Marketplaces

Competing With Amazon: It’s All About Trust
November 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Amazon.com is big. Powerful, too. The vision of Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is remarkable. It's astounding to consider Amazon’s ascension began just 26 years ago in 1994. While I don’t always agree with Amazon’s practices, I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Bezos as an entrepreneur, a visionary, and for the brand…

Why U.S. Retailers Should Pay Attention to Singles Day
November 12, 2020 at 4:48 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Melissa Campanelli and Kristina Stidham discuss Singles Day, the annual shopping holiday in China that rakes in billions of dollars for online brands and retailers. This year, the shopping event is an even larger opportunity for cross-border e-commerce growth as online shopping is already heightened amidst…

Intelligence Node's CEO Shares Key Marketplace and E-Commerce Insights
November 11, 2020 at 6:58 pm

In this episode of Total Retail Tech Insights, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interview Sanjeev Sularia, CEO and founder of Intelligence Node, a real-time retail intelligence platform that empowers businesses to drive product-level profitability and grow margins using data-driven competitive insights. Listen in as Sularia shares his advice for retailers looking to thrive in this new era of…

Saatchi Art SVP on the Importance of Telling Rich Brand Stories
October 26, 2020 at 8:53 pm

In episode 270 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Jeanne Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of Saatchi Art, the world’s leading online art marketplace, connecting people with art and artists they love. Listen in as Anderson discusses the company's history and mission, how Saatchi Art has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Amazon Prime Day Recap: Third-Party Businesses Win
October 22, 2020 at 5:59 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss last week’s Amazon Prime Day event, and what it could potentially mean for this year’s holiday shopping season. Some of the key highlights to come out of Prime Day include a sales increase of 36 percent compared to Prime Day…

Navigating the Growing Range of Online Marketplaces for Retailers
October 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has created a battleground for the likes of Amazon.com, Facebook, and Walmart, each looking to grab or defend e-commerce opportunities as more consumers shift to online shopping. Each knows the power of trying to create the most engaging and frictionless experience because this is key to winning consumers, building demand and, ultimately,…

The RealReal and Gucci Partner for Online Consignment Shop
October 6, 2020 at 8:33 pm

The RealReal announced yesterday that it has partnered with Gucci for an online consignment shop through the end of 2020. Gucci is the most in-demand men’s brand on The RealReal for a third consecutive year, and is the No. 2 brand on the luxury consignment marketplace behind Louis Vuitton. In addition, The RealReal reported that Gucci has seen…

Walmart, Target to Hold Sales Events Opposite Prime Day
September 29, 2020 at 6:07 pm

Amazon Prime Day won't be the only big sales event in October. Walmart and Target have both announced plans to host their own online sales events that just happen to coincide with Amazon's annual shopping fest. On Monday, Walmart said it will be holding a "Big Save" online event that runs Oct. 11 through Oct. 15. Walmart will offer Black…

Marketplaces Won’t Fix the Slump for Small Businesses. Now is the Time to Future-Proof Your E-Commerce Strategies 
September 22, 2020 at 11:28 am

Small to midsize businesses (SMBs) were among the hardest hit during COVID-19. Since mid-March, one-third of U.S. small businesses have stopped operating, and an additional 11 percent don't believe they’ll survive if conditions persist for three more months. Small businesses that primarily sell on Amazon.com suffered when the online giant prioritized essential goods in response…

Amazon Launches High-End Luxury Shopping Experience
September 16, 2020 at 4:52 pm

Amazon.com is launching Luxury Stores, a shopping experience focused on high-end fashion and beauty brands, MarketWatch reported. Luxury Stores will be available in the Amazon app by invitation-only to U.S. Prime members, and will kick off with Oscar De La Renta, featuring the brand's pre-fall and fall/winter collections. In the upcoming weeks, other brands will also…