Did you know that this year 62,001 new sellers joined the Amazon marketplace. This equals to 3,100 new sellers every day. Or that 32% of top sellers on eBay marketplace are based in China. While Walmart marketplace is trying to catch up and now has 17,121 sellers. And that 10,055,864 items sold on Etsy in a month.
We believe to have collected more data on e-commerce than any organization in the world. We monitor millions of marketplace sellers and brands.
We have developed proprietary technology allowing us to analyze e-commerce marketplaces including Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, etc. From the moment a seller joins the marketplace we track their sales performance, products sold, fulfillment options used, and other metrics as often as daily.
We also use data science for our research articles, which uniquely allows us to analyze markets and trends. Combined with statistics from government and earnings reports we look at what’s next in e-commerce. Often the media relies on our insights and data for their own stories too.
However, we do not sell databases of business contacts, nor are we able to help to mass-contact sellers.
Sales performance, products sold, fulfillment options used, and other metrics as often as daily from the moment a seller joins a marketplace.
Number of products sold, reviews and ratings information, marketplace competition, categories, and other data for all brands on marketplaces.
Statistics and metrics compiled from press releases, government and financial earnings reports, and our proprietary data.
Jim Barksdale, former CEO of Netscape said "If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine." We instead say "If we have data, let's look at data. If all we have are opinions, let's go find data."
Here are some of the most recent research articles. They are often highlighting and researching a particular metric which we were able to track and find insight from.
Amazon launched in Australia in December last year. One month later the marketplace attracted over 5,000 sellers. In fact, Amazon Australia is the fastest growing marketplace relative to its size. 55 new sellers join every day.
Physical goods are rarely made in the US. Often the country of origin is China. China has been exporting goods to the US for decades, but now Chinese manufacturers want to sell direct-to-consumer. Marketplaces like Amazon are a perfect avenue.
In the last twelve months 113,098,076 seller reviews were left for Amazon marketplace sellers. Each seller on the marketplace receives seller feedback reviews from customers after a purchase. That's 309,857 seller reviews every day, 12,910 every hour, and 215 every minute.
So far this year 1,001,210 new sellers joined all twelve Amazon marketplaces. This equals to 2,997 new sellers every day, or 124 every hour, or even 2 every minute.
Amazon Handmade was launched in October 2015, exactly two years ago. The products on Amazon Handmade are listed by 13,547 sellers based on our research. Compared to 1,003,822 sellers with products listed on Etsy. If all Amazon Handmade sellers were one seller, the number of seller feedback reviews received by it would make that seller the number one seller on Amazon.com marketplace.
After launching the electronics category which offers televisions, cell phones and laptops, the Amazon Brazil marketplace overnight added 300 new sellers. Launched in 2012 as a Kindle store, Amazon Brazil opened a marketplace for third-party sellers in April. Since then the marketplace grew to just over 1,400 sellers.
"There are currently more than 2 million sellers on Amazon worldwide" is the most common description of the Amazon Marketplace. However not only is it not true this figure is also irrelevant. We estimate that 25% of Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) on Amazon.com marketplace is through just top 1,000 sellers.
Last week Walmart passed the milestone of 15,000 Walmart marketplace sellers. On average a seller has 2,550 products listed for sale. And yet it is hard to know what any of these mean in terms of the potential of the marketplace since none of these figures are performance related.