Marketplaces

How Privé Porter is Succeeding in the Luxury Resale Market
March 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm

In episode 291 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Jeffrey Berk, managing director at Privé Porter, a luxury goods resale e-commerce company, specializing in sourcing and delivering authentic Hermès handbags. Listen in as Berk discusses the luxury handbag resale market, Privé Porter's unique business model of reselling hard-to-find Hermès handbags, and his professional background…

Hudson's Bay to Launch Online Marketplace With 500 Sellers
March 23, 2021 at 4:40 pm

Hudson’s Bay on Monday announced the launch of its online marketplace, including plans to bring more than 500 new sellers to thebay.com by the end of 2021, according to a company press release. The Canadian department store chain will introduce new and significantly expanded category offerings, including sports and recreation, tech, pets, health and wellness,…

Amazon is Built to Last in a Post-Pandemic World. What Omnichannel Brands Need to Know
March 3, 2021 at 4:31 pm

In a year of unprecedented upheaval and change, Amazon.com has taken over the retail sector and become a trailblazer in the new remote economy of working — and shopping — at home. In its Q3 2020 earnings report, revenue grew by 37 percent and net income tripled year-over-year to $6.3 billion. Brands that may have…

What Amazon’s Acquisition of Selz Means for CPG Firms
March 1, 2021 at 4:15 pm

Amazon.com's recent acquisition of Australia-based Shopify competitor Selz is starting to drum up speculation, coincidentally just as Shopify released strong financial results last month. The purchase occurred in January without any publicity, which sparks questions around the intent of the acquisition and what it means for the future of commerce. CPG firms should pay close…

Wondering How Your Brand Can Win on Amazon? Here’s How.
February 15, 2021 at 9:14 pm

Several years ago, to win on marketplaces, manufacturers simply needed a popular product at a good price. Customers would find the product and manufacturers would realize success. However, a popular product at a good price is simply no longer enough to win on marketplaces such as Amazon.com. In today’s environment, winning strategies are more nuanced…

Capturing the Marketplace in 2021: 3 Key Challenges That Retailers Face
February 15, 2021 at 7:47 pm

Over the past decade, e-commerce has seen tremendous growth, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated it further. The retail landscape has changed drastically, and retailers have had to find creative ways to compete with giants like Amazon.com. As we kick off the new year, it's top of mind for retailers to come up with strategies…

Hudson's Bay to Launch Online Marketplace
February 4, 2021 at 7:19 pm

North America’s oldest company is entering the third-party marketplace arena. Hudson’s Bay Co. has announced that it will be launching a digital third-party marketplace later this year. The company, which will host the third-party marketplace on a revamped thebay.com, is currently accepting applications for vendors via an online form and will be selling goods that fall within…

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…