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More Than 50 Amazon Statistics to Know for 2022

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Since its inception in 1994, Amazon has become a leader in e-commerce. What started as a digital platform for selling books has grown to become a global behemoth, providing customers around the world with easy access to everything from dog food to home improvement goods. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic provided the retailer with a push, as online buying took off.

Given the significant shift and resulting changes — both in the e-commerce market in general and for Amazon in particular — we thought it was prime time to dig up the latest Amazon data. This article provides fresh statistics that are relevant to Amazon customers, sellers, and anyone else who's interested in the e-commerce company's performance in 2021.

Amazon Statistics: How the Retailer Continues to Grow With More People Shopping Online Since the Pandemic

Given Amazon's dominance in the e-commerce field, it should come as no surprise that a lot of market research is available about the online retailer. From how much the average seller makes to how the company's stock price has changed, there's a lot of captivating data out there. We've sifted through the mass of information to give you the highlights.

  • Amazon hit $110.8 billion in net sales in Q3 2021.
  • Amazon.com boasts over 2.7 billion monthly visits.
  • There are more than 200 million Amazon Prime members worldwide.
  • Amazon sells more than 12 million products.
  • More than 50% of consumers begin their product searches on Amazon.
  • Amazon was founded on July 5, 1994.
  • Amazon earned $0 in revenue the year it was founded. In 2020, annual revenue was $404.44 billion.
  • Amazon's typical shopper is female, aged 35 to 64.
  • There are 151.9 million Prime members in the U.S. alone.
  • Amazon visitors grew from 2.3 billion to 2.7 billion in the first half of 2021.
  • Amazon e-commerce sales are projected to reach $468.78 billion in 2021.
  • Jeff Bezos was 30 when he founded Amazon.
  • Jeff Bezos is worth more than $190 billion.
  • In June 2021, Amazon had 90 million visitors per day.
  • The majority of online shoppers use their desktop to make purchases on Amazon.
  • Approximately 58% of Amazon's desktop traffic is direct traffic.
  • Nearly 70% of U.S. smart speaker owners use Amazon Echo.
  • Amazon is the leading vendor in global smart speakers.
  • Only 10.8% of online shoppers used a smart speaker to make a purchase in 2020.
  • Subscription revenue made up 6.5% of Amazon's revenue in 2020.
  • Pet supplies are the No. 1 subscription category on Amazon.
  • Amazon employs 1 million workers in the U.S.
  • Amazon employs over 1.3 million workers globally.
  • Amazon's workforce is steadily growing.
  • Amazon FBA launched in 2006.
  • An estimated 2 million people worldwide use FBA.
  • In Q2 2021, 56% of paid units on Amazon were sold by third-party sellers.
  • In 2020, nearly half of Amazon sales were third-party.
  • Most Amazon sellers make $1,000 monthly in sales.
  • As of 2021, 64% of sellers are men.
  • Most new sellers on Amazon are U.S.-based.
  • Exactly 49% of Amazon sellers are in the U.S.
  • Amazon owns over 80 private label brands.
  • One of the most popular brands Amazon has created is Amazon Basics.
  • Amazon saw sales increase by as much as 60% during peak months of the pandemic.
  • In 2020, Amazon’s Prime Day was pushed to October due to the pandemic.
  • As the pandemic drove more consumers online, Amazon saw a 220% increase in profit.
  • Shoppers aged 45 to 64 spend the most on Amazon.
  • Amazon's average shopper has an above-average household income.
  • The cost of Amazon Prime membership has increased.
  • Amazon sells more than 12 million products.
  • There are more than 6 million e-books on Amazon.
  • Amazon Prime Video has an estimated 18,400 movies.
  • Amazon posted record-breaking sales of $9 billion for Black Friday in 2020.
  • In 2020, annual revenue was $404.44 billion.
  • Independent sellers made $4.8 billion in sales on Black Friday in 2020.
  • Q4 is the most profitable period for retailers.
  • Amazon sold $11.19 billion worth of products on Prime Day in 2021.
  • Prime Day 2021 was the biggest two-day period ever for third-party sellers.
  • Amazon has currently acquired more than 100 companies.
  • Amazon’s largest acquisition to date is Whole Foods in 2017.
  • Amazon currently operates in 13 countries.
  • Amazon’s top net sales come from the United States.
  • Amazon has a dedicated bestsellers list that is updated regularly.
  • Amazon is the leading online retailer globally.
  • Walmart and eBay are Amazon's top U.S. competitors.
  • Amazon's stock value has grown from $18 to $3,312 since its inception.

