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Shopify’s Shop App Is a Maybe $1 Billion Marketplace

Shopify’s Shop App Is a Maybe $1 Billion Marketplace

Shopify's almost-marketplace Shop app is approaching a $1 billion GMV run rate. It's not a shopping destination but drives sales as a by-product of the Shopify ecosystem.

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TikTok Aims To Create 1 Billion Shopping Influencers

TikTok Aims To Create 1 Billion Shopping Influencers

TikTok is reworking the antiquated affiliate marketing model. It aims to turn every one of its more than a billion users into a shopping influencer.

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Walmart Turns to China to Grow Marketplace

Walmart Turns to China to Grow Marketplace

In April, three-quarters of new sellers on the Walmart marketplace were from China, surpassing records set just a month prior. Walmart wants to sell what Temu is selling. 

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Amazon Launches in South Africa

Amazon Launches in South Africa

Amazon launched in South Africa today. The marketplace is Amazon's first in sub-Saharan Africa, bringing the total number of active markets to 22.

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Amazon’s Fast Delivery Moat

Amazon’s Fast Delivery Moat

Amazon's same-day and next-day delivery is widening the gap between it and the rest of e-commerce.

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Amazon Added 5 Million Sellers Since 2018

Amazon Added 5 Million Sellers Since 2018

More than 2,000 new sellers are joining the Amazon marketplace every day. This growth is invisible to shoppers but confirms Amazon's role as the go-to platform for entrepreneurs.

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Temu Sets Up U.S. Warehouses

Temu Sets Up U.S. Warehouses

Temu has set up U.S. warehouses for sellers on its growing marketplace to offer faster delivery.

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Buy With Prime Is Not Ubiquitous but Growing

Buy With Prime Is Not Ubiquitous but Growing

Thousands of brands adopted Buy with Prime two years after Amazon launched the fulfillment and one-click checkout service in April 2022.

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Amazon, Walmart, Temu, and Shein Overlap

Amazon, Walmart, Temu, and Shein Overlap

Amazon, Walmart, Temu, and Shein sell many of the same goods, often sold by the same third-party sellers.

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Amazon Fees Only Go Up

Amazon Fees Only Go Up

Amazon offers dozens of services that sellers and brands can use to grow their businesses. It insists these are optional, and strictly speaking, that is correct. But while Amazon itself doesn't require them, it has created an ecosystem that does.

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