With e-commerce sales expected to reach $367.19 billion this year, it’s no surprise that Amazon is also on track to overtake Walmart as the largest overall retailer in the world in the next few years. Amazon saw its e-commerce sales surge 44.1% during 2020, dominating in two categories. For books/music/video, Amazon accounted for 83.2% of all e-commerce sales in the U.S. in 2020, while the company also had more than half (50.2%) of all computer/consumer electronics e-commerce sales.
Amazon also snagged more than 45% of all e-commerce sales for three other categories, including “other” (48.2%), toys/hobby (46.0%) and office equipment/supplies (45.6%), Chain Store Age reported.
“Another way of looking at it: Amazon will receive more than one quarter of U.S. e-commerce sales dollars for every category other than auto/parts,” eMarketer reported.
Walmart is the second largest e-commerce retailer, with $64.2 billion in sales this year. eBay took the third spot on the ranking, with $38.67 billion in e-commerce sales, followed by Apple ($33.62 billion) and Best Buy ($20.34 billion).