The Web Retailer News Digest for October 8th, 2021

Black Friday has come earlier than ever this year, with Amazon starting the holiday sales at the beginning of October. But the reason is different this time.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for October 1st, 2021

An old rival has taken a leaf out of Amazon’s book, by rolling out the red carpet to Chinese sellers. Let’s hope this story doesn’t end the same way too.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for September 17th, 2021

The number one seller on Amazon US, Pharmapacks, is to become a public company. This business also sells on Walmart, eBay, Target and Facebook.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for September 10th, 2021

The world’s largest retailer is also the top cloud computing company and the number two streaming service. Now they are shipping parcels and making TVs.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for September 3rd, 2021

For the first time, Amazon is offering shoppers the option to buy now and pay later. Through a new partnership, purchases can be split into smaller payments.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for August 27th, 2021

The impact of Amazon’s crackdown on Chinese sellers who were flouting review rules is becoming clear. The lost sales could exceed $15 billion in total.

By Andy Geldman


The Web Retailer News Digest for August 20th, 2021

Amazon has finally surpassed Walmart in overall sales, and is planning to open new “department store” locations to sell its own private label brands.

By Andy Geldman


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


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