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Comparison Shopping Engines Get Busy

3 Jan

At last some good news for comparison shopping engines, as buyers flocked to their sites at  the last minute.

 Shopping.com gained 34% in market share  in the week ending Dec. 22, while Smarter.com gained 17%, Yahoo Shopping 4% and Shopzilla 3%. Best Buy, Dell and Macy’s also saw strong growth.

Overall traffic to the 100 e-commerce sites included in the Hitwise U.S. Retail 100 Index was up 16% from the comparable week a year ago, and down 10% from the week that ended Dec. 15, 2007.

Amazon led the Hitwise U.S. Retail Index list of top online shopping sites but it’s market share dropped 5% the week before Xmas.  Hitwise lists the top 20 sites with it’s share of trafic and share change: 

Amazon.com, 12.03%, -5%

  • Wal-Mart, 7.94%, -2%
  • Target, 5.06%, -6%
  • Best Buy, 3.96%, 13%
  • Half.com, 3.90%, -4%
  • Yahoo Shopping, 3.21%, 4%
  • Circuit City, 3.07%, 5%
  • Sears.com, 2.38%, 0%
  • BizRate.com, 2.37%, 1%
  • JC Penney, 2.03%, -18%
  • Overstock.com, 2.01%, -19%
  • Dell USA, 2,01%, 18%
  • Toys ‘R’ Us USA, 1.97%, -20%
  • Smarter.com, 1.81.%, 17%
  • Shopzilla, 1.69%, 3%
  • QVC.com, 1.55%, -8%
  • Macy’s, 1.43%, 18%
  • Kmart.com, 1.34%, -3%
  • Kohls.com, 1.30%, -5%
  • Shopping.com, 1.21%, 34%

The Hitwise retail index does not include sites from such categories as auctions, home entertainment and music downloading. Hitwise collects data from 10 million U.S. Internet users.

How Merchants Fail Online: Example #2

18 Dec

From consumerist.com (one of my must visit daily sites) 

macysisdown.jpg Reader Mike says:

Thought you guys would like this screenshot of a page I’ve been receiving from Macys.com for about the last half hour. Makes it pretty hard to see what their final One Day Sale before the holidays has to offer. Keep up the good work Consumerist!

Mike

We like the “wait in line” style of the message. It’s a good way to remind people who shop online to avoid crowds that they’ve managed to fail in that regard.

Jeff: Do I really need to add anything?

http://consumerist.com/consumer/failure/macys-website-asks-you-to-wait-here-a-few-moments-while-other-shoppers-finish-up-335291.php

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