Dispatch From the Trenches: January 2012 Compete Numbers

Compete.com was updated yesterday to display numbers for January. Here are some of the numbers that I looked at.

2011 2012 % Change
Amazon 78,383 88,422 12.8%
Half.com 2,665 2,649 -0.6%
Chegg 1,287 1,581 22.8%
Abebooks.com 1,390 1,567 12.7%
Alibris.com 1,729 1,456 -15.7%
Textbooks.com 889 1,035 16.4%
eCampus.com 717 591 -17.5%
CourseSmart 392 368 -6.1%
Bookrenter 329 347 5.4%
CollegeBookRenter 206 252 22.3%
ValoreBooks 379 244 -35.6%
CampusBookRentals 184 144 -21.7%
KnetBooks 0 71 <100%
Kno.com 36 52 44%

All numbers reprsent vistors in thousands

As with all stats you have to take these with a grain of salt. I have heard people argue they are accurate and inaccurate. When looking at the numbers for Campusbooks.com, they were in-line with what we say in January. If nothing more they can provide a way to show the overall industry and how one merchant ranks compared to another.

Comments (2)

  1. Steve

    Are these numbers a measurement (in thousands) of orders or dollars?

    Reply
    1. TextbookGuru (Post author)

      Visitors in Thousands – I have updated the post as well.

      Reply

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