Amazon Posts Record Marketplace Growth in Q1 2021

Amazon Posts Record Marketplace Growth in Q1 2021

Amazon Marketplace grew 60% in the first quarter of 2021, the fastest in at least five years since the company started reporting third-party seller services revenue.

Amazon Is Never Going Back to Normal

Amazon Is Never Going Back to Normal

For most consumers, Amazon has been back to normal for a while. However, behind the scenes, for the sellers and brands that sell on Amazon, Amazon’s fulfillment operations have remained disrupted.

Walmart Is Building a Prime-Like Flywheel

Walmart Is Building a Prime-Like Flywheel

Walmarts wants most of its shoppers to be Walmart+ members. It is aggressively pushing free shipping, the membership's core benefit. While also trying to increase free two-day shipping selection by nudging sellers to use WFS.

Etsy Reaches 10 Million Sellers

Etsy Reaches 10 Million Sellers

Etsy added nearly three million sellers over the past twelve months, more than double compared to the previous period. It started 2020 with less than seven million sellers and now has ten million. The number of sellers joining the marketplace is still accelerating, continuing the growth spurt started by the pandemic.

$3.5 Billion in Twelve Months To Buy Amazon Sellers

$3.5 Billion in Twelve Months To Buy Amazon Sellers

Firms acquiring successful brands on Amazon have attracted over $3.5 billion in capital over the past twelve months. $2.5 billion of that was raised in just the first four months of 2021.

Renting Amazon Customers

Renting Amazon Customers

Sellers on Amazon can no longer access their customer information like the full name and address, let alone contact them. On April 8th, Amazon removed customer details from the last report.

Shopify Won’t Build a Marketplace

Shopify Won’t Build a Marketplace

A year ago, Shopify launched a consumer shopping app called Shop. Many called it a step towards a marketplace. However, despite being downloaded tens of millions of times, Shopify didn't implement any marketplace features.

Amazon Is a Minor Player Across Most of Europe

Amazon Is a Minor Player Across Most of Europe

Amazon's app is in the top 20 most-downloaded shopping apps on the iPhone app store in nearly thirty countries in Europe, despite having launched in only nine of them. Yet, it is a market leader in just a few.

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