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Shein Is the Most-Downloaded App in the U.S.

Shein Is the Most-Downloaded App in the U.S.

Shein, a fast-fashion marketplace, is currently the most-downloaded app in the U.S., surpassing giants like TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter and far ahead of Amazon.

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Amazon’s Growth Was Expected To Slow

Amazon’s Growth Was Expected To Slow

Amazon's growth has slowed to a halt. However, that's ok. It is lapping Covid-19 boost, which ultimately wasn't a step-change many had foreseen.

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Amazon's DTC Master Plan

Amazon's DTC Master Plan

Amazon is attempting to build yet another flywheel to get direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands to offload storage, delivery, and returns to Amazon with a new service, Buy with Prime.

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Chinese Sellers Don't Want to Rely on Amazon

Chinese Sellers Don't Want to Rely on Amazon

Chinese sellers are seeking to cut reliance on Amazon. Despite Amazon being the main channel for Chinese brands and sellers to reach consumers in Western markets, China has a growing sentiment to “de-Amazonize” cross-border e-commerce.

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Nine Months of $10,000 Container Rates

Nine Months of $10,000 Container Rates

Container shipping rates from China to the U.S. have been above $10,000 for nine months. Compared to rates pre-pandemic, they are still up ten times. While global supply chains have slightly stabilized, the freight system is far from being back to normal.

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Thousands of Etsy Sellers on Strike

Thousands of Etsy Sellers on Strike

Thousands of Etsy sellers closed their shops for the April 11-18th week and are going on strike over increased fees. That's only a tiny sliver of Etsy's active sellers; however, the strike attracted viral attention on social networks and from the media.

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Amazon Is Adding Thousands of New Sellers Daily

Amazon Is Adding Thousands of New Sellers Daily

Thousands of new sellers are joining the Amazon marketplace every day. For over five years, the figure has remained virtually unchanged.

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Some Amazon Aggregators Pause Acquisitions

Some Amazon Aggregators Pause Acquisitions

A few Amazon aggregators have paused acquisitions as increased seller valuations, supply chain disruptions, and struggles to grow acquired brands caused the industry to readjust.

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Amazon Is Not Sanctioning Russian Sellers

Amazon Is Not Sanctioning Russian Sellers

Amazon is allowing Russian sellers to continue selling on its marketplace, while other platforms like Etsy, eBay, PayPal, and Shopify have suspended or restricted Russian sellers.

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American Sellers Retaking Market Share on Amazon

American Sellers Retaking Market Share on Amazon

American sellers have been gaining market share on Amazon for over a year, reversing the multi-year trend of losing to predominantly Chinese sellers.

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