Pinduoduo (PDD) has really stood out in digital – both for its ability to break into a market dominated by Alibaba and JD and for the stunning speed of its growth. Founded in 2015, PDD has grown to +800M users in six years. It grew to +$9B in revenue. Upon reaching a +$100B market cap, […]
In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses how specialty ecommerce companies can thrive against the giants. He identifies five key factors for success: differentiated user experience, competitive logistics, strong competitive advantage, clear path to operational cash flow, and avoidance of markets and situations that are attractive or strategic for the major ecommerce companies. He argues that specialty ecommerce companies can succeed by focusing on specific niches and providing a superior user experience.
I was mulling over investing in Expedia during the beginning of the pandemic. It made sense that travel would take a hit for a couple of years. And then it would likely come back. Plus, digital marketplaces are good at scaling up and down. But I didn’t buy as I feel more comfortable with Asia […]
Pinduoduo is a Chinese e-commerce platform that has grown rapidly in recent years. The company’s unique business model, which focuses on group buying and social media, has helped it to reach a large number of users in China. However, Pinduoduo faces challenges from competition and regulation.
Pinduoduo is a Chinese e-commerce platform that has grown rapidly in recent years. The company’s unique business model, which focuses on group buying and social media, has helped it to reach a large number of users in China. Pinduoduo’s target market is lower-income consumers who are looking for low-cost products. The company’s growth strategy has been to focus on rural areas and smaller cities in China.