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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 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 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


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


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 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


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


Online Marketplaces in China: The Land of The Giants

Online retail sales in China are greater than the rest of the world combined, but just three companies make up 89% of the total Chinese ecommerce market.

By Andy Geldman


Online Marketplaces in the USA: Amazon is Not The Only Show in Town

Amazon is the leading online marketplace in the US, but eBay remains strong, Walmart.com is growing and niche players are thriving.

By Andy Geldman


Online Marketplaces in Japan: Rakuten, Amazon and PayPay Mall

Ecommerce in Japan is led by two brands that are little known in the west: Rakuten and PayPay Mall. The third name is more familiar: Amazon.

By Andy Geldman


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