Expanding Your Ecommerce Marketplace Presence: Where to Next?

| Daniela Forte

The top 75 ecommerce marketplaces sold $1.55 trillion in goods in 2017, with marketplaces overall representing 50% of global ecommerce sales. So it’s the perfect time for merchants who have already mastered Amazon and eBay to consider other marketplaces. Join Multichannel Merchant and ChannelAdvisor for a live webinar on June 5 at 1 p.m. (EST) to learn all about marketplace expansion

5 Tips to Track Down Unauthorized 3P Ecommerce Sellers

| Anthony Capozzoli

Are unauthorized third-party sellers a big deal? If you want to protect the integrity of your brand – not to mention your margins – the answer is yes. In the era of online reviews and SEO, the impact of unauthorized ecommerce sellers ranges from lost revenue to damaged relationships with authorized sellers to questionable brand integrity.

Alibaba Targets Amazon through AliExpress Expansion

| Mike O'Brien

Alibaba is changing up its fast-growing AliExpress marketplace to attract merchant sellers from nations besides China, a direct challenge to Amazon’s international marketplace, according to the Financial Times. The “local to global” program will initially admit sellers from Russia, Turkey, Italy and Spain, expanding as it goes.

Amazon is America’s Most Shopped Retailer in Apparel

| Daniela Forte

Amazon has jumped from a joint second place with Target to first place among U.S. apparel retailers, according to a survey by Coresight Research. The survey found that Prime members account for two-thirds of all Amazon apparel shoppers, up from around 60% last year.

Late to the Game, Target Launches Ecommerce Marketplace

| Daniela Forte

Going the way of main rivals Walmart and Amazon, Target is launching its own third-party ecommerce marketplace, Target+, including a curated list of products from merchants that complement its own offerings in categories like home, toys, electronics and sporting goods.

Amazon Backs Out of New York City Headquarters

| Daniela Forte

Amazon, bowing to local opposition, is backing out of a planned East coast headquarters in Long Island City, NY. Opponents of the $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives gained more fuel when it was learned Amazon will pay no federal income tax for the second year in a row. Plans are on track for facilities in Arlington, VA and Nashville, TN.

Amazon to Launch Marketplace in the Middle East

| Daniela Forte

Amazon is making a push for the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. CNBC reported the ecommerce giant has been reaching out to large third-party sellers in North America about the opportunity to expand in the underserved, oil-rich region.

eBay Sues Amazon for Alleged Illegal Recruiting of Sellers

| Daniela Forte

eBay has filed a lawsuit against Amazon claiming the ecommerce giant has been using illegal tactics to lure sellers away from the rival marketplace since at least 2015. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon knew it was breaking eBay’s rules and policies, and even communicated these infractions in discussions with eBay sellers.