Magento, the ecommerce platform, launched in 2007, grew dramatically, and was acquired by eBay. When eBay divested PayPal in 2015, it also sold Magento, to a private equity firm. Magento’s C.E.O. is now Mark Lavelle, a seasoned technology executive who co-founded Bill Me Later, the payment service. I spoke with him recently to discuss Magento and the state of ecommerce generally. Practical Ecommerce: Bring us up to date on the status of Magento. Mark Lavelle: It’s a pretty exciting time here.
In the United States, ecommerce is mature and sophisticated. That’s not the case in Saudi Arabia, where it’s new and challenging. Hamza el Bayed is co-founder of a Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ecommerce company called Ora La Moda, which sells fashion apparel. I recently spoke with him about the hurdles — and the opportunities — in launching an ecommerce company in the Middle East. What follows is the full audio interview and the transcript of it, edited for length and clarity.
Given the ease with which brands and manufacturers can sell their products directly to consumers, many observers believe the future of resellers is limited. Ori Greenburg, an ecommerce veteran and now C.E.O. of Algopix, a market analysis platform, does not agree. I recently spoke it with him, to discuss it. What follows is the full audio interview and a transcription of it, edited for length and clarity. Practical Ecommerce: What’s the future for resellers on marketplaces, especially Amazon?
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Selecting a term
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