News-Antique.com - Jan 25,2014 - Garden City, New York - TIAS.com (http://www.tias.com) the Webs largest online antique and collectible mall today released their annual report on where online buyers of antiques and collectibles originated in 2013. These reports were generated by compiling all of the online purchases from TIAS.com, AntiquesArts.com and Collectoronline.com in 2013. The data was then used to generate which countries and U.S. States were responsible for most of the online sales in 2013. The results are based on data from tens of thousands of online transactions representing millions of dollars in online sales. For comparison 2012 rank has been included as well.
-- 2013 Top Countries by quantity of antiques & collectibles purchased --
1. United States - U.S. purchases were 42 times more than Canada in 2013
4. United Kingdom
6. New Zealand
--2012 Top Countries by quantity of antiques & collectibles purchased --
1. United States
4. United Kingdom
10. New Zealand
With the United States generating the vast majority of online sales of antiques and collectibles for TIAS.com merchants in 2013, determining which U.S. states generated the most sales was the next logical step. Note that California on the "Sales by State" list for 2013 is ranked as number 1. Buyers from that state purchased more antiques and collectibles in 2013 than buyers from Canada, Australia, the U.K., Japan, New Zealand, Germany, France, Norway and Spain combined.
-- 2013 Top U.S. States by quantity of antiques & collectibles purchased --
3. New Jersey
4. New York
--2012 Top U.S. States by quantity of antiques & collectibles purchased --
3. New York
5. New Jersey
"We saw a distinct shift in countries that customers were buying from in 2013 compared to 2012" said Sue Kopsch, customer support manager for TIAS.com " California once again showed it dominance as the U.S. state for buyers of antiques & collectibles online. There were also some minor shifts in the rank of U.S. States compared to 2012. "
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/
Accredited media interested in discussing the content of this release or any topics related to antiques and collectibles are encouraged to contact Sue Kopsch at TIAS.com at Sue@tias.com to schedule an interview.
TIAS.com was voted by About.com readers as the "Best Place to Buy" antiques & collectibles online in 2011 and 2012. TIAS listed around 500,000 items for sale online and served approximately 5 million unique visitors in 2013. About 300 merchants sell through the TIAS system. The company has been