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    Consumer Marketplace Strategy: Building the Next Disruptor
    When Amazon launched in 1995 as an online bookstore, most consumers had never made a purchase online. Amazon now has 197M monthly website visitors and 95M consumers that subscribe to their Prime membership offering. One of the reasons Amazon has been able to reach online retail dominance is its third-party marketplace that represents nearly ~30% of Amazon’s $195B of online sales.
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    Three Takeaways on Shopify and the Rise of Its Partner Ecosystem
    by Matt Tanenblatt The other week, the Motley Fool described Shopify’s stock as the Tesla of E-commerce, which is no small comparison with the elevated importance of E-commerce in the midst of dozens of “shelter-in-place” orders around the country. Of course, with the recent market volatility, stock prices aren’t always the best indicators of the … Continued
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    The Movement of Money: Accelerating a Digital Future
    By Jim Ferry The Internet has and will continue to change how money is exchanged.  This is especially true in the social distancing and quarantined environment we find ourselves in today. With most workers in the U.S. on lockdown, the physical movement of money is virtually at a standstill, accelerating a trend that was already … Continued
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    The Next Enabling Platform: Q&A with Sean Cantwell and Dave Gordon
    The Next Enabling Platform Historically, there are four key ingredients that all enabling platforms have. They’ve all got a critical mass of users that make it interesting for third parties to develop solutions on top of that platform. They’ve got an open ecosystem, so it’s easy for third parties to develop solutions on top of … Continued
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