Amazon Sellers Hit a Record in 2014
New data from Amazon reveals that sellers on its platform sold more than 2 billion items worldwide in 2014.
In addition to that record-setting statistic, Amazon found the number of sellers on its platform that adopted the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service grew more than 65 percent year-over-year worldwide. FBA is a service that enables sellers to have an Amazon store and ship their products directly to customers while offering Amazon Prime benefits, including free shipping, exporting to customers around the world, cross-border trade, simple returns and Amazon customer service.
“It’s been a record-setting year for selling on Amazon. We’re seeing strong growth from sellers listing their items across our global marketplaces. In fact, there are now more than a billion offers for customers to browse from sellers who are listing items for sale outside their home country,” said Peter Faricy, VP for Amazon Marketplace. “The growth of mobile and the introduction of the Amazon Seller App have also been a big win for sellers this year. Sellers are constantly telling us they value the flexibility of managing their businesses on-the-go from their tablets and mobile devices.”
Other noteworthy stats from Amazon’s 2014 data reveal that FBA units shipped worldwide grew by more than 50 percent year-over-year during the holiday season, while holiday deals offered by sellers on Amazon worldwide grew more than 250 percent year-over-year. Plus, more than 25 percent of Login and Pay with Amazon payment s were made using a mobile device, and orders processed by businesses using Login and Pay with Amazon grew more than 200 percent year-over-year during the 2014 holiday season.