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The Rise of Social Shopping & How Marketplaces Facilitate this Growing Consumer Trend

14
Sep

Social shopping is a rising trend which is characterised by consumers making purchase decisions based on reviews, recommendations and social media posts about a product. Users can utilize social media networks in an effort to recommend and share various products or services to their family, friends or other internet users. Such behaviour is certainly on the increase – with many marketplaces attempting to blend commerce and social media in order to drive revenue.

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What is Social Shopping? Social shopping is a rising trend which is characterised by consumers making purchase decisions based on reviews, recommendations and social media posts about a product. Users can utilize social media networks in an effort to recommend and share various products or services to their family, friends or other internet users. Such […]

The Role of Sustainability and Circular Economy in Online Marketplaces

7
Sep

With global warming and climate change initiatives drawing more attention globally, the demand for goods aligned with sustainability regulations and circular buying cycles has never been greater. Etsy has ballooned into the fourth-largest marketplace in the world in a short amount of time – with the number of active buyers rising from 9.32m in 2012 to 81.9m in 2020. Similarly, Depop has a cult-like following amongst Gen Z, hunting for hidden gems and upcycled custom pieces.

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With global warming and climate change initiatives drawing more attention globally, the demand for goods aligned with sustainability regulations and circular buying cycles has never been greater. Etsy has ballooned into the fourth-largest marketplace in the world in a short amount of time – with the number of active buyers rising from 9.32m in 2012 […]

Top 5 Online Marketplaces in the US

13
Apr

The pandemic has fueled an offline-to-online shift and driven exponential growth across the global ecommerce sector, growth which is likely to continue even in a return to normalcy, according to Forbes. In fact, experts forecast that half of the absolute value growth for the global retail sector over the 2020-2025 period will be driven by digital ecommerce. In this rapid shift, the US, being the third-largest online market worldwide and the homeland of online marketplace giants, will play an essential role.

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The pandemic has fueled an offline-to-online shift and driven exponential growth across the global ecommerce sector, growth which is likely to continue even in a return to normalcy, according to Forbes. In fact, experts forecast that half of the absolute value growth for the global retail sector over the 2020-2025 period will be driven by […]

What a year it has been! As we clinked our glasses to the start of 2020, nobody could have predicted the sheer disruption the pandemic would cause. In this article, we highlight five key trends affecting retailers over this Christmas shopping period and beyond. #1 MOBILE APPS WILL BECOME MORE POPULAR With many consumers forced […]

The Growing Role of Online Marketplaces in the Roaring Twenties

18
Nov

In this new normal, where online shopping is increasingly a necessity rather than a choice, online marketplaces have become a habitual shopping destination for a wider audience, including those consumers that were initially more hesitant about exploring the world of online marketplaces.

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In this new normal, where online shopping is increasingly a necessity rather than a choice, online marketplaces have become a habitual shopping destination for a wider audience, including those consumers that were initially more hesitant about exploring the world of online marketplaces.  MARKETPLACE SUCCESS AND TOP PLAYERS In 2019, online sales via marketplaces accounted for 57% of […]