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Products on Amazon Are Getting More Reviews and Higher Ratings

Products on Amazon Are Getting More Reviews and Higher Ratings

Last year Amazon made it easier for shoppers to leave a star rating by no longer requiring a written review. As a result, popular products on the shopping site are now getting hundreds of ratings a day, while also increasing their overall star rating.

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Amazon Stopped Featuring Its Own Brands in Search Results

Amazon Stopped Featuring Its Own Brands in Search Results

Amazon has quietly stopped featuring its private label brands it previously showed in a "Top Rated From Our Brands" widget in search results. Recently, the widget is no longer present in search results.

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6% of Amazon Customers Not Happy This Holiday Season

6% of Amazon Customers Not Happy This Holiday Season

Despite third-party merchants on Amazon seeing double-digit year-over-year growth of worldwide unit sales, surpassing a billion items sold on Amazon, a record 6.4% of customers had a negative experience this holiday season when buying from a third-party merchant.

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Marketplaces Year in Review 2019

Marketplaces Year in Review 2019

The Year in Review looks at the state of marketplaces and makes predictions on what’s to come next. The report analyzes Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Jet, Target, Wish, and Google marketplaces through more than forty charts based on Marketplace Pulse data. It is our biggest and most comprehensive research report yet.

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The Amazon Coat Is Even More Popular This Winter

The Amazon Coat Is Even More Popular This Winter

The best selling winter coat this winter is by a Chinese brand Orolay. In March 2018, the New York magazine wrote an article calling it the Amazon Coat, after it became a small, but growing, trend on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The coat went viral that winter and a year later is now back to be the best-seller again.

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Live From Amazon Seller Summit in China

Live From Amazon Seller Summit in China

More than ten thousand sellers attended the 5th annual Amazon Global Store Cross-Border Summit held in Shanghai on December 11-12th. Twice as many participated in the live online broadcast because the event was sold out. The event didn’t present any breaking news, but keynote speakers laid out Amazon’s areas of strategic focus in China.

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The Shape of Cyber Five 2019 on Amazon

The Shape of Cyber Five 2019 on Amazon

Amazon, not unlike other retailers, is making the shopping event starting on Thanksgiving calmer. Deals are no longer constrained to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Instead, they are spread out over days leading up to it and continue once it is over.

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More Reviews on Amazon as a Result of the New “Ratings” System

More Reviews on Amazon as a Result of the New “Ratings” System

In September, Amazon expanded product reviews by allowing shoppers to leave a star rating without a written review. For example, the Apple AirPods received, on average, 20 new reviews a day. Since the introduction of ratings, the rate of reviews didn't change, but consumers leave an additional 30 ratings per day.

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Amazon Has Three Million Active Sellers

Amazon Has Three Million Active Sellers

There are close to 3 million active sellers on Amazon marketplaces worldwide, an increase of 17.7% in a year. A seller is active if they have products listed for sale. Less than 10% of the active sellers were able to achieve $100,000 in yearly sales, and only 1% reached $1 million in sales.

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Nike Says No More Amazon

Nike Says No More Amazon

Nike, one of the most searched brands on Amazon, will stop selling its products directly on Amazon, ending a pilot program that began in 2017. To avoid losing the Nike assortment, Amazon has been recruiting third-party sellers with Nike products so that the merchandise is still available on the site.

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