Arcade provides insight and knowledge about the latest trends and innovations in the cross-border marketplace ecommerce landscape.
9 January 2024

3 tips to succeed on marketplaces

With marketplaces poised to continue their rapid growth, what do sellers and operators need to know to seize the moment? To shop with online retailers or visit a physical store — this is the choice every consumer faces when making a purchasing decisi...
20 October 2023

Online clothing sales to overtake in-store in 2022

The ecommerce market has grown nearly 700% since 2011, ballooning from $680B to $5T in just a decade. According to Mirakl's Adoption survey (2021), online marketplaces are continuing to see strong growth post COVID, after seeing a huge surge in popul...
11 April 2023

3 reasons why UK brands should be selling on European marketplaces in 2022

With the UK withdrawing from the European Union in January 2020 (commonly referred to as Brexit), there has been a lot of uncertainty regarding cross-border trade. Particularly when it comes to rules and regulations on trade such as tariffs, quotas a...
10 January 2023

3 reasons why European brands should be selling on UK marketplaces in 2022

Brexit – in combination with the COVID-19 pandemic – has generated some uncertainty within the retail sector. Lockdowns and other restrictions changing on a frequent basis has made it difficult for brands to develop plans or strategies, particularly ...
9 December 2022

UK Marketplace Focus: Folksy

When it comes to selling your products on marketplaces, there are a lot of options to choose from. With the ecommerce industry growing so rapidly, there are many unique marketplaces and therefore it can be tough to know who to work with. The 'UK Mark...
23 November 2021

Sustainable Delivery and Returns Expectations in the UK: What You Need to Know

Nearly half (43 percent) of UK shoppers state that they are “more likely” to shop with a rival retailer if they offer a greater range of sustainable delivery options, new research from click-and-collect firm Doddle has found. More and more e-commerce...
8 November 2021

UK Marketplace Focus: Notonthehighstreet

Within the rapidly growing and evolving ecommerce industry, there are multiple different marketplaces on which you can sell your products – which can make it difficult to know who to partner with. The 'UK Marketplace Focus' series aims to support you...
27 October 2021

Top 3 Emerging Payment Trends in the UK 2021

One of the most common and overlooked pitfalls that online retailers make when expanding their cross-border trade is neglecting payment methods. Even if you take into account and localise product translations and descriptions, offer customer service ...
21 October 2021

What Do British Online Consumers Expect from Their Favourite Brands and Retailers?

A recent study found that 70% of UK shoppers now favour online or mobile shopping over in-store shopping. This has been greatly influenced by the pandemic, with more than half stating that their online shopping had increased since the start of the pa...
12 October 2021

UK Marketplace Focus: Fruugo

With numerous options being available within the rapidly growing ecommerce industry, there are many unique marketplaces on which you can sell your products – which can make it difficult to know who to work with. The 'UK Marketplace Focus' series aims...