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Amazon vs Amazon Marketplace

While the names may create some confusion, there are subtle differences between the website Amazon and Amazon Marketplace. Amazon the website itself is a sales site similar to the major retailers we shop from on a daily basis, like Wal-Mart or Target. This Amazon site sells everything from baby products to home décor and clothing. Amazon Marketplace is a culmination of various retailers who are selling their products through Amazon’s Marketplace, it has been referred to as a shopping center for retailers like Wal-Mart and Target. Amazon may be helping these other retailers to ship their products or gain additional revenue for their businesses.
When shopping from Amazon.com you are shopping directly from Amazon, and are viewing a selection of the only products that Amazon has to offer. If you shop from Amazon Marketplace you are shopping from Amazon alongside other retailers who have chosen to use Amazon’s services. This allows for more price comparisons between the online retailer and other companies. Typically because of the various retailers available, Amazon Marketplace has a larger variety of items to purchase.
Not all retailers are allowed to sell in Amazon Marketplace. Only retailers from certain countries are allowed to sell and the members must have financial accounts in the few countries the Marketplace allows. At Amazon Marketplace, sellers can also purchase new and used items, which is not the case at Amazon.com, where all items are new. Amazon Marketplace also charges a fee for their service when something from your site is sold. Typically it is a percentage of the item that is sold. When something from Amazon is purchased, that money all directly goes to Amazon.com.
Both Amazon and Amazon Marketplace are accessible online and carry products similar to most online retail sites. If an item you seek is not available from Amazon.com, it is quite possibly found on Amazon Marketplace from another retailer. Amazon Marketplace is a way for other sites to sell their products, as Amazon is a widely searched site. Both sites still have ratings and product info to explain the products to consumers.
While it may seem that the differences are minor between Amazon and Amazon Marketplace, they are actually run very differently and both generate millions of customers and dollars each year for Amazon.

1. Amazon is an online retailer of various products. Amazon Marketplace is the online shopping network where other retailers can sell their products from the Amazon site.
2. Amazon.com is a listing of products Amazon has to offer. The Amazon Marketplace lists Amazon’s products and the products of other sites that are part of the Marketplace.
3. Amazon Marketplace allows sellers to resell used and new items, whereas Amazon does not.
4. Both Amazon and Amazon Marketplace carry products similar to other major online retailers.
5. Amazon Marketplace takes a percentage of each sale completed between another seller and the buyer. When purchases are made from Amazon there is no middle man, so all money is given to Amazon.

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    • Amazon keeps telling me they can’t get money out of bank. I’m a long time amazon with all the same numbers and addresses I’ve been with amazon for over 1 year and nothing has please help me if really like not to leave amazon

  2. Thank you man!
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  3. I have a charge to Amazon Marketplace on my credit card and don’t know why. I need to know why and how to get reimbursed.

  4. Can you make a return to amazon marketplace internet. If so, how?

  5. Very clear and concise. Thank you!

  6. There is a vendor pushing free samples of stuff like Garcinia, Facial products, hair products under the guise of Amazon Marketplace. It first invites you to complete a questionnaire – mostly questions about how you use Amazon, then it leads you to a list of vendors with the products mentioned. But the products they are pushing are not free: they will charge shipping, then they enter you their automated delivery program. Very hard to get out of once you’ve been bitten. The vendor that sells the Garcinia (Top Choice) is no where to be found if you want to cancel your order – if you call them, they cannot find your order, and it’s impossible to cancel. I got my credit card company to chase all of these down and to cancel the order and get me a refund. It’s a real scam, and makes me distrust Amazon.

  7. this is not working for me- when i click the green button, i get sent to regular amazon with the higher price.

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  9. I have 2 charges on my Discover card that I do not think are mine.
    #1 is Amazon MKTPLACE PMTS @440 Terry Ave N. WA 98109 for $10.13.
    #2 is the same name and address and it is for $27.54
    Would you please check this and let me know. Thanks Barbara Lee

  10. I have 2 charges on my Visa card that I do not think are mine. #1 is Amazon Mktplace AMZN.com/BillWA for amount of $24.91 and #2 is Amazon Mktplace AMZN.com/Bill WA for amount of $20.00

    Please verify who (address and phone number along with name) of who authorized this charge or purchased this inventory.

  11. I have a charge on my Visa debit card for $29.93 from Amazon.com marketplace/ c wa that I have no clue what was ordered. Please let me know what was purchased.

  12. Thank you for clearing this up and giving a simple answer.

  13. I have this charge on my chase visa card about amazon market place different dates I have not been using this card since October what is that?

  14. I have two charges on my acct for the same prize 15.99 what for please clear

  15. I have a charge of $340.17 from Amazon Marketplace that I have no clue what it was for. I do know I have not spent this much anywhere lately. How do I contest this transaction?

  16. Please tell me why I have got a charge på 13.98 euro from prosperveilUk but I have not received my package- poul petersen

  17. Why do I have 2 charges for Amazon on my credit card? One is for amazon marketplace?

  18. Why do I have charges from Amazon Marketplace for 30 and 40$ dollars multiple times. What is this. I need reimbursement for this! Please contact me!

  19. I have several charges out of my account from Amazon market place. The most recent for $74.68. I have not made purchases of this amount. Can you please help.

  20. I just found out amznmarketplace have been using my debit card for 2 years I never subscribed to this no emails no link whatsoever can u stop this immediately and return my money

  21. Who would I complain to about market place service or should I say lack there of not satisfied of transaction with company Mairu. They cancelled order when I refused additional charges for product, Without explaintion just question would I pay more. Having problems contacting amazon customer service.

  22. I am continuing to get charges from Amazon marketplace on my bank account I need to find out how to stop these charges

  23. On February 03 2020 an amount of £23.98 was deducted from my Lloyds Bank Account in London, under reference: AMZNMktplace CD 8434 01 FEB20.

    I have never dealt with Amazon Marketplace. Please arrange for a refund and let me have your early .confirmation

  24. Wow All Bitten ..

  25. I was sent two of the same order slip covers, I only ordered one set, and was charged 83.28 twice. I need a tracking number to send the second set back and a refund of 83.28.

  26. I wish to cancel my marketplace subscription please

  27. I ordered 2 cheese boards in October 43.77 has been taken out of my bank but no word what is happening with cheese boards,no tracking no has appeared

  28. I wish to cancel my marketplace subscription now

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