March Same Store Sales update

April 6, 2010

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ChannelAdvisor’s Same Store Sale (SSS) data for March is in and we now have a complete view of Q1.  March showed a tick down in SSS across all channels.  I’m still investigating the data to see what the key contributors to the deceleration were.  Some customers are mentioning unusually good Spring weather in March as a factor as consumers are away from their computers enjoying the weather.

  • Overall at ChannelAdvisor we saw SSS come down to 13% vs. Feb’s 17%
  • eBay SSS was 3% vs. Feb’s 5.4%
  • Amazon was 72% vs. Feb’s 77%

The following chart illustrates the data since Jan 09:


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