Amazon business serves businesses of all sizes and across multiple industries and offers business pricing on millions of products and access to more than 85,000 business sellers. The ecommerce giant offers 11 marketplaces around the world, with SMB’s and entrepreneurs selling on Amazon from every state in the U.S and from more than 130 different countries around the world.
Electrify.sg, Southeast Asia’s first ecommerce platform for electricity has launched a price engine to list a range of packages from third-party energy retailers. Users can compare prices and offers before deciding on the most the suitable option. They can also access alternative energy options such as clean energy and carbon offsets.
Walmart has been able to attract sellers to its marketplace, growing its vendor base, but the company is missing many competitive products that are available on the Amazon marketplace platform. By expanding their vendor base, they hope to keep building up inventory that has shown popular on Amazon and eBay much of which if offered by foreign sellers.
Jinn, the U.K same hour, ‘shop-on-your-behalf’ deliver app has pulled out of all markets outside London. It was put much more up against rival Quiqup which recently became the partner powering U.K supermarket chain Tesco’s on same hour delivery service, amongst a number of other prominent B2B partnerships.
The Middle East is one of the fastest growing ecommerce markets in the world. Startups from region have shown great promise with big exists. One such example is the recent acquisition of Souq, an ecommerce player that got acquired by Amazon for close to $800 million.
Tuft & Needle is a success story, growing over the last five years to push a new model of ecommerce that’s upending traditional bedding sellers; and now it’s heading for the big time with a big expansion of its own brick and mortar stores.