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Counterfeits Proliferate On Marketplaces As Online Shopping Takes Root

Research conducted by Marketplace Pulse shows that sellers from China constitute roughly a quarter of all the vendors who have a presence on Amazon USA. On Amazon’s global marketplace they are also about 25% of all sellers.
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Forbes

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

According to research by Marketplace Pulse, Chinese sellers now make up 25% of the merchants selling on Amazon USA and potentially a quarter of Amazon’s global marketplace.
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Website Magazine

Ask Anything About: Amazon

Perhaps, however, you've had some questions about Amazon you didn't know where to ask or just didn't want to ask. Juozas "Joe" Kaziukenas of Marketplace Pulse, a provider of marketplace analytics for Amazon, eBay, Walmart and others, offered up some helpful insights and tips about Amazon in our version of Reddit's "ask me anything."
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Entrepreneur

Amazon Marketplace: It's Bigger Than It Looks

During a talk I gave at the Retail Global Conference, I met Juozas Kaziukenas, founder of Marketplace Pulse, and had the opportunity to discuss with him the current and future state of the Amazon marketplace, one of the larger marketplaces his company researches. Talking to Kaziukenas at the conference, I found it eye-opening to learn about the size of the Amazon marketplace (bigger than most would think) as well as other fascinating insights, such as the way China affects the market, the average seller's income from the platform and Kaziukenas's own views on the relative competition inside the Amazon marketplace.
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Which-50

Amazon’s 500 Australia Sellers? That Number Is Going To Explode.

Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder of Marketplace Pulse, which tracks the performance of ecommerce marketplaces around the world, says they’ll be watching Amazon’s Australian marketplace closely once it is up and running. “Amazon has hinted to 500 sellers pre-launch. I expect this number to explode,” Kaziukėnas told Which-50. “Amazon launched in Mexico in July 2015. Two years later, they already have 48,000 marketplace sellers there. Amazon launched in India in 2013 and that marketplace is the fastest growing in terms of sellers, now at 230,000. So the 500 figure in Australia is only going to last for a day.” Amazon.com.au’s seller base will be inflated by Chinese and other international sellers, especially when Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) launches, Kaziukėnas said.
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HighYa

Amazon Seller Scams: How Scammers Use Amazon Marketplace to Rob Shoppers

During the last month alone, 843 new scam sellers were reported by Marketplace Pulse, which created scamsellers.com about a year ago in order to provide an accessible report that’s always up to date.
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Racked

Nobody Thinks About eBay

Sellers are flocking to Amazon; according to a study by Marketplace Pulse, more than 1,000 new sellers join every day.
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Elite Daily

This Anorexia Sweatshirt On Amazon Is Totally Insensitive To People With Eating Disorders

This controversial piece of clothing comes to market via seller ArturoBuch, which joined Amazon in 2015 and, according to Marketplace Pulse, took a hiatus in 2016. The brand currently has around 40 items for sale on Amazon.
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Freightos

The Logistics Of Fidget Spinners

For third-party sellers, Amazon is there every step of the way. It’s difficult to track down individual Amazon sellers but let’s assume that WuyiMC is a Chinese seller, like close to 25% of Amazon Europe marketplace sellers.
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Forbes

Amazon.com: The Place Where American Dreams Are Stolen By Chinese Counterfeiters

Chinese sellers now make up 25% of the merchants selling on Amazon USA and potentially a quarter of Amazon’s global marketplace, according to research by Juozas Kaziukenas of Marketplace Pulse.
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Techlicious

6 Pitfalls to Avoid When Shopping on Amazon

In fact, independent sellers, known as third-party sellers on Amazon, make up 50 percent of Amazon’s total sales, reports research firm Marketplace Pulse. In 2016, third-party sellers generated $22.99 billion in services sales. With that much cash on the line, unscrupulous behavior is bound to appear among Amazon’s less than forthright dealers. Last year, online shoppers reported 57 phony sellers every day, says Marketplace Pulse.
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TMJ4 Milwaukee, WI

