MarketWatch issued a press release yesterday on the success Amazon 3P merchants had on the marketplace in 2013, and we wanted to share it with you. Third party sellers accounted for over a BILLION units shipped last year, with a large portion of that coming from sellers using FBA. That’s a truly incredible amount of volume (10s of $B in GMV), and we’re proud to be able to serve this booming industry.
Other facts from the article:
– The number of active Marketplace Sellers using the FBA service grew more than 65 percent year-over-year worldwide during 2013.
– FBA shipped more units worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2013 than the total number of FBA units combined in all of 2009 and 2010.
– Marketplace Sellers on Amazon from 89 different countries fulfilled orders to U.S. customers using the Fulfillment by Amazon service.
SEATTLE, Jan 09, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon today announced a record-setting year for Marketplace Sellers with businesses of all sizes selling on Amazon.
The # of active Marketplace Sellers using Amazon’s FBA service grew more than 65 percent year-over-year worldwide! http://t.co/PKHQtM95QN
— Twitter (@kdscruggs) 2014-01-09T20:58:33Z