We Use Data to Identify the Future of Retail

We collect more data on e-commerce marketplaces than any organization in the world. We have developed a technology platform that monitors millions of data points on e-commerce marketplaces including Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, Alibaba, Rakuten, Mercado Libre, etc.

The Best iPhone out of 10,000

The Best iPhone out of 10,000

Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, said "Nobody wants to go through 10,000 iPhones. Show me the four best options." eBay is correct that the way eBay functions today is not how most people shop.

Amazon Marketplace Drove a Fifth of US E-Commerce

Amazon Marketplace Drove a Fifth of US E-Commerce

Customers spent $453.46 billion online in 2017, a 16% increase from the previous year. For the first time e-commerce sales represented more than 10% of total retail sales at 10.5%. Amazon accounted for 41% of online retail sales.

Amazon Retail Cloud

Amazon Retail Cloud

Why does Amazon Basics exist? The difference between what Amazon could be making, and what they do make today is why this is interesting. In fact, that difference is why Amazon Basics is not the play it appears to be.

The Race to Sell Chinese Goods to US Customers

The Race to Sell Chinese Goods to US Customers

Customers, and the media talk a big game about manufacturing ethics, and the pressure on local retailers. And then they want a $9.99 t-shirt. Ethical supply chain is good, fast shipping is better, low price is best.

The Channel Shapes What Is Bought

The Channel Shapes What Is Bought

People do not shop the same on Amazon as on eBay, nor on eBay as in small websites, and neither in small websites as in retail shops. And so people do not buy exactly the same things on Amazon as they do elsewhere.

Sellers Paid Amazon More Than $10 Billion in the Fourth-Quarter

Sellers Paid Amazon More Than $10 Billion in the Fourth-Quarter

During the last three months of 2017 Amazon's revenue from third-party seller services was $10.5 billion. For the first time surpassing $10 billion in a quarter. For the full year it was $31.8 billion. It is easy to misunderstand the scale of Amazon's marketplace since the company reports so little on it. The $31.8 billion in fees in a year is why most analysts estimate it at over $100 billion in GMV.

Of Course eBay Plans to Cut Off PayPal As Its Main Payments Processor

Of Course eBay Plans to Cut Off PayPal As Its Main Payments Processor

The big news story today is eBay announcing that it will stop working with PayPal as its back-end payments service in 2020. Modern marketplaces are bundles of vertically integrated services, payments are a big part of it. eBay independent from PayPal will do better.

Two out of Every Three Amazon.com Sellers Use FBA

Two out of Every Three Amazon.com Sellers Use FBA

Since June last year Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) usage has grown considerably. Across all marketplaces the percentage of sellers using FBA has on average increased by 10 basis points, for example on Amazon.com it is up from 58% to 69%.

Hundreds of articles

+100 articles

We compute, analyze and share data you can’t find anywhere else to help you predict what’s next in e-commerce.

Millions of sellers

Millions of sellers

We have the largest ecommerce data set including millions of sellers and brands. The data set is frequently updated, and we are always adding new features.

Dozens of marketplaces

Major marketplaces

We have developed proprietary technology allowing us to monitor and analyze world's dominant ecommerce platforms like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, etc.

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