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Articles written by analyzing our own unique data on marketplaces. By having access to our own data we are able to analyze marketplaces fairly and objectively.

We have developed proprietary technology allowing us to monitor and analyze world's dominant e-commerce platforms like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, etc. This has enabled us to build the largest e-commerce data set including millions of sellers across all major marketplaces.

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Etsy News

13,547 Sellers on Amazon Handmade vs. 1,003,822 on Etsy

Amazon Handmade was launched in October 2015, exactly two years ago. The products on Amazon Handmade are listed by 13,547 sellers based on our research. Compared to 1,003,822 sellers with products listed on Etsy. If all Amazon Handmade sellers were one seller, the number of seller feedback reviews received by it would make that seller the number one seller on Amazon.com marketplace.

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Walmart News

15,000 Sellers Now on the Walmart Marketplace

Last week Walmart passed the milestone of 15,000 Walmart marketplace sellers. On average a seller has 2,550 products listed for sale. And yet it is hard to know what any of these mean in terms of the potential of the marketplace since none of these figures are performance related.

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Amazon News

One Million Customers Affected by Amazon.com Scam Sellers

Over 21,000 scam sellers were detected in the last 12 months. Those sellers on Amazon.com collectively received close to one million negative reviews. Since not all customers leave a seller review - even if the experience was bad - the number of orders affected by this issue is undoubtedly even larger. Amazon has so far not taken any action, which is arguably disappointing.

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Amazon News

Few Amazon Sellers Use Seller Fulfilled Prime

We found that out of the Top 100,000 Amazon.com sellers, just 283 have committed to the program. Meaning for majority of the products they offer Prime shipping, and the shipping is not done by FBA. Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) launched in 2015 allows marketplace sellers to offer Prime two-day shipping without using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).

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Amazon News

Amazon Sellers Are All Trying to Avoid Competition

A minor misconception about marketplaces is that sellers are contempt with its model. Instead sellers are spending increasing effort to avoid the "marketplace", all to avoid having competition. 27 percent of the top 1,000 sellers, 37 percent of the top 10,000 sellers, and 44 percent of the top 100,000 sellers are selling 3 brands or less.

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