Temu will open its marketplace to U.S. sellers in March and extend to European sellers soon after. The number one most-downloaded shopping app is expanding beyond Chinese sellers.
Amazon planned to launch marketplaces in Chile, Colombia, Nigeria, and South Africa in early 2023. It did not launch in any of those new markets.
Influencers and their content, not brands, drive shopping on TikTok. TikTok is a content-first shopping platform.
eBay's new goal is to "reinvent the future of e-commerce for enthusiasts." It says it has 16 million of them.
Google is killing its shopping marketplace that allows retailers to sell their products directly on Google.
Amazon doesn’t sell goods. It sells goods that ship in one to two days and, for some shoppers, same-day. The logistics are as much part of the product as the products themselves.
Amazon is summarizing reviews using AI, turning all reviews for each product into a few sentences that best describe consumer feedback. The feature is a building block of Amazon's AI ambitions.
Amazon is reverifying the identity and business details of hundreds of thousands of third-party sellers that sell on its U.S. marketplace.
Brazil, Mexico, and Australia are Amazon's fastest-growing markets. Amazon's web traffic has nearly tripled in Brazil in three years, and in Mexico and Australia, it more than doubled.
Shein and Shopify were the biggest e-commerce winners in 2022. Their sales are still significantly above pre-pandemic levels too. Etsy was strong, Walmart with Amazon did okay, and eBay struggled the most.