mrktplcs 26 Oct 2020: eBay shops reinvention, PayPal backs Australian marketplace, Nike sales soar without Amazon.

It’s a busy week: eBay, Amazon and Shopify all report their Q3 financial and business results. 

eBay seeks to reinvent the Stores/Shops offering. (Ecommercebytes)

PayPal backs a new Australia marketplace: Buy from the Bush. Local, national, focused and niches marketplaces are certainly an emerging trend. And welcome too. (Financial Review)

What Brexit will really mean for selling online? A 23 min listen from the GS1 Between the Lines podcast with Avalara. (GS1)

Pandemic acceleration. Nike stopped selling on Amazon in Nov 2019, since then its direct ecommerce sales jumped to 30% of Nike’s total sales which is well head of the previous 2023 target. (Marketplace Pulse

“Facebook has announced some new ad tools to help retailers… (including) the ability to create Instagram ads with product tags within Ads Manager..” (Social Media Today)

mrktplcs: 11 Aug 2020

June 020 saw online retail thrive with 76% YoY growth (USA) says Adobe. https://lnkd.in/dNe4VR3 (Digitalcommerce360) and 41% of UK non-food retail was online. (Essential Retail)

Local #ecommerce is flourishing in 2020. A new #marketplace for merchants/SMEs in the Scottish highlands and islands called Highland Hiddle looks exciting. (Rosshire Journal)

And Nicole Vanderbilt, ex-Etsy is bringing a dose of online magic to small local bookshops for bookshop.org. She’s hiring. (LinkedIN)

Amazon customer satisfaction has returned to pre pandemic levels.
https://lnkd.in/djjkY2i (MarketplacePulse)

Facebook is beefing up ecommerce payments with #Facebook Financial: (pymnts)

mrktplcs: 10 Aug 2020

eBay UK says it won’t pass the Digital Services Tax (DST) to merchants. Amazon will add the 2% levy from Sept. Reflecting its distinct tax set-up, rather than generosity. Don’t forget that even with eBay Payments they’ll still be ‘double dipping’. (Tamebay)

“Amazon should create two separate websites: One to host products sourced and owned by Amazon with verified and proven quality records, and another to host products from third-party sellers.” (Barrons

Don’t forget Pinterest: 48% of users are there to shop. Kathie Terrill considers it a marketplaces marketing channel. (ILovetobeSelling)

Is Amazon the saviour of shopping malls? (Techcrunch)

Webinar: Facebook head of industry, retail & ecommerce Beth Horn will share what: “the social network’s data is revealing about changes in consumer mindset and behaviour” on 13th Aug. (Retail Week)

mrktplcs: 27 July 2020

What has Rishi Sunak and the UK government got against small businesses selling online? The Online Sales Tax is back on the cards. #ebay has a huge campaigning role on behalf of small firms. (The Guardian)

The High Street deserves a boost but won’t get it by taxing #SMEs. If it’s about bashing multi $bn multinational corporations (like, #Amazon, #Google and #Facebook) an online sales won’t work. (If the aim was headlines on a Monday, mission accomplished.

Techcrunch ascribes this to the recent partnership with Shopify.

#USA Walmart marketplace has surpassed 50,000 sellers, doubling in size from July 2019. (Marketplace Pulse)

ChannelAdvisor has acquired Blueboard. (ChannelAdvisor)

#eBay UK changed the rules re buyer cancellations in the UK to conform with the US policy. (Ecommercebytes)

mrktplcs: 16 July 2020

Big deal>> #Brexit impacts #AmazonFBA. UK sellers will no longer be able to use the EFN (European Fulfilment Network) or Pan-European FBA. Bad news but not surprising as uncertainty continues. (Esellercafe)

#Instagram launches its redesigned Shop, now powered by #Facebook Pay. (Techcrunch)

A new service from #Shipstation opens up #MercadoLibre and Latin America to merchants. (Post and Parcel)

#Walmart is now a strong second to #Amazon and growing faster than its rival. The company is embracing new strategies, partnerships, and infrastructure that have modernized its e-commerce platform and made it a more formidable rival to Amazon and direct-to-consumer sellers.” (Ecommerce Times)

#Payments system #Square has launched checkout service for websites. (Ecommerce Platforms)

Jobs: #eBay in London in the logistics team. (eBay Inc.)

#marketplaces #ecommerce