It’s news to no one that third-party sellers are responsible for most of Amazon’s growth.
Amazon’s steady march toward global domination shows no signs of slowing. Deloitte named it one of the world’s 10 largest retailers for the first time ever, while recent data discovered that 4 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. in 2017 came from the site.
Amazon’s steady march toward global domination shows no sign of slowing. The Seattle-based behemoth achieved a 27 percent increase in revenue in 2016. Not to mention, more than half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Amazon changed its returns policy for marketplace merchants that don’t use its fulfillment program. Third-party sellers who opt to ship orders themselves will be subject to the same rules as items shipped by Amazon: automatically approved returns and prepaid shipping labels.