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Interesting and Mind-Blowing Facts About Online Shopping

Online Shopping is becoming an integral part of our life. Have a look on some of the interesting and mind blowing facts about online shopping

Why year 1995 is considered as watershed for online shopping

Year 1995 is considered to be a watershed for online shopping because two most successful shopping websites i.e Amazon and eBay were launched in 1995 and change the people's perception about viability of retail e-commerce

Amazon & eBay are initial online retail stores? Really??

Amazon and eBay are considered to be the initial online retail stores, but the first ever online shopping site that was launched on WWW (World Wide Web) was Pizza Hut in 1994

What is the "Best Seller" product on the eCommerce sites?

The best seller product on the eCommerce sites worldwide is Books

Online Shopping Retail Sales

The online shopping retail sales are predicted to grow to $370 billion in 2017, up from $231 billion in 2012

Satisfaction with online shopping

Overall satisfaction with online shopping is high at 83%. However, it drops below 50% when shoppers were asked about specified time of day to delivery of purchase, flexibility to reroute packages

Amazon is major online seller in US, Canada and Europe is the major online seller in Europe, Canada and US. However, Rakuten Ichiba from Japan dramatically outsells Amazon in Japan

Online Shopping is popular in middle aged user

Online shopping is more popular in younger and middle aged user. Shoppers aged between 35-44 make 29% of online shopping. 77% men and 68% women shop during lunch hour

iTunes Store

The iTunes Store is the world’s most successful online music sales website. It accounts for 70 percent of all online digital music sales, and in fact was the first site to demonstrate the feasibility of the online music enterprise


Expedia is the first major site for full-service travel arrangements on the web

Online Customers in India

In India, men form the majority among online customers in India. Also, there is a steady growth of eCommerce sites in India along with the deals and coupons sites that offers huge discounts from the best stores like Baggout
  • Anika Verma is a content writer and loves to write about fashion, lifestyle, technology, home decor industries. She has written content for various magazines, newspaper, editorials and more. She can help you in providing the latest and genuine coupon codes and deals for online shopping sites

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