It is unfortunately rare (unseen even?) to have all relevant players on a big stage and thus be able to directly compare them to each other. At the Shoptalk conference last week, Amazon, Alibaba and eBay made very different impressions. And Wish and Walmart will be online players to count on, going forward. Amazon got […]

From the press release: “Amazon and SOUQ.com share the same DNA – we’re both driven by customers, invention, and long-term thinking,” said Russ Grandinetti, Amazon Senior Vice President, International Consumer. “SOUQ.com pioneered e-commerce in the Middle East, creating a great shopping experience for their customers. We’re looking forward to both learning from and supporting them […]

Business of Fashion has a long article on Walmart online boss Marc Lore and how he approaches online fashion and the positioning of Jet.com 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 Souq.com. Not much to say about this other than that it is classic international expansion. Reuters: Amazon.com Inc has agreed in principle to buy Dubai-based internet retailer Souq.com, one of the best-known names in the Middle East’s online shopping market, sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday. Souq.com, 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 […]