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.

Amazon Is the New Canal Street

Amazon Is the New Canal Street

Unlike the Canal Street where locals and tourists walking by are fully aware that they are buying a fake handbag, on Amazon the consumer is lost.

When Will the Amazon Retail Stop

When Will the Amazon Retail Stop

Amazon's retail group is being merged with the marketplace. Algorithms are replacing vendor managers. These changes are foreshadowing the inevitable disappearance of the retail business, also known as first-party, inside of Amazon.

Wish Is a Counterexample

Wish Is a Counterexample

The future of commerce is not just direct-to-consumer, as it is not just cheap stuff from China. There is going to be more sunglasses sold by future Warby Parkers, just like there will be more $2 sunglasses sold directly from China.

Sellers From China Are Getting Better

Sellers From China Are Getting Better

In two years the number of successful sellers from China on the Amazon marketplace has doubled. 36% of the top sellers are now based in China, up from 15% two years ago.

Amazon Seller Retention

Amazon Seller Retention

Half of the top Amazon.com sellers were also top sellers two years ago. Despite the growing competition, increasing Amazon fees, and new trends like private label taking over the market, they are still at the top.

Marketplaces Are Aggregators Dressed As Platforms

Marketplaces Are Aggregators Dressed As Platforms

Amazon is an aggregator who aggregates sellers - which they pay for except for the fees - to customers with whom they have an exclusive relationship at scale.

If Anyone Can Build a Brand, Everyone Will

If Anyone Can Build a Brand, Everyone Will

Retail didn’t change. But now everyone can be in it. Becoming a retailer is a matter of creating a Shopify store or joining the Amazon marketplace. Becoming a brand is a matter of finding the right product on AliExpress.

Most Things Most People Want Are on Amazon

Most Things Most People Want Are on Amazon

Amazon is not ignorant or evil, it is economical. It built a shopping experience fit for most people and for most products.

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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