August 17, 2011

VatorNews - #Amazon is retail king, reaching 1 in 5 Web users

I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but while Borders is scrambling to shed its dead weight of inventory by September, its clearance prices are still higher than Amazon’s. It’s sad, really. Sure, I can go grab a book from borders for 30% off the retail price, or I can just order it from Amazon for a dollar less and save myself the hassle of pushing my way through throngs of suburban yuppies in fanny packs.

And this, my friends, is why Amazon is the indomitable king of retail—both online and off. One in five Internet users worldwide visited an Amazon site in the month of June, making Amazon the most visited retail property on the Web with 282 million visitors, according to new data released by comScore.

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