Top Amazon Statistics

Amazon hit $110.8 billion in net sales in Q3 2021.

In the third quarter of 2021, Amazon's net sales were $110.8 billion. ("Net" sales refer to gross (total) sales minus the company's allowances, discounts, and returns.)

(Source: Amazon)

Amazon.com boasts over 2.7 billion monthly visits.

Amazon is the world's largest e-commerce website as of June 2021, with over 2.7 billion monthly visits, on average (desktop and mobile combined). Second in line is eBay (885 million monthly visits), followed by Walmart (410 million monthly visits).

(Source: Statista)

There are more than 200 million Amazon Prime members worldwide.

As of June 2021, there were over 200 million Amazon Prime subscriptions worldwide, up from 150 million in January 2020.

(Source: Amazon)

Amazon sells more than 12 million products.

One reason Amazon is so popular? The sheer diversity of its products. For consumers who value convenience, the e-commerce giant truly is a "one-stop shop," selling more than 12 million products.

(Source: RTP)

More than 50% of consumers begin their product searches on Amazon.

Even if they aren't buying products on Amazon, consumers will still use the e-commerce platform for research. Exactly 53% of U.S. consumers say they start their search for a digital purchase on Amazon.

(Source: eMarketer)

Company Statistics

Amazon was founded on July 5, 1994.

The company was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994, and got its start as an online bookseller. Only later did it expand to include other products.

(Source: Business Insider)

Amazon earned $0 in revenue the year it was founded. In 2020, annual revenue was $404.44 billion.

In 1994, the year it was founded, Amazon earned zero revenue. In 1995, the company's top-line revenue was $511,000. In 1996, that figure jumped to $15.7 million. By 2020, the company was earning some $404.44 billion in annual revenue.

(Source: Crunchbase, Statista)

Popularity and Users

Amazon's typical shopper is female, aged 35 to 64.

The average Amazon shopper in the U.S. is a married woman with a college education, earning more than $80,000 per year. This key target group covers two primary demographic age brackets: 35 to 44 and 55 to 64.

(Source: Business Insider)

There are 151.9 million Prime members in the U.S. alone.

Launched in 2005, more than 50% of the U.S. population takes advantage of the free two-day shipping offered through an Amazon Prime membership. There are currently 151.9 million Amazon Prime members in the U.S., and that number is expected to grow to 168.3 million by 2025.

(Source: eMarketer)

Amazon visitors grew from 2.3 billion to 2.7 billion in the first half of 2021.

In February of 2021, Amazon recorded 2.3 billion visitors (desktop and mobile) worldwide. By June 2021, that number had grown to 2.7 billion.

(Source: Statista)

Revenue Statistics

Amazon e-commerce sales are projected to reach $468.78 billion in 2021.

In 2019, Amazon’s global retail e-commerce sales were $346.49 billion. In 2020, that number jumped to about $404.44 billion. In 2021, the figure is expected to reach $468.78 billion annually.

(Source: Statista)

Jeff Bezos Net Worth and Statistics

Jeff Bezos was 30 when he founded Amazon.

Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, making him 57 years old. He founded Amazon in 1994 at age 30. In February 2021, Bezos announced plans to step down as Amazon CEO later in the year. However, he plans to remain active in the company in the role of executive chairman.

(Source: Britannica, Amazon)

Jeff Bezos is worth nearly $200 billion.

Jeff Bezos is worth an estimated $199.8 billion as of Nov. 4, 2021.

(Source: Forbes)

General Traffic, Mobile, and Desktop Statistics

In June 2021, Amazon had 90 million visitors per day.

In June, Amazon had 2.7 billion visitors (desktop and mobile). That averages out to about 90 million visitors every day.

(Source: Statista)

The majority of online shoppers use their desktop to make purchases on Amazon.

The preferred method to shop on Amazon is desktop, with 64.9% of online shoppers using their computer to buy an Amazon product. Exactly 16.6% use the mobile site, and only 13.3% use the Amazon app.

(Source: Statista)

Approximately 58% of Amazon's desktop traffic is direct traffic.

Amazon's marketing strategy focuses on direct traffic. 58.26% of the platform's traffic comes via direct traffic (desktop). Next up is search-generated traffic, which generates 27.53% of desktop visits, followed by referral traffic, generating 6.57% of desktop visits.

(Source: Similarweb)

Alexa and Voice Ordering

Nearly 70% of U.S. smart speaker owners use Amazon Echo.

