As the core of Dept Marketplaces, factor-a has been supporting manufacturers and brands in all operational aspects on Amazon since 2015. Their main goal has always been achieving sustainable sales and market share growth as well as providing a higher degree of transparency for vendors on Amazon. This is achieved through the integration of consulting, operative implementation and through the use of their own technology solutions, such as the factor-a suite and amabid. The operational business activities of factor-a include product data and content, Amazon advertising and vendor account handling. The international, 130-person team of factor-a is based in Cologne, Germany.