The platform economy! E-commerce news by Nabil

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The big news of the last week is Mirakl raising $300M for its Marketplace SAAS Platform. Basically, the company help you launch and manage your own marketplace on your e-commerce website! The company has more than 300 customers including BestBuy, Carrefour, Toyota, HP…etc…!

A Unicorn is born in Paris (They are French, nobody is perfect J) at a valuation of 1.5Bln!

Another sign of the huge momentum on e-commerce!


  • Nike online sales boom (+82%!)
  • Zalando enter the re-sale market
  • Walmart prepare for a peak!
  • E-commerce platform Whitebox raises $18M

Read more about Mirakl’s miraculous finance-raiser HERE.

Nike’s online business is booming — ‘digital is here to stay,’ CEO says

Digital sales at Nike soared 82% during the last quarter! Even with most stores open! Amazing no?

Before Covid-19, Nike had set a goal of having its e-commerce sales represent 30% of total revenue by 2023. But it has already exceeded that. Nike now plans to have 50% of sales online, that’s huge and they are on track to reach it!

Just Do it!

Check out Nike’s results HERE.

Zalando enters the resale market with the launch of Pre-owned category

This should not come as a surprise! Resale market or Recommerce is hot hot hot! Zalando being one of the most committed company to sustainability, entering into the resale market is key to demonstrate further their commitment to sustainability! But also because some major competitors like H&M have already moved into space…

Learn more about Zalando’s pre-owned category HERE.

Walmart hiring 20K in e-commerce ops for the holidays

Q4 is the busiest quarter for all the retailers, this is what we call “the peak season”.

This year, it will be particularly busy as many consumers will want to avoid crowded stores and buy online.

Walmart is preparing for this and hiring 20K people!

In the coming weeks, we will see online sales volume like never before. Be ready for delays and don’t wait till the last minute to buy your gifts…

Read more about Walmart’s plans HERE.

StartUp Of The week: Whitebox

E-commerce platform Whitebox raises $18M

Whitebox e-commerce platform just raised $18M to grow its presence. The company business model combines tools for managing e-commerce listings across a variety of marketplaces with the ability to store and ship products from its own warehouse spaces across the United States. Interesting combination and another e-commerce startup taking advantage of the e-commerce boom!

Learn more about Whitebox HERE.

Nabil Malouli is VP, Global E-commerce for DHL Supply Chain where he leads the innovation, strategy and product development of its e-commerce fulfilment and last-mile solutions.

Photo: Mirakl office in France. Credit: Mirakl