Cyber Monday's winners and losers
Among the top 500 retail Web sites, Amazon attracted 15.5% of all visitors, a new report says.
By Jeanine Poggi, TheStreet.com
Amazon was the most-visited Web site on Cyber Monday, according to a new report.
The online retailer received 15.5% of the visits among the top 500 retail Web sites tracked by Experian Hitwise, an analytics firm. Amazon has been the most visited Web site on Cyber Monday since 2006.
Wal-Mart came in second with 9.5% of visits, followed by Target with 5.2%, Best Buy with 3.6% and J.C. Penney with 2.6%.
Among the top 20 sites visited on Cyber Monday, Staples saw the biggest surge in traffic compared with 2008, up 6%, while Barnes & Noble received a 46% uptick in traffic, according to Experian Hitwise.
Outside of the top 20, Apple saw its own massive 71% spike in traffic.
Online sales jumped 14% on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving where Web retailers see a surge in traffic, according to Coremetrics, a web analytics firm.
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The solid report comes a month after the retailer closed all of its Canadian operations.
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