Top 10 online shopping sites

Online Shopping is the easiest and fastest way to shop from anywhere and anytime There are Many in lists of sites for online shopping in the World. But few are dominate the online shopping site industry across the globe. we bring the top 10 online shopping sites

Top 10 online shopping sites in the World You Must Know

Amazon

According to Wikipedia, Amazon started in 1994 by Jeff Bezos and that time Amazon is known for online bookselling. Later they start selling electronics and other products. Today Amazon.com is amongst top sites for online shopping in the world. According to statista.com, Amazon is the leading e-retailer in the United States with close to 232 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 net sales.  Amazon also offers other services includes Amazon prime, Amazon echo, Alexa, AWS and more. Customers love Amazon because of its excellent services and user-friendly interface.

Flipkart

Flipkart started in 2007 with two founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. The company also initial focus on bookselling as same as amazon later they add more products includes electronics, apparel and more. Flipkart dominates the sales of Apparel with its two other company Myntra and Jabong. Flipkart is the biggest competitor of Amazon in sales of electronics and mobile phones. Flipkart also owns a phone, a mobile payment service based on UPI. In August 2018, Walmart acquired 77% stakes in Flipkart.  Flipkart also Offers exchange offer for the old phone which attracts more customers.

Alibaba

Alibaba is a Chinese online shopping site operated by Alibaba Group. Alibaba is started in 1999 by Jack Ma, the company provides Customer to Customer(C2C), Bussiness to Bussiness (B2B),  Bussiness to Customers(B2C) sales service via web portals. Alibaba Group also launched a payment platform named Alipay,  which is a third-party online platform with no transaction fees. According to readycloud.com Alibaba has upwards of 552 million shoppers and about 634 million monthly active mobile users in 2018. Alibaba has generated almost $40 billion in revenue. According to Wikipedia, Amazon also provides an escrow service, in which buyers can verify whether they are happy with goods they have bought before releasing the money to the seller.

Walmart

Walmart is well known America online shopping site founded by Sam Walton in 1962. Walmart is not just only online shopping site but also a chain of hypermarket, discount department stores, and grocery stores. According to Wikipedia, Walmart has 11,368 stores across 27 countries operating under 55 different names. In the United States and Canada as Walmart, In Mexico and Central America Known as Walmart de México y Centroamérica. Asda in the United Kingdom and Best Price in India.

According to statista.com Walmart global net sales of approximately 514.4 billion U.S dollars in 2019. In 2018, Walmart saw about 275 millions customers visit per week.

eBay

eBay is an American online shopping site website founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar. eBay provides business-to-customer(B2C), customer-to-customer(C2C) sales through its websites. According to Wikipedia Ebay websites manage online auction and online shopping site in which peoples and business buy and sell goods and services worldwide. eBay also owns Paypal an online money transfer services which help in transaction faster.

According to statista.com, eBay has consistently ranked as one of biggest online shopping sites in the United States on Market Cap, which has almost 40 billion U.S dollars in 2018 which adds Ebay in top shopping sites list. 

Ikea

Ikea is Sweden multinational group that design and sell furniture, kitchen appliance and occasionally home services founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad.

According to Wikipedia, Ikea is the world largest furniture seller since 2008. Ikea operates in 52 countries with its 423 stores. Ikea is the world largest user of wood in the retail sector which consume 1% of worlds commercial-product wood.

Ikea is working with local companies to help reduce the greenhouse gasses for transport. Ikea is being one of the most environmentally friendly companies. The Ikea online shopping website has over 12,000 products of its entire Ikea range. There were over 2.1 billion visitors from September 2015-August 2016 .

Target

Target Corporation is the eight largest retailers in the United States founded by George Dayton in 1902.   Amazon and Target created a partnership in 2002  where Amazon.com would provide order fulfillment services in some fixed amount. According to similarweb.com, Target.com global rank was 287 and category(Online shopping site) rank was 30 in July 2019 which adds Target.com in a  top of the list.

Groupon

Groupon is an American online shopping website served worldwide. Groupon started in 2008 with three founders  Andrew Mason, Eric Lefkofsky, Brad Keywell.

According to Wikipedia, Groupon served in150 cities in North America and 100 cities in Europe, South Africa and Asia with 35 million registered users. In 2010, Groupon makes $1 billion in sales faster than any other business which makes Groupon top shopping sites.

According to statista.com  In March 2018, 72 percent of Groupon sales conducted by using a mobile phone. In the same year, download for Groupon app reached 190 million.

Taobao

Taobao is an online shopping website in China owned by the Alibaba group. According to Alexa, Taobao is the world’s seventh most visited website which landed taobao.com in a list of top sites.

According to alizila.com, over 30% of taobao.com users are above the age of 50. The 75% of Taobao user is between the age 50-59 range. Such popularity of Taobao.com adds in the top of the list.

Etsy

Etsy is an American online shopping website started in 2005. The websites sell handmade items and a collection of vintage products. According to statista.com,  the active seller in 2.1 million and 39.4 million active buyers in its website in 2018. 55 percents of Etsy sales generated through mobile devices. In 2017, Etsy is amongst top 10 online shopping websites in the United States.

Conclusion

After doing research from many high-quality sites like Wikipedia and others, we make the list of the best online shopping site. If you know any other website that you think I missed out, please let me know in a comment.

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