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The Order : Weekly Aggregator Roundup - eBay & the cash conversion cycle

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Happy Sunday,
Here’s a quick roundup of last week’s news

Chart of the week
Marketplace pulse shows in “eBay Loses Pandemic’s E-Commerce Surge” how eBay ‘s sales surged during covid but are expected to take a hit in 2022.
eBay GMV [Marketplace Pulse]
eBay GMV [Marketplace Pulse]
Spotlight on growth funding
Mastering the Cash Conversion Cycle to accelerate your growth” shows practical examples of how merchants can accelerate growth by optimizing their cash flow and financing structure.
New funding this week: -
Funding Craze 💰
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Movers & Shakers 🤝
  • US: Society Brands outlines M&A strategy [Axios]
Strategy 📈
  • Amazon vendor insights & survey results: “Amazon Vendor Benchmark” [Cleveland Research Group]
  • “Amazon launches same-day delivery from select retail stores, including PacSun and Diesel” [Techcrunch]
  • “Shopify makes $100M strategic investment in marketing automation startup Klaviyo” [Techcrunch]
  • Arbitrage & Amazon policy violation: “Lollipops Hustle on Amazon Costs Family Candy Business Millions” [Bloomberg]
  • Chapter 356 in understanding every part around consumers: “Amazon to acquire iRobot for $1.7B” [Retail Dive]
  • “Merchants Seek Partners to Tap South Korea’s $14B eCommerce Market” [PYMNTS]
  • “Back to the trend line” [Benedict Evans]
  • “Online pricing algorithms are gaming the system, and could mean you pay more” [NPR]
  • “As e-commerce demand slows, Shopify bets big on fulfillment” [Supply Chain Dive]
  • Open Network for Digital Commmerce (ONDC): “Why India could single-handedly shape the future of e-commerce this summer” [Fortune]
  • One to watch out for - privacy has it’s price: “Apple is building a demand-side platform” [Digiday]
  • More on ads: “Amazon is bucking the online ad trend and just beat out Google and Meta” [CNBC]
  • Marketplace Taobao is down 1% YoY: “Alibaba shares rise nearly 2% after earnings beat — but reports first flat revenue growth in history” [CNBC]
  • MeLi on fire: revenues up 56% YoY “MercadoLibre Posts Record $2.6B Revenue, Beating Forecasts” [Bloomberg]
Events 🎤
Let’s make this week count,
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Christian Umbach

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