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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about Customer Service