Top Travel Sites In India

eCommerce in India is more or less the same as online travel. A study by Visa last year showed that all the three top categories in online shopping was related to travel booking. And one of the biggest companies to benefit from this is state-owned IRCTC which is responsible for booking the train tickets in […]

eCommerce in India is more or less the same as online travel. A study by Visa last year showed that all the three top categories in online shopping was related to travel booking. And one of the biggest companies to benefit from this is state-owned IRCTC which is responsible for booking the train tickets in India. According to a recent report from Comscore, IRCTC received 7.7 million unique visitors in April 2010 – 46% up from the numbers in April 2009.

Here are the top 10 online travel sites in India and the monthly uniques for April 2010

1. Indian Railways (IRCTC) : 7.75 million
2. MakeMyTrip : 2.37 million
3. Yatra Online : 1.93 million
4. Expedia : 1.64 million
5. ClearTrip : 1.19 million
6. TravelAdNetwork : 872,000
7. Travelocity : 812,000
8. IndiaRailInfo : 647,000
9. Jet Airways : 585,000
10. eRail.In : 464,000


Virtual Goods Purchase – Top Source Websites

Virtual goods are growing to become a massive economy in itself. Several companies including Facebook, SecondLife and game developers like Zynga are banking on the power of virtual goods to make money from their products. According to a recent study conducted by PlaySpan, 13% of online consumers have purchased a virtual good and close to […]

Virtual goods are growing to become a massive economy in itself. Several companies including Facebook, SecondLife and game developers like Zynga are banking on the power of virtual goods to make money from their products. According to a recent study conducted by PlaySpan, 13% of online consumers have purchased a virtual good and close to 48% of these purchases have come off social networking websites.

Here are the top sites from where virtual goods were purchased

Free web based game : 37%
Non-gaming social network site : 31%
Free multi-player computer game : 29%
Game on social network site : 29%
Connected game console marketplace : 21%
Paid subscription multiplayer computer game : 18%
Online virtual world : 11%
Others : 6%


Number Of iTunes Users Vs. Nokia Music Store Users In Europe

Comscore conducted a study of digital music download among mobile phone users in five major European markets : UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The results are interesting. While iTunes continues to be a major force, there is some serious competition from Nokia Music Store that is now used by close to one-fourth of all […]

Comscore conducted a study of digital music download among mobile phone users in five major European markets : UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The results are interesting. While iTunes continues to be a major force, there is some serious competition from Nokia Music Store that is now used by close to one-fourth of all users. However, you need to take the results with a grain of salt. It concludes that there are only 4.3 million people in these five markets who download and play music on their mobile phones. Only 4.3 million!

Here are the top five music download service, the number of users who use them and the corresponding market share

1. iTunes Store : 1.2 million (28%)
2. Nokia Music Store : 0.94 million (22%)
3. Vodafone Music Store : 0.56 million (13%)
4. Orange Music Store : 0.39 million (9%)
5. Jamba : 0.3 million (7%)


Retail e-Commerce Sales In Western Europe

The Western Europe region has been the leader when it comes to retail e-commerce sales. According to a report on e-Marketer, while Great Britain has traditionally been an ecommerce hotspot, other regions are increasing their contribution over time. France and Germany are among countries in this list and they have performed better than Italy and […]

The Western Europe region has been the leader when it comes to retail e-commerce sales. According to a report on e-Marketer, while Great Britain has traditionally been an ecommerce hotspot, other regions are increasing their contribution over time. France and Germany are among countries in this list and they have performed better than Italy and Spain. The dominance of this region is expected to stay till 2012 at least.

Here are the annual retail ecommerce sales from Western Europe over the years

2008 : $145.9 billion
2009 : $150.3 billion
2010 : $162.3 billion
2011 : $182.6 billion
2012 : $202.7 billion