E-commerce company observes huge drop in shares


On: Dec 2020

The parent company of the well-known Shopping app ContextLogic observed its share price dropped more than five percent in its trading debut on yesterday, after gaining $1.1 billion in an initial public offering (IPO). The San Francisco-located firm sold around 46 million shares at the topmost end of its $22 to nearly $24 target range. The stock has been opened at $22.75 on the Nasdaq, yielding an industry value of $13.34 billion.

The company’s debut comes after huge-IPO as well as stellar initial day pops of the firms including Airbnb, SnowFlake and DoorDash. ContextLogic was originated in 2010 by CEO Peter Szulczewski mainly of Google, as well as the veteran of Yahoo Danny Zhnag. It is Wish application called for auctioning bargains from China and grabs 100 million month-wise active users the globe.

Szulczewski said that we are investing in logistics, leveling the team on worldwide basis, observing for new revenue streams as well as enhancing our customer experience, which is similar to social media app TikTok for shopping. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a gain in online shopping because customers stayed at home but also captured some disturbance to supply chains. In July-September month, Wish booked around $606 million in revenue share, rose to 33 percent and a net failure of $99 million. 

The firm is expanding domestic warehouses to better administration shipping times and bundling order to decline shipping costs for the two million products sold per day. The managing partner, of Wish investor GGV Capital, Has Tung said that the victory of dollar reserves highlights the possible of an e-commerce platform concentrating on minor upscale customers.

Tung said that our several customers are expecting to wait if the cost is better. We are taking a distinct perspective. We still have extreme room to gain in the United States and the penetration in emerging industries is at initial stage.