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We kick off this edition with a recap of Retail's Big Show NRF 2022. In 2021, the event went virtual due to the pandemic. This year the event made a comeback in its offline avatar even though some big names pulled out practicing caution in the face of Omicron wave. This year's event was spread across three days: 16th – 18th January 2022. McFadyen Digital has been a participant at the "Retails Big Show" for...

NRF 2022 wrapped up last week at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. National Retail Federation happens to be the world's largest retail trade association representing the largest private-sector industry in the US, with over $2.6 Trillion contributions to the GDP. NRF Annual Convention & EXPO, also known as the "Retail's Big Show," is the flagship event of NRF. Now a world-leading annual retail event, it brings thousands of retailers and vendors...

Our main story from Adobe's Magento looks at how you can build your own marketplace using Adobe Commerce and Mirakl. Starting your own marketplace is not as expensive, complex, and time-consuming as it is made out to be. Deploying a pre-built Mirakl Marketplace Operator Connector to integrate with Adobe Commerce drastically reduces the time to market. VTEX's story talks about the benefits of SaaS and the Cloud Commerce Ecosystem. Cloud-based applications support rapid growth, are...

This week our main story features "From the Front Lines" by Bowery Capital that covers B2B marketplaces. It provides industry insights by doing a deep dive on various companies, interviewing founders and investors to help learn what it takes to become successful in the B2B Marketplace space. Forbes story has some valuable lessons on how negative rakes can drive network effects in the marketplace; it poses a beautiful question "what if there was a marketplace...

Happy New Year to our readers, and welcome to the first edition of 2022. The world of tax legislation is complex and dynamic; Avalara guides us through the changes that are taking place on the global tax landscape that includes both domestic and international tax policies. Have you ever wondered how many different types of marketplaces are out there and the similarities and differences? The blog from VTEX shines some light on this topic; it...

This week, our two big stories look at what customers will be buying in 2022 and how shopping will evolve after the pandemic. In the Forbes article, eCommerce experts predict some product trends that will dominate 2022. Adweek tells us about the eight ways shopping is likely to evolve in 2022. Livestream was one of the biggest trends for 2021, and it is going into the next year with the same enthusiasm. The Stream-influencers will...

We continue to look back at this year while also providing some predictions on what to expect in eCommerce Marketplaces in 2022. Kicking off with McKinsey's Year in Charts, it looks at some of the key themes and trends of the year 2021 and year two of the COVID pandemic. The insightful charts help us to get a perspective on the ongoing pandemic, its economic repercussions against the backdrop of the ever-evolving digital landscape. The...

We start this week's edition with "Marketplaces Year in Review" from Marketplace Pulse. 2021 will be most remembered as a year of broken supply chains and for the critical question - if the pandemic boosted eCommerce growth. Shopify continued to add functionalities that brought the app closer to a marketplace, while Amazon dominated, doubling its size in two years. It's unlikely to get challenged by anything that does the same thing as it's so far...

Leading digital marketplace strategy firm launches cloud-based tool to integrate Mirakl and commercetools, getting business to market faster and without the cost of custom integration.  McFadyen Digital, a leading ecommerce marketplace agency, announces the launch of The Marketplace Connector for commercetools and Mirakl. This new tool leverages the APIs of the leading marketplace platform Mirakl and composable commerce pioneer commercetools. It synchronizes data between the platforms to support marketplace-specific catalog management, order management, and checkout features. The...

Welcome to our 31st edition. With the big-ticket holiday period of Cyber Week past us, we look at some of Cyber Week's most significant trends and key takeaways through our blog with supporting data from Adobe Analytics. This is followed by Online Holiday Sales Growth Projection from Digital Commerce 360, where they have toned down their initial projection based on the available data. Shopify blog provides tips and best practices for pricing your product. Pricing...

Cyber Week, which ended with Cyber Monday, was the biggest online shopping day of the year, even if the sales were slightly less than those compared to the previous year (ref to Fig 1). That’s what the data from Adobe Analytics says, which is based on one trillion visits to U.S. retail sites, 100 million SKUs, and 18 product categories. Close to 180 million Americans shopped during the Cyber Weekend (defined as Thanksgiving through Cyber...

Cyber 5 is behind us, and in this week's edition, we bring some great stories around the consumer sentiment and if things are back to normal in the post COVID world. Starting with the blog from Adobe Analytics, we look at the biggest online shopping week of the year and understand the key takeaways and trends. Adobe Digital Economy Index provides a comprehensive view into U.S. e-commerce by analyzing direct consumer transactions online. We also...

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