Fake sellers dupe one million Amazon customers

57 fake sellers a day according to the firm's data. Marketplace Pulse started a website to track these sellers. In the last 12 months it found more than 21,00 of them. "A lot of these attacks are riding on the simple thing of listing all the products at very, very low prices," Kaziukenas explained. So far it's estimated one million Amazon customers have been affected, and it's not just happening in the U.S. "All Amazon marketplaces internationally, from Japan to Germany to the U.K., " Kaziukenas pointed out.
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PaymentsSource

Amazon 'gets' millennial demands; and that makes it a threat

According to yesont.us Amazon has 185,000 retailers in the US site and another 200,000 internationally - potentially as many of 400,000 retailers that this service could trickle down to. Such a service could provide inventory management and optimization, helping retailers manage what they sell on Amazon, both through their physical store and online store. Ease of reconciliation for accounting and payments would benefit as well. Therefore, opening the door for Amazon Pay to infiltrate the physical store front, something PayPal has been trying for years.
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Faith Family America

Buyer Beware: If You Shop on Amazon, This Sinister Scam May Cost You

Marketplace Pulse estimates that over 21,000 scam sellers were detected last year; in 12 months, that averages out to 57 sellers a day, every day—and 77 percent of those scammers occurred on Amazon, leading to close to one million bad reviews in 12 months of those sellers. “Thousands of new sellers join Amazon every day, which inevitably brings a pool of new bad actors,” reports Marketplace Pulse.
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Reuters

Exclusive: Not Made in America - Wal-Mart looks overseas for online vendors

Shrinking that gap is key to Wal-Mart’s strategy to beat Amazon. Launched in 2009, the marketplace platform contributes more than 10 percent to Wal-Mart’s e-commerce revenue, but barely registers in total sales of nearly $486 billion, according to data from e-commerce analytics firm Marketplace Pulse. The data could not be independently verified by Reuters.
"This all boils down to one thing," said Juozas Kaziukenas, founder and chief executive of Marketplace Pulse, the e-commerce analytics firm. "Wal-Mart's marketplace has not been a success story, but with their renewed focus on e- commerce, they are trying to do everything they can to change that," he said.
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BuzzFeed News

There's A War Going On Behind Amazon's "Add To Cart" Button

"In a lot of ways the Buy box is a slowed down stock exchange," said Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder and CEO of Marketplace Pulse, which collects and analyzes e-commerce marketplace data. "You have a flow of customers who are willing to buy a particular product and they’re willing to pay whatever the market price is, but then there are hundreds of sellers who want to have a sale."
Kaziukėnas of Marketplace Pulse believes in the data. "The Buy box is much smarter than it appears," he said. "It’s trying to do things beyond the price and trying to help customers. Customers probably should not try to outsmart that. There's a reason why Amazon did not pick another seller."
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Ecommerce News Europe

More Amazon marketplace sellers use Fulfillment by Amazon

In Europe, about 40 percent of the top 10,000 Amazon marketplace sellers makes use of Amazon’s fulfillment service, Fulfillment by Amazon. Since January, the share of sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon has grown in all countries where Amazon offers this service. Statistics come from Marketplace Pulse, which explains it looks at the top 10,000 sellers only, because they feel they best represent the market. “There are many more sellers in all marketplaces, but the top 10,000 sellers represent the majority of third-party sales.”
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t3n

Die Top-100 der Amazon-Händler in Deutschland

Wer sind die größten Händler Deutschlands? Marketplace Pulse ist der Frage nachgegangen und hat eine Rangliste herausgebracht, die der Antwort recht nahekommen dürfte. Der Analyse-Anbieter hat die Bewertungszahlen der Händler analysiert, die auf dem deutschen Markt aktiv sind. Jeweils auf den Monat, das Jahr und die gesamte Geschäftstätigkeit des Händlers bezogen. Herausgekommen ist dabei eine Liste, die einige der üblichen Verdächtigen enthält – aber auch ein paar Überraschungen.
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OMR Online Marketing Rockstars

