Marketplaces

At least 95.8% of Europeans have shopped online during 2024 Q1
At least 95.8% of European consumers shopped online in the first quarter of this year. In the United Kingdom, that percentage was 93%. In the Netherlands, 96% of consumers shopped...
May 27, 2024
Alibaba announced the launch of Super September!
Alibaba has announced the launch of Super September, its biggest B2B sales event of the year that will run until September 30. The event is expected to bring together more...
September 5, 2023
Zalando presents its Sustainability Report 2021
Zalando Sustainability Progress Report 2021, highlights the progress made in its journey toward becoming a sustainable fashion platform with a net-positive impact on society and the environment, as a part...
April 11, 2022
Amazon UK will no longer use plastic
Amazon UK has announced that it will no longer pack its products in single-use plastic delivery bags. The UK Amazon branch will begin to use recyclable paper and cardboard delivery...
April 5, 2022
Amazon will close 68 physicals stores in the US and UK
Amazon has announced the closure of 68 physical stores in the US and UK. This includes all of its Amazon bookstores and its “4-Star” stores, an attempt to bring into...
March 7, 2022
Zalando achieved over 10 billion in revenues in 2021!
The German fashion giant, Zalando, has passed the mythical 10 billion euro revenue goal. The company reported over 10,4 billion euros in Gross Merchandise Value - GMV - in their...
March 2, 2022
TMall: A quick guide into China’s main marketplace
TMall has become the referential marketplace for the Chinese market. It has gained a reputation as, perhaps, one of the best entry points for selling online in China, and being...
February 10, 2022
Amazon accounts for 25% of American e-commerce!
Amazon accounts for 25% of American e-commerce, a feat that no one thought possible to be achieved by a single company, just a few years ago.  According to data provided...
February 7, 2022
White-label brands: Lessons from Amazon Basics and InnovaGoods
White-label brands and products are used as tactical brand assets by major online players. Today, we want to quickly review two very different study cases of white-label brands created for...
February 2, 2022
Amazon ranks as the 5th website globally!
Amazon has smashed all previous records of traffic for its website reaching 3 billion total visits, as of September 2021.  This has allowed Amazon to rank among the top five...
November 26, 2021
Amazon most trusted online brand in Germany
The protection of personal data on the internet been a hot topic in Germany. Germans in general seem to have a rather distrustful attitude towards online services. One in three...
October 28, 2021
AliExpress launches logistics solution
Famous marketplace AliExpress announces the launch of a new logistics solution. This enables the company to offer a 10-day delivery guarantee, significantly speeding up deliveries in Europe. The new streamlined...
October 20, 2021
MediaMarkt launches marketplace
MediaMarkt is working on a marketplace function for the Dutch and Belgian web shops. The MediaMarkt Marketplatz can already be visited on the company's German website. MediaMarkt has built a...
October 11, 2021
Online marketplace Etsy is on the rise
In a comparison of the biggest online marketplaces by total GMV in the world, Etsy ranks 21st in 2020. Though, it is no wonder that an online marketplace such as...
September 10, 2021
Amazon opens new logistics locations in Germany
Amazon wants to expand further in Germany and plans to open eight new logistics locations by the first half of 2022. This will create 3.000 additional permanent jobs with Amazon...
September 9, 2021
Top online marketplaces in South America
South America has a diverse online marketplace landscape with many competitors in the game reaching remarkable GMV amounts and growth figures. The Argentinian player MercadoLibre, for example, is currently in...
September 3, 2021
Marketplaces are taking the lead online
More than 40% of all post-pandemic online spending globally is taking place on marketplaces. With online set to account for 51% of all retail sales this year. 72% of global...
August 18, 2021
The world’s top marketplaces
Chinese tech giant Alibaba clearly dominates the world of online marketplaces. Even US high-flyer Amazon cannot compete in terms of GMV. Asia is a region in which marketplaces traditionally dominate...
August 11, 2021
Amazon extends lead over US competitors
Amazon’s financial results have repeatedly blown expectations in the past months. Taking into account all company sales, Amazon passed the US$100 billion quarterly sales mark for the first time in...
July 29, 2021
Amazon will be accepting Bitcoin soon
Amazon is said to accept Bitcoin payments by the end of the year. The marketplace is looking to accept Bitcoin payments ‘by the end of the year’, and is investigating...
July 27, 2021
31% of Aussie online shoppers have access to Amazon Prime, up by 63% in less than a year
24% have an Amazon Prime membership, 7% make use of someone else’s account. More than half of those aged 25-29 have access to a Prime account. 11% of members say...
June 21, 2021
boohoo.com is leading UK fashion online
Boohoo Group is one of the leading online fashion retailers in the UK. The company was founded in 2006 and saw a steep increase in sales over the years. Acquiring...
June 15, 2021
Top 10 fashion brands on Amazon
The US e-commerce giant, Amazon, is everywhere across the globe. Even though Amazon might not be a real fashion leader, there is still a lot of revenue that is being...
June 10, 2021
Zalando expands to Lithuania, Slovakia, and Slovenia
Zalando launches in Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Giving customers access to the most comprehensive fashion assortment in those markets and offering the known and loved Zalando convenience in delivery, payments...
June 3, 2021
Global consumer brands not yet optimising their Amazon.ae presence
50 consumer brands selling on Amazon.ae reviewed, average score of only 40% against a list of best practice criteria with beauty brand CeraVe the top performer. 6th May 2021, United Arab...
May 6, 2021
Three quarters of merchants do not see Amazon as a partner
In December 2020, the Bundesverband Onlinehandel e.V. (Federal Association of eCommerce) surveyed commercial merchants on their relationship and cooperation with Amazon. More than 1,600 people took part in the extremely...
