We Want You … to Attend The Marketplace Summit

| Daniela Forte

The Marketplace Summit is a one-day virtual event focused on helping merchant sellers get the most out of their online marketplace experience. Register today and join Multichannel Merchant and several ecommerce merchants as we discuss every aspect of creating a winning marketplace strategy.

Scoring Big with Chinese Shoppers on Ecommerce Holidays

| Franklin Chu

Global ecommerce holidays have become increasingly pervasive and lucrative, as ever-growing results prove. These insights from the 618 Festival will help U.S. merchants prepare for other upcoming ecommerce events, including China’s Singles Day, the biggest sales event in global retail.

4 Strategies for Sellers to Win Amazon Prime Day 2018

| Victor Rosenman

Sellers everywhere have been busy preparing for the high-traffic frenzy of Amazon Prime Day for most of Q2 — submitting Lightning Deals, optimizing their product listings with clear images and compelling copy, refining keywords, and analyzing their inventory position. Here are several best practices that will help carry the momentum through the summer.

Pinduoduo Files For $1 Billion IPO in the U.S.

| Daniela Forte

Shanghai-based ecommerce marketplace Pinduoduo, China’s third-largest after Alibaba and JD.com, is seeking to raise up to $1 billion in a U.S. IPO on an exchange to be named later, less than three years after its founding, See how the company differentiates itself from other Chinese marketplaces.

Ecommerce in Europe Grew 11% in 2017 to $624 Billion

| Mike O'Brien

As it has here, ecommerce in Europe is continuing to experience double-digit gains, increasing 11% in 2017 to $624 billion or 534 billion euros, with projected growth of 13% in 2018, according to a report from Ecommerce Europe. See how the spending broke down by region, and which marketplaces were most popular.

Amazon Charging Excess Inventory Fees to Address Storage Issues

| Mike O'Brien

In an effort to address overcapacity issues in its dozens of fulfillment centers, Amazon has instituted new charges that will penalize third-party sellers – who make up more than half of its sales – for having slow-moving inventory. See what these changes mean and what else Amazon is doing to deal with inventory overflow.

Amazon Prime Day Date Accidently Leaked

| Daniela Forte

The date for Amazon Prime Day was accidently leaked to the public, reportedly starting at midday on July 16 and running through July 17. Should these be the actual dates of Amazon Prime Day, it would make it the biggest shopping day for the marketplace giant. Here is a look back at Amazon Prime Day 2017.

Google to Invest $550 Million in JD.com

| Daniela Forte

Google plans to invest $550 million in Chinese ecommerce marketplace JD.com in an effort to expand its presence in Asia and help JD.com better compete with main rival and regional leader Alibaba. See why this could be a win-win move for Google and JD.com

Walmart Pays $16 Billion for 77% Stake in Flipkart

| Mike O'Brien

Ending weeks of back and forth, Walmart confirmed it is making a $16 billion investment in Indian ecommerce marketplace Flipkart, giving it a 77% stake, increasing its presence in the rapidly growing market and edging out a bid from rival Amazon.

Amazon Suddenly Drops Out of Google Shopping PLAs

| Mike O'Brien

After testing the waters, Amazon has stopped bidding on product listing ads on Google Shopping, according to data from marketing agency Merkle, opening the door for home goods sellers in their absence. See what this decision means for sellers, and what might be behind it.