According to the recent Internet Economy Watch Report released by IAMAI, in the e-tailing category, designer labels clocked 80% y-o-y growth when compared with the numbers of corresponding month last year. Designer label segment saw 2.38 million visitors in March 2013 as compared to 1.32 million visitors in March 2012.
As per the report, mobile phones recorded 71% y-o-y growth with 5.81 million visits in March 2013 as compared to 3.40 million visits in March 2012. The footwear and branded apparels segment also registered a y-o-y growth of 39% and 20% respectively when compared with the number of online user hits from last year.
Data from prominent e-tailing sites revealed a decline in online user visit to spa and restaurants segment with 0.45 million hits in March 2013 as compared to 0.58 million in March 2012. Visit for books which witnessed 1.57 million hits in March 2012 increased to 1.94 million in March 2013.
The report found that the number of resume uploads has gone up to 1.25 million in March 2013 from 0.73 million in March 2012, whereas the number of profile uploads on matrimonial websites has witnessed a decrease. Profile uploads on matrimonial sites was 0.66 million in March 2013 as compared to 0.69 million in the corresponding month last year.
The report also found that while irctc.com registered 23% y-o-y growth in the e-ticketing segment, air tickets booked online in March 2013 were 1.40 million as compared to 1.21 million in March 2012, a 16% y-o-y growth.