MediaTrust CEO Peter Bordes is Linda Woods’ special guest this week on the Affiliate Marketing Insider podcast on www.WebmasterRadio.fm.
Bordes will talk about the performance marketing industry from its early days to its potential growth in the future. Linda and Bordes will discuss the recession’s effect on traditional and Internet marketing and explore why big brands are now more interested than ever in performance marketing.
Affiliate Marketing Insider is a podcast series, now in its second year, that features some of Internet marketing industry’s biggest stars in lively discussions about the future of the industry. Tune in at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern) each Thursday on www.WebmasterRadio.fm. Past episodes are available on the site as well, and the show is also featured on www.iTunes.com.
We’ve been talking for some time now about the amazing, on-going growth being experienced by our clients and other Internet retailers, and a new report from InternetRetailer.com confirms this good news with some great new statistics.
The Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide is still being compiled for 2009, but the 30% of companies who have already shared their results for 2008. The results are astonishing. So far, 151 companies have seen their online sales grow by 20.7% for a grand total of $36.79 billion in 2008 as compared to $30.48 billion the previous year.
Web-only retailers continue to be the fastest growing channel, reporting combined sales of $27.94 billion, up 24% from sales of $22.53 billion. Amazon dominates the web-only merchant channel and the combined e-commerce sales to date for all online exclusive retailers with annual web sales that grew by 29% to $19.17 billion in 2008.
Even without Amazon, the combined web sales of the remaining Top 500 retailers grew by 12.3% in 2008 to $17.59 billion from $15.66 billion in 2007.
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