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TechCrunch

Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea

Amazon boasts about 5 million third-party sellers on its marketplace today, with an estimated 100,000 sellers hopping on-board every month. At 100,000 sellers a month over the next five years, there could be an estimated 11 million sellers on Amazon’s marketplace by 2023. E-commerce intelligence firm Marketplace Pulse estimates Amazon’s gross merchandise volume, or GMV, for 2018 at $280 billion, set to triple over a five-year period, concluding that the marketplace contribution to Amazon’s GMV would surpass 70 percent by 2023.
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The Atlantic

Despite the Glitches, Shoppers Can’t Quit Amazon

Juozas Kaziukenas, the founder of Marketplace Pulse, which researches selling trends, told me that despite the Prime Day glitches, sales were up 50 percent over the average day for some Amazon sellers. Amazon sells about $1.5 million a minute on Prime Day, he said. “Despite the website suffering outages, customers were willing to try again and again,” he said.
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The Atlantic

Will a New Supreme Court Decision Change Online Shopping?

The process of figuring out how to collect and remit sales tax in states where you’re not located is a very complicated one. “The biggest challenge for most of the sellers on these marketplaces is the confusion about what to do now,” Juozas Kaziukėnas, the founder and CEO of Marketplace Pulse, an e-commerce research firm, told me. In some cases, this may lead to small sellers charging slightly more for items because they have to hire attorneys who can tell them the law in each state, Kaziukėnas said. Big retailers, on the other hand, who already collect sales taxes because they have a presence in most states, have few changes to make.
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Which-50

Amazon Prime Launches, New Threat For Retailers

The Prime launch is made possible by the uptake of Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) which launched four months ago, allowing Amazon marketplace sellers to have Amazon store and deliver their products on their behalf, according to Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder of Marketplace Pulse, which tracks the performance of ecommerce marketplaces. “Those 4 months were used to kickstart the catalog available on Prime on day one,” Kaziukėnas told Which-50. “And it worked – of the 17,500 total sellers, more than 2,500 have sent the majority of the catalog to FBA for storage, with 1,500 more sending at least one product to FBA. Thus when Amazon enabled Prime, it on day one was available for a large catalog of items, both from Amazon and from sellers, instead of launching with a limited catalog.”
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Which-50

Six Months On And Australia Is Waiting For Amazon To Hit The Accelerator

Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder of Marketplace Pulse, which tracks the performance on ecommerce marketplaces, said Amazon launched in Australia with an MVP (Minimum Viable Product). “Everyone looked like they were expecting Amazon to have Prime on day one, best prices on day one, and full catalog on day one. That is impossible. Instead, Amazon launched a minimum viable marketplace website and are slowing building the assortment and pricing. Marketplaces take time to build organically,” Kaziukėnas said.
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Which-50

As Amazon Blocks Australians From Its International Sites, Alibaba And EBay Are Working On A GST Fix

Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder of Marketplace Pulse, told Which-50 the move will deliver a positive lift to the Amazon.com.au website (more on that later) although some consumers might miss items they used to buy before. He also noted that Australia isn’t alone in trying to enforce tax rules for online marketplaces. “Other countries worldwide are trying to figure out how to tax marketplaces too, especially when foreign sellers are involved. It’s estimated that billions of dollars are not collected by states in the US because sellers do not do it. So if anything Australia is ahead in this by enforcing marketplaces to comply, as opposed to countries like the US where the government is still unsure how to handle this,” Kaziukėnas said.
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NOVAREJO

QUEM TEM MEDO DA AMAZON E DE JEFF BEZOS?

O temor geral do mercado não é à toa. Nos Estados Unidos, a companhia domina 44% do faturamento do varejo on-line americano e desde que lançou seu marketplace, em 2006, as vendas subiram de US$ 10,7 bilhões para US$ 178 bilhões. Os números podem sugerir um sucesso absoluto da Amazon em todas as áreas, mas até mesmo a gigante tem seus pontos fracos. “O tamanho da Amazon só é possível com seu marketplace”, afirma Juozas Kaziukenas, especialista norte-americano em varejo. “A Amazon faz uma coisa muito bem, que é criar sistemas, mas, a maioria das outras coisas, ela faz mal”, afirma o especialista.
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The Atlantic

