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Are Online Marketplaces the New Department Stores? Conversation with OnBuy - RWB (Digital Series)

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Are Online Marketplaces the New Department Stores? Conversation with OnBuy - RWB (Digital Series)

As ecommerce growth continues to accelerate at the expense of brick-and-mortar retail, brands are increasingly turning to marketplace platforms for the exposure that multi-brand retail stores used to provide — including, but not limited to when it comes to fashion and apparel. The lure of brick-and-mortar department stores are driven by superior customer experience; offering choice, access, and ability to compare, but these are increasingly the signature strengths of online marketplaces.

The impact that technology has had on shopping has undoubtedly changed the way consumers make purchases — but to what extent are online marketplaces taking the place of traditional department stores? Will the social shopping experience always hold a special place in consumer hearts, or is there a future where online marketplaces can replicate the experience of the high street?

Join us as we discuss this topic with our expert guests:

If there is any marketplace qualified to share an insight into the shift from offline-to-online and the explosive growth behind online marketplaces: it’s OnBuy.com — the world’s fastest-growing marketplace that’s revolutionising the eCommerce industry through its fair, transparent and ethical approach.

We’re therefore excited to exclusively invite Cas Paton, founder and CEO of OnBuy, to share his vision for the future of online marketplaces with us and what part they will have to play in the traditional space of department stores.

Joining us from We Are Pentagon — the market-leading service provider for brands and retailers selling on marketplaces — is Managing Director, Pete Harris. Pete will bring a balanced view and wealth of experience and insight from his role at We Are Pentagon and background as Head of Commercial Operations at Argos.

Hosted by Dilyana Gramadarova, Head of Partnerships and host of RWB Digital Series, this webinar will deliver exclusive insight into the changing consumer landscape and provide a view on the future of online marketplaces as department stores.

As an exclusive session: attendees are limited to 100.

Hosted by

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    Dilyana Gramadarova Retail Without Borders (RWB)

    As Head of Strategic Partnerships, Dilyana is focused on strengthening the relations with marketplaces globally and growing RWB as a thought leadership and knowledge sharing platform connecting the marketplaces with sellers and best in class solution providers.

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    Pete Harris Director of Managed Services @ We Are Pentagon

    Pete Harris represents the Managed Services division of We Are Pentagon, supporting the international expansion for brands and retailers by enabling them to sell products across their own marketplace stores worldwide.

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    Cas Paton Founder and CEO @ OnBuy

    A highly driven and passionate entrepreneur, Cas Paton is the founder and CEO of OnBuy.com, the fastest-growing marketplace in the world. Cas utilises decades of business insight to drive OnBuy’s mission of bringing fair, transparent, and ethical eCommerce around the world.

Retail Without Borders (RWB)

Accelerate your global marketplace sales with Retail Without Borders.

Our annual RWB event is Europe’s largest online marketplace conference, and the RWB Digital Series offers a range of online events for thought leadership, knowledge sharing, a strong collaboration among marketplaces, sellers, and solution providers.