There is no unifying theme for the articles I picked out this week, other than that they are valuable for merchants of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy them. And, then enjoy the weekend!
Etsy Makes Moves
Etsy recently announced that they would help their seller find manufacturers to scale operations. While this might be good news for some, others are upset that Etsy is moving away from its core “handmade” goods business. This article takes a critical look at Etsy’s decision.
A while back, we covered what to do about Amazon Webstore shutting down. Now, news has broken that Amazon is partnering with Shopify to be the recommended destination for Amazon Webstore merchants. It’s good news for Shopify and probably for the Amazon Webstore vendors. It’ll also add to Shopify’s momentum.
The word “growth” comes up around our office quite a bit–we try to grow nChannel by helping merchants grow their businesses. So, naturally the headline of this article drew me in. This interview with Gary Hanifan at Accenture Strategy is sure to give you some ideas about how to improve your supply chain.