Posts tagged with Amazon Marketplace

Amazon to provide loans to merchants: report

Selling products online can be a lucrative business, but it's typically not an easy one, particularly for small merchants. While the internet helps address some challenges, like finding customers, margins can be tight and merchants often struggle with cash flow.

Enter Amazon, the 800-pound gorilla of ecommerce. Already a significant source of sales for some merchants through its Amazon Marketplace, the Seattle-based company is now positioning itself to be an even larger fixture in the lives of many businesses with the launch of a service called Amazon Lending.

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Amazon turns data on its own Marketplace retailers: report

For many small retailers, Amazon is an important source of customers and revenue thanks to the retail giant's Marketplace, which lets third parties hawk their wares on Amazon.com.

But some retailers selling through Amazon's Marketplace are learning the hard way that doing business through a potential competitor can be a double-edged sword with a very sharp blade.

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15 valuable tips for optimising your sales on Amazon

Marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon are an important sales tool for online businesses.

Due to the huge volume of traffic and search queries handled by Amazon it offers sellers access to a hugely valuable shop window, and the marketplace is equally important to Amazon itself.

Globally the online giant is growing by 42%, with the marketplace driving a large part of that.

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eBay diversifies even further with big GSI Commerce buy

The eBay brand is synonymous with online auctions, but over the years, eBay's business has expanded well beyond those auctions.

The company's crown jewel -- PayPal -- was purchased in 2002 for $1.5bn, and the online payment provider now accounts for more than a third of eBay's revenue. eBay's portfolio also includes comparison shopping site Shopping.com, financing service BillMeLater and rental classifieds site Rent.com.

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Major retailers ditch the Amazon Marketplace

Amazon is online retail's 800 pound gorilla, but even so, it has tried to play nicely with others. One of the ways it has done that is with the Amazon Marketplace, which allows third parties to sell through its site. 

The Marketplace accounted for over 30% of Amazon.com's unit sales in Q4 2010, and has helped fuel at least some of Amazon.com's continued impressive growth.

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Walmart takes a page from Amazon.com's playbook

Amazon.com may be the king of online retail but the king of offline retail, Wal-Mart, may have Amazon.com's throne on its mind. Yesterday, Walmart.com added one million new items to its catalog thanks to the launch of the Walmart Marketplace.

What is the Walmart Marketplace? As the name suggests, it's the Walmart equivalent of the Amazon Marketplace, a program that enables third party merchants to hawk their wares on Amazon.com.

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