AZ Sellers Sold Record-Setting More Than 2 Billion Items Worldwide in 2014


January 05, 2015 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN) - Amazon today announced that sellers on Amazon sold a record-setting more than 2 billion items worldwide in 2014. The number of sellers on Amazon adopting the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service to help scale their businesses and delight customers with Amazon’s award-winning fulfillment and customer service also grew more than 65 percent year-over-year worldwide. There are currently more than 2 million sellers on Amazon worldwide that account for over 40 percent of the total units sold on Amazon.

“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.”

Sellers on Amazon around the world continue to adopt FBA, a service that enables sellers to have Amazon store and ship their products directly to customers while offering Amazon Prime benefits, FREE shipping, simple exporting to customers around the world, streamlined cross-border trade, easy returns and award-winning Amazon customer service. For small and medium businesses, Amazon Payments has expanded the availability of Login and Pay with Amazon, providing hundreds of millions of customers a fast, easy and secure way to pay on thousands of websites, using the information already stored in their Amazon accounts.

2014 Amazon Services Growth

• In 2014, more than 2 billion units worldwide were ordered on Amazon from sellers with businesses of all sizes.

• In 2014, active sellers worldwide using the FBA service grew more than 65 percent year-over-year.

FBA units shipped worldwide grew more than 50 percent year-over-year during the 2014 holiday season.

• Sellers on Amazon from more than 100 different countries around the world fulfilled orders to customers in 185 countries using the FBA service.

China and Hong Kong-based sellers with international sales grew 80 percent year-over-year.

• Product selection available through FBA on the (India) marketplace more than tripled year-over-year.

• Holiday deals offered by sellers on Amazon worldwide grew more than 250 percent year-over-year during the 2014 holiday season.

• Units sold by sellers on Amazon worldwide offering holiday deals grew more than 400 percent year-over-year during the 2014 holiday season.

• On Cyber Monday, more than 16 million units were ordered worldwide from sellers on Amazon.

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They don’t treat us like dirt. Where where you treated like dirt?


Maybe what they mean to say, is Amazon has terrible service when it comes to taking
care of their 3p sellers.

I have never had one issue when I called ebay to have a problem fixed, you received a person on the phone, and they had authority to fix something.

Amazon seller services rarely have any authority to fix anything, and the amount of
copy and paste emails you get are quite astronomical.

Sellers are tired of the copy and paste answers.

Also this

• China and Hong Kong-based sellers with international sales grew 80 percent year-over-year.

And 75 percent of that was counterfeit. Lol.

Amazon loves what the counterfeiting countries bring in.


I saw this on Google News. What is puzzling is that amazon admits that its growth is coming from the third party sellers but they treat sellers like “dirt.” BTW, this article probably is the reason amazon’s stock is down again.

I don’t think Wall Street will look favorably at a company where half of the business is generated by the third party sellers. What does this say about amazon’s management?

The article also explains the number of NEW sellers from China. However, why encourage Chinese sellers whose delivery times are 30 days to infinity?

Today I noted that my delivery times were changed from yesterday. Yesterday my delivery times were 5 days to 23 days. Today they are 7 days to 23 days. This seems to be a moving figure.

Personally, I believe that amazon wants to cultivate only the large sellers who sell millions of dollars worth of product. I think the day of the small seller on amazon is over. That is a personal opinion.


I totally understand why Amazon breaks up your shipment to different warehouses, but its without a doubt the most time consuming part of the operation.

It would be great if they said “anything over 5 or 10” would be split up.

We are moving to a new location because we need more sq ft to complete this task.

If you are sending in a shipment with 1 of each item and they are unique, how does splitting it up help Amazon?

Can they predict that a certain item is more likely to be sold close to Arizona?

I’m taking about 1 of a kind items.

They send Philadelphia things out to AZ all the time. That doesn’t make much sense.


If I thought I was being treated like dirt, I wouldn’t put up with it.

Amazon treats me beautifully. They’ve made it possible for me to wonder whether or not I should spend $45,000 on an RV before spring arrives.

eBay certainly never made that possible.


There have been enough posts on this forum about clueless seller support; change in delivery times etc. to demonstrate that amazon doesn’t treat third party sellers in the manner in which they praise the sellers for their performance.


No, they love us… they even say it… wait a minute

75% counterfeit? Proof or it never happened…


Frozen. And just about anything else that is a name brand that is video game related.


If you dont think Amazon isnt raking in millions off of counterfeit, then you dont search around or see many different products.

This wasnt out of control a few years ago, before the chinese were let onto the site, along with a few other countries.

Now its completely out of control.

Edited by: StoptheMadness on Jan 5, 2015 9:27 AM


> Can they predict that a certain item is more likely to be sold close to Arizona?
> I’m taking about 1 of a kind items.

Actually, about a year or so ago, there was some talk that they could do precisely that and would be doing more of it.

The idea was that based on your buying patterns, certain things would be sent to the warehouse nearest you so that – in the event you order one or more of those things – you could conceivably get same day delivery.

Same day delivery (or same-hour delivery in the case of Manhattan) is Amazon’s holy grail.


Amazon actually patented the idea, calling it “anticipatory shipping” -


I’m not sure why you would think it’s puzzling that Amazon wouldn’t particularly care whether some small-time sellers are happy, considering the massive number of sellers and 3P sales. Or what this press release would have to do with the stock price.


Simply an observation. This thread is a discussion - not solutions.


Still no proof.


Keep telling yourself that, Frozen items were sent out in the thousands and thousands, before Amazon got a handle on it, One poster here even posted a listing of frozen items that were selling at an extreme rate, that were all counterfeit, it was quite some time
before Amazon put the lockdown on Frozen items. And then still
Frozen items were in the top 10 of clothing that were counterfeit. This is just
one example of many many items that are sold that are counterfeit, that actually come
from china, a country that Amazon has decided to let sell here, a few years back.

This is happening on a much larger scale then just frozen items, and its bringing in millions, and Amazon is sticking by letting their metrics catch the counterfeiters, even after
thousands of items are shipped out before they are caught.

Same with OOP disney dvds.

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