Amazon Seller Acquisition Market

Source: Marketplace Pulse
Date: 2020 12 01

Nearly $1 billion in fresh capital has been committed in 2020 to firms looking to acquire Amazon sellers and brands. The market had a breakout year because of three factors: the pandemic accelerating spending on Amazon, Thrasio raising hundreds of millions of dollars, and Anker,

Cyber Monday came in at $10.8B spent in the US, at

Source: eCommerce – TechCrunch
Date: 2020 11 30

Cyber Monday, traditionally the biggest shopping day online in the year, followed in the footsteps of Thanksgiving and Black Friday this year: big gains on 2019, but still falling short on expectations. None of the usual physical crowds as people look to enforce social distancing

Introducing Marketplace Pulse 100

Source: Marketplace Pulse
Date: 2020 11 24

Seller acquirers, advertising companies, agencies, community groups, financial companies, fulfillment companies, legal companies, management tools, platforms, research tools, sellers, and tax companies are listed. These categories cover the most relevant areas of the market. Comm

Despite pandemic, forecasts predict US online holi

Source: eCommerce – TechCrunch
Date: 2020 11 23

NRF had the more optimistic forecast. It estimates U.S. holiday sales during November and December will increase between 3.6% and 5.2% year-over-year, for a total between $755.3 billion and $766.7 billion. That’s compared with a 4% increase in 2019 to $729.1 billion, and an avera

Externalities and Covid

Source: Marginal Revolution
Date: 2020 11 22

One might expect that front-line workers would be less keen to move to Austin and Miami, but I have not seen data to that effect and I am not convinced that is true on net.  I genuinely would like to know, and in the meantime am agnostic on the question. I don’t see many people m

Walmart Marketplace GMV Will Double in 2020

Source: Marketplace Pulse
Date: 2020 11 18

Walmart marketplace has over 64,000 sellers, double since a year ago. The marketplace also provides more than 90% of the 45 million products on Walmart - the company has made little progress in expanding its assortment outside of the marketplace. Still, more than half of the two-

Wish files to go public with 100M monthly actives,

Source: eCommerce – TechCrunch
Date: 2020 11 20

But the company’s accelerated growth has come at a cost, namely rising losses. During the first three quarters of 2019, Wish posted net losses of just $5 million, before some preferred stock costs pushed its total deficit to $12 million. In the same period of 2020 Wish lost a far

Restaurant search engine FoodBoss adds support for

Source: eCommerce – TechCrunch
Date: 2020 11 20

He emphasized that FoodBoss will remain agnostic about how you order — the goal is just to show you all the options, and to highlight the ordering method that best matches your priorities. “At FoodBoss, we’re focused on making sure we’re helping third parties and [restaurants] ha

The return of $20,000 Bitcoin: what’s different th

Source: The Ledger – Fortune
Date: 2020 11 18

The other big difference from 2020 is that the current bull market is built upon more solid foundations. In 2017, the bubble was inflated by so-called Initial Coin Offerings, which saw hucksters sell mostly worthless new currencies to a greedy and gullible public, and then plow t