The panel of experts includes Lovehoney’s Matthew Curry, Dan Barker, an e-business consultant, Stuart McMillan of Schuh and James Gurd who owns Digital Juggler.
It’s one of Dan Barker‘s ideas that I like the best:
In 2015 someone will finally launch a social shopping platform that takes hold. Like Tumblr or WordPress.com where your little blog forms part of a much broader ecosystem, and users can buy across multiple seemingly standalone sites through a unified basket or payment system.
But maybe that’s just me hoping: there’s been a strange situation over the last few years where many ecommerce platform changes have benefitted very small sites (eg. you can launch a website for almost nothing now), but most digital marketing changes have benefitted really large sites.”
If he’s right, 2015 will be the year that many stop wondering which new behemoth (Google, Facebook, Apple) will crack the eBay/Amazon ecommerce duopoly. Rather it will be a crowdsourced competitor. Here’s hoping. There’s a stack of opportunity for a challenger.