Business of Fashion has a long article on Walmart online boss Marc Lore and how he approaches online fashion and the positioning of and those recent acquisitions for Walmart’s online portfolio. Let’s look at a few of his statements from last week’s Shoptalk conference: On ModCloth: “There’s a lot we can learn from that […]

At Recode’s second installment of the Code Commerce Series -which took place in cooperation with Shoptalk in Las Vegas this week- Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake said that they had not hit $1 billion in revenue yet. More interesting though is how the new businesses are doing. Recode: Lake did provide some context on the […]

Amazon is about to buy Not much to say about this other than that it is classic international expansion. Reuters: Inc has agreed in principle to buy Dubai-based internet retailer, one of the best-known names in the Middle East’s online shopping market, sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday., which […]

Some interesting numbers from Amazon at Shoptalk17 (see also ” Amazon Presents Itself as Brands’ Best Friend at #Shoptalk17“): Amazon connects with 300 million customers worldwide. (via) On Amazon Marketplace, there are 100,000 sellers with more than $100,000 in annual revenue creating in aggregate more than 600,000 jobs. (via) 55%(!) of customers start product search […]

Harry’s, which manufactures and sells shaving equipment online and in stores since 2014, showed at the Shoptalk conference exemplarily with its experience in competing with Gillette that Gillette itself and its mother company P&G are feeling the heat from (online and offline) competition by new brands like Harry’s or Dollar Shave Club (now part of […]

Despite talk about the opposite, Amazon wants to be seen as a friend and supporter of brands and manufacturers. As could be witnessed again at this week’s Shoptalk conference. On one hand, Peter Faricy, VP Amazon Marketplace, wants to excite big, established brands for Amazon. On the other hand, in his talk he also pointed […]

Even though having a fantastic run that is going strong for years now -and being the undisputed online market leader in the US and other Western markets no less!-, Amazon is not the end state of all of e-commerce. Look at, for example, other online retailers like Alibaba or Zalando, not just for how to […]