News-Antique.com - Jan 30,2009 - Garden City, New York - January 30, 2009 - TIAS.com (http://www.tias.com) the Webs largest online antique and collectible mall today released their second semi-annual report on where online buyers of antiques and collectibles originate. The last time TIAS generated this report was in 2006. These reports were generated by compiling all of the online purchases from TIAS.com, AntiquesArts.com and Collectoronline.com during 2008. The data was then used to generate which countries and U.S. States were responsible for most of the online sales in 2008. The results are based on data from tens of thousands of online transactions and millions of dollars in sales over the past year.
--2008 Total Sales Revenue by Country--
1. United States - Was responsible for 91.3% of online sales
2. United Kingdom - 2% of online sales. A very distant second to the U.S. in sales revenue, but the average order amount was almost double that of every other country including the U.S.
3. Canada - 1.65% of online sales. Bought fewer items than Japan, but bought more expensive items.
4. Japan - 1.4% of online sales. Bought more items than Canada, but they were less expensive.
5. Australia - 1.2% of online sales.
6. Germany - .34% of online sales
7. France - .28% of online sales
8. Italy - .20% of online sales. Bought fewer items than the Spanish, but they were more expensive
9. Spain - .20% of online sales. Bought more items than the Italians, but they were less expensive
10. Netherlands - .14% of online sales.
With the United States generating the vast majority of online sales of antiques and collectibles for TIAS.com merchants in 2008, determining which U.S. states generated the most sales was the next logical step. Note that even though Virginia is listed at #10 on the "Sales by State" list, Virginian's spent a total of $8655 more on antiques and collectibles, than the entire country of the United Kingdom in 2008.
2008 Sales by State
1. California - This State represent 12% of total U.S. sales by revenue
2. New York - 8% of U.S. sales
3. Pennsylvania - 7.7% of U.S. sales
4. Texas - 6.7% of U.S. sales
5. Florida - 5% of U.S. sales
6. Minnesota - 3.8% of U.S. sales
7. New Jersey - 3.7% of U.S. sales
8. Illinois - 3.7% of U.S. sales
9. Washington - 3.2% of U.S. sales
10. Virginia - 2.9% of U.S. sales
"This is really fascinating stuff." said Phillip Davies President of TIAS.com "Compared to our last report in 2006, International orders as a percentage of total sales have decreased."
TIAS also generates annual and monthly reports on the top searches for antiques and collectibles as well as the top selling categories. These reports can be viewed in their monthly newsletter at http://www.tias.com/newsletter/cn/
TIAS serves approximately 800,000 unique visitors each month. About 900 merchants sell through the TIAS system, listing well over 630,000 items for sale online. The company has been building e-commerce