Amazon sellers make up 5.5% of UK’s retail sales

Amazon sellers make up 5.5% of UK’s retail sales

Amazon sellers in the United Kingdom account for 5.5 percent of the country’s entire monthly retail turnover. Every week, just 13,500 Amazon UK sellers generate sales worth hundreds of millions.

Amazon is not only a major retailer itself, it’s also a marketplace for many sellers across the globe. In the United Kingdom, there are 13,500 sellers who, together, make almost 3 billion euros a month. With this amount of money, they make up 5.5 percent of total retail sales in the UK.

Most sellers can be found in product categories such as grocery and beauty. But when it comes to the average monthly revenue per seller, these categories are somewhere at the bottom of the list, new research from Thrasio and SmartScout shows.

Top 10 categories in the UK by average monthly revenue per seller

Books 345,334 euros
Clothing 335,084 euros
Pet Supplies 327,864 euros
Automotive 313,216 euros
Sports & Outdoors 287,320 euros
Electronics & Photo 269,782 euros
Garden & Outdoors 232,856 euros
Grocery 191,963 euros
DIY & Tools 189,420 euros
Beauty 187,222 euros

(1GBP = 1,1682 EUR)

Top 10 categories in the UK by number of sellers

Grocery 1,744
Beauty 1,738
DIY & Tools 1,241
Home & Kitchen 1,209
Sports & Outdoors 1,184
Clothing 997
Automotive 720
Garden & Outdoors 707
Pet Supplies 649
Stationery & Office Supplies 620

According to Thrasio’s director of UK acquisitions, Jim Mann, this data shows the enormous opportunities that Amazon is creating for sellers across the UK. And for companies that sell a lot of money on Amazon UK or any of the other marketplaces of Amazon in Europe, there’s always the chance they get noticed by the many Amazon seller acquisition companies (or they can contact these companies themselves).

This shows the enormous opportunities that Amazon creates for UK sellers.

“Whether you’re selling football equipment from your basement in Manchester or living in Birmingham and creating the next great ecommerce DIY shop, sellers on Amazon’s marketplace can follow their passions and make money doing so”, Mann adds.

Amazon UK’s site traffic jumped 32 percent

Earlier this year, other research showed that the website traffic of Amazon UK increased by 32 percent last year, which if of course thanks to the pandemic-driven ecommerce boom. Analysis from the UK Domain shows that Amazon generated 6.5 billion website visits in 2020; the largest growth in traffic of any website.

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