The Hidden Costs of Buying Cheap Stuff From China

“As long as retail has existed, you’ve always had retailers sell to customers, because many manufacturers were unfit to do so,” Juozas Kaziukėnas, the founder and CEO of Marketplace Pulse, an e-commerce research site, told me. “But over time, as information has spread and it becomes easier, you have manufacturers selling, too.” Kaziukėnas estimates that as many as one-third of Amazon’s sellers are based in China. Often, Chinese sellers will ship products in bulk to the United States, where they’ll sit in warehouses operated by Amazon, Wish, or other companies, until U.S. companies order them, he said.
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Fortune

How Amazon Is Using Whole Foods in a Bid for Total Retail Domination

“It makes sense in theory, but it’s a much harder problem than it appears,” says Juozas Kaziukenas, CEO and founder of e-commerce intelligence firm Marketplace Pulse. “The way you stock for the warehouse and retail are two different things.”
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The New Daily

Amazon ramps up Australian presence with warehouse in Sydney’s west

E-commerce analyst Juozas Kaziukenas of Marketplace Pulse said this was all a build up to Prime in the future. “Amazon will need multiple warehouses to both fit all products and also provide reliable service,” he said. “Eventually Amazon will have multiple warehouses around Sydney, Melbourne and other cities, as well as different types of sites as it grows to support groceries and other special products. “When Australia gets Prime, sellers will win because they don’t have to do their own deliveries – and customers win because they don’t have to hope that a seller is not shipping the product from the other side of the planet.”
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The Sydney Morning Herald

Who's creating the value here?

Although there were some initial hiccups with the site, the website tracker Marketplace Pulse says today the business is Amazon’s fastest growing market (admittedly from a zero base). I’m in the US, where the company has just released a global quarterly profit total of more than US$1.6 billion from 2.6 billion e-‘visits’ (11.4 million of which were from Australia).
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The New Daily

Amazon Australia has left Myer, Kmart, Coles for dead

Marketplace Pulse founder and e-commerce analyst Juozas Kaziukenas said Amazon Australia now has 14,000 sellers with product listings on its platform. He said almost 3000 of these sellers are already using the recently launched Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) service, of which 60 per cent have considered a major part of their inventory to the service.
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TheHill

SCOTUS' online sales tax ruling crucial for many small businesses

One area where the states can intervene to protect their own retailers and industries, however, is considering to collect sales taxes from international sellers selling into the states. For example, over 30 percent of top 10,000 sellers on eBay are based in China.
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Bloomberg

Walmart Is Getting Picky About Online Marketplace Sellers

The retailer’s website -- where third-party vendors sell their own wares -- is adding far fewer sellers a month compared with a year ago, according to data tracker Marketplace Pulse. The site, which Walmart created in 2009 to compete with a similar offering from Amazon.com Inc., now includes about 18,000 sellers.
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NOVAREJO

AMAZON TEM BAIXA RENOVAÇÃO ENTRE SEUS MAIORES VENDEDORES

Entre os 10 mil vendedores mais bem-sucedidos do marketplace da Amazon nos Estados Unidos, apenas 2,4% começaram a vender nos últimos 12 meses. Os outros 97,6% vendem há mais de um ano, segundo levantamento do portal Marketplace Pulse, com base em dados levantados pela Seller Ratings, especializada em análise do marketplace da gigante americana de vendas on-line.
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Power Retail

Amazon Australia Reaches 10,000 Seller Mark

The increased growth is due to a number of factors. Many retailers were taking a ‘wait and see’ approach prior to launch, and have now taken the marketplace plunge. Furthermore, at launch, sellers required approval to list on the marketplace, whereas now Amazon has streamlined the process. This does however mean that the number of sellers shipping from China is more than half. According to figures from Marketplace Pulse, 70 new sellers join in Australia every day. This makes Amazon.com.au the fastest growing marketplace relative to its size.
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Inside Retail Australia

Amazon Marketplace hits 10,000 sellers in Australia

Four months after launching in Australia, Amazon Marketplace has reached 10,000 sellers on the platform, up from 5,000 at the start of this year. That is according to a new report from Marketplace Pulse, a US-based e-commerce intelligence firm. The report reveals that 70 new sellers join in Australia every day, making it the fastest growing marketplace relative to its size. Marketplace Pulse expects Amazon Australia to exceed 50,000 sellers by the end of the year.
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AMI Perspectiva

