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Un-Amazon-Able Is the Only Way to Compete with Amazon

At least 55 cents of every new dollar spent in US e-commerce is on Amazon, and analysts estimate that by 2021 Amazon will account for more than 50% of all US e-commerce spending. We think e-commerce business which fail to realize where the market is heading are going to waste a lot of resources trying to compete in a market they cannot win. Un-Amazon-Able are the only brands and e-commerce businesses that will be able to survive Amazon's growing e-commerce presence.

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Why Amazon Is Not Acquiring Top Performing Marketplace Sellers

Amazon has unique and unrivaled visibility into the performance of hundreds of thousands of products and brands. Just like Netflix is investing into TV shows based on data they collect, Amazon is starting to build brands based on data. But Amazon could also avoid doing most of the work, and instead invest into the brands already performing well.

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China's Share of Amazon Marketplace Is Likely as Much as 25%

Given the recent change in the US government, and policies yet to come, the question of how big of a role China plays in Amazon business is very interesting. The takeaway from this research is not the exact percentage of Chinese sellers. It's the fact that there are more Chinese sellers than one might assume, they are very competitive because of FBA, and the ratio is no doubt growing.

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India Is the Most Important E-Commerce Battleground to Watch

India will eventually become the second largest e-commerce market in the world, overtaking US in the next 10 or so years. There are four players in the Indian market: Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, and Paytm. However the market is shifting towards only three: Flipkart-Snapdeal, Amazon, and Alibaba-Paytm. Recent Alibaba investments into Paytm took its stake to over 50%. And Flipkart-Snapdeal merger seems to be just a matter of time.

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Forget Stealing from Retail Stores, and Hacking Websites - Hackers Have Their Targets on Amazon Seller Accounts

Amazon marketplace has advanced from a website where people list some random products on, to a platform where true retailers build their business. This meant that gaining access to a seller's Amazon account is potentially very lucrative. Not only can a hacker use it to gain insight about the seller's business, best products, ads performance, etc., but also cause big cashflow issues. We think the attacks on Amazon seller's accounts are only going to get more aggressive and sophisticated. Crime is moving online, and Amazon seller accounts are one of the targets.

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Amazon Cash Is a Bigger Move Than It Appears

We wanted to elaborate on why Amazon launched Amazon Cash, and why payments are key. In the US it is easy to underestimate the size of the population without access to credit cards or any type of banking. While it might appear like everyone has a credit card, it couldn't be further from the truth. This move thus enables access to Amazon.com for millions of new customers.

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Verified Sellers - the Future of Amazon Marketplace?

We think Amazon should introduce a Verified Seller status. A verified seller is checked by Amazon to have a valid business, no history of counterfeit, good rating, etc., but also willing to publish their business information. It's a seller who doesn't need to hide behind the anonymous name.

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Amazon Is an E-Commerce Infrastructure Company, Not a Retailer

Amazon is positioning themselves as a e-commerce infrastructure company, not a retailer. Their message to big brands is that they are not selling products to Amazon for resale, but instead using Amazon as a platform to reach a massive audience, and using their infrastructure to facilitate all e-commerce tasks. In this view, Amazon is not a middleman, but instead an enabler.

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