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


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 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


Online Marketplaces in Europe: Dynamic, Diverse and Disjointed

Behind Amazon and eBay, Europe has dozens of online marketplaces. But despite the economic unity, country and language divisions remain stark.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for June 25th, 2021

Amazon seems to be under attack from all sides. This time, a new bill with wide support could force it to sell its entire logistics operation including FBA.

By Andy Geldman


Online Marketplaces in Africa: Fast Growth, Enormous Potential

Ecommerce is taking hold in Africa, as internet access expands, trust grows and logistics modernize. No market has more room to grow than Africa.

By Andy Geldman


Online Marketplaces in Australia and New Zealand: eBay and Trade Me Lead

Australia and New Zealand are attractive markets for international sellers, but these are two countries where Amazon does not dominate ecommerce.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for June 11th, 2021

Online marketplaces lobbied hard against the Inform Consumers Act, designed to protect consumers from fake and unsafe products. Now it has been dropped.

By Andy Geldman


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