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: 22 Sept 2020

Mrktplcs update 22 Sept 2020: #AmazonPrimeDay delayed from July is strongly tipped to run for a week from 13 Oct. (CNET)

#Luxury goods are turning to #ecommerce and #marketplaces, having sometimes been reluctant in the past. #Amazon has launched Luxury Stores and Oscar de la Renta has opened the first one (Edgdget)

#Zalando has opened a second hand clothing #marketplace (Vogue Business)

Amazon again. “The majority of cross-border volume comes from China. In countries like France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Canada, China even represents a larger share than the domestic sellers. No international market, except for China, represents more than 1% of sales in the U.S. marketplace, even though nine more countries – Canada, U.K., India, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, and Ukraine – have more than 10,000 sellers.” (Marketplacepulse)

Virtual #event: Ecomm Live 23 & 24 sept. Full schedule here. (Ecomm Live)