The Amazon marketplace is currently valued at $300B with potential to double in the next 5 years.
Amazon has done 80+ deals in which it asks for stock warrants in exchange for a vendor deal.
Wayfair co-founder Steven Conine thinks future-us will shop for furniture using 3D models of our homes.
Online marketplace Etsy dropped $1.6B to acquire a leading Gen Z second hand fashion platform.
Warby Parker is adding 25% more brick-and-mortar locations, betting that post-COVID shoppers will want the hybrid experience.
Sales are up for deodorant, toothpaste, luggage, and condoms. But down for toilet paper and baking soda.
Plus: Airbnb released 100+ upgrades, and AI lawmakers are a hit.
Colgate-Palmolive is commercializing a technology that creates slippery surfaces. Its first product: a toothpaste called Elixir.
Baby boomers are jumping online. Brands need to respond with new products and better UX.
Pandora is aligning itself with millennial spending habits and going all in on lab-grown diamonds (which are much more ethical than the real things).
Labor practices in the cotton industry in China’s Xinjiang region have become a hot point for global fashion brands.
A little-known firm is quietly powering the direct-to-consumer efforts of some of the world’s biggest brands.
While Coupang dominates ecommerce in South Korea, it’s missing the cash-printing machine known as Amazon Web Services.
CPG brands are adapting to the pandemic by dropping samples into curbside pickups.
Target’s sales in 2020 hit ~$94B, up 20% YoY. The retailer’s bet on digital, real estate and merchandise are paying off.
The pandemic has ushered in a new era of automation that’s here to stay.
Marc Lore has been taking Amazon on for decades, from Diapers.com to Jet.com to Walmart.
New regulations make it easier and safer for drones to do business in the sky, but privacy concerns abound.
Luxury ecommerce sales will reach $58B in 2020, up 48% YoY. The major innovations in the space are coming from China.
Extend offers a “digitally native” warranty solution that is a more transparent (and faster) experience for customers and merchants.
This maker of sweat proof jewelry went from $3k of online sales in January to $94k in October.
Supreme started as a skate shop in New York but built its $2.1B brand in Japan.
Shopify’s new partnership with TikTok allows users to run marketing campaigns for the video app right in their Shopify dashboard.
The Gap is shutting down 30% of its stores (Gap, Banana Republic) by 2023 while making big bets on Athleta and Kanye.
MercadoLibre -- Latin America’s leading ecommerce platform -- is copying Alibaba’s playbook and taking over finance.