Of U.S. smart speaker owners, approximately 69.7% use an Amazon Echo device, as of 2020. Google-branded devices are the runner-up, with about 31.7%. In 2020, the number of U.S. smart speaker users was anticipated to reach 83.1 million.

(Source: eMarketer)

Amazon is the leading vendor in global smart speakers.

Globally, Amazon holds a 26.7% share of the smart speaker market (as of Q2 2021). Google is the runner-up, holding an estimated 17.4% market share.

(Source: Statista)

Only 10.8% of online shoppers used a smart speaker to make a purchase in 2020.

Echo's voice-activated assistant, Alexa, gives users the opportunity to buy products on Amazon and check their order status using only verbal commands. An estimated 10.8% of online shoppers used a smart speaker to make a purchase in 2020.

(Source: eMarketer)

Subscription Statistics

Subscription revenue made up 6.5% of Amazon's revenue in 2020.

There was a slight drop in subscription services revenue from 2019 (6.8%) to 2020 (6.5%). Note that subscription revenue is made up largely of Prime membership fees — which increased 31.2% year over year from 2019 to 2020.

(Source: Digital Commerce 360)

Pet supplies are the No. 1 subscription category on Amazon.

Twenty-eight percent of Amazon’s pet supplies revenue comes via subscriptions. Dog food is an especially big seller. Following pet supplies, other big-ticket subscription categories include vitamins and supplements, and grocery and gourmet.

(Source: Similarweb)

Employee Statistics

Amazon employs 1 million workers in the U.S.

As of July 2021, Amazon employed an estimated 1 million U.S. workers, totaling about 1 in 169 American workers. Amazon is the second-largest employer in the country (Walmart is the first).

(Source: NBC News)

Amazon employs over 1.3 million workers globally.

Amazon also operates globally and employs a total of 1.3 million workers worldwide.

(Source: Amazon)

Amazon's workforce is steadily growing.

In 2015, Amazon employed a little over 200,000 workers. By 2019, this number had grown to about 800,000. In 2020, it surpassed 1.2 million. In 2020, Amazon went on a hiring spree to meet the demand of online shoppers during COVID-19. The company added 500,000 new jobs.

(Source: Statista)

Amazon Seller Statistics

Amazon FBA launched in 2006.

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) was launched in 2006. It's now used by millions of Amazon sellers around the world. Under this system, sellers have their products stored at Amazon fulfillment centers. Amazon then packs and ships the products.

(Source: Amazon)

An estimated 2 million people worldwide use FBA.

FBA has grown in popularity since it first launched. To date, the number of sellers worldwide enrolled in the FBA program numbers about 2 million.

(Source: Big Commerce)

In Q2 2021, 56% of paid units on Amazon were sold by third-party sellers.

A third-party seller is a brand that uses the Amazon marketplace to sell directly to consumers. The third party, not Amazon, is the merchant of record (MOR). A first-party seller is a brand that sells inventory to Amazon, which then sells the product to consumers.

(Source: Statista)

In 2020, nearly half of Amazon sales were third-party.

Many people assume that the bulk of Amazon sales are overwhelmingly first-party, coming directly from Amazon. In fact, in 2020, nearly half of the e-commerce platform's sales came via third-party sellers.

(Source: BigCommerce)

Most Amazon sellers make $1,000 monthly in sales.

Super-sellers can earn significantly more, making upward of $250,000 per month (or $3 million in sales annually). About one-quarter (26%) of sellers make less than $1,000 per month.

(Source: Jungle Scout)

Amazon has 6.4 million sellers globally.

Worldwide, Amazon has 6.4 million sellers, and an estimated 1.5 million of those are active sellers.

(Source: Marketplace Pulse)

As of 2021, 64% of sellers are men.

Almost two-thirds of Amazon sellers were male in 2021. The bulk of Amazon sellers are 25 to 44 years of age, and 37% of sellers are 45 or older. The average overall seller age is 39.

(Source: Jungle Scout)

Most new sellers on Amazon are U.S.-based.

In 2020, 1.3 million new sellers joined Amazon Marketplaces globally. Of those, 13.8% registered through the U.S. platform (Amazon.com). The Indian platform (Amazon.in) was a close second, with 12.1% of new marketplace sellers in 2020.

(Source: Statista)

Exactly 49% of Amazon sellers are in the U.S.

