Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Largest Online Retailer Sets Record

Amazon.com Inc., the world's biggest online retailer, set a sales record this Christmas season. Demand was led by iPods, video games and jewelry. Shoppers bought more than 108 million items between November 1 and Christmas.

Online sales in the U.S. were expected to jump 24 percent from last-season's level to about $19 billion in November and December as the convenience of Internet shopping and free shipping continue to attract new consumers. The most popular goods on the Web include clothing, electronics and toys.

So what's keeping you from trying to retail online? You can start in a very simple way by selling through eBay or Amazon. Make it your New Year resolution.