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Amazon Seller M&A Market Active Despite Aggregator Struggles

Amazon Seller M&A Market Active Despite Aggregator Struggles

Amazon seller acquisitions declined only slightly in 2022 despite slow e-commerce growth and rising interest rates. Seller valuations have decreased, but more buyers that don’t call themselves aggregators allowed strong businesses to stay in demand.

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Unicorns Built on Amazon Marketplace

Unicorns Built on Amazon Marketplace

A dozen startups became unicorns betting on the Shopify ecosystem. Amazon has zero. A lot of capital is racing to change that.

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The World’s Top eBay Sellers

The World’s Top eBay Sellers

The largest eBay sellers have each sold tens of millions of items. And despite eBay struggling to grow over the past few years, those sellers still run massive businesses.

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Amazon-Native Brand Hero Cosmetics Sells for $630M

Amazon-Native Brand Hero Cosmetics Sells for $630M

Hero Cosmetics, an acne care brand born on Amazon, was acquired for $630 million this week. Hero launched on Amazon in 2017 with one SKU that has since become the #1 beauty product on Amazon.

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Amazon Seller Pharmapacks Files for Bankruptcy

Amazon Seller Pharmapacks Files for Bankruptcy

Pharmapacks, one of the top Amazon sellers, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday. Despite annual sales exceeding $500 million, the business was unprofitable and failed to secure additional financing.

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Amazon Is Not Abandoning Private Label Business

Amazon Is Not Abandoning Private Label Business

Amazon is not abandoning the private label business. While it slashed some slow-moving items, all of Amazon Basics and its other private label brands' best-sellers are still available.

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Amazon Is Drowning in Trademarks

Amazon Is Drowning in Trademarks

At least 700,000 brands on Amazon have a trademark. An increase of 40% from the prior year. Even seemingly randomly generated names like LORELEI, RORSOU, MAJCF, or VBIGER are trademarked brands.

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Amazon-Native Brand’s Anker Sales Hit $1B

Amazon-Native Brand’s Anker Sales Hit $1B

Anker, an Amazon-native electronics brand from China, did over $1 billion in sales on Amazon in 2021. It is the most successful brand built on Amazon, yet the brand has been aggressively diversifying beyond it.

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Amazon Stops Hiding Its Private Label Brands

Amazon Stops Hiding Its Private Label Brands

Amazon has started identifying its brands in search results, tagging them with an “Amazon brand” or “Exclusive to Amazon” badge. Previously, it was inconsistent in disclosing which products it owned.

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Amazon Seller Valuations Have Doubled

Amazon Seller Valuations Have Doubled

Amazon seller valuations have doubled since the start of 2020. There were only a few buyers then, and the concept of selling an Amazon seller business seemed far-fetched. Sellers were heavily undervalued, and the market is now catching up.

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