In general, nearly half of Amazon sellers live in the U.S. (49%). 7% of Amazon sellers report coming from China, 7% from the United Kingdom, 7% from Canada, and 5% from India.

(Source: Jungle Scout)

Amazon Brands

Amazon owns over 80 private label brands.

Amazon has steadily expanded its offering of "private label brands" or "store brands." These are brands manufactured by a third party but sold under Amazon's name.

(Source: Business Insider, Pattern)

One of the most popular brands Amazon has created is Amazon Basics.

Other popular Amazon brands include:

  • Happy Belly (fresh food)
  • Beauty Bar (cosmetics)
  • HALE (women's denim)
  • 206 Collective (shoes)
  • Pinzon (linens)
  • Rivet (furniture and decor)
  • Basic Care (pain relief)
  • Rebel Canyon (clothing)
  • 28 Palms (men's clothing)
  • 7Goals (women's activewear)
  • Amazon Elements (vitamins and baby products)
  • NuPro (tech accessories)
  • Mama Bear (baby gear)
  • Amazon Essentials (clothing)
  • Arabelle (lingerie)
  • The Lovely Tote Co. (handbags)

Note this is not an exhaustive list.

(Source: Business Insider)

The COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Amazon

Amazon saw sales increase by as much as 60% during peak months of the pandemic.

Amazon saw substantial growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, as retail moved largely online due to stay-at-home orders, global lockdowns, and consumers’ fears of infection. Consumer spending on Amazon from May to July of 2020 skyrocketed by 60%.

(Source: TIME)

In 2020, Amazon’s Prime Day was pushed to October due to the pandemic.

Due to obstacles the world was experiencing during peak months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Amazon pushed Prime Day to Oct. 13 and 14.

(Source: Amazon)

As the pandemic drove more consumers online, Amazon saw a 220% increase in profit.

COVID-19 caused a boom in online shopping, and Amazon benefited tremendously. Year over year when looking at Q1 in 2020 and 2021, respectively, Amazon saw an increase in profit of 220%.

(Source: New York Times)

Demographic Info About Amazon Shoppers

Shoppers aged 45 to 64 spend the most on Amazon.

Within this age bracket, the majority of Amazon users are married, college-educated, and have children.

(Source: Zentail)

Women buy more frequently than men.

The average Amazon buyer is a woman who earns at least $80,000 annually. This average customer orders one to two items in a single transaction. However, she makes a significant number of individual transactions every year — 74 orders in total.

(Source: Business Insider)

Amazon's average shopper has an above-average household income.

The average Amazon shopper has an above-average household income of $84,449 per year.

(Source: Business Insider)

Prime users are bigger spenders.

The average U.S.-based Amazon Prime subscriber spends $1,400 per year. In contrast, non-Prime members based in the U.S. spend only $600 per year.

(Source: Business Insider)

The cost of an Amazon Prime membership has increased.

In 2014, the average price of Prime was raised from $79 to $99. In 2018, the price jumped from $99 to $119. As of 2021, Prime costs $119 annually or $12.99 monthly. That said, benefits for Prime members have also expanded with time.

(Source: Pattern, Amazon)

How Many Products Are Currently Available on Amazon?

Amazon sells more than 12 million products.

Amazon sells more than 12 million products online, covering a range of categories from pet food to clothing, furniture, and more. The variety of products is one reason for Amazon's popularity.

(Source: RTP)

There are more than 6 million e-books on Amazon.

Amazon got its start as a book retailer — and it's still a strong contender in the publishing space, especially with e-books. The Amazon store has more than 6 million Kindle e-books.

(Source: Just Publishing Advice)

Amazon Prime Video has an estimated 18,400 movies.

While exact figures vary (since Amazon is constantly updating its offerings), Prime subscribers can access an estimated 18,400 movies for free on the streaming platform. Prime Video also has approximately 2,200 TV shows.

(Source: Fox Business)

Black Friday Statistics

Amazon posted record-breaking sales of $9 billion for Black Friday in 2020.

The 2020 shopping season was the biggest in history for Amazon (likely in part due to the push toward online shopping because of COVID-19). The e-commerce giant reported Black Friday spending of $9 billion, a 22% year-over-year increase compared to 2019.

(Source: CNBC)

In 2020, annual revenue was $404.44 billion.

In 2020, Amazon posted an annual review of some $404.44 billion, which would make the average daily sale a rough $11 million per day. Black Friday figures of $9 billion are, thus, well above the daily average.

(Source: Statista)

Independent sellers made $4.8 billion in sales on Black Friday in 2020.

