With the unfolding COVID-19 crisis putting our creative industries at risk, we are accelerating the onboarding of vendors to our recently completed marketplace.
Applications are now open to Etsy and Shopify merchants looking to extend their reach across multiple sales channels.
WELCOME TO HALF WILD
For the past three years, our team has been hard
Every year the global reporting giant PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) produces an in-depth and compelling report on the state of global media and entertainment. The following highlights were taken from the recent 2018-2022 report where three key themes emerged, convergence, connections & trust.
What’s trending now? It’s clear we’re in a rapidly evolving media ecosystem that’s experiencing
The following article originally appeared on The Guardian. We draw attention to it to highlight how drastically both the digital landscape and public opinion has shifted in relation to these tech giants.
After a decade of shallow proclamations of their democratic potential, it’s clear that Facebook, Twitter and Google are major threats to democracy
Axel Bard Bringéus ran the global markets team at Spotify for seven years before becoming an operating partner at EQT Ventures. He thinks the next large-scale marketplaces will be built around small niches, regulated industries, and markets that have traditionally lacked transparency.
Axel Bard Bringéus finds large-scale marketplaces exciting because they can change the dynamics
It was just a few months ago that we were writing about Amazon’s record-breaking 5th Prime Day sales event – but the number-one online sales event of the year has nothing to do with Amazon. That honor belongs to Singles Day, Alibaba’s massive annual 24-hour sale, which reached a record-breaking $38.4 billion in sales
For a long time, Nike’s resistance to selling on Amazon was common knowledge in retail. It was only two years ago, driven by the proliferation of grey-market goods and a desire for more control over its brand, Nike agreed to finally start selling its products wholesale to Amazon.
The move was part of a broader
Etsy changed its search algorithm to prioritize free shipping above everything else, pushing some of the relevant results to functional invisibility. “Items [without free shipping] are not given first-page placement, even if our search algorithms might have previously ranked them higher,” said Rachel Glaser, CFO at Etsy.
In July, the company announced it would give
US e-commerce grew 17.3% in the third quarter, the fastest growth since the fourth quarter of 2011 more than seven years ago. Retailers generated $145.7 billion in online sales in the third quarter compared to $124.2 billion a year ago, according to the Department of Commerce.
Since the fourth quarter of 2011 – for thirty
A Facebook war in Rose Bay has destroyed my anarchist idealism
It’s a human instinct to regain community spaces, at least virtually. But even the internet’s perceived democracy is not without hierarchy
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A Facebook group for residents of the Sydney suburb of Rose Bay was shut
We live in a time of deep distrust in institutions: Globally, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer, only 47% of those surveyed said they trust the media to “do what is right;” 48% trust government, and slightly more than half trust nongovernmental organizations and businesses. Three-quarters of respondents, however, said they trust their employers to
IN THIS INSPIRATIONAL POST SERIES WE INTERVIEW GLOBAL MARKETPLACE EXPERTS AND THOUGHT LEADERS
Take a page out of PaulCamper’s book and super-charge the community around your marketplace. In this interview, COO Julia Wadehn reveals the community-building tactics that helped PaulCamper solve the chicken-and-egg problem, build virality and word-of-mouth, scale customer support, and boost employee motivation.
Globally, more than 50% of ecommerce sales were made through online marketplaces in 2018, and that is forecast to grow to about two-thirds within five years.
We are well acquainted with the likes of Amazon, eBay, Rakuten and Alibaba – the giants of online retail – but who are the rising stars? Who are the