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How Vendors Are Funding Amazon's Growth

Retailers like Amazon create cash by buying goods from vendors and selling them to consumers. We recently made Amazon Cash Conversion Cycle public, it was -37.40 last year. What this number means is that after Amazon collected payments from customers it only paid their supplies 37 days later.

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Amazon Got the Scam Sellers Issue Under Control

Back in December we wrote an article on the rise of fraudulent sellers on Amazon. This was causing so much frustration that even Forbes picked up on our findings and wrote an article Amazon Scams On The Rise In 2017 As Fraudulent Sellers Run Amok And Profit Big. We are happy to report that Amazon has been making some changes and have improved the situation.

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10% of Top Brands on Amazon Are Private Label or Exclusive Deals

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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