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mrktplcs round-up: 12th July 2020

mrktplcs round-up: 12th July 2020 The UK government has announced £700m of spending to ready the borders for #brexit That doesn’t sound like what you’d spend for a smooth end to partition. Border delays in any form are bad news for #marketplaces and #ecommerce merchants selling online. This is in the Guardian. In Russia, #aliexpress …

Mrktplcs: 10th July 2020

The Covid crisis has changed #ecommerce and #marketplaces in more ways than just ‘people bought more online.’ Increased activity had caused a problematic lack of worldwide warehouse space. (pymnts) (Will this become a bigger problem as we approach peak?)  We’ve seen a possibly important conversion of occasional shoppers into loyal customers. #onlineretail DigitalCommerce360 And also …

Carlingford Lough Northern Ireland

Looking across the border to the Republic of Ireland

To many, if not most, British politicians, indeed to most people who live in the United Kingdom, the border that crosses the of Ireland is just an idea. To some it’s irrelevant and just doesn’t matter. It’s basically just a complex political problem. But is also real. And I’m spending some time in Northern Ireland …

eBay item

An example of why Amazon is winning against eBay

We were looking at small desks online and identical items are available for sale on both eBay and Amazon. These identical desks, for reference, are the first of this specific products offered under the search ‘small desk’. Here are the two offerings to compare and contrast: And on Amazon: A few things leap out. Firstly, …