The Logistical Challenges Slowing Amazon’s Conquest of Latin America

Moreover, nearly 20 percent of reviews on Amazon’s Brazilian marketplace are negative, double the rate in Mexico and quintupling the complaints of customers in the US, according to e-commerce analytics firm Marketplace Pulse. Unless Amazon can conquer the challenges of efficiently storing inventory in Brazil and fulfilling quickly to customers, its sterling customer reputation earned in the U.S. may never be replicated in the land of samba.
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Which-50

Amazon’s Australian Marketplace Hits 10,000 Sellers

There are now 10,000 third party sellers on Amazon’s Australian marketplace, less than four months since the Amazon retail launched locally. That’s according to Marketplace Pulse, which also predicts Amazon will have more than 50,000 sellers in Australia by the end of the year.
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CNBC

Amazon is shutting down Vendor Express, a shortcut for wholesalers to sell inventory

"It might be that Amazon realized that the quality of brands was not there and the return on this program was not good enough," said Juozas Kaziukėnas, CEO of Marketplace Pulse, an e-commerce research firm. "Amazon would rather have those sellers manage their own risk and sell as third-party sellers."
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Which-50

Happier Customers And More Sellers: How FBA Will Help Amazon In Australia

Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder of Marketplace Pulse which tracks the performance of ecommerce marketplaces, explained the benefit of FBA for Amazon is two-fold: better customer experience and a wider range of products available from international sellers. “FBA in other countries has enabled worldwide retailers to sell on Amazon, for example the majority of sellers in the US are international and competing head-to-head thanks to that. It’s an equaliser,” Kaziukėnas told Which-50. “If anything it should also enable previously unavailable products to Australian customers from brands which were too small to handle their own distribution.”
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Reuters

Exclusive: Amazon eyes new warehouse in Brazil e-commerce push - sources

The contrast has been stark. Nearly 20 percent of reviews on Amazon’s Brazilian marketplace are negative, compared with 10 percent in Mexico and just 4 percent in the United States, according to e-commerce analytics firm Marketplace Pulse. Complaints in Brazil often focus on delayed or cancelled orders - a problem dramatically reduced in other countries when Amazon itself packs and posts orders of third-party goods stored at its warehouse facilities.
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The Wall Street Journal

EBay Finds Unlikely Fans in Luxury-Home Sellers

There is a reason for that: Real estate is one of the smallest categories of goods on the website, with only about 100 homes listed in a recent search, said Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder of Marketplace Pulse , a New York-based business-intelligence firm focused on e-commerce. That is out of about 1.1 billion listings sitewide.
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BuzzFeed News

Amazon Will Start Making More Money Off Clothing And Accessories On Its Marketplace

“They’re focused on clothing more so than any other category,” Juozas Kaziukėnas, CEO and founder of Marketplace Pulse, which analyzes e-commerce marketplace data, told BuzzFeed News. “They’re not building in sports, for example. So this change in the fee is likely related to this.”
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Zawya Thompson Reuters

Amazon's growth risks irritating users

Too much expansion of these businesses could alienate shoppers, however. Chinese firms now account for an estimated one-third of sellers on Amazon’s marketplace, according to e-commerce intelligence firm Marketplace Pulse. Cheap goods can be cheerful, but low quality can disappoint shoppers – and knockoffs risk scaring away branded merchants. Search results replete with ads and own-brand Amazon products may mean people find the site less useful.
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Forbes

Alibaba's Taobao Is Once Again Branded A 'Notorious Market' For Counterfeit Goods

According to research by Marketplace Pulse, Chinese sellers now make up 25% of the merchants selling on Amazon U.S. and potentially a quarter of Amazon’s global marketplace.
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Inside Retail Australia

Amazon has arrived down under, but are local retailers really in trouble?

According to Marketplace Pulse, Australia is now Amazon’s fastest growing marketplace. Local retailers are understandably anxious about competing with Amazon’s distribution capabilities, stock range and availability, and low pricing, as it has set a strong precedent with its existing global ecosystem. At the top of their minds is the fear that, once Amazon builds its regional operations, Australian consumers will ultimately prefer the international giant over local outlets.
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American Thinker

Defense Department-Amazon Deal Risks Chinese Espionage

The extent of Amazon's business relationships with China makes the firm particularly vulnerable to Chinese pressure. Some estimate that 25 percent of Amazon's retailers are from China. Predicted coming trade fights between China and the Trump administration will only place Amazon's China investments in a more precarious position and incentivize Amazon officials to stay on China's good side.
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Which-50

