Shipping data from consumer fulfillment provider MyUS revealed Amazon, Ralph Lauren, Carter’s and Gap as the top web sites with international shoppers so far this holiday season.
The data from over 400,000 consumers from 200 countries also showed Saudi Arabia, Australia and Kuwait as the top countries shopping U.S. goods online.
Amazon’s shipment volume showed a 27 percent year-over-year gain while Ralph Lauren was up 14 percent, Carter’s up 61 percent and Gap gaining 133 percent over last year’s holiday season. The gains come as U.S. online retail sales are up over 16 percent from last year, according to Mastercard Shopping Pulse.
MyUS noted that apparel brands as well as fast-fashion retailers make up about half of the most popular sites with international consumers. Other top sites include Disney Store, Walmart.com, Nordstrom, 6pm, Forever 21 and Bath & Body Works. In regards to Wal-Mart’s recent efforts to bolster its online presence, researchers at MyUS said Walmart.com moved from being the number 20th most popular site last year to garnering the number six spot this year.
The data also showed that international consumers continue to favor U.S. online retailers as total shipment via MyUS is up 98 percent this holiday over the same period last year.
Ramesh Bulusu, chief executive officer of MyUS, said due to growing economies around the world, “consumer demand for U.S. products and brands is rapidly increasing. As a result, we’ve seen the biggest holiday season in our 20 years of existence.” Other top countries this year include Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Angola, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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