The Web Retailer News Digest for July 30th, 2021

Amazon’s latest bestsellers report shows Americans are getting dressed up, having parties and going on vacation. Even weddings are back on.

By Andy Geldman


Online Marketplaces in India: Amazon and Walmart Evenly Matched

The biggest players in India’s ecommerce industry are Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart. Unlike the US, Amazon’s advantage here is slim.

By Andy Geldman


Online Marketplaces in the Middle East: It’s Only Just Getting Started

Ecommerce in the Middle East is something of a paradox. Internet use is high and consumers have money to spend, but the ecosystem lags behind.

By Andy Geldman


Online Marketplaces in Southeast Asia: A Unique Region for Ecommerce

Southeast Asia is a fast-growing market for ecommerce, but Amazon and other western companies are notably absent. Local marketplaces lead the way.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for July 23rd, 2021

Amazon is not known for giving money back to its sellers, but the new Brand Referral Bonus program pays 10% of sales generated from off-Amazon traffic.

By Andy Geldman


Top Liquidation and Clearance Websites for eBay and Amazon Sellers

We look at the best US and UK websites for sourcing liquidation and clearance stock, with tips for buying profitable lots to sell online.

By Kate Merton


The Web Retailer News Digest for July 16th, 2021

The pandemic has caused ecommerce to boom, but return scams have grown even faster. Shoppers can even hire someone to get refunds for them.

By Andy Geldman


Online Marketplaces in Latin America: Mercado Libre the Clear Leader

Mercado Libre has been at the forefront of ecommerce in Latin America for twenty years. Amazon and three large ecommerce groups lag behind.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for July 9th, 2021

After years of review manipulation, Amazon has suspended hundreds of Chinese sellers, with total annual sales in excess of a billion dollars.

By Michael Burns


The Web Retailer News Digest for July 2nd, 2021

Facebook announces a range of new ecommerce features, including the ability to set up one store that works across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

By Andy Geldman


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