Jess Iandiorio

Jess runs marketing globally for Mirakl. Prior to Mirakl, Jess ran product marketing at Acquia while they grew from $30M to $100M+. Jess was also previously in product marketing at Endeca, a commerce site search vendor sold to Oracle in 2011 for $1B+.

Recent Posts

Halloween Hits and Misses: Amazon, Party City, Michaels and more

By Jess Iandiorio on October 24, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you’re psychotic about Halloween, like me, Thanksgiving and Christmas bring a lot of stress, but Halloween is pure fun. This year I went BIG. The National Retail Federation recently forecasted $8 Billion in Halloween spending, and I spent $7.5 Billion of that.

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Code Commerce 2018: Recap + Unofficial Awards

By Jess Iandiorio on September 19, 2018

Spoiler alert: This was the best commerce conference I’ve ever been to. The quality of content and overall experience was so high I’m sad to leave. So the award for BEST COMMERCE CONFERENCE GOES TO: Recode for Code Commerce.

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Amazon Business: $1B to $10B in two years

By Jess Iandiorio on September 13, 2018

It's hard to conceive, and yet it makes perfect sense. With Forrester's most recent B2B eCommerce sales forecast estimating a modest 6-8% year-over-year growth for the next 5 years, Amazon's gone and done it: 900% increase in 2 years. 

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The power of retail: Dick’s kicks out the big guns

By Jess Iandiorio on March 2, 2018

This week Dick’s Sporting Goods made many headlines by taking a moral stand: They will no longer sell assault style rifles in their stores, and have raised the age to buy a firearm to 21. While they didn’t sell the exact gun to the Parkland shooter, they did sell a shotgun to him in November of 2017.

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I'm trying not to shop on Amazon and I freaking can't: JCPenney, adidas, DSW, and Dick's teardown

By Jess Iandiorio on November 30, 2017

As mentioned previously, many people at Mirakl have taken a pledge not to shop on Amazon for gifts this holiday season. Our goal is to support other retailers to help them stay in business while they fix their customer experience challenges. Yes, those retailers may have been slow to make the right investments, and aren’t moving quickly enough to fix things, but let’s literally buy them some time.

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Can (Walmart + Google) Take on Amazon?

By Jess Iandiorio on September 6, 2017

 One thing is clear: Doug McMillan is not waving the white flag. If anyone embodies the spirit of fighting back against Amazon, it’s Walmart’s CEO. In the March-April 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review, Doug opened up about his near and long-term strategy for Walmart.

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Gartner Adds Marketplace Operation Applications in Hype Cycle for Digital Commerce, 2017

By Jess Iandiorio on August 14, 2017

 

Gartner recently released the Hype Cycle For Digital Commerce, 2017* and several new categories have been added, including Marketplace Operation Applications.

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What is the Difference Between Dropship and Marketplace?

By Jess Iandiorio on June 13, 2017

At Mirakl, we get asked all the time: “what is the difference between dropship and marketplace?” Because the terms are often used interchangeably, there is an incredible amount of confusion about the important distinctions between dropship and marketplace. This post will clear up that confusion, succinctly outline the differences between the two models, and show how the models work together and why every retailer needs a marketplace (whether utilizing dropshipping or not).

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Airbnb Experiences Take Center Stage As Services Marketplaces Boom

By Jess Iandiorio on June 6, 2017

If you’re looking to book accommodations on Airbnb, you’ll notice something a little different this week. Airbnb experiences are taking center stage with “above the fold” placement on Airbnb.com. Ever the innovators, Airbnb’s leadership team was not satisfied to solely disrupt the travel accommodation industry, they have a lot more of the $7.2 trillion dollar travel & tourism industry to conquer.

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How Amazon is Dismantling Retail: Cliffs Notes

By Jess Iandiorio on April 20, 2017

 

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