Independent sellers surpassed $4.8 billion in sales in total. 71,000 small and medium-sized Amazon sellers netted sales of $100,000 or more during the Black Friday to Cyber Monday shopping season in 2020.

(Source: CNBC)

Q4 is the most profitable period for retailers.

In 2020, total e-commerce sales were approximately $792 billion. In comparison, fourth-quarter sales alone were $207 billion.

(Source: PYMNTS)

Prime Day Statistics

Amazon sold $11.19 billion on Prime Day in 2021.

From June 21 to 22, 2021, Amazon made gross merchandise sales totaling $11.19 billion globally. This was a 7.6% increase from the 2020 Amazon Prime Day held Oct. 13 to 14.

(Source: eMarketer)

Prime Day 2021 was the biggest two-day period ever for third-party sellers.

On Prime Day, more than 250 million items were purchased worldwide.

(Source: Amazon)

Companies Acquired by Amazon

Amazon has currently acquired more than 100 companies.

Amazon has acquired numerous companies as it has grown. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Bookpages: April 27, 1998
  • Telebook: April 27, 1998, for $55 million
  • IMDb: April 27, 1998, for $55 million
  • Junglee: Aug. 4, 1998, for $250 million
  • PlanetAll: Aug. 4, 1998, for $280 million
  • LiveBid.com: April 12, 1999, for $300 million
  • Accept.com: April 27, 1999, for $101.7 million
  • Alexa Internet: April 27, 1999, for $250 million
  • e-Niche Incorporated: April 27, 1999
  • Convergence Corporation: Oct. 4, 1999, for $23 million
  • Tool Crib of the North (Online and Catalog Sales Division): Nov. 9, 1999
  • Back to Basics Toys: Nov. 30, 1999
  • Leep Technology Inc.: Dec. 31, 1999
  • MindCorps Incorporated: 1999
  • Egghead Software: Dec. 5, 2001, for $6.1 million
  • OurHouse.com: December 2001
  • Joyo.com: Aug. 19, 2004, for $75 million
  • BookSurge: April 4, 2005
  • Mobipocket: April 21, 2005
  • CustomFlix: July 6, 2005
  • smallparts.com: 2005
  • Shopbop: Feb. 27, 2006
  • TextPayMe: Oct. 1, 2006, for $3 million
  • Digital Photography Review: May 14, 2007
  • Brilliance Audio: May 23, 2007
  • Withoutabox: Jan. 16, 2008
  • Audible: Jan. 28, 2008, for $300 million
  • Fabric.com: June 25, 2008
  • AbeBooks: Aug. 1, 2008
  • Shelfari: Aug. 26, 2008
  • Reflexive Entertainment: Oct. 21, 2008
  • Box Office Mojo: Dec. 17, 2008
  • Lexcycle: April 27, 2009
  • SnapTell: June 18, 2009
  • Zappos: Nov. 2, 2009, for $1.2 billion
  • Touchco: Feb. 3, 2010
  • Woot: July 2, 2010, for $110 million
  • Amie Street: Sept. 8, 2010
  • BuyVIP: Oct. 4, 2010, for $100 million
  • Quidsi: Nov. 8, 2010, for $545 million
  • Toby Press: Nov. 18, 2010
  • LoveFilm: Jan. 20, 2011, for $312 million
  • The Book Depository: July 4, 2011
  • Pushbutton: July 28, 2011
  • Yap: September 2011
  • Double Helix Games: Sept. 5, 2011
  • Teachstreet: Feb. 2, 2012
  • Kiva Systems: March 19, 2012, for $775 million
  • Evi: April 17, 2012, for $26 million
  • Avalon Books: April 17, 2012
  • UpNext: July 2, 2012
  • IVONA Software: Jan. 24, 2013
  • Goodreads: March 28, 2013
  • Liquavista: May 13, 2013
  • TenMarks Education, Inc.: Oct. 10, 2013
  • ComiXology: April 10, 2014
  • Amiato: May 2014
  • Twitch Interactive: Aug. 25, 2014, for $970 million
  • Rooftop Media: Aug. 25, 2014
  • GoodGame: Dec. 9, 2014
  • Annapurna Labs: Jan. 22, 2015, for $350 million
  • 2lemetry: March 12, 2015
  • Shoefitr: April 10, 2015
  • ClusterK: April 29, 2015, for $35 million
  • AppThwack: July 14, 2015
  • Elemental Technologies: Sept. 3, 2015, for $500 million
  • Safaba Translation Systems: Sept. 25, 2015
  • Biba Systems: September 2015
  • Orbeus: Dec. 1, 2015
  • Colis Privé: Jan. 11, 2016
  • NICE: Feb. 12, 2016
  • Emvantage Payments: Feb. 16, 2016
  • Cloud9 IDE: July 14, 2016
  • Curse, Inc.: Aug. 16, 2016
  • Westland: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Partpic: Nov. 2, 2016
  • harvest.ai: Jan. 9, 2017, for $20 million
  • Thinkbox Software: March 6, 2017
  • Do.com: March 8, 2017
  • Whole Foods Market: June 16, 2017, for $13.7 billion
  • Souq.com: July 3, 2017, for $580 million
  • Graphiq: July 20, 2017, for $50 million
  • GameSparks: July 28, 2017, for $10 million
  • Wing.ae: Sept. 6, 2017
  • Body Labs: Oct. 3, 2017, for $60 million
  • Goo Technologies: Nov. 28, 2017
  • Dispatch: November 2017
  • Blink Home: December 2017 for $90 million
  • Sqrrl: Jan. 23, 2018, for $40 million
  • Ring: Feb. 27, 2018, for $839 million
  • PillPack: June 28, 2018, for $753 million
  • Tapzo: Aug. 28, 2018, for $40 million
  • CloudEndure: Jan. 10, 2019, for $250 million
  • TSO Logic: Jan. 14, 2019
  • Eero: Feb. 11, 2019, for $97 million
  • Canvas Technology: April 10, 2019
  • Sizmek Ad Server and Sizmek Dynamic Creative Optimization: May 31, 2019
  • Bebo: June 18, 2019, for $25 million
  • E8 Storage: July 31, 2019
  • IGDB: Sept. 17, 2019
  • INLT: Sept. 24, 2019
  • Zoox: June 26, 2020, for $1.2 billion
  • Wondery: Dec. 30, 2020
  • Umbra 3D: Jan. 22, 2021
  • Dbbest: May 2021
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: May 26, 2021, for $8.45 billion
  • Art19: June 24, 2021
  • Wickr: June 25, 2021

