The e-commerce business is a very different place than it was just six months ago. There’s no question that the e-commerce world is a lot tougher than it was just a short time ago. This article, written by Senior Advisor Galen Pyle, talks about why now is a good time to sell your company if you have a profit because macroeconomics may get worse.
The pandemic-inspired boom in e-commerce has fallen back to earth as consumers move more of their shopping back to brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers battle supply chain problems and rising costs. What does this mean to e-commerce companies?
If you’re an online retailer—more specifically, one that sells through Amazon—you should be a little worried. Business may have peaked during the current economic cycle. But it may not be too late if you want to exit at a strong valuation.
Amazon may no longer be the only game in town when it comes to aggregators and the online retailers they acquire. Several recent deals by startup aggregators indicate that Shopify is the up-and-coming M&A e-commerce platform. This trend may suggest that demand for Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) businesses has reached a saturation point and that competing platforms offer more opportunity.