunch)

“Russian online retailer Ozon has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States, it said on Tuesday, which financial market sources said could raise at least $500 million for the company’s expansion.” (Reuters)

mrktplcs 23 Oct 2020: Amazon Live. Brexit and EU/UK VAT. A big 2020 Christmas peak?

The latest retail information from the ONS (The UK Office for National Statistics) regarding online retail is positive. Here are two different but related trend pieces:

“September ecommerce sales remain higher than last year but subsiding from peaks seen this summer.” (Internet Retailing)

“Parcelhero: it’s going to be a digital Christmas right across the UK.” (Post & Parcel

Brexit. VAT. EU. UK. There are big changes coming. Avalara is proving to be an authoritative and useful source of info on this front. It has frightening possible consequences for ecommerce and sellers on marketplaces. Where are we now? (Avalara)

Have you heard of Amazon Live? Me neither. It’s a micro influencer program and this is a useful intro. (Modern Retail)

Event: The online Prosper Show for Amazon merchants is next week. (mrktplcs)

Have a great weekend. 

mrktplcs: 29 July 2020

#McKinsey describes the 2020 boom in USA ecommerce and #marketplaces: “10 years growth in 90 days” (See image below) (McKinsey)

(The #eBay results are dealt with in a dedicated post by mrktplcs on (LinkedIN) here. (And on mrktplcs.com here.)

#Shopify had a huge second quarter. (Business Wire)

#Ecommerce growth in #Spain has gone wild in the time of #covid: Up 67% in Q2. (In Spanish). (Ecommerce News)

Digiday explores the expensive world of #Amazon Advertising. (Digiday)

#Avalara is holding a #VAT Voice session ‘Brexit Special tomorrow 30 July. You didn’t forget #Brexit, right?