Online shopping continues to grow in popularity, but which retail websites are consumers visiting the most? Market intelligence company SimilarWeb ranks web sites based on traffic and engagement. Some of the sites at the top are no-brainers for most people who shop online (Amazon, eBay, Walmart, etc.), but other retailers down the list may surprise you.
Since it was founded in 1996, Amazon.com has become known as the go-to online retailer for almost anything, from books, toys, clothes, and shoes to food, furniture, and other household items. For a recurring fee, its Prime membership offers free two-day shipping on most purchases, as well as the ability to stream music, movies, and other media, as well as other perks.
Officially founded in 1998, Ebay.com is an e-commerce platform that allows people to buy and sell new and used items. The company’s recent Price Match Guaranteeensures that customers are getting the best prices available on most of the items available in its selection of eBay Deals.
Craigslist.com has been credited with all but killing off newspaper classifieds since its launch in 1996. Built like an online version of newspaper classifieds, listings are posted by community and region—and they are free. The website now is a top resource for anyone looking to buy or sell used items locally.
Since the first Walmart store opened in 1962, the retail giant has been determined to offer low prices along with great service. The company took that philosophy online in 2000 when it rolled out Walmart.com in the U.S.
Etsy.com was launched in 2005 with the goal of giving artists, craftspeople, and makers of all kinds a platform to sell their creations online. Now, it’s one of the top destinations for people who want to shop for vintage wares, one-of-a-kind gifts, and handmade items.