[Nature] Open e-commerce 1.0, five years of crowdsourced U.S. Amazon purchase histories with user demographics

University researchers have published a free, open access data set of Amazon.com-based consumer behavior data, metrics, and analyses based on 5,000 participant purchases from 2018 to 2023. They report that ASIN-specific data are available.

Some data of note, but much more available:

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Did they recruit participants at barnes and noble or something?

Book spend being #1 by a huge margin and more people buying books than a phone charger seems to indicate that this data is heavily biased.

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No.


Just because you don’t like, didn’t expect, or don’t agree with the data doesn’t mean that it’s “heavily biased”.

The data did undersample those ages 18+ with only a high school diploma or less, as the researchers noted, who might be less likely to make book purchases. But that’s not “heavy bias”. :roll_eyes:

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