Australia Is Now Amazon’s Fastest Growing Marketplace: Analysis

According to figures from Marketplace Pulse, which tracks the performance of ecommerce marketplaces around the globe, Australia is the fastest growing Amazon marketplace (relative to total size), followed by India.
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The New Daily

Amazon Australia becomes the ‘fastest-growing’ marketplace

Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder and CEO of Marketplace Pulse, which tracks all 13 of Amazon’s marketplaces, attributed Amazon’s local expansion to the website being widely known in English-speaking countries. “The Australian market seemed very excited to welcome Amazon,” he said. “It is growing strongly despite how early it is. Amazon Australia passed the marketplace in Brazil in size in January.”
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Wall-Street.ro

Cati selleri europeni au intrat in Amazon si in ce tari se va mai lansa gigantul

Anul 2017 a adus un numar de peste 363.000 de noi selleri din Europa pe platforma gigantului american Amazon. Dintre acestia, 36,3% s-au inregistrat pe Amazon in Marea Britanie, Germania, Italia, Franta sau Spania, conform Marketplace Pulse. Per total, un milion de noi selleri s-au alaturat platformei Amazon in 2017.
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Which-50

Amazon Signed Up More Prime Members Around The Globe In 2017

In terms of size, Amazon’s Australian marketplace swelled to 3,600 sellers. Of those, 46 per cent are based in China and 47 per cent are Australian, according to Marketplace Pulse.
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The Wall Street Journal

The Limits of Amazon

Eventually, Amazon could become the ultimate platform for retail, the “retail cloud” upon which countless other online retail businesses are built, said Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder and chief executive of Marketplace Pulse, a business-intelligence firm focused on e-commerce. “Maybe eventually you can even outsource your manufacturing to Amazon,” he added.
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Inc.

3 E-commerce Trends That Defined 2017

Joe Kaziukenas is on the same wavelength. He is the CEO of analysis firm Marketplace Pulse, which closely studies marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, and Etsy. "I think we will continue to see an increase in brands and retailers exploring what they can do to NOT be like Amazon," Kaziukenas wrote in an email. Rather than waste billions trying to compete with Amazon, "the smart companies are trying to do what Amazon cannot," he added, such as investing in buzzy areas like experience, curation, exclusivity, and personalization. "A lot of this is happening thanks to Instagram." Bellm made a similar point, calling the impact of Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram as marketing channels "colossally big." While Amazon is known for its delivery prowess, Kaziukenas noted that even small sellers are going international. "Logistics is no longer a scary problem, but is available for everyone," he said. "Many small sellers are thus expanding in marketplaces all over the globe."
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The New Daily

eBay ‘not yet’ threatened by Amazon Australia

Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder and CEO of Marketplace Pulse, which tracks all 13 of Amazon’s marketplaces, said Amazon Australia has doubled in size since launching and now has more than 3600 sellers. He said SimilarWeb traffic data found that Amazon has grown from 4.5 million visitors in October to 7.5 million in November – a 65 per cent increase in anticipation of the launch, with growth expected to continue into the new year.
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The Wall Street Journal

Will They Search for That? Chinese Learn Art of Hooking Americans on Amazon

Chinese sellers have flocked to Amazon, which holds regular conferences in China to promote its platform, explaining the logistics and support services it offers. Business-intelligence group Marketplace Pulse estimates that Amazon has roughly one million active sellers and that one-third are from China, 250,000 having joined this year.
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Daily Telegraph

Amazon Australia misses Christmas deliveries, with delays of more than one month for some gifts

The delivery days affected goods sold by third parties on Amazon’s Australian website, which research firm Marketplace Pulse found were mainly shipping products from China. Only 43 per cent of Amazon Australia Marketplace sellers delivered goods locally, it reported, compared to 52 per cent which shipped from China.
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Forbes

Christmas Shoppers Beware: U.S. Law Can't Protect You From Dangerous Counterfeits On Amazon and eBay

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, China is the source of 86% of the world’s counterfeits. According to Marketplace Pulse, Chinese sellers now make up 25% of Amazon's U.S. marketplace. There is a direct correlation here.
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Onlinehändler-News

