Blog: Leonie BarrieLogging on to Internet sales

Leonie Barrie | 19 August 2003

To all those sceptics who said Internet shopping would never take off – and that clothing in particular stood no chance because of the tactile and fit issues associated with online fashion sales – the latest Nielsen/NetRatings data makes interesting reading. A total of 2.6 million visitors visited eBay’s clothing, shoes, accessories and jewellery pages at the beginning of August, putting it well ahead of its more traditional rivals. Old Navy had 614,000 visitors; Victoria’s Secret, 359,000; and The Gap, 316,000.


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