Number of Amazon sellers supasses Ebay

August 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm 2 comments

According to information provided at the 2008 Amazon Seller Conference back in July 2008, there are 79 million active user accounts on Amazon. That’s a whole lot of buying going on. And, what continues to amaze me is that I’ve spoken with countless people who aren’t aware that they’re buying from individual merchants, not the ‘Amazon company’.

With over $14.9 in revenue in 2007, Amazon now has 1.4 million seller accounts. They’ve just surpassed Ebay that reportedly has 1.3 million. These numbers were reported at the conference and also confirmed in an article published by, which states that worldwide active seller accounts were up 14% in 2008, as compared to 11 percent in 2007.

In an analyst note, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimated that Amazon has sold $6 billion in goods by third parties in the last 12 months. That tally is still well behind eBay’s $62 billion worth of goods via third parties, but Amazon is poaching market share.

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  • 1. Kevin  |  February 15, 2009 at 1:40 am

    I believe it. We used to be just an ebay seller (that’s how we started, back in the day.) Nowadays, we get quadruple the business from amazon. That, plus the fees ebay charges, and it’s a no-brainer which site is superior.

  • 2. AC  |  June 26, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Wow! just the information what I’ve been looking for, I in the process of launching my website and traying to project the number of seller accounts I can have.


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