Whether you run your entire business on eBay or you just put up a few posts with grandma’s left-over junk, one thing is for sure: It might be time to move off the now-venerable auction site.
eBay trailed Amazon, which supports user-listed sales, by 60 million users in June, according to a report released today from Internet analytics firm comScore. Amazon had 282 million visitors, while eBay had 223.5 million, ranking No. 1 and No. 2 on comScore’s list of Internet retailers. Amazon’s staggering numbers suggest that it attracted about 20 percent of the world’s Internet users.
“Technology has changed the way consumers behave, and increasingly they are opting for the convenience and pricing advantages offered by the online channel. Several global retail brands have already capitalized on this global consumer trend, and many other retailers are sure to pursue their share of the pie,” said Gian Fulgoni, comScore co-founder and chairman.
Today, Fulgoni says, people across the globe rack up more than $150 annually in online sales, meaning lots of business owners selling more than grandma’s tea-cup collection.
Read more at The New York Times.