top selling online items statistics

Top Selling Internet Items

Top Selling Internet Products Annual Sales Market Share
Software, Books, Music, Flowers $37.05 billion 26 %
Computer Hardware, Consumer Electronics, Office Supplies $22.8 16 %
Apparel, Footwear, Jewelry, Linens / Home Decor $26 13 %
Health, Beauty, Food and Beverage $11.4 8 %
Toys, Video Games, Sporting Goods $9.975 7 %
Small Appliances, Furniture, Tools, Garden Equipment $4.275 3 %
Rank Rank of Best Selling Internet Products
1 Women’s Apparel
2 Books
3 Computer Hardware
4 Computer Software
5 Apparel
6 Toys / Video Games
7 Videos DVD’s
8 Health and Beauty
9 Consumer Electronics
10 Music
11 Jewelry
12 Office Supplies
13 Linens / Home Decor
14 Flowers
15 Sporting Goods
16 Footwear
17 Small Appliances
18 Tools and Garden
20 Gifts

E-commerce B2C product sales totaled $142.5 billion, representing about 8% of retail product sales in the United States. The United States online retail industry will be worth $279 billion by 2015. Online stores must describe products for sale with text, photos, and multimedia files, whereas in a physical retail store, the actual product and the manufacturer's packaging will be available for direct inspection.

Statistic Verification
Source: NRF Index. Forrester Research, Statistic Brain Research Institute
Research Date: September 22nd, 2015

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