Marketplaces

What to Expect of E-Commerce in 2022
January 18, 2022 at 10:29 am

Heading into another year clouded with the effects of COVID-19, business leaders across the globe had concerns about the success of their brands and the pressures on e-commerce in general. B-to-B and B-to-C e-commerce and brick-and-mortar sellers alike have felt the impact of COVID-19 in one way or another. We may be gearing up for…

Giant Food Launches E-Commerce Marketplace for Non-Grocery Items
December 8, 2021 at 11:18 am

Giant Food, the regional grocery chain, announced on Tuesday the launch of Ship2Me, an e-commerce marketplace for non-food items like health and beauty care, home décor, seasonal items, kitchen and dining, outdoor, and pet. The marketplace is now available for customers in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., according to a press release. Items are…

Google Commerce Exec on Creating an Open, Equal and Fair E-Commerce Marketplace
November 22, 2021 at 9:06 pm

In episode 325 of Total Retail Talks, Joe Keenan interviews Bill Ready, president of commerce, payments and next billion users at Google. Ready discusses his professional background and current role, as well as how Google is trying to create a different online commerce experience for both consumers and merchants, fostering democratized choice and transparency. He…

Marketplaces as a New Channel to Win With Consumers
November 18, 2021 at 9:29 pm

The pandemic created long-term structural changes to consumer buying behavior and accelerated retail e-commerce by an estimated five years to 10 years. In a recent Alvarez & Marsal Consumer and Retail Group survey, 85 percent of consumers indicated they will maintain their shopping habits post-pandemic, which bodes well for marketplaces. Alvarez & Marsal estimates retail…

Too Big for Amazon?
November 4, 2021 at 3:16 pm

Amazon.com represents a complicated relationship for many consumer brands. The e-commerce giant, which has grown to be the largest online retailer in the world, leverages its vast scale to collect data, optimize revenue, and refine operations — while luring third-party sellers with access to the world’s most important online marketplace. Big brands in particular have…

Getting D-to-C and Third Party to Work Together 
October 27, 2021 at 12:15 pm

Gone are the days when retailers and brands could rationally fear one platform cannibalizing another. Conventional retail wisdom used to tell us that if a consumer was buying your brand in one place, they couldn’t possibly be learning about or buying from it in another, let alone during the same purchase journey. In today’s world,…

Linnworks' GM on Marketplace, D-to-C and Social Commerce Strategies of the Future
October 6, 2021 at 7:33 pm

In this episode of Total Retail Tech Insights, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Jason Stuckey, general manager, North America at Linnworks, a total commerce solution that connects, manages and automates commerce operations. Listen in as Stuckey discusses his background in e-commerce, what makes Linnworks' offerings and solutions unique, and his perspective on the current state of the…

Retailers Must Find a Way to Keep Pace With Emerging Instagram, TikTok Trends
September 21, 2021 at 10:25 pm

In December 2020, a Scottish mailman named Nathan Evans uploaded a video to TikTok singing a 19th Century sea shanty called “Wellerman.” Within days, his rendition of a more-than-200-year-old song was shared worldwide, leading to countless online collaborations, features on late-night shows, and finally a three-album record contract. I'm a father of two daughters who…

3 Trends Shaping Post-Pandemic Retail
September 20, 2021 at 4:43 pm

As we witnessed empty storefronts mounting — along with boxes piling up on porches — it became clear last year that the pandemic was having a massive and rapid impact on the retail landscape. You weren’t imagining or exaggerating those boarded-up storefronts. In 2020 alone, 30 major U.S. retailers filed for bankruptcy, closing more than…

How Retail Sellers Can Navigate New Amazon Inventory Restrictions
September 16, 2021 at 9:59 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss an article recently published by Total Retail titled, “Amazon is Finally Acting Like a Retailer, and What That Means for Brands,” authored by Tim Hershey, chief retail officer at Netrush. Amazon has recently tightened its inventory restrictions, placing new pressures…