The 80/20 of Ecommerce – May 14, 2021

I’m taking a “spring break” with my family this week so it will be a short newsletter.Here’s what I’m reading:Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire by Brad StoneJust released this week is the latest biography on Jeff Bezos and how he grew Amazon from an online bookstore to an ecommerce … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – May 14, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – May 7, 2021

India manufacturing is hurting from the recent Covid spikesAccording to my personal anecdotal evidence, many businesses and manufacturers in India are hurting due to the recent Covid 19 spikes hitting the country of nearly 1.2 billion people.  One sourcing agent I spoke to this week told me that 70% of the manufacturers he works with in … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – May 7, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 23, 2021

Jeff Bezos’ Final Amazon Shareholder Letter – My personal takeawaysJeff Bezos the founder and CEO of Amazon will be stepping down soon.  Each year he writes a highly anticipated newsletter for Amazon shareholders.This week he shared his final Amazon Shareholder newsletter to give us a glimpse of some of the key concepts he instilled since … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 23, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 16, 2021

Retail sales explode in March as consumers use stimulus checks to spend heavilyIn the US, retail sales “exploded” in March mainly due to the $1,400 stimulus checks issued by the government.According to CNBC, “Sporting goods, clothing and food and beverage led the gains in spending and contributed to the best month for retail since the … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 16, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 9, 2021

Amazon PPC Surpasses 10% of U.S. Digital Ad Market ShareAccording to The Wall Street Journal, “Amazon. com Inc.’s share of the U.S. digital ad market grew to 10.3% last year from 7.8% in 2019, according to a new report from research firm eMarketer.” This means that Amazon PPC which includes its Sponsored Products, Sponsored Brands, DSP … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 9, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 2, 2021

Google vs Amazon: Google is challenging Amazon in the game of E-commerceIn the game of ecommerce, Amazon is the 800lb gorilla.  It generated $295 billion through it’s FBA program in 2020.By comparison the amount of products people purchase on Google is tiny.  It’s estimated at only about $1 billion according to Marketplace Pulse.But I wouldn’t … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – April 2, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – March 26, 2021

Walmart Marketplace is opening its doors to foreign 3rd party sellersAccording to Bloomberg, “Walmart Inc. has removed rules requiring sellers on its marketplace website to be registered in the U.S. — an attempt to close the e-commerce gap with Amazon.com Inc. and tap into China’s vast network of manufacturers.” As you may know, the majority … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – March 26, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – March 19, 2021

“E-commerce got a permanent boost due to the pandemic… Prices are ticking up,”  according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index ReportIn an extremely thorough report on the Digital Economy, Adobe Analytics surveyed over 1 trillion site visits and over 100 million SKUs.  Overall in ecommerce, “2021 is showing no signs of slowing down; Jan-Feb 2021 … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – March 19, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – March 12, 2021

China’s exporters hit by global shortage of shipping containers – Financial Times It seems this is the year of “LOGISTICS”.  China is now facing a shortage of shipping containers. According to the Financial Times, “the surge in exports from China to the west, combined with disruption at ports due to coronavirus, has left many containers out of … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – March 12, 2021”

The 80/20 of Ecommerce – March 05, 2021

Over half (51%) of brands advertising on Amazon experience a return of 7x of more…In order to be successful selling on Amazon, managing profitable advertising campaigns have become critical.  In fact many 7 Figure Sellers I’ve interviewed say that Amazon FBA is becoming more and more of a “Pay to Play” game. Many brands are doing … Continue reading “The 80/20 of Ecommerce – March 05, 2021”