UK sellers make over £2.5bn a month on Amazon

UK-based sellers are making over £2.5 billion a month selling goods on Amazon, according to a new study.

An analysis of UK-based Amazon sellers by online consumer goods company Thrasio has revealed that 13,483 sellers operate in the UK, making almost £2.5 billion a month in sales - equivalent to 5.5 per cent of the entire UK retail (including fuel sales) sector’s turnover in June.

On a regional basis, the analysis found that London leads the way, with £263 million in revenue generated each month, followed by £66 million in both Birmingham and Manchester, £28 million in Nottingham, and £14 million in Bristol.

The highest average revenues are made by sellers of books, clothing and pet supplies.

The most-popular categories for UK sellers include groceries, ‘DIY and tools,’ ‘home and kitchen’ products and ‘sports and outdoors’. Nearly 5,500 sellers operate businesses in these categories.

The data also revealed further regional differences, with major cities leading the way in each category.

Birmingham is now the biggest seller of tools, while Manchester is the leading seller in clothing. London came out top for beauty products.

Commenting on the findings, Jim Mann, director of UK acquisitions at Thrasio, said: “This data shows the enormous opportunities that Amazon is creating for sellers across the UK.”

“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. Thrasio is extremely excited to be part of that ecosystem, and we look forward to sharing our expertise with Britain’s seller community.”

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