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Amazon: Sellers had ‘record-setting’ year in 2014


Seattle -- Amazon is not a company to shy away from touting its success. On Monday, the online giant announced that third-party sellers on Amazon Marketplace sold a “record-setting” more than two billion items worldwide in 2014, and that the number of its sellers adopting the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service grew more than 65% year-over-year worldwide.

“It’s been a record-setting year for selling on Amazon,” said Peter Faricy, VP for Amazon Marketplace. “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. The growth of mobile and the introduction of the Amazon Seller App have also been a big win for sellers this year.”

Amazon’s FBA service enables sellers to have Amazon store and ship their products directly to customers while offering Amazon Prime benefits, free shipping, and exporting to customers around the world and other benefits.

Critics pointed out that Amazon did not give the revenue generated by its sellers.

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