mrktplcs 27 Oct 2020: Shopify, TikTok, Amazon, Wish, eBay…

Shopify is partnering with TikTok to connect its million-plus merchants with engaged users of the social platform. (PYMNTS)

Amazon is hiring 100k seasonal staff for Peak 2020 (Business Insider) and may report its first $100bn quarter. (PYMNTS)

Marketplace Wish has integrated with BigCommerce. (DigitalCommerce360)

eBay UK is crowing about its power to create millionaires. Unconvinced. “eBay is committed to providing a platform for these side-hustlers, lockdown start-ups and entrepreneurs, helping to deliver growth for the economy and communities across the UK.”  (Retail Gazette)

Virtual Event: Shipping, fulfilment is crucial to marketplaces and Post and Parcel Live runs 28 & 29 Oct. It’s free and virtual: listen to 35 industry speakers including Australia Post, UPS, Cainiao, TomTom and Nestlé. MORE HERE…

mrktplcs: 13 Aug 2020

A unicorn is a private business valued at more than $1bn, with several in the ecommerce and marketplaces space including Wish, Coupang and Gauzi (each worth circa $10bn each). More here>> (EcommerceDB)

Italy was hit hard by the pandemic. In March, web traffic increased by 60% according to this ecommerce report. (Ecommerce Germany). 

USPS continues to struggle and that’s hitting ecommerce. Marnie Levine from eBay has made a statement on how it’s protecting marketplaces merchants. (eBay)

Amazon reports “remarkable growth” for the Delivery Service Partner (DSP) programme launched in 2018, with “more than 1,300 DSPs operating across the US, Canada, UK, Spain, and Germany who have created nearly 85,000 jobs”. (Post & Parcel)

If you want to start selling on Amazon Netherlands, here’s a webinar on the 18th to how to go Dutch. (Amazon)