January 19, 2001, 12:00 AM

Next From NextCard

Along with its announcement of a deal with mySimon, San Francisco-based NextCard has released its eCommerce Index for June, a monthly listing of top e-commerce Web sites based on the number of online transactions by more than 330,000 NextCard cardholders.

Online auctions and Internet service providers continue to dominate the rankings for online credit card transactions and spending, says Lisa Subramanian, vice president, e-commerce, NextCard. "Consumers responded to increasing gas prices by turning to Priceline Gas, the online gas buying alternative launched this year." Priceline Gas "catapulted" to number 7, its first appearance on the Index, she says. Consumers appear to be increasingly turning to the Internet for high-ticket and luxury good purchases, as evidenced by Ashford.com's "dramatic" increase in transactions. "Not only did NextCard accountholders double the number of purchases made at Ashford.com, they are also spending more. The average purchase price is about $300," Subramanian adds.

Top 30 Online Merchants in June

Rank Movement Merchant Comments

1. +1 AMAZON.COM Continued diversification assists in boosting transaction volume
2. -1 AMERICA ONLINE Battle for the top slot continues
3. -- EARTHLINK
4. -- EBAY
5. +2 BARNESANDNOBLE.COM Quietly creeping up the Amazon
6. -1 BUY.COM
7. N/A PRICELINE GAS Providing alternatives to high gas prices
8. +1 MSN
9. +3 UBID Number two auction site
10. +1 CD NOW
11. -1 COMPUSERVE
12. +3 STAMPS.COM
13. -- EGGHEAD.COM
14. +19 PLANETRX.COM Consumers don't always listen to Wall Street...
15. +1 PRODIGY
16. +1 DRUGSTORE.COM
17. +3 HALF.COM Discounting still in vogue
18. +29 AMAZON.COM AUCTIONS Strong brand presence may mean stiff competition for Ebay
19. -5 PETS.COM
20. -1 AOL LONG DISTANCE
21. +5 JUNO
22. +1 WEBTV NETWORKS SERVICE
23. +7 DISHNETWORK.COM Satisfying a growing appetite for interactive television
24. -- NETFLIX
25. -- KOZMO.COM After a robust entry Kozmo remains a strong presence
26. -8 PRICELINE
27. -19 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Online flower sales wilt after Mother's Day
28. +3 MORE.COM
29. -2 AT&T; WORLDNET SERVICES
30. +1 NETWORK SOLUTIONS

June eCommerce Movers
(The eCommerce Movers is NextCard's monthly listing of the top ten online merchants that experienced the largest percentage change in transaction volume from the previous month.)

10 Biggest Gainers

1. BIGZOO.COM 444%
2. HEALTHCENTRALRX.COM 344%
3. OMAHASTEAKS.COM 156%
4. ENEWS.COM 131%
5. PLANETRX.COM 124%
6. SHUTTERFLY.COM 119%
7. REFLECT.COM 116%
8. ASHFORD.COM 109%
9. CARCLUB.COM 107%
10. GIFTCERTIFICATES.COM 100%

5 Biggest Losers

1. FTD.COM -81%
2. PROFLOWERS.COM -79%
3. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM -67%
4. NETSCAPE CD ON DEMAND -65%
5. XOOM.COM -61%

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