Amazon.com Beats Online Retail Traffic for August, eBay Lags
By Ina Steiner
Citi Group's Mark Mahaney reported on retail traffic trends for the month of August, calling trends "modestly positive," with overall U.S. traffic to online retail websites in August up 15.2% year over year.
ComScore tracked 16% year over year growth to Amazon's U.S. website, however, it was a deceleration compared to the 21% year over year growth in the second quarter, according to the Citi report.
Meanwhile, ComScore tracked a 2% year over year decline to eBay's U.S. website, which was "less worse" compared to its 5% decline in the second quarter.
Mahaney wrote, "We interpret these trends as marginally negative to a Bullish Amazon thesis and a "continued suggestion of improvement" for a Bullish eBay thesis.
Link to report on Citi Group's website.
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