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Tuesday, Dec 18
2012, 11:59 AM
The holiday season's e-commerce sales growth has slowed quite a bit, according to...
The holiday season's e-commerce sales growth has slowed quite a bit, according to ChannelAdivsor's data. Client sales via Amazon (AMZN) rose 25.7% Y/Y from Dec. 1-15, a marked slowdown from the growth rates shown in November (I, II). Likewise, eBay (EBAY) client growth fell to 23.4%. Possibly troubling for Google (GOOG) is the fact clients' search-related sales fell 18.8%, though this had much to do with a shift in traffic to Google Shopping, which recently began charging for placement.