(Source: Wikipedia)

Amazon’s largest acquisition to date is Whole Foods in 2017.

Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market for a record $13.7 billion.

(Source: Wikipedia)

In Which Countries Does Amazon Operate?

Amazon currently operates in 13 countries.

The retailer ships to more than 100 countries and has dedicated sites in the following countries:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Spain

(Source: QuerySprout)

Amazon’s top net sales come from the United States.

Below is a closer look at the top markets:

  • United States: $263.52 billion
  • Germany: $29.57 billion
  • United Kingdom: $26.48 billion
  • Japan: $20.46 billion
  • Other countries: $46.04 billion

(Source: Statista)

Most Popular Items Sold on Amazon This Year

Amazon has a dedicated bestsellers list that is updated regularly.

Amazon sells a huge diversity of products covering diverse categories. Of course, not all categories sell equally well. These are some of the best-selling product categories on Amazon in 2021:

  • Gift cards
  • Electronics
  • Cameras and photography gear
  • Video games
  • Books
  • Clothing, jewelry, shoes
  • Beauty and personal care products
  • Home and kitchen goods
  • Pet supplies
  • Sports and outdoors gear

(Source: SellerApp)

Market Share Statistics

Amazon is the leading online retailer globally.

In 2020, Amazon seized 7.7% of the global market share in online retail. This made it the leading e-commerce retailer of the year.

(Source: Business Wire)

Walmart and eBay are Amazon's top U.S. competitors.

In the e-commerce field, Amazon has a 38.7% market share in the U.S. The online stores of Walmart and eBay come in a distant second and third, with 5.3% and 4.7% market share respectively.

(Source: Shopify)

Stock Price Statistics

Amazon's stock value has grown from $18 to $3,312 since its inception.

In 1997, three years after its foundation, Amazon went public. At the time of the IPO, a single Amazon share cost $18. Today, one Amazon share runs $3,312. If you had bought one share of Amazon in 1997, you would have made a return on investment of approximately 18,200%.

(Source: BigCommerce, Business Insider).

Learn More About Your Favorite Retailers.

There's no doubt about it: Amazon is a giant when it comes to the e-commerce space. If the stats above are anything to go by, the online retail giant can expect further growth in the years to come. You can keep abreast of the latest Amazon stats and get information about all of your favorite retailers via CouponFollow.

Sources

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