What Are Some Popular Online Stores?


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Popular online stores include Amazon.com, eBay and Wal-Mart. As of November 2015, Amazon.com receives 188 million visitors a month, eBay receives 98 million and Wal-Mart gets 89 million visitors.

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Amazon.com, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, sells products online through its retail websites in 14 countries, with international shipping available to other countries. In July 2015, Amazon.com announced revenue of $23.18 billion for the second quarter of the year, a top-line growth of 20 percent. The company's business model includes both shipping products directly from Amazon-owned warehouses and acting as an intermediary for third party sellers to find buyers. Amazon also manufactures and sells branded products such as Kindle e-readers and Fire TV Sticks.

EBay is an online auction platform that allows services and products to be sold worldwide by third-party individuals and businesses. The company reported second quarter 2015 revenue of 2.1 billion, a year over year increase of 5 percent. EBay, which is based in San Jose, California, also owns ticket re-selling website StubHub and the popular online payment processor PayPal.

Wal-Mart operates online stores in 11 countries and retail stores in 28 countries. Wal-Mart's revenue in the second quarter of 2015 was $120 billion, which was less than analysts' predictions.The company includes Sam Club, which also has both a physical and online presence.

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