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Amazon leaves retail competitors in the dust, claims 50% of U.S. e-commerce market

Chart of the top U.S. retailers in e-commerce
Reproduced from eMarketer; Chart: Axios Visuals

Amazon’s e-commerce sales are expected to top $258 billion this year, up 30% from one year ago with projections for 2018 even more staggering in each Amazon category, according to a survey by eMarketer.

Why it matters: The survey shows the reality of Amazon’s untouchable advantage against other retail companies. E-commerce giant eBay, is second to Amazon and only has 6.6% of the market share. The projections of each category on Amazon are more staggering, as each one is expected to grow in 2018 by massive margins.