Global online resale marketplace StockX announced today that it has opened its first authentication centre in Melbourne.  StockX, with backing from rapper Eminem, model Karlie Kloss and actor Mark Wahlberg, was built on the idea of alternative asset classes, selling high-demand consumer goods through the model of a stock exchange.

Australians spend over $80 billion annually on home improvements, and since the emergence of the commercial internet 25 years ago many companies have tried to build an online business to leverage the opportunity, often with mixed success. Hipages, founded by Roby Sharon-Zipser in 2004 has emerged as the market leader

Bunnings Warehouse

Bunnings plans to launch an online marketplace, called MarketLink, as the home improvement retailer expands its digital offering.  The retailer has been a latecomer to ecommerce, with Bunnings’ Managing Director, Mike Schneider saying earlier this year the business has been building its digital capability “which is less about selling products

Deliveroo food marketplace gig economy

Deliveroo is launching a new service, Marketplace+ allowing restaurants with their own riders to join the food delivery service. The company predicts this will add an extra 6,000 restaurants to the platform before 2019. At the moment there are close to 6,000 restaurants on Deliveroo with the prediction bringing the

Online marketplaces are booming in Australia, offering brands and sellers an additional channels to reach consumers and share the logistics load. However, not all marketplaces are equal and Australia’s biggest platforms are pitching sellers on their particular strengths. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Marketplaces – such as Amazon,

Amazon Seller Summit Sydney

10,000 third party sellers have joined Amazon’s Australian marketplace since it launched less than four months ago. That’s according to Marketplace Pulse, which also predicts Amazon will have more than 50,000 sellers in Australia by the end of the year. Initial growth in seller numbers was constrained by Amazon’s “invitation only

Amazon Australia has launched Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA), the service which takes cares of the logistics on behalf of Amazon’s third party marketplace sellers. For a fee, businesses send their products to Amazon’s Australian fulfilment centre and Amazon picks, packs and delivers the product once an order is made. The

Online graphic design marketplace 99Designs is moving its global HQ back to Melbourne after a seven-year stint in the US. CEO Patrick Lewellyn is also returning from the US to prepare the company for a possible IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange. Launched in 2008, 99designs has operations in Melbourne,

Oneflare, the online home services marketplace, has acquired Renovate Forum, which it says is Australia’s largest community for renovators seeking advice and expert opinion, and which attracts half a million visits a month. The site also has a membership of 40,000. For its part, Oneflare is a startup looking to