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Amazon Marketplace News

We ran some numbers and found that roughly 10% of TOP 10,000 brands on Amazon are sold by a single seller. Out of TOP 1,000, which includes Sony, Hewlett Packard, Fisher Price, and many other major brands, 5% of of them are sold by one seller. We see a trend of manufacturers selling directly on Amazon, and new brands being created by retailers themselves, so this percentage should increase over time.

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Amazon Marketplace News

One of the major challenges for Amazon sellers is using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) successfuly. Amazon continues to change the rules, introduce extra fees and overall make it more challenging to manage it effectively. Thus we looked at just how important using FBA is for top Amazon sellers. When we looked at this data in May 2016, Amazon USA was at 50% - so in 7 months it grew 15%.

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Walmart Marketplace News

We think Walmart marketplace is one of the most hyped opportunities in retail. However we noticed that customers are not always pleased. Average rating for top 100 sellers on the Walmart marketplace is 3.9 out of 5. In comparison, top sellers on both Amazon and eBay have an average rating of 4.9 out of 5. Most of them are nearly perfect at 5 out of 5 if not for a few slip-ups.

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eBay News

Yesterday we announced that Amazon fastest growing sellers report is now available for all marketplaces in real-time, today we are also releasing eBay trending reports for all countries. We'll have to wait for the earnings report for Q4 2016, but unfortunately judging by seller growth alone it doesn't appear that eBay was one of the major Christmas buying destinations.

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Amazon Marketplace News

We have been analyzing fastest growing Amazon sellers for a over a year now, and thus it was time to make some improvements. Starting today Trending Amazon USA Marketplace Sellers is available as a real-time report. Not only that, but trending reports are available for Amazon UK, Amazon Germany and even Amazon India. Trending reports are available for all Amazon marketplaces, and are always kept up to date.

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Etsy News

With only a few days left before Christmas we decided to look at which shops were trending on Etsy. Made With A Twist from Colorado Springs, Colorado makes winter hats, gloves and scarfs. After shooting a quick viral video about her product Messy Bun Hat which reached over 53 million people, she received over 11,000 orders in just 5 days. These are the sort of shops we are excited to uncover and share.

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Amazon Marketplace News

We launched ScamSellers.com just a week ago, but have been overwhelmed with the response from frustrated customers. Dozens have emailed to thank us for providing a tool to alert future buyers. Having looked at millions of feedback reviews, lately all of them tell the same story - customers are realizing that their order is not going to come before Christmas, and there is not enough time left to order something else.

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Amazon Marketplace News

1,000 new sellers join Amazon marketplaces daily, however few of them become long-term sellers. That's why it is important to look at how many active sellers there is at any given point. We define active seller as a seller who has received at least 1 feedback reviews in a month. We first looked at this data in May, so this time we can compare to see how much have all marketplaces grown since.

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