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ChannelAdvisor clients selling on Amazon (AMZN) and eBay (EBAY) saw major growth slowdowns in...

ChannelAdvisor clients selling on Amazon (AMZN) and eBay (EBAY) saw major growth slowdowns in December, though growth rates are still impressive: Amazon's same-store sales (SSS) growth fell to 29.8% from 43.7% in November, and eBay's to 22.2% from 27.4%. comScore has also reported of a December slowdown. Google (GOOG) is seeing a migration in e-commerce ad dollars from paid search to a revamped Google Shopping, something that could lead to ad price volatility: SSS for search traffic fell 18%, while comparison shopping rose 15%. (previous)
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  • David Jackson
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    What's "SSS"?
    8 Jan 2013, 06:39 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    Same-store sales
    8 Jan 2013, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • David Jackson
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    Didn't realize it could be that. What does same store sales for search traffic mean?
    8 Jan 2013, 06:48 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    I think ChannelAdvisor's talking about e-commerce sales that stem from search ad traffic.

     

    http://bit.ly/UUNO1j
    8 Jan 2013, 06:52 PM Reply Like
  • David Jackson
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    So would that mean search to retailers who were around 12 months ago (ie. excluding new retailers) was down 18%?
    8 Jan 2013, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    Yes - at least for the ones reporting their sales to ChannelAdvisor. The chart is pretty dramatic.

     

    http://bit.ly/WvL0EA
    8 Jan 2013, 07:07 PM Reply Like
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