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Sales on eBay in the US Down 9%

Sales on eBay in the US Down 9%

Sales on eBay in the US declined 9% in the fourth quarter, and the number of sold items globally shrunk 4%. In the US, eBay’s market share of online shopping is second only to Amazon, but while the rest of the market is growing, eBay is shrinking.

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Chinese Sellers Outnumber US Sellers on Amazon.com

Chinese Sellers Outnumber US Sellers on Amazon.com

The number of top Amazon.com sellers based in China has surpassed US sellers. 49% of the top Amazon.com sellers are based in China, and only 47% are US-based. In a year, China-based sellers have grown their share of top Amazon.com sellers from 38% to 49%.

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Products on Amazon Are Getting More Reviews and Higher Ratings

Products on Amazon Are Getting More Reviews and Higher Ratings

Last year Amazon made it easier for shoppers to leave a star rating by no longer requiring a written review. As a result, popular products on the shopping site are now getting hundreds of ratings a day, while also increasing their overall star rating.

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Walmart's Jet.com Traffic Declines to Practically Zero

Walmart's Jet.com Traffic Declines to Practically Zero

Jet.com website traffic reached an all-time low in December with 1.4 million visits, an otherwise crucial month for retailers. When Walmart acquired Jet in the summer of 2016, the December that followed had 33 million visits.

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Amazon Stopped Featuring Its Own Brands in Search Results

Amazon Stopped Featuring Its Own Brands in Search Results

Amazon has quietly stopped featuring its private label brands it previously showed in a "Top Rated From Our Brands" widget in search results. Recently, the widget is no longer present in search results.

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6% of Amazon Customers Not Happy This Holiday Season

6% of Amazon Customers Not Happy This Holiday Season

Despite third-party merchants on Amazon seeing double-digit year-over-year growth of worldwide unit sales, surpassing a billion items sold on Amazon, a record 6.4% of customers had a negative experience this holiday season when buying from a third-party merchant.

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The Holidays Test Next-Day Delivery

The Holidays Test Next-Day Delivery

On December 1st, Walmart disabled next-day delivery nationwide. The company restored it only two weeks later on the 15th. This year’s calendar meant the shortest possible holiday shopping season of 26 days - the number of days between Black Friday and Christmas eve. For more than half of it, the highly promised next-day delivery was absent.

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Marketplaces Year in Review 2019

Marketplaces Year in Review 2019

The Year in Review looks at the state of marketplaces and makes predictions on what’s to come next. The report analyzes Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Jet, Target, Wish, and Google marketplaces through more than forty charts based on Marketplace Pulse data. It is our biggest and most comprehensive research report yet.

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The Amazon Coat Is Even More Popular This Winter

The Amazon Coat Is Even More Popular This Winter

The best selling winter coat this winter is by a Chinese brand Orolay. In March 2018, the New York magazine wrote an article calling it the Amazon Coat, after it became a small, but growing, trend on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The coat went viral that winter and a year later is now back to be the best-seller again.

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Live From Amazon Seller Summit in China

Live From Amazon Seller Summit in China

More than ten thousand sellers attended the 5th annual Amazon Global Store Cross-Border Summit held in Shanghai on December 11-12th. Twice as many participated in the live online broadcast because the event was sold out. The event didn’t present any breaking news, but keynote speakers laid out Amazon’s areas of strategic focus in China.

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