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

Google to finally end preferential treatment of AM

Date: 2020 11 19

The company had indicated in 2018 that it would drop the preference eventually. Last week’s announcement of a concrete timeline comes less than a month after the Department of Justice called Google a “monopoly gatekeeper to the internet” in a lawsuit alleging antitrust violations

It’s Still Early Days. But Pfizer’s Stunning Vacci

Source: Quillette
Date: 2020 11 11

With COVID-19 cases surging in the United States and many other countries, Monday’s announcement that ongoing vaccine tests had produced positive results comes as much-needed good news. In a placebo-controlled trial of 43,538 subjects, a vaccine developed by Pfizer, working with