April 21, 2021
Amazon opens local shop for Germany and Austria
In an effort to offer a more regional shopping experience, Amazon has launched a separate website section. Here, small and medium-sized businesses from Germany and Austria can present their goods...
April 12, 2021
Amazon welcomes 3,700 new sellers per day
Amazon has added 295,000 new sellers in 2021 as of March 21 according to Finbold. The figure equals 3,734 new third-party sellers joining the platform daily or 155 per hour....
March 23, 2021
Amazon Poland almost ready to launch
Amazon announced that it has started the work to launch Amazon Poland. Providing Polish customers with a new shopping experience and local small businesses with the opportunity to reach more...
February 2, 2021
ASOS buys Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge brands
Ecommerce News reports that online fashion retailer ASOS has required Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT, all brands from Arcadia. This is a retail group that fell into administration at...
February 1, 2021
Cross-Border Sustainable Marketplaces in Europe
The first edition of the TOP 100 Cross-Border Sustainable Marketplaces has been released. This report is based on marketplaces active in Europe. Cross-Border Commerce Europe is an annual analysis of...
January 29, 2021
Amazon doubles reach in the Netherlands
Amazon is the 14th largest website in terms of reach in the Netherlands. In November, the trading platform reached 7.3 million Dutch consumers, or 45% of the online population. Double...
December 18, 2020
Retailer marketplaces outperform Amazon
Retailer marketplaces in the United Kingdom and France outperformed Amazon. This happened during the first three weeks of the countries' second lockdown, says Internet Retailing. Marketplaces enabled French retailers to...
December 16, 2020
NetOnNet leads the e-commerce market in Sweden
Looking globally, the most popular online stores from Sweden are H&M and Ikea. However, in Sweden, these huge players are not in the top five of biggest e-commerce stores. According...
December 10, 2020
Todos Tus Libros, a platform for bookstores, unites against Amazon
The Spanish Confederation of Booksellers Guilds and Associations (Cegal), which brings together 789 bookstores in Spain, launched the platform Todos Tus Libros. Together, they want to unite against e-commerce giants,...
November 25, 2020
Zalando's Spanish logistics site managed by DHL
Zalando has signed a partnership agreement with DHL Supply Chain Iberia to run the operation of Zalando’s first logistics site in Spain. The logistics site is located in Illescas, Toledo....
November 20, 2020
Amazon charged with antitrust violations in Europe
The European Commission has informed Amazon of its preliminary view that it has breached EU antitrust rules. The Commission takes issue with Amazon systematically relying on non-public business data of...
November 12, 2020
ASOS partners with APEXX to optimise global payments
Partnership will allow the online fashion retailer to increase customer conversion at lower cost and satisfy entire payment needs across global markets. APEXX Global (”APEXX”), the leading global payments platform,...
November 10, 2020
Amazon Air starts operations at Leipzig-Halle Airport
Amazon Air has opened the first regional air freight center in Europe at Leipzig-Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Saxony. The new operation creates additional opportunities to inspire Amazon Air customers in Germany...
November 9, 2020
El Corte Inglés has redesigned its logistics network
El Corte Inglés has redesigned its entire logistics network to accelerate online sales and compete with Amazon. The group has increased its distribution capacity by using the network of department stores...
November 5, 2020
Amazon.se launches in Sweden
As of yesterday, customers across Sweden can visit Amazon.se to shop from a selection of over 150 million products. Amazon Sweden features a vast selection of products across more than...
October 29, 2020
Allegro is ready to expand beyond Poland
Allegro, the major online marketplace from Poland, is ready to expand internationally. This is what CEO Francois Nuyts says, in a time of rumors about Amazon planning to enter Poland....
October 13, 2020
European brands think relying on marketplaces is not sustainable
According to Accenture and GEODIS, 54% of European brands think their e-commerce potential is crippled by their logistical capabilities. That is why many retailers and brands turn to online marketplaces....
October 12, 2020
eBay is expanding its managed payments in Europe
eBay will bring its managed payments service to sellers in three new European markets next year. In the first quarter of 2021, eBay will manage payments in France, Italy and...
September 16, 2020
Discover We Are Pentagon's new turnkey marketplace solution
Innovation has always been at the heart of the We Are Pentagon Group, and they continuously evaluate how they can help their clients accelerate their online growth. For over a...
August 27, 2020
Online marketplaces gain popularity in UK
New research from Adobe into the online shopping habits of United Kingdom consumers, between March and June, found that online marketplaces, such as Amazon, were four-times more popular than retailers'...
August 21, 2020
AliExpress shortens delivery times in Europe
This month, AliExpress is planning to shorten its delivery times in some parts of Europe by 30%. This is the result of a new air route which AliExpress has announced....
August 11, 2020
ASOS calls on UK brand partners to strengthen commitments to transparency and responsible action
ASOS, one of the world’s leading online fashion retailers, announced the strengthening of its third-party brand engagement program with four new commitments required for brands sold on ASOS that manufacture...
August 10, 2020
Amazon starts preparations to launch in Sweden
Amazon is planning to open its digital doors in Sweden next year. The upcoming launch of a dedicated Amazon website in Sweden has been officially announced. This would be the...
August 6, 2020
Zalando's growth outlook above overall fashion market
Zalando expects to grow its business at double-digit rates in 2020. The overall fashion market expects to show significant negative growth this year. The online fashion platform aims to grow...
May 12, 2020
eBay
The effects of lockdown on eBay's business
Last week eBay was seeing the effects of the lockdown on its business. eBay's marketplaces were experiencing a demand surge. However, car dealers closed and advertising slowed more widely and...
May 5, 2020
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