Eine Million neue Händler: Amazons Wachstum in 2017

An Amazon scheinen Online-Händler nicht herumzukommen. Alleine in diesem Jahr haben sich bis jetzt über eine Million, genauer 1.001.210, neue Verkäufer angemeldet. Das sind 2.997 neue Anmeldungen jeden Tag oder auch 124 jede Stunde und zwei neue Händler alleine jede Minute. Zu diesen Zahlen kommt jetzt die Plattform marketplacepulse. Dabei konnte der amerikanische Marktplatz Amazon.com wenig überraschend am meisten wachsen. Zusammen mit Indien haben diese beiden Websites die Hälfte aller neuen Online-Händler beigetragen. Indien konnte sich außerdem an die Spitze des am schnellsten wachsenden Marktplatzes setzen. Alleine in einem Jahr hat sich die Zahl der Verkäufer verdoppelt.
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etailment

Amazon hat eine Achillesferse - China

Für den Marktanteil der Chinesen auf der deutschen Plattform gibt es allerdings nur Näherungswerte. Doch die lassen eine neue Marktmacht erahnen. Basierend auf der Anzahl der Bewertungen veröffentlicht die Analyse-Plattform Marketplace Pulse regelmäßig eine Rangliste mit den 100 „größten“ Händlern auf dem Marktplatz. Inzwischen kommen 13 Händler auf der Rangliste aus China. Sie bilden nach Deutschland (68 Händler) die größte Gruppe. Laut Marketpulse kommt sogar jeder vierte aktive Händler aus China.
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Tamebay

More than a million 3P Amazon sellers have joined in 2017

Marketplace Pulse has put together some fascinating numbers that show the growth in the scale of 3P Amazon sellers in 2017. They reckon that more than one million new sellers have signed up to sell on Amazon over the course of the year. This image they’ve produced shows how that number breaks down by Amazon’s 12 markets.
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The New Daily

More than half of Amazon Australia products shipped from China

More than half of the products listed on Amazon’s new Australian website are being shipped directly from China, rather than from warehouses and retailers in Australia, exclusive data shows. The data, collected by Marketplace Pulse and shared exclusively with The New Daily, showed that on the first day of Amazon Australia’s long-awaited launch, 52 per cent of shippings came out of China.
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Which-50

Half Of Amazon’s Australian Marketplace Sellers Are From China

A few hours after launch Marketplace Pulse, which tracks the performance of ecommerce marketplaces around the world, had detected 1,650 sellers on the platform, making Amazon Australia larger than local marketplaces Catch of the Day and MyDeal (in terms of number of sellers). By the end of the day that number swelled to 2100 and continues to rise. Analysis by Marketplace Pulse shows more than 50 per cent of the sellers on the platform are based in China, 42 per cent are located in Australia, and the rest of the world segement (6 per cent) is mostly made up of US and UK sellers.
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Business Insider Australia

Half the goods listed by third party sellers on Amazon Australia are from China

According to Marketplace Pulse, a business intelligence firm focused on e-commerce, the Amazon Australia marketplace has more than 2,000 sellers just 24 hours after launching. And 52% of those sellers indicated they are shipping from China. They are a mix of China-based sellers and Australian businesses with warehouses in China.
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OPI - Office Products International

New features for Amazon Business UK

In related news, research by Marketplace Pulse found that over one million new sellers have joined Amazon Marketplace in 2017, with around 36% registering in Europe. Amazon UK led the way among the European sites with 7.8% of the share. However, Amazon US and Amazon India remained on top, contributing almost half overall, at 39.2% and 10.7% of total new members respectively.
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Ecommerce News Europe

363 thousand new sellers joined Amazon in Europe

So far this year, 363.439 new sellers joined Amazon marketplaces in Europe. Among new sellers on all marketplaces that Amazon has worldwide, 36.3 percent registered on Amazon in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France or Spain. This can be concluded from information gathered by Marketplace Pulse. According to their analysis, over 1 million new sellers joined Amazon Marketplace in 2017.
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Wortfilter.de

Amazon: Über 1 Mio. neue Seller in 2017

Die Anzahl der Amazon Händler ist 2017 um über 1 Mio. Händler gewachsen. Damit sind jetzt über 5 Mio Merchant-Accounts auf Amazon Marketplace angemeldet. Aber schauen wir doch einmal genau hin und lassen uns überraschen.
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Which-50

