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Other Interesting Statistics January 23, 2007

Posted by anthonysukow in Business, Uncategorized.
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Some interesting information on the number of cross boarder sales that occur on eBay.

United States
Unites States Sellers -> United States 88.4%
United States Sellers -> Canada 4.2%
Unites States Sellers -> United Kingdom 1.7%
Unites States Sellers -> Other Countries 5.7%

Canada
Canadian Sellers -> Canada 43.2%
Canadian Sellers -> United States 47.4%
Canadian Sellers -> United Kingdom 2.4%
Canadian Sellers -> Other Countries 7.0%

Germany
German Sellers -> Germany 92.3%
German Sellers -> Austria 2.5%
German Sellers -> Other Countries 5.2%

United Kingdom
United Kingdom Sellers -> United Kingdom 85.5%
United Kingdom Sellers -> United States 5.5%
United Kingdom Sellers -> Ireland 1.2%
United Kingdom Sellers -> Other Countries 7.8%

What does this mean? Here are a few potential causes for this behavior;

  1. Tariffs and Duties on goods shipped outside ones own country
  2. Lack of knowledge of foreign markets, languages, currencies
  3. The atlantic ocean
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