Etsy’s Page Views Surpass Other Ecommerce Sites

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It’s no surprise that so many more people are shopping online these days. Aside from accessibility, every type of shop is at your fingertips.

Etsy.com is a crafters paradise, setting it apart from other retail sites, Etsy is not your traditional online shopping experience. The online crafting community allows you to search by color, handmade or vintage materials as well as locally.

I decided to see how Etsy.com is fairing on the web, compared to other ecommerce sites Nordstrom.com, Ruelala.com and Freepeople.com.

UVs to Etsy, Nordstrom, RueLaLa and Free People

Since Nordstrom.com is a mass merchant site, it is no surprise that they have a high number of monthly unique visitors. However, Freepeople.com and Ruelala.com see a similar traffic for a specialty apparel site and exclusive online shopping site respectively.

Looking further at Compete.com we can see that the average stay for visitors to Etsy.com is approximately 8.5 minutes. Looking at Pages/Visit we can see that the average Etsy visitors views approximately 16 pages per visit.

Average Stay and Pages per Visit to Etsy

To gain some perspective, let’s compare this to our other retail sites.

Average Stay and Pager per Visit to NordstromNordstrom.com sees an average stay of approximately 8 minutes and 9 pages per visit.

Average Stay and Pages per Visit to Free People

Freepeople.com sees an average stay of approximately 5.5 minutes and 9 pages per visit.

Average Stay and Pages per Visit to RueLaLa

Ruelala.com sees a similar trend with an average stay of 5 minutes and approximately 10 pages per visit. Which leads us to wonder why people are visiting more pages on Esty.com over these other sites? Are more people buying on Etsy.com or are they merely searching?

About Alyssa Maine:
Alyssa is a Marketing Coordinator for Compete and spends her time diving into the digital marketing sphere, where online and offline coincide. Alyssa is interested in international marketing and economic development, but as a digital native also spends her time reading blogs and playing Tiny Wings. Find Alyssa on Twitter at @alyssamaine or connect with her on Linkedin or Google+