Every day, Mercadolibre's shipping unit (MercadoEnvíos) delivers thousands of products across Latin America.
In order to provide customers with the best experience throughout the shipping process, it is critical to have accurate sales forecasts.
At the core of this business problem, lies the Data Challenge task: given the historical sales time-series for a subset of the martketplace's listings, we challenge you to predict how long will it take for a given item to run out of stock.
We know how hard it can be to find resources to practice when you want to learn Machine Learning. We put together this challenge so you can sharpen your skills in a real business context and with a validated data sets.
In this way, you will be able to use validated resources, post your results and compare them with other participants' solutions. At the same time, you can win great prizes by doing it!
*Only residents from Argentina 🇦🇷, Brazil 🇧🇷, Chile 🇨🇱, Colombia 🇨🇴, Mexico 🇲🇽 and Uruguay 🇺🇾 are eligibles for prizes.
We are the leading e-commerce and fintech company in Latin America. We are building an entrepreneurial ecosystem that is democratizing trade, money and payments, empowering millions of people in Latin America. Mercado Libre is a pioneering e-commerce company, based on a platform where users buy, sell, advertise, deliver, fund and pay goods and services through the Internet. We are driven by the commitment to co-create a better future, while enjoying what we carry in our DNA: to be entrepreneurs.