Industry news nuggets from the world of DTC and beyond...
Amazon buy button
~ as a consumer, I can totally see it from a convenience perspective. However, as an FBA seller, is it really going to drive way more traffic to my site? And what if my DTC channel is Shopify, which I assume is the DTC platform of choice for loads of FBA sellers? Watch this space 👀
Thrasio in trouble?
~ this one seems to have flown under the radar in terms of general LinkedIn chatter. Curious to see how that plays out across the aggregator space.
Airbnb goes remote
~ at the same time, Apple are getting some pretty serious backlash from their WFH policy with many workers saying it will make Apple "younger, whiter, more male-dominated, more neuro-normative, [and] more able-bodied”. I don’t reckon anybody has actually figured out flexible working but my general sense is that companies (although I appreciate there will be exceptions to this) that don’t offer flexibility will lose out on good talent. If you want a very different perspective, check out this bloke’s LinkedIn post that sent the internet on fire last week. Pretty sure he is pro bringing back powdered wigs too 👴🏻
~ WPP launches a new end-end commerce offering. I’m super curious to see how this plays out compared to somebody like THG.
~ the sustainable fashion app that offers repairs and alterations, closed a £2.4m pre-seed round. This is such a sick idea. Check it out 🤙
30 under 30
~ Forbes has released its list for 2022 which also means LinkedIn profile updates will hit a yearly high. Jokes apart, so sick to see some amazing people I know on this list: Alex, Yang and Hannah. Bloody rockstars 🎸
Pay for Twitter?
~ I suppose Elon could use a hand with his Help to Buy Twitter scheme application 😎
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