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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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Etsy Sees Record Sales During the Pandemic

Etsy Sees Record Sales During the Pandemic

Sales on Etsy have nearly doubled in April compared to last year, and are more than 25% higher than sales during its previous record month - December 2019. During the pandemic, Etsy is breaking records in sales and new sellers joining the marketplace.

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Google Shopping Is Again an E-Commerce Aggregator

Google Shopping Is Again an E-Commerce Aggregator

Google Shopping now lets any retailer or brand to list their products for free. Before, merchants paid Google every time someone clicked through to their website from a Google Shopping product listing. Google’s latest attempt in e-commerce is aggregating shopping websites, a strategy it first tried a decade ago.

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AmazonBasics Best-Sellers Double in Two Years

AmazonBasics Best-Sellers Double in Two Years

The number of AmazonBasics best-sellers has more than doubled in two years - from 660 in April 2018 to surpassing 1,300 this April. For the past twelve months, it has been growing at a steady 47% year-over-year. Amazon continues to launch new products, validate demand for them, and stop selling those that fail to attract customers.

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Amazon Sellers Using FBA Are Running Out of Stock

Amazon Sellers Using FBA Are Running Out of Stock

Amazon's decision in March to temporarily stop accepting shipments of non-essential goods to its warehouses has resulted in dwindling Prime supply as sellers run out of stock of items stored in FBA. Less than 80% of the top Amazon sellers offer Prime shipping for more than half of their assortment, down from 87% a few months ago.

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Coronavirus Fraud on Walmart Marketplace

Coronavirus Fraud on Walmart Marketplace

Thousands of shoppers on Walmart were recently disappointed when shopping for face masks and other essential items. The Walmart marketplace is to blame. A few dozen fraudulent sellers used fake tracking numbers and other tricks to accept orders that never reached the consumers.

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