The Tipping Point for the shift from physical to digital retail is occurring due to significant advantages e-commerce has over brick-and-mortar retail. But which e-commerce model will win in the long run? Ebay /Alibaba / Rakuten type marketplaces or a more controlled retail platform like Amazon, which also has a marketplace? Will the emerging “asset light” models, such as Instacart, PostMates, eBay Now, Uber(?), and Google Shopping Express, enable physical retailers to team up and provide instant gratification to beat the e-commerce giants? Let’s discuss the evolution and future of e-commerce – exciting times!
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