At the end of October, we met online with representatives of the largest retail companies in the CIS. We discussed the maturity levels of an e-commerce business and the possibilities of transformation into a marketplace.
Our special guests were:
1. Andrey Sushkin, Development Director of ParkTechno, the wholesale online store of electrical products. He described how their business changed into a hybrid model and talked about the role of PIM Scallium
in this model.
2. Igor Chernov, CEO of the Russian furniture marketplace "Дизайн Склад"
— Design Sklad. He also showcased his e-commerce project and shared his opinion on why a marketplace is not a way to make money.
3. Andrey Pavlenko, CEO Scallium described the stages of e-commerce development.
Below are some relevant points from our discussion.