Amazon Launch: Expect Early Mistakes, Then A Relentless Expansion

Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder of Marketplace Pulse, which tracks the performance of ecommerce marketplaces around the world, warns businesses should not try to “compete with Amazon by doing what Amazon does best.” “Amazon at the end of the day is one of the largest companies in the world, with enough capital to go through years of unprofitable growth. Look at what Amazon is doing in India. Very few retailers have any chance competing with that, it’s simply a matter of capital,” Kaziukėnas told Which-50. “Which means that competing against Amazon by trying to be like Amazon, while not having the same capital, is a bad idea.”
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Forbes

As Amazon And eBay Flood With Illegal Goods From China, Beijing Cracks Down On Foreign E-Commerce

According to research by Marketplace Pulse, Chinese sellers now make up 25% of the merchants selling on Amazon U.S. and potentially a quarter of Amazon’s global marketplace.
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Forbes

As U.S. Postage Rates Continue To Rise, The USPS Gives The Chinese A 'Free Ride'

This issue is now growing to epic proportions as Chinese sellers flood into marketplaces like Amazon and Ebay, displacing domestic U.S. merchants in droves. On Amazon USA alone, Chinese merchants are now reputed to have a 25% marketshare, as the once proud American e-commerce platform is beginning to resemble something akin to an Yiwu junk market.
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Equities Focus

Counterfeits Proliferate On Marketplaces As Online Shopping Takes Root

Research conducted by Marketplace Pulse shows that sellers from China constitute roughly a quarter of all the vendors who have a presence on Amazon USA. On Amazon’s global marketplace they are also about 25% of all sellers.
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Forbes

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

According to research by Marketplace Pulse, Chinese sellers now make up 25% of the merchants selling on Amazon USA and potentially a quarter of Amazon’s global marketplace.
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Website Magazine

Ask Anything About: Amazon

Perhaps, however, you've had some questions about Amazon you didn't know where to ask or just didn't want to ask. Juozas "Joe" Kaziukenas of Marketplace Pulse, a provider of marketplace analytics for Amazon, eBay, Walmart and others, offered up some helpful insights and tips about Amazon in our version of Reddit's "ask me anything."
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Entrepreneur

Amazon Marketplace: It's Bigger Than It Looks

During a talk I gave at the Retail Global Conference, I met Juozas Kaziukenas, founder of Marketplace Pulse, and had the opportunity to discuss with him the current and future state of the Amazon marketplace, one of the larger marketplaces his company researches. Talking to Kaziukenas at the conference, I found it eye-opening to learn about the size of the Amazon marketplace (bigger than most would think) as well as other fascinating insights, such as the way China affects the market, the average seller's income from the platform and Kaziukenas's own views on the relative competition inside the Amazon marketplace.
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Which-50

Amazon’s 500 Australia Sellers? That Number Is Going To Explode.

Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder of Marketplace Pulse, which tracks the performance of ecommerce marketplaces around the world, says they’ll be watching Amazon’s Australian marketplace closely once it is up and running. “Amazon has hinted to 500 sellers pre-launch. I expect this number to explode,” Kaziukėnas told Which-50. “Amazon launched in Mexico in July 2015. Two years later, they already have 48,000 marketplace sellers there. Amazon launched in India in 2013 and that marketplace is the fastest growing in terms of sellers, now at 230,000. So the 500 figure in Australia is only going to last for a day.” Amazon.com.au’s seller base will be inflated by Chinese and other international sellers, especially when Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) launches, Kaziukėnas said.
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HighYa

Amazon Seller Scams: How Scammers Use Amazon Marketplace to Rob Shoppers

During the last month alone, 843 new scam sellers were reported by Marketplace Pulse, which created www.scamsellers.com about a year ago in order to provide an accessible report that’s always up to date.
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Racked

Nobody Thinks About eBay

Sellers are flocking to Amazon; according to a study by Marketplace Pulse, more than 1,000 new sellers join every day.
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Elite Daily

This Anorexia Sweatshirt On Amazon Is Totally Insensitive To People With Eating Disorders

This controversial piece of clothing comes to market via seller ArturoBuch, which joined Amazon in 2015 and, according to Marketplace Pulse, took a hiatus in 2016. The brand currently has around 40 items for sale on Amazon.
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Freightos

The Logistics Of Fidget Spinners

For third-party sellers, Amazon is there every step of the way. It’s difficult to track down individual Amazon sellers but let’s assume that WuyiMC is a Chinese seller, like close to 25% of Amazon Europe marketplace sellers.
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Forbes

