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Walmart Doubles Marketplace Size in a Year

Walmart Doubles Marketplace Size in a Year

Walmart marketplace has surpassed 50,000 sellers, doubling in size from July 2019. The partnership with Shopify, announced on June 15th, has accelerated its growth, bringing over 5,000 new sellers during the six weeks since.

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Longtime Amazon Sellers Drive Most Sales

Longtime Amazon Sellers Drive Most Sales

The majority of sales volume on the Amazon marketplace comes from sellers that have been on it for years. That signals the controlled churn and high longevity of those businesses. At the same time, new sellers bring incremental growth.

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Amazon’s Shrinking Reliance on Top Sellers

Amazon’s Shrinking Reliance on Top Sellers

As the overall Amazon marketplace GMV expands, top sellers represent a shrinking percent. More of the sales come from a broader set of sellers than the top sellers outpacing the rest. The data indicates that it is getting harder for large sellers to continue growing because it is getting easier for new sellers to start selling.

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Shopify Stores on Walmart Marketplace

Shopify Stores on Walmart Marketplace

More brands joined the Walmart marketplace last week than ever before, setting a record for new sellers added in a week. The partnership with Shopify, announced on June 15th, was mostly why more than 1,100 new sellers joined the marketplace. That’s three times more than the average week this year so far.

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Amazon Launches in Saudi Arabia

Amazon Launches in Saudi Arabia

Amazon launched in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, June 17th, replacing Souq.com - the largest e-commerce platform in the Arab world it acquired for $580 million in 2017 - with Amazon.sa. Saudi Arabia is Amazon’s 17th global marketplace. A year ago, the company launched in the United Arab Emirates, replacing Souq there too.

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Amazon’s Struggles Sent Traffic to Rival Retailers

Amazon’s Struggles Sent Traffic to Rival Retailers

As e-commerce spending accelerated, Amazon grew slower than the next ten biggest online retail rivals. Amazon’s struggles with fulfillment as well as unique strengths by Walmart in grocery and Target in same-day delivery have created a growth spike.

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Etsy Sales More Than Double in May

Etsy Sales More Than Double in May

Sales on Etsy grew nearly 140% in May, after growing 100% in April. May marks the highest sales month since Etsy went public in 2015. Powering that, 165,000 new sellers joined the marketplace during the month, double the average.

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One Million Unhappy Amazon Shoppers

One Million Unhappy Amazon Shoppers

Amazon shoppers left nearly one million negative seller reviews in the last thirty days. More than twice the usual amount. In the U.S., 13% of customers had a negative buying experience, up from 5% a year ago.

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Private Label Sellers Slowed Down by the Pandemic

Private Label Sellers Slowed Down by the Pandemic

Issues affecting global supply chains and Amazon's warehouses have considerably reduced the number of new products launched on the site. For example, the number of new best-sellers in the headphones category shrank from nearly 200 a month to less than 20 during the last thirty days. The volatility of the best-sellers list is an indicator of the health of the private label sellers industry.

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Chinese Sellers on Amazon Losing Ground

Chinese Sellers on Amazon Losing Ground

Share of top Amazon sellers by China-based businesses has been shrinking because of disruption to manufacturing, freight, and warehousing, as well as consumers prioritizing essentials.

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