How many products are sold on Amazon.com – January 2017 Report

Amazon.com has a total of 398,040,250 Products as on January 4, 2017. That is 8% more products than the previous month. Amazon had 368 Million products on December 1 2016.

Top 10 categories

Below is a bar chart of the Top 10 Categories with the most number of products on Amazon.com.

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The Electronics department is HUGE, with 91.8 Million products which mostly comprises of  Cellphones, Computers, and Accessories. The Cell Phones & Accessories Subcategory itself is almost four times the size of what Walmart offers online.

Here are the top 10 sub-categories of Electronics
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Significant Changes compared to December 2016

The column chart below shows the percent change in the number of products in each category from December 2016.

Amazon added about 27% (1300) more skills for Alexa, now that the sales of Echo, Echo Dot and Alexa enabled devices have been booming. Here is what changed in Alexa Skills.

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Is vinyl making a comeback?

There are about 14% (575K) more CDs & Vinyls added to Amazon – looks like they are making a comeback. In fact, Vinyl sales have hit a 25 year high. Digging deeper into CDs and Vinyl, here is what changed and by how much

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Highlights

  • 8% More products compared to December 2016
  • 6% more products with 4 Star Reviews and above, compared to December 2016
  • 3% less prime eligible items
  • 26% more Alexa skills added
  • 17% of Office Products removed

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