mrktplcs 28 Oct 2020: Amazon Sweden, fulfilment and warehousing, Black Friday and Peak 2020 predictions.

ICYMI Amazon Sweden launches with only about 100 local merchants. (Marketplace Pulse)

Predictions for Peak 2020 are coming thick and fast. Adobe predicts 33% YoY growth on ‘holiday’ sales. (PYMNTS)

“Online sales explode as Black Friday crumbles into months of deals, with experts predicting Americans will spend $3 billion every single day the week of Thanksgiving” (Business Insider)

Amazon also launches eco platform. “The platform was launched in the US in Sept and is being rolled out this week to the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It supports Amazon’s wider commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be at net zero carbon by 2040.” (The Guardian)

Longer read: 8 key factors for successful warehousing and fulfilment. By Stuart Conroy of Activ8 (Modern Retail)

mrktplcs: 11 Aug 2020

June 020 saw online retail thrive with 76% YoY growth (USA) says Adobe. (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 She’s hiring. (LinkedIN)

Amazon customer satisfaction has returned to pre pandemic levels. (MarketplacePulse)

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