January 8, 2008, 12:00 AM

Apparel and accessories lead searches at wholesale information site

Six of the top 10 searched-for categories at TopTenWholesale.com in December were apparel or accessories, the online wholesale information site reports. The data comes from more than 30,000 daily visits and 100,000 unique daily searches.

Retailers were hot to find apparel and accessories deals in December, reports TopTenWholesale.com, an online wholesale information source that links retailers to wholesalers. Six of the top 10 searched-for categories at TopTenWholesale.com in December were apparel or accessories.

The 10 most searched terms in the Top Ten Retail Index and their proportion among the top 10 were:

  • Handbags, 18.2%
  • Dollar Store, 17.2%
  • Clothing,12.1%
  • Apparel, 9.5%
  • Crafts, 8.9%
  • Electronics, 8.6%
  • Shoes, 7.2%
  • Jewelry, 6.8%
  • Urban wear, 5.5%
  • PlayStation, 5.4%
TopTenWholesale.com reports that retailers were more interested in finding crafts and PlayStation items in 2007 than in 2006, when watches and toys took greater precedence.

Top Ten Retail Index data comes from more than 30,000 daily visits and 100,000 unique daily searches.

TopTenWholesale.com is operated by JP Communications Inc., which also operates vertical search engines Wholezilla.com, OffPriceNetwork.com and WholesaleU.com. Its target market is independent retailers, closeout distributors and online auction dealers.

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