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.

Ghost Retailers

Ghost Retailers

"Can a restaurant succeed if it's delivery-only?" asked Neal Ungerleider of Fast Company. Well, can a retailer succeed if it's marketplace-only?

Castle Amazon

Castle Amazon

When it comes to Amazon its moat is wide and deep: Prime memberships, AWS cloud hosting, etc. But probably the most under-appreciated moat is the marketplace and its impact to competing retailers.

Facebook's E-Commerce Dream

Facebook's E-Commerce Dream

Starting this summer Facebook has started to quietly expand the Facebook Marketplace to include businesses selling retail products. According to our research it has already surpassed the first 150 sellers.

Google Wakes Up to Shopping

Google Wakes Up to Shopping

Unbeknownst to many Google is building an e-commerce marketplace. According to our research Google's shopping platform recently surpassed 500 stores. Most of which it added in the last four months.

Amazon Is the Third Largest Advertising Platform

Amazon Is the Third Largest Advertising Platform

Amazon is the third largest advertising platform, behind Facebook and Google. Facebook and Google together account for more than half of the overall online advertising market in the US, but Amazon advertising is growing six times faster than the incumbents.

Achieving Nationwide Two-Day Shipping

Achieving Nationwide Two-Day Shipping

Achieving nationwide free two-day shipping is hard and expensive. Even Walmart can't do it perfectly - customers on the west cost have access to 20% less products with two-day shipping available than customers on the east cost.

One Million New Sellers on Amazon

One Million New Sellers on Amazon

It took less than a year for the Amazon marketplace to grow by one more million new sellers. That's 3,398 new sellers every day, or 141 every hour, or more than 2 every minute. Unsurprisingly, most of the new sellers are based in China.

The Evolution of Walmart.com

The Evolution of Walmart.com

Walmart has grown the catalog and has built the marketplace, the challenge now is to offer free nationwide two-day shipping. Amazon has made its Prime program the gold standard for all other online retailers. For Walmart too.

Data

Data

We have developed a technology platform that monitors millions of data points on e-commerce marketplaces.

Research

Research

Our software parses unstructured and semi-structured data sources and programatically extracts the key pieces of structured data we care about.

Analysis

Analysis

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

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