Das sind die 100 größten Amazon-Händler Deutschlands

Die Amazon-Analyse-Plattform Marketplace Pulse listet die erfolgreichsten Händler der Plattform in Deutschland auf. Die Grundlage der Erhebung bildet die Anzahl der Händlerbewertungen. Schließlich kann kein Analyse-Dienstleister auf Verkaufszahlen der einzelnen Händler zugreifen. Bewertungen bieten jedoch einen Anhaltspunkt für den Vergleich von Händlern untereinander. Denn alle Amazon-Händler haben ein Interesse an vielen (guten) Bewertungen für ihren Service, weil diese dadurch in den Suchergebnissen weiter oben auftauchen.
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Ecommerce News Europe

25% of European Amazon marketplace sellers are based in China

One out of four sellers who are active on the 5 European Amazon marketplaces, is based in China. Research by Marketplace Pulse shows that out of those China-based sellers, over half of them use Fulfillment by Amazon, which means that from the customer point of view it’s all the same experience. For European sellers this could be threatening, because it will be hard to compete with them. Actually, Marketplace Pulse wanted to research how big of a role China plays in the Amazon business, but sellers on Amazon.com are not required to disclose their business information. And with the Fulfillment by Amazon program growing steadily, it has become impossible to tell where the sellers are located. But in Europe, things are different. There, retailers are required to disclose their business information.
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The Wall Street Journal

Amazon’s Third-Party Sellers Hit By Hackers

“Hacking Amazon is becoming...increasingly a big deal,” said Juozas Kaziukėnas, chief executive of Marketplace Pulse, a business-intelligence firm focused on e-commerce. “The value to be gained is bigger as Amazon grows.”
Hacks of dormant Amazon seller accounts in particular have increased since mid- March, to more than 20 some days from the low single-digits earlier this year, according to Marketplace Pulse, which monitors seller activity on e-commerce sites.
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Dealerscope

Amazon’s Achilles Heel: A Marketplace Filled with Scammers

The issue of scammers opening up shops has gotten so bad that Marketplace Pulse, a business intelligence firm that focuses on ecommerce, launched a website—scamsellers.com—dedicated to helping consumers safely navigate the platform. The site also provides step-by-step instructions for how to respond to an scamming incident or report fraudulent sellers to Amazon.
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The Wall Street Journal

The High-Speed Trading Behind Your Amazon Purchase

Amazon’s retail business “is like this massive slowed-down stock exchange,” says Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder and chief executive of Marketplace Pulse, a business-intelligence firm focused on e-commerce. The usual market dynamics are at work: Sellers entering and leaving the market, temporary scarcity when someone runs out of stock or a manufacturer falls behind, and sellers testing consumers and each other with high and low prices.
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Forbes

As Amazon Floods With Chinese Sellers, Western Brands Move Into China's Booming E-Commerce Market

“As shipping costs decrease and as technology advances, selling all over the world is becoming easier,” said Juozas Kaziukėnas of Marketplace Pulse. “As far as I can tell, this is inevitable, because the customer wins - they get cheaper products and better selection because of the reduced number of middlemen.”
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Forbes

Amazon Scams On The Rise In 2017 As Fraudulent Sellers Run Amok And Profit Big

According to Marketplace Pulse, thousands of new seller accounts are being opened on Amazon each day. During their research into fraudulent vendors on the platform that they conducted in August 2016, they discovered sellers with upwards of 6,000 negative reviews from angry customers who never received what they paid for. So this isn't merely a scam that is adversely affecting a marginal segment of Amazon's marketplace but is a widespread cancer that is eroding the trust of tens of thousands of customers and damaging the reputation of the Amazon brand as a whole.
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