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Analysis: Etsy’s Depop deal is a big bet that retail has changed forever

2021-06-03T16:17:00+01:00By

News broke this week that online marketplace Etsy has bought second-hand fashion app Depop for $1.6bn, but what does the deal mean for both businesses?

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Etsy buys Depop for $1.6bn in bid to attract Gen Z shoppers

2021-06-02T09:52:00+01:00By

Online marketplace Etsy has acquired resale platform Depop for £1.13bn.

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Murray Lambell

Opinion

‘Making second-hand mainstream starts with trust’

2021-06-01T05:30:00+01:00By

For years, Retail Week readers have been divided on whether concerns about sustainability really cut through to consumer purchasing decisions. 

Murray Lambell

Opinion

Ebay UK boss Murray Lambell: ‘Online and offline – it isn’t a binary game of winner takes all’

2021-03-02T06:30:00+00:00By

Over the past year, many have tried to pit ecommerce against physical stores. And with the regrettable loss of some big brands from our high streets it’s an easy assumption to make. 

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Analysis

Six ways to fast-track ecommerce strategy in 2021

2021-02-08T06:00:00+00:00By

Online sales have soared 46% year on year, with the pandemic changing consumer shopping behaviour as we know it. As RWRC’s Accelerating Ecommerce Week kicks off, we look at the steps retailers must take to expedite their digital propositions.

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