Amazon claims nearly half of US e-commerce sales in 2017

Amazon (AMZN) has tightened its stranglehold on the e-commerce business. New research shows that Amazon will control 44% of all online sales in the U.S. this year (2017), according to eMarketer data cited by Recode. That’s an increase from Amazon’s market share of 38% in 2016. Amazon’s online sales are …