One in six online Americans sells on the Web

By Derek Sooman on
The Net is becoming the place to do online selling, with a new study claiming that one in six US internet users have sold goods and services on the Net. Typically conducted via online classified ads sites as Craigslist or through an auction like eBay, sales are commonly performed on the Net by users who utilise the internet more frequently, and have high-speed broadband connections or have been online longer.

Online selling is also higher among men, the more affluent and the better educated.

The study is based on a random, telephone-based survey of 1577 adult internet users conducted between September 14 and October 13. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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