Last week, Amazon appear it’ll open 100,000 new roles to “support people relying on Amazon’s account in this demanding time.” The new hires are set to bring the company’s workforce to over 900,000 worldwide. While Amazon is advancing in the coronavirus crisis, though, the bearings looks grim for competitors like AliExpress, eBay, and Etsy.

Over the past few weeks, Amazon has raked in a record number of orders from barter attractive for essentials like hygiene articles and household staples. The added demand is accurate by Google Trends data, which shows the aggregation is adequate a bump in cartage abnormal for this time of the year.

Amazon cartage commonly peaks at the end of November as users start advancing for the Christmas season; there’s also addition abate bump in cartage at the start of summer. Now, a new peak is basic in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, as can be seen below.

webrok

But what about other large, globally operating, online marketplaces? How are they coping in wake of corona?

Let’s look at the global, 5-year search data for these global players — AliExpress, Asos, eBay, Etsy, and Zalando — and check if their recent data breaks with the usual trend.

AliExpress – 50% less search absorption in a matter of weeks

webrok

Asos – 32% less search absorption in a matter of weeks

webrok

eBay – 14% less search absorption in a matter of weeks

webrok

Etsy – 30% less search absorption in a matter of weeks

webrok

Zalando – 24% less search absorption in a matter of weeks

webrok

The declines in absorption shouldn’t come as a abruptness at a time when people are ambiguous about their jobs and banking affairs due to lockdowns to combat the spread of the virus.

Unlike Amazon, its main competitors don’t focus on capital articles like sanitizers, toilet paper, charwoman supplies, and non-perishable foods. This is important as people tend to abbreviate spending on non-essential articles during bread-and-butter downfalls. A Tally poll among 2,000 US adults shows 44% of millennials are already taking such measures.

Read next: The science behind your bareness

Corona coverage

Read our daily advantage on how the tech industry is responding to the coronavirus and subscribe to our weekly newsletter Coronavirus in Context.