Business Intelligence Firm Focused on E-Commerce

We monitor millions of sellers and brands in major marketplaces globally to bring you trusted insights, seller information, business intelligence, and unique e-commerce data.

The Question Isn't If Amazon Will Enter an Industry or Not, It's How

The Question Isn't If Amazon Will Enter an Industry or Not, It's How

CB Insights wrote "When it comes to most industries, the question isn’t whether Amazon will enter or not; it’s how the internet giant will enter, and how big the impact will be." This is exciting for everyone benefitting from Amazon's success - sellers, vendors, and even customers. But for everyone else the challenge is how to grow given.. Amazon.

No One Has Any Idea What Walmart's E-Commerce Growth Means

No One Has Any Idea What Walmart's E-Commerce Growth Means

Walmart reported 2017 Q2 results today. As many brick-and-mortar retailers are struggling to grow, or to even avoid bankruptcy, Walmart posted same-store sales growth for the 12th consecutive quarter. However this is only the third quarter Walmart reported US e-commerce growth. Since there is no history to compare these numbers against we have no idea how to take them.

SoftBank Is the Competitor Amazon Deserves

SoftBank Is the Competitor Amazon Deserves

Many are still haven't heard of SoftBank. Their investment arm has recently become the largest e-commerce investor worldwide - their most recent tech fund called "Vision Fund" has $100 billion under management. Jeff Bezos has famously said "Your margin is my opportunity", which is only true because of the capital available. SoftBank will challenge this.

Etsy Is Still Kicking

Etsy Is Still Kicking

For the first time since 2016 Q1, and only for the second time ever, Etsy has reported a profit in the second quarter. The marketplace for handmade, vintage, and supplies is cutting costs and reorganizing its priorities.

MercadoLibre the Amazon of Latin America is Not Slowing Down

MercadoLibre the Amazon of Latin America is Not Slowing Down

MercadoLibre second-quarter financial report numbers were mixed - net income was down causing a drop in stock price, but other key metrics are all continuing to grow. Mobile share of GMV has grown to 43 percent, and the launch of MercadoCrédito financing for sellers are the highlights.

Pressure on Amazon Sellers Not Using FBA Will Only Increase

Pressure on Amazon Sellers Not Using FBA Will Only Increase

Effective later in the year Amazon sellers fulfilling their own shipments will be forced to accept all returns - items they sell will be "automatically authorized" for return. As much as this change has caused an outburst of anger in seller forums there is going to be more of these in the future.

Marketplace Pulse Celebrates Second Birthday

Marketplace Pulse Celebrates Second Birthday

There is a lot of talk about Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and others, but most seem to forget that what's driving those leading retailers is the millions of sellers in their marketplaces. This is what started Marketplace Pulse, and we continue to look at, analyze, and talk about marketplaces as if they were economies by themselves.

Etsy Has Already Added 500,000 Sellers in 2017

Etsy Has Already Added 500,000 Sellers in 2017

Based on our research since the start of the year Etsy has had half a million new sellers join the marketplace. 494,123 to be exact. This amounts to over 70,000 new shops every month, making 2017 the fastest growing year so far.

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.