Amazon captures nearly half of all e-commerce sales, report says

Amazon is quickly leaