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: 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.

mrktplcs: 28 July 2020

AmazonFresh (groceries) is now free in London to Prime customers (usually £4 extra) with expansion expected. (Gizmodo)

This pandemic isn’t over. eBay reintroduces seller protections in the USA recognising that fulfilment continues to be disrupted by COVID. (Ecommercebytes)

A timely reminder from Amazon US. They don’t like slow moving stock in #FBA and charge accordingly. Don’t waste money storing stock on FBA that isn’t moving. (Amazon)

(Tamebay) has written about Amazon stock efficiency tactics.

We’re gonna hear much more about Instagram as a marketplace. Here is some advice: 6 Instagram Marketing Tactics to Help Nurture Your Ecommerce Store. (MultichannelMerchant)

A new Bigcommerce and Klarna ebook (and webinar) looks at the ecommerce customer journey during and after COVID. (Klarna)

mrktplcs: 24 July 2020

The UK Office for National Statistics has reported retail figures to the end of June. As most media has reported, retail bounced back strongly. (BBC News)

But check out the ONS graph below for Non-store Retail in the same period: it’s staying steady which is great news for #ecommerce and #marketplaces sellers. (ONS)

“Flipkart acquires Walmart India to launch wholesale digital marketplace.” (ZDNet) #india 

If you’re interested in how Instagram is continuing to increase the visibility of #shopping this is a useful digest from Modern Retail

Calling all crafters. Look at all these Etsy alternatives. (Sellbrite) #etsy 

Amazon is experimenting with packaging. How about reusing it to make a cat house? (CNET

Have a great weekend.

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