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Journalists all over the globe rely on our insights and data for their stories. Here are some of the most recent articles Marketplace Pulse was featured in.

As it grows its marketplace, Walmart is doubling down on its fulfillment services

“The number of sellers using WFS has grown to 1,100,” said Juozas Kaziukėnas, CEO of the e-commerce marketplace tracker Marketplace Pulse. “That’s roughly 4% of active sellers, but a number that has nearly tripled in six months since October (400).” (That number includes only the sellers who are actively using WFS, and not necessarily all of the newly accepted sellers who haven’t yet enrolled.)

Modern Retail
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Jeff Bezos blindfolds third-party Amazon sellers

Amazon claimed the change was about securing the personal information of users, “pure and simple”. Juozas Kaziukenas, the founder of e-commerce research firm Marketplace Pulse, said it would sever the last direct link between those vendors and their customers. “Over the past couple of years, Amazon has disconnected sellers from consumers. The reality is that these are Amazon’s customers, they’re not sellers’ customers, at least as far as Amazon is concerned,” he said.

The Sunday Times
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Go shopping on your social media feed

Retail analyst Juozas Kaziukenas at Marketplace Pulse in New York reckons TikTok is “6 to 12 months” behind Instagram and Facebook with its effort to build in-app ecommerce.

The Sunday Times
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Walmart Opens Marketplace to Non-U.S. Vendors in Strategy Shift

For Chinese manufacturers, U.S. marketplaces have become a popular way to reach American customers. In January, Chinese merchants represented 75% of new Amazon marketplace sellers, an increase from 47% a year earlier, according to researcher Marketplace Pulse, which monitors the site. Walmart will likely see a similar ratio, the firm estimates.

“This will get Walmart more selection, more affordable goods that already dominate Amazon best-sellers lists,” said Juozas Kaziukenas, founder and CEO of Marketplace Pulse. “To an investor, that reads as positive news.”

Bloomberg
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The Great Amazon Flip-a-Thon

Juozas Kaziukenas, the chief executive of Marketplace Pulse, an e-commerce research firm, estimates that Marketplace sellers moved more than $300 billion of product in 2020 — a figure that would make Amazon Marketplace, in his words, “the 42nd largest economy in the world by GDP. ” (As of 2021, Marketplace accounts for more than half of products sold on Amazon.com and is growing at a faster rate than Amazon’s own retail business, according to the company.)

That billion dollars raises other prospects, however. “Once you raise this level of capital, the only acceptable outcome is some sort of exit,” said Mr. Kaziukenas, of Marketplace Pulse. Indeed, Mr. Silberstein said, attempting to take the company public is, at this point, “an inevitability.” Competition is fierce. Prices for some listings are crossing into speculative territory and raising concerns about something of a mini-bubble for Amazon listings.

“It’s not peaking yet,” said Mr. Kaziukenas. “I think the peak is going to be when some of these aggregators start to fail.”

The New York Times
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The Rise of Made-in-China Diplomacy

Marketplace Pulse, which analyzes e-commerce, has said that nearly half of Amazon’s top sellers—those with more than a million dollars in annual sales in the U.S.—are in China.

The New Yorker
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Amazon’s CEO-in-waiting Andy Jassy to inherit big headaches

“Amazon’s competition like Walmart and Target have finally started to make the right moves and are enjoying success in markets where Amazon is lacking, like online grocery,” Juozas “Joe” Kaziukenas, founder of Marketplace Pulse, which covers Amazon told The Post.

New York Post
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Bezos Stepping Down as Amazon CEO in Q3

Juozas Kaziukenas, founder and CEO of Marketplace Pulse, said the biggest challenge for Jassy is to be seen not as someone Bezos left the company he built to run, but rather as someone who will continue to build it.

“Escaping the founder’s shadow is his number one task to keep innovation happening, to keep attracting talent and to discover what’s next for the company in decades to come,” Kaziukenas said. “Microsoft’s Satya Nadela did this really well, when Bill Gates stepped down as CEO in 2014.”

Multichannel Merchant
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China conquista Amazon

De todos los nuevos vendedores incorporados a la plataforma en enero, un 75% tiene la sede en el país asiático, señala el último informe de la consultora Marketplace Pulse a través del análisis de 40.000 minoristas en los principales mercados de la compañía.

La Vanguardia
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How Shopify became the new retail empire

“Amazon sellers have realized that a lot more people are buying from independent websites than before,” wrote Juozas Kaziukėnas in Marketplace Pulse. “Shopify happens to be a popular tool to build one.”

As Kaziukėnas wrote, “Amazon is in the business of getting more people to shop on Amazon. Building tools for brands to host independent stores could drive some revenue and maybe even provide benefits to Prime members, but it would not fuel the Amazon flywheel.”

Modern Retail
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Don’t expect Google to compete with Amazon in e-commerce anytime soon

“While leaders in the space are getting bigger and the bigger, the harder it gets for Google to compete with them,” said e-commerce analyst Juozas Kaziukėnas. “It would take a massive change in the way we [shop] and it’s just unclear what it wants to do to become a serious player in shopping. It looks like they’re shooting for a few different ideas but there’s no master plan for what they want to become when it comes to commerce.”

CNBC
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How Amazon Wins: By Steamrolling Rivals and Partners

So the Goodthreads managers took steps to help searches for “J.Crew” show results that included Goodthreads, according to the person. Goodthreads is now one of Amazon’s top 10 private-label brands, according to e-commerce intelligence firm Marketplace Pulse.

The Wall Street Journal
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Investors pour $1bn into buying up small merchants on Amazon

Independent merchants on Amazon’s vast marketplace will make more than $200bn of sales this year, analysts predict, and tens of thousands of them have revenues of more than $1m a year, according to industry experts.

New ecommerce start-ups are raising huge rounds to buy up small Amazon Marketplace sellers. Source: Marketplace Pulse.

Financial Times
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