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Why Amazon’s Marketplace Business Is a Big Deal

Naomi Gray
Why Amazon’s Marketplace Business Is a Big Deal

Amazon (AMZN) hosts more than 2.0 million sellers on its marketplace, according to FactSet estimates cited by the Wall Street Journal. The company makes money from its sellers by taking a cut of the sales they make through its marketplace. For example, sellers pay to advertise their items on Amazon’s marketplace, and Amazon also earns revenue from processing payments and extending loans to sellers.