Amazon.com: The Place Where American Dreams Are Stolen By Chinese Counterfeiters

Chinese sellers now make up 25% of the merchants selling on Amazon USA and potentially a quarter of Amazon’s global marketplace, according to research by Juozas Kaziukenas of Marketplace Pulse.
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Techlicious

6 Pitfalls to Avoid When Shopping on Amazon

In fact, independent sellers, known as third-party sellers on Amazon, make up 50 percent of Amazon’s total sales, reports research firm Marketplace Pulse. In 2016, third-party sellers generated $22.99 billion in services sales. With that much cash on the line, unscrupulous behavior is bound to appear among Amazon’s less than forthright dealers. Last year, online shoppers reported 57 phony sellers every day, says Marketplace Pulse.
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TMJ4 Milwaukee, WI

Fake sellers dupe one million Amazon customers

57 fake sellers a day according to the firm's data. Marketplace Pulse started a website to track these sellers. In the last 12 months it found more than 21,00 of them. "A lot of these attacks are riding on the simple thing of listing all the products at very, very low prices," Kaziukenas explained. So far it's estimated one million Amazon customers have been affected, and it's not just happening in the U.S. "All Amazon marketplaces internationally, from Japan to Germany to the U.K., " Kaziukenas pointed out.
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PaymentsSource

Amazon 'gets' millennial demands; and that makes it a threat

According to marketplacepulse.com Amazon has 185,000 retailers in the US site and another 200,000 internationally - potentially as many of 400,000 retailers that this service could trickle down to. Such a service could provide inventory management and optimization, helping retailers manage what they sell on Amazon, both through their physical store and online store. Ease of reconciliation for accounting and payments would benefit as well. Therefore, opening the door for Amazon Pay to infiltrate the physical store front, something PayPal has been trying for years.
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Faith Family America

Buyer Beware: If You Shop on Amazon, This Sinister Scam May Cost You

Marketplace Pulse estimates that over 21,000 scam sellers were detected last year; in 12 months, that averages out to 57 sellers a day, every day—and 77 percent of those scammers occurred on Amazon, leading to close to one million bad reviews in 12 months of those sellers. “Thousands of new sellers join Amazon every day, which inevitably brings a pool of new bad actors,” reports Marketplace Pulse.
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Reuters

Exclusive: Not Made in America - Wal-Mart looks overseas for online vendors

Shrinking that gap is key to Wal-Mart’s strategy to beat Amazon. Launched in 2009, the marketplace platform contributes more than 10 percent to Wal-Mart’s e-commerce revenue, but barely registers in total sales of nearly $486 billion, according to data from e-commerce analytics firm Marketplace Pulse. The data could not be independently verified by Reuters.
"This all boils down to one thing," said Juozas Kaziukenas, founder and chief executive of Marketplace Pulse, the e-commerce analytics firm. "Wal-Mart's marketplace has not been a success story, but with their renewed focus on e- commerce, they are trying to do everything they can to change that," he said.
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BuzzFeed News

There's A War Going On Behind Amazon's "Add To Cart" Button

"In a lot of ways the Buy box is a slowed down stock exchange," said Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder and CEO of Marketplace Pulse, which collects and analyzes e-commerce marketplace data. "You have a flow of customers who are willing to buy a particular product and they’re willing to pay whatever the market price is, but then there are hundreds of sellers who want to have a sale."
Kaziukėnas of Marketplace Pulse believes in the data. "The Buy box is much smarter than it appears," he said. "It’s trying to do things beyond the price and trying to help customers. Customers probably should not try to outsmart that. There's a reason why Amazon did not pick another seller."
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Ecommerce News Europe

More Amazon marketplace sellers use Fulfillment by Amazon

In Europe, about 40 percent of the top 10,000 Amazon marketplace sellers makes use of Amazon’s fulfillment service, Fulfillment by Amazon. Since January, the share of sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon has grown in all countries where Amazon offers this service. Statistics come from Marketplace Pulse, which explains it looks at the top 10,000 sellers only, because they feel they best represent the market. “There are many more sellers in all marketplaces, but the top 10,000 sellers represent the majority of third-party sales.”
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t3n

Die Top-100 der Amazon-Händler in Deutschland

Wer sind die größten Händler Deutschlands? Marketplace Pulse ist der Frage nachgegangen und hat eine Rangliste herausgebracht, die der Antwort recht nahekommen dürfte. Der Analyse-Anbieter hat die Bewertungszahlen der Händler analysiert, die auf dem deutschen Markt aktiv sind. Jeweils auf den Monat, das Jahr und die gesamte Geschäftstätigkeit des Händlers bezogen. Herausgekommen ist dabei eine Liste, die einige der üblichen Verdächtigen enthält – aber auch ein paar Überraschungen.
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OMR Online Marketing Rockstars

