Published: April 27, 2015
Everyone shuonline. Amazon, Ebay and Etsy are part of the new 21st century lingo. But did you know that the top selling internet products are software, books, music and flowers? The annual sales of these products are a whopping 37.05 billion, owning 26% of the market. The next in line is computer hardware, electronics and office supplies. This earns $22.8 bilion dollars, owning 16% of the market. The next in lead is apparel and home décor ($26 billion), health, beauty and food ($11.4 billion), toys and video games ($9.975 billion) and small appliances and furniture ($4.275 billion).
So which products sell most? In the lead is women’s apparel. This may not come as such a surprise, since most commercials these days focus on shoes and makeup. This second one might surprise you. Amongst all our technological advancements, books are still in hot demand! Followed by this is the more predictable computer hardware and software. General apparel is followed by toys/video games, DVDs and health and beauty.
Indulgent items take the list from here on. Consumers spend loads of cash on consumer electronics, music and jewelry. Consumers spend their leftover pocket cash on realistic items as well: incuding office supplies, linens/home décor and flowers! Who would have thought that flowers would make the list? I guess everything can be sold online these days.
Let’s not forget our athletes and moving persons out there. Following flowers, sporting goods and footwear take the list at number 15 and 16. The last three are given to our home essential shoppers, gardeners and givers. Small appliances, tools and garden and gifts make the ending cut. So, what do you buy online? And where do you buy it from? Are you like the majority of the United States, or are you a whacky buyer?