mrktplcs: 6 Oct 2020

Meet Wakuda.  “New online marketplace for black businesses launches” (The Voice) “Wakuda is the brainchild of Albert Larter and Nathaniel Wade, both 29 years old, who founded the start-up after noticing a shift in focus to “black economics” as a way of supporting the black community following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement.”  

UK Homewares retailer The Range is also launching a new 3P marketplace. (The Grocer)

#klarna is launching a marketplace? A shopping app? It’s a bit unclear. “The new Klarna app elevates the entire shopping experience, from start to finish by bringing together all the best aspects of shopping in one place, giving Klarna users a unique and personalised experience at their fingertips.” (FashionUnited)

What content do you want to see at #Ecommerce Expo #Berlin in Feb 2021? You can pitch and vote now. (EcommerceBerlin)

40 countries. “If you use #Linnworks for multi-channel ecommerce then you can now list on #Fruugo directly from within the Linnworks order management system. (Tamebay)

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: 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)