As we enter the new
year, we embrace new changes that will bring our marketplaces to new
heights. We're certain of one thing:
the growth of marketplaces is unstoppable. According to Juniper Research, the growth of the marketplace economy lead by the sharing economy companies is set to double between 2017 and 2022, growing from US$19billion to US$40billion.
However, marketplace business models are evolving. Beyond well-known ecommerce marketplace brands like eBay, Amazon, Airbnb, Uber or Grubhub, world has seen the marketplace models disrupting just about every traditional industry. Marketplaces are starting to combine offline and online models, using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and even blockchain technology.
For entrepreneurs, sharing economy organizations and those invested in the future of eCommerce marketplaces, Arcadier has compiled 2018's marketplace trends into an eBook for your reading pleasure. We hope that this will serve as a useful guide to help you navigate the industry in 2018 and also encourage discourse within the Arcadier community.