LinkShare announced today that they’ve seen 37 percent overall same store year-over-year sales growth in the first quarter for their merchants and affiliates. This outpaces overall e-commerce growth.
Forrester Research predicts e-commerce will grow at a compound growth rate of ten percent over the next five years.
The growth for LinkShare in the first quarter of 2011 continues a trend from 2010, a year in which LinkShare saw record growth during cyber week.
LinkShare also saw continued growth in the number of merchants and affiliates with over seventy-five new merchants and thousands of new affiliates joining in the first quarter of 2011.
New merchants include Panasonic, Build-A-Bear Workshop, American Greetings, and HMX Group (Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Bobby Jones, Exclusively Misook, Monarchy Collection, Christopher Blue).
More details at http://www.linkshare.com/news/3972/.