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Fake-Produkte und Klickfarmen: Wie windige Amazon-Seller den Algorithmus austricksen

Die Folge: Ein extrem umkämpftes Umfeld mit über 550 Millionen Produkten, die über Amazons „Marketplace“, also nicht von Amazon selbst, verkauft werden. Allein in diesem Jahr hätten sich laut dem Analyse-Tool Marketplace Pulse über 670.000 neue Händler auf der Plattform angemeldet, über zwei Millionen Seller sind derzeit aktiv und haben Produkte gelistet. Am stärksten wächst dabei gerade die Zahl der chinesischen Händler, über 25 Prozent kommen schon jetzt aus Fernost – und viele drängen mit allen Mitteln auf die westlichen Märkte.

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How Sellers Trick Amazon To Boost Sales

Competition has grown fierce as the number of items on Amazon’s marketplace is estimated to have doubled over the past five years to more than 550 million, according to data-tracker Marketplace Pulse.

The Wall Street Journal
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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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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.

The Atlantic
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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.

The Atlantic
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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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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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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 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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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 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.

The Atlantic
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