Women’s Wear Daily

22 June 2015

“Whether it’s eBay or Amazon or a department store, [these more established competitors have] been after this consumer for a decade now, and it’s going to be pretty tough to come in from the outside and take market share,” Al Sambar, retail strategist at Kurt Salmon, explains to Women’s Wear Daily, when reflecting on Alibaba’s failed U.S. e-commerce venture, 11 Main.“These marketplaces—there are so many of them out there. It’s hard to break into that,” Sambar concludes.

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