Amazon just announced that sellers reached a new record in 2014, selling over 2 billion items worldwide. The company is sharing a whole bunch of stats.
For example, over 2 million sellers account for over 40% of the total units sold on Amazon. China and Hong Kong-based sellers saw significant international sales growth at 80% year-over-year.
“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.”
Amazon also gave sellers access to some major real estate on the run up to Black Friday. Holiday deals offered by sellers grew over 250% year-over-year, while units sold by sellers offering holiday deals grew more than 400%.
On Cyber Monday, over 16 million units were ordered worldwide from sellers on Amazon, and orders processed by businesses using Amazon Payments grew by more than 60%. Over 25% of Login and Pay with Amazon payments were made with mobile devices. Orders processed by businesses using Login and Pay with Amazon grew over 200%.
Throughout the year, the number of sellers utilizing Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) grew over 65%. FBA units shipped worldwide grew by over 50% year-over-year during the 2014 holiday season. Sellers from over 100 different countries around the world fulfilled orders to customers in 185 countries using FBA. Product selection available through FBA on the Amazon India marketplace more than tripled year-over-year.
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