We attended the ICMA Spring conference in Belgrade earlier this month. More than 100 executives traveled to the Serbian capital for the conference from May 10 to 12. As can be seen here, the program was styled for hands-on learning and sharing of experiences. Here is our observations and main take-aways from the many presentations we listened to and one-on-one chats we engaged in.
Payment systems, credit extension, innovative ways to buy-now-and-pay-later, and new currencies (such as Bitcoin) have literally exploded onto the classifieds scene in the last few months.
Trade Me, New Zealand’s leading marketplace and auction site, partnered with Australian fintech site Afterpay to offer a service similar to lay-by or layaway, where customers can buy used goods and then pay them off in four installments.
Blippar, the U.K. technology company that specializes in augmented reality, computer vision and artificial intelligence, announced its first technology that allows consumers to recognize cars via an app on their smartphones.
In Japan, popular mobile-only c-to-c marketplaces include unicorn Mercari, Rakuten’s Rakuma and Drecom’s Clip. With especially strong fashion and electronics categories, they fight each other for the attention of local bargain hunters. Until recently, no-one had the guts to narrow its focus to a single category. Then this app came along: The book flea market.
It’s been a good year for Machino, a classified marketplace for used machinery. But the competition, MachineryTrader.com, has a big head start.
Nebraska has become the first state in the U.S. to require that every community establish a "safe trade" zone at police or sheriff's offices. The law was signed on Wednesday by Gov. Brian Sandoval. Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, the sponsor, said the AIM Group's SafeTrade Stations initiative was used to develop and support the bill.
EBay France launched a campaign touting fixed-price selling, as opposed to selling on auction, Céline Saada-Benaben, general manager of EBay France, said in a recent interview.
Would you buy a used Rembrandt on Craigslist? Or a stolen Vermeer worth an estimated $200 million? One man tried to sell ...
The launch of e-commerce site Noon.com in the Middle East, originally planned for January, was officially pushed back to "later this year". Noon.com is being developed as an alternative to Amazon-owned Souq.com in the Middle East. It is the brainchild of businessman Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar.