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Shoptalk 2017

From Amazon to Wish: Videos from the #Shoptalk17 Keynotes Are Now Online

We covered at length the Shoptalk conference over the last weeks. Now, you can watch most of the keynote sessions online. Hier are our top 5 picks: Wish presented itself as the big attacker: Amazon as brand’s best friend: Walmart made clear the company is on the offensive: And eBay?. Well. Last not least, here’s Amazons Prime Now boss: And if […]

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What the Flipkart Deal Means For eBay

Economic Times on the new partnership between eBay and Flipkart and the sale of eBay India: eBay.in will continue to operate as an independent entity within Flipkart and the deal is expected to close later this year, the company said. The Bengaluru-based e-tailer has also signed an exclusive cross-border trade agreement, as a result of […]

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Flipkart Acquires eBay India and Raises $1.4Bn from eBay, Tencent and Microsoft

The new financing round we had talked about here, is official now. Economic Times: India’s largest e-commerce marketplace Flipkart has announced a $1.4 billion fundraise from new investors Tencent, eBay and Microsoft. This is the largest fundraising round for Flipkart that has raised around $4.6 billion from investors like Tiger Global Management, Naspers Group, Accel […]

The Big Three (Amazon, eBay, Alibaba) at Shoptalk 2017

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 […]

How eBay’s New Guaranteed 3-Day Shipping Compares to Amazon

From the do-we-even-need-to-spell-it-out department: CNET about the announcement: On Monday, eBay announced it will offer a new guaranteed-delivery program in the US starting this summer, pledging deliveries in three or fewer days for more than 20 million products. For the first time, eBay’s shoppers will be able to filter searches to see only items guaranteed […]

Ebay Is Doubling Down on Its Advertising Business and Hopes to Grow Cross-Border Commerce

“eBay is doubling down on its advertising business, just like Amazon”, writes Recode and that is exactly what this is. eBay needed Amazon to show the company that, gosh, advertising services on one’s own marketplace might be a good idea to be provided as a first-party service: eBay is in the process of building up […]

eBay Finally Stopped Selling Third-Party Ads on Its Marketplace (in the US)

Speaking of eBay, this is overdue: eBay stopped, more or less, selling third-party ads on the eBay platform: We’re removing third-party product listing ads across the eBay platform effective May 1, 2017. We will begin replacing the ads with eBay promoted listings at that time, with additional placements coming over the course of the year. […]

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From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Amazon, eBay & Zalando’s Services Revenues Explosion

The general route goes something like this: Grow to a large enough size to be able to do more than mere (‘pure’) online retail -> Diversify and grow towards platforms et al (marketplaces, services) -> Diversification of revenue streams When an online retailer reaches a certain size, the company gets to a crossroads of sorts. […]

Can Wish Become The Next Ebay?

Wish-CEO Peter Szulczewski gave a (rare) interview at Recode’s Code Commerce conference: “60% of transactions are coming from customers who had made 5 or more transactions in the past”, Szulczewski told the audience. This is remarkable. Consumers are buying 60 items per year, he said. Wish sells two million items a day and is more […]

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eBay’s Multi-Year Long Plan Goes Home – Not Big

Steve Fisher, Chief Technology Officer at eBay, lays out eBay’s multi-year plan for improving the marketplace in a blog post titled “Replatforming eBay: How We Are Delivering the Shopping Destination of Choice”: Over 20 years, we’ve built one of the very best search engines optimized for ecommerce — we pretty much find you what you […]