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Welcome to the 81st edition of the "Ecommerce & Marketplaces" weekly newsletter. With Alibaba's Singles Day behind us, we bring a detailed story on highlights and lowlights of the World's Biggest Online Shopping Festival. As a barometer of Chinese retail demand, this year's event was the most challenging. We look at what worked and the overall eCommerce retail landscape in China, the biggest winners, and losers. Even though Alibaba is expected to post flat to...

Our Take on Alibaba's Singles Day - World's Largest Online Shopping Festival. A Barometer of Chinese Retail Demand, 2022 Edition Was The Most Challenging in Many Ways. Introduction Singles Day, held each year on November 11 and originally intended to celebrate single people, is now counted as the biggest shopping festival in the world with great deals offered. It began its journey as an event where single students at China's Nanjing University chose November 11 to...

Welcome to the 80th edition of the "Ecommerce & Marketplaces" weekly newsletter. We kick off this edition with the announcement of McFadyen's release of the 2022 Multi-Vendor Marketplace Vendor Comparison Report called the Suite Spot. The Marketplace Suite Spot report compares marketplace development platforms Logicbroker, Marketplacer, Mirakl, Spryker, Virto Commerce, Unirgy, VTEX, and Webkul. The detailed 39-page report consolidates detailed surveys, dozens of hours of vendor demos, time discussing vendor strategy, and conversations with marketplace...

Marketplace Suite Spot report compares marketplace development platforms Logicbroker, Marketplacer, Mirakl, Spryker, Virto Commerce, Unirgy, VTEX and Webkul September 14, 2022, VIENNA, Virginia – McFadyen Digital released the third edition of their annual Marketplace Suite Spot Report, the industry's only detailed comparison of multi-vendor marketplace and drop ship software vendors. In a sign of the level of investment and maturity in this space, eight vendors are profiled and compared, increased from six in the debut report...

Welcome to the 79th edition of the "Ecommerce & Marketplaces" weekly newsletter. We are delighted to announce that we have been named "Partner of the Year" for the mid-market segment by leading composable commerce platform commercetools. Awarded during commercetools' annual Partner Summit in Austin, Texas, the recognition punctuates a rapidly growing partnership between the two organizations that formally launched in January 2021. The association also includes multiple mutual customers and regular collaborations at industry events,...

Recap of Europe's premiere platform event where Chief Digital Officers, C-Levels and the technical management of the areas of digitization, innovation, and idea generators from all industries meet. Introduction On October 25 and 26, the Handelsblatt conference "Platforms and Ecosystems" took place in Düsseldorf (Handelsblatt Townhall), live on-site and digitally. The focus of the two-day event this year was on the question "Ecosystems, platforms, Web 3.0 and Metaverse as the answer to the strategic questions of German...

Top Composable Commerce Platform Honors Partners for Digital Commerce Excellence November 10, 2022, VIENNA, Virginia – McFadyen Digital, the leading global ecommerce marketplace agency, has been named "Partner of the Year" for the mid-market segment by leading composable commerce platform commercetools. Awarded during commercetools' annual Partner Summit in Austin, Texas, the recognition punctuates a rapidly growing partnership between the two organizations that formally launched January 2021. As inaugural members of the MACH Alliance, the partnership between McFadyen and commercetools...

Welcome to the 78th edition of the "Ecommerce & Marketplaces" weekly newsletter. We start this edition with a recap of Adobe Commerce Reconnections - the New York edition of Adobe's premiere commerce event of the year. This was a follow-up event to the one that took place on the west coast. A great day filled with learning and insights as Adobe Commerce executives, key merchants, retailers, and top Adobe customers connected, shared best practices and...

Recap of the Adobe’s premiere commerce event where Adobe Commerce executives, key merchants, retailers and top customers share their commerce stories. Introduction  The New York edition of Adobe's premiere commerce event of the year took place on October 19th, 2022, at the William Vale Hotel, Brooklyn. The event had a fantastic turnout with over 150 plus industry leaders, which included Adobe Commerce executives & leaders, key merchants, retailers, and top Adobe customers who shared their commerce stories....

Welcome to the 77th edition of the "Ecommerce & Marketplaces" weekly newsletter. We start this edition with a Halloween special video blog that discusses multi-vendor marketplace pitfalls and offers strategies to avoid them. Marketplaces are scalable by their very nature. Yet launching and operating a marketplace can be a complex endeavor. Leave it to the marketplace experts to help you vanquish these marketplace monsters. Do share the video and blog if you like them. Our...

Avoid these marketplace missteps by employing the useful strategies outlined. Introduction  Marketplaces are scalable by their very nature. Yet launching and operating a marketplace can be a complex endeavor with occasionally ghoulish challenges to face along the way to avoid being buried by these marketplace monsters. Let's look at what we're facing and how to vanquish these creepy critters. https://youtu.be/CubyPVRE5Ew #1 Vampires of Broad Focus Our first monster is a real profit sucker. Too broad of a categorical mix makes...

Recap of the NAW Billion Dollar CEO Roundtable. An event for exclusive community of thought leaders from Billion Dollar distribution enterprises. Introduction  NAW is one of the U.S.'s leading trade associations and represents the $7.4 trillion wholesale-distribution industry. It was founded in 1946 and consists of national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all distribution sectors. The wholesaler and distribution industry employs more than 5 million workers throughout the...