Number of Sellers on Amazon Marketplace

Amazon marketplace has 9.8 million total sellers worldwide. There are 1.9 million active sellers, the rest no longer have products listed for sale. So far this year 350,000 sellers joined all Amazon marketplaces.

Millions of small and medium-sized businesses from around the world are selling on Amazon. The Amazon marketplace size is often described as "there are currently more than 2 million sellers on Amazon worldwide.” The 2 million figure has become common speech. But not only is the marketplace bigger in terms of the number of sellers, it also has better metrics to benchmark its economy.

9.8 million

Total sellers

1.9 million

Active sellers


New sellers this year

Amazon has 1.9 million active sellers worldwide. Sellers with products for sale are considered active. Largest marketplaces by active sellers are with 494,000 active sellers, with 218,000 active sellers, and with 169,000 active sellers.

Every year more than a million new sellers join Amazon, however less than 10% of the currently active sellers were able to achieve $100,000 in yearly sales, and only 1% achieved $1 million in sales. Marketplaces tend to exhibit power law distribution, the observation that a large portion of sales on a marketplace is generated by a small fraction of its sellers population. These top sellers on Amazon are responsible for the majority of the overall volume on the marketplace.

So far this year 350,000 sellers joined all Amazon marketplaces. This equals to 3,439 new sellers every day, or 143 every hour, or even 2 every minute. At the current rate 1.3 million new sellers will have joined Amazon by the end of the year.

This is adding to the millions of sellers already on the marketplace, and was mostly contributed to by 98,771 new sellers in, 31,988 new sellers in, and 25,734 new sellers in Although few of them will ever become active - many sellers end up never listing even a single product. with 8,785 new sellers since the start of the year is growing fastest relative to the marketplace size. While has added the highest number of sellers it is also the largest marketplace. on the other hand is relatively small, much smaller than is followed by, and

This report was updated on . All metrics mentioned are based on Marketplace Pulse data.

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