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eBay Loses Pandemic’s E-Commerce Surge

eBay Loses Pandemic’s E-Commerce Surge

eBay has lost all sales growth from the pandemic's e-commerce surge and will finish 2022 with GMV at 2019 levels.

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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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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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Unbundling eBay

Unbundling eBay

Hundreds of companies took a category on eBay and improved selection, experience, or business model. Combined, they are larger than eBay and have valuations exceeding eBay's multiple times.

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Amazon Is Burying Organic Search Results

Amazon Is Burying Organic Search Results

Of the first twenty products a shopper sees when searching on Amazon, only four are organic results. There is little space left for organic results at the top of the page, the real estate that drives most sales.

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eBay's Market Share Slips to Below 5%

eBay's Market Share Slips to Below 5%

eBay now accounts for less than 5% of U.S. e-commerce. It had a more than 10% share less than a decade ago. But as the rest of the market continued to grow, eBay did not keep up.

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Amazon GMV Reached $600 Billion in 2021

Amazon GMV Reached $600 Billion in 2021

$600 billion worth of goods were sold on Amazon in 2021. The total gross merchandise volume (GMV), including sales by Amazon itself and by the marketplace, doubled in three years. Most of that growth came from the marketplace.

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Amazon Marketplace is 25% of US E-commerce

Amazon Marketplace is 25% of US E-commerce

Twenty-five cents of every dollar spent shopping online goes to the Amazon third-party marketplace. Were Amazon's marketplace an independent platform, it would be the largest online retailer in the U.S.

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eBay’s Aging Seller Population

eBay’s Aging Seller Population

A growing share of sales on eBay comes from sellers selling on it for over five years. More than half, from those who joined ten years ago. That indicates shrinking interest from new sellers.

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