“More people than ever are expected to shop online this holiday season, but Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. are no longer the clear winners,” The Wall Street Journal reports.
“The dominance of the two e-commerce giants is being chipped away by a new breed of online shopper drawn to familiar names and lower prices, better Internet-search technology and an explosion in the number of merchants competing on the Web. Some of the biggest beneficiaries of these changes are brick-and-mortar retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp.,” WSJ reports.
WSJ reports, “Online auctioneer eBay and Amazon, which sells everything from textbooks to pet supplies, remained the nation’s two most-visited retail Web sites during last year’s holiday season, but Walmart.com and Target.com came in third and fifth, respectively, according to Web tracker comScore Networks Inc. Apple Computer Inc. was No. 4…”
Top five most visited U.S. Web sites during holiday season 2005:
1. eBay Inc.
2. Amazon Corp.
3. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
4. Apple Computer Inc.
5. Target Corp.
Source: ComScore Networks Inc.
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