Das sind die 100 größten Amazon-Händler Deutschlands

Die Amazon-Analyse-Plattform Marketplace Pulse listet die erfolgreichsten Händler der Plattform in Deutschland auf. Die Grundlage der Erhebung bildet die Anzahl der Händlerbewertungen. Schließlich kann kein Analyse-Dienstleister auf Verkaufszahlen der einzelnen Händler zugreifen. Bewertungen bieten jedoch einen Anhaltspunkt für den Vergleich von Händlern untereinander. Denn alle Amazon-Händler haben ein Interesse an vielen (guten) Bewertungen für ihren Service, weil diese dadurch in den Suchergebnissen weiter oben auftauchen.
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Ecommerce News Europe

25% of European Amazon marketplace sellers are based in China

One out of four sellers who are active on the 5 European Amazon marketplaces, is based in China. Research by Marketplace Pulse shows that out of those China-based sellers, over half of them use Fulfillment by Amazon, which means that from the customer point of view it’s all the same experience. For European sellers this could be threatening, because it will be hard to compete with them. Actually, Marketplace Pulse wanted to research how big of a role China plays in the Amazon business, but sellers on Amazon.com are not required to disclose their business information. And with the Fulfillment by Amazon program growing steadily, it has become impossible to tell where the sellers are located. But in Europe, things are different. There, retailers are required to disclose their business information.
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The Wall Street Journal

Amazon’s Third-Party Sellers Hit By Hackers

“Hacking Amazon is becoming...increasingly a big deal,” said Juozas Kaziukėnas, chief executive of Marketplace Pulse, a business-intelligence firm focused on e-commerce. “The value to be gained is bigger as Amazon grows.”
Hacks of dormant Amazon seller accounts in particular have increased since mid- March, to more than 20 some days from the low single-digits earlier this year, according to Marketplace Pulse, which monitors seller activity on e-commerce sites.
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Dealerscope

Amazon’s Achilles Heel: A Marketplace Filled with Scammers

The issue of scammers opening up shops has gotten so bad that Marketplace Pulse, a business intelligence firm that focuses on ecommerce, launched a website—www.scamsellers.com—dedicated to helping consumers safely navigate the platform. The site also provides step-by-step instructions for how to respond to an scamming incident or report fraudulent sellers to Amazon.
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The Wall Street Journal

The High-Speed Trading Behind Your Amazon Purchase

Amazon’s retail business “is like this massive slowed-down stock exchange,” says Juozas Kaziukėnas, founder and chief executive of Marketplace Pulse, a business-intelligence firm focused on e-commerce. The usual market dynamics are at work: Sellers entering and leaving the market, temporary scarcity when someone runs out of stock or a manufacturer falls behind, and sellers testing consumers and each other with high and low prices.
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Forbes

As Amazon Floods With Chinese Sellers, Western Brands Move Into China's Booming E-Commerce Market

“As shipping costs decrease and as technology advances, selling all over the world is becoming easier,” said Juozas Kaziukėnas of Marketplace Pulse. “As far as I can tell, this is inevitable, because the customer wins - they get cheaper products and better selection because of the reduced number of middlemen.”
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Web Retailer

Multichannel Selling Through Online Marketplaces: Present and Future

With more than 90 million unique visits, Walmart.com is one of the most visited ecommerce sites. According to Marketplace Pulse, an ecommerce analytics and insights company, Walmart now has more than 2,000 active third-party sellers on the marketplace, and they’re looking for more brands to expand their product assortment.
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Forbes

Amazon Scams On The Rise In 2017 As Fraudulent Sellers Run Amok And Profit Big

According to Marketplace Pulse, thousands of new seller accounts are being opened on Amazon each day. During their research into fraudulent vendors on the platform that they conducted in August 2016, they discovered sellers with upwards of 6,000 negative reviews from angry customers who never received what they paid for. So this isn't merely a scam that is adversely affecting a marginal segment of Amazon's marketplace but is a widespread cancer that is eroding the trust of tens of thousands of customers and damaging the reputation of the Amazon brand as a whole.
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