Key Insights


Amazon advertising sales more than doubled over the prior two years and accounted for a growing portion of the company’s total net sales.

In 2021, Amazon’s advertising sales generated $31.2 billion in revenue, up from $19.8 billion in 2020 (a 58% increase) and $12.6 billion in 2019 (a 147% increase). With sustained growth, Amazon’s advertising business is increasingly viewed as more of a competitor to those of tech giants Google and Facebook than to those of its ecommerce competitors.


Some sellers experienced reduced returns on their advertising spend, with the most significant differences in Sponsored Brands campaigns.

Across all product price ranges, RoAS declined from 2020 to 2021. The most significant change occurred in products priced under $10; the average 14-day RoAS for those products slipped to $1.54 from $2.41 year-over-year, a decrease of about 36%.


While many ecommerce brands and sellers struggled to manage their advertising strategies and costs, 30% were still increasing their budgets in 2022.

Newer ad products such as Amazon’s demand-side platform (DSP) and Sponsored Display audiences campaigns provided new and innovative ways of reaching potential customers but also added layers of complexity for sellers seeking to optimize their approach to advertising.

About the Report


Findings in this report are based on Jungle Scout’s ecommerce data collected over a three-year time frame from January 2019 through December 2021, and certain other data reflective of the first three months of 2022, across 14 global marketplaces. It includes 5,000+ distinct brands and 950,000+ unique Amazon advertising campaigns across all key ad media, and primarily represents large ecommerce enterprises.

Using the data

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About Jungle Scout

Jungle Scout is the leading all-in-one platform for ecommerce sellers, supporting more than $50 billion in annual Amazon revenue. Founded in 2015 as the first Amazon product research tool, Jungle Scout today features a full suite of best-in-class business management solutions and powerful market intelligence resources to help entrepreneurs and brands manage their ecommerce businesses. Jungle Scout is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and supports 10 global Amazon marketplaces.

About Jungle Scout Cobalt

Building on Jungle Scout’s rich data and history of innovation, Jungle Scout Cobalt empowers brands and retailers with a powerful suite of ecommerce tools designed to help them drive growth, maximize sales, and optimize their digital shelf performance on Amazon. Cobalt’s comprehensive data analytics, built-in advertising automation, and intuitive visualizations provide straightforward answers to critical ecommerce questions, turning insights into action. Leading brands and retailers worldwide trust Cobalt to take the guesswork out of achieving ecommerce success.

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