Tag Archives: Shoptalk17

Online Retailers Can Now Register to Get for Free to Shoptalk Europe, First Speakers Are Confirmed

After its second US event (we reported), this autumn the Shoptalk conference is coming for the first time to Europe, October 9-11 in Kopenhagen. From the press release (PDF): Shoptalk Europe also today announced its ‘Hosted Retailers & Brands Program’ that provides qualified retailers and brands with free tickets to attend Shoptalk Europe and up […]

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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 […]

The Wave of Retail Disruption, as Seen at Shoptalk 2017

Vishal Gurbuxani published a great overview of Shoptalk 2017 on Medium, with a lot of notes and screenshots of slides from the conference: Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence is critical for success -Every company needs to hire a data science team and start collecting data now -You can’t just throw machine learning without data. You […]

Private Labels and More From Stitch Fix at Shoptalk 2017

Let’s talk about the world’s most famous questionaire startup. I’m kidding. (Maybe.) At the regular Shoptalk panel last week with Walmart Labs and Rent the Runway, Stitch Fix‘ ‘algorithm’ boss Eric Colson didn’t get to talk much about what they are up to at the moment. At the parallel Code Commerce conference -Recode to the […]

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 […]

The Headscratcher That Is Marc Lore’s Online Strategy for Walmart

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 […]

The Insane Fight Between Gillette and Harry’s

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 […]

Amazon Presents Itself as Brands’ Best Friend at #Shoptalk17

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 […]

How Wish Grew to 2 Million Orders Per Day

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 […]

Walmart’s Tech Incubator ‘Store No. 8’ Sounds Not That Appealing to Startups

Walmart’s new e-commerce boss Marc Lore unveiled ‘Store No. 8’, the company’s new tech incubator located in Silicon Valley, at the Shoptalk conference. Bloomberg: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is creating a technology-startup incubator in California’s Silicon Valley to help identify changes that will reshape the retail experience in the next few years, including virtual reality, autonomous […]