The countdown is on, it’s officially 6 weeks to go until the Marketplace and Platform Summit 2018, hosted at the world’s most exciting start-up incubator, Station F. This year we’re bringing together the top movers and shakers from across the marketplace ecosystem to give you all the tools you need to grow your revenue.
When Amazon Business launched, it was hailed as a major threat to B2B distributors and a key strategic priority for Amazon’s growth. Within a year the marketplace had surpassed $1 billion in sales, and was reputed to be growing at 20% month over month.* Featuring hundreds of millions of products, bulk discounts and two day free shipping, Amazon Business literally meant business. Two years later, and with the rollout of their marketplace across some of the world’s most influential retail markets US, UK, Japan, India, and recently in France, we’re asking what’s the big deal about Amazon Business and is it all it’s cracked up to be?
With Forrester predicting that by 2022, 40% of global eCommerce sales will be through marketplaces - there has never been a more pressing need for the industry to galvanize their marketplace strategy.
Each year Mirakl brings together market-leading retailers, innovative technology partners and leading industry analysts to celebrate the power and potential of the marketplace model at the Mirakl Marketplace & Platform Summit.
We're talking about retail and we're live. Welcome to Retail Week Live 2018!* This year we're back at the enormous Intercontinental O2 near the historic borough of Greenwich, the place where time was created and we will be bringing you all of the highlights (well, as many as we can fit in!) from the two day conference. As we enter an increasingly unpredicatable and turbulent year for the UK retail industry, it's never been more important to hear from leaders across the space and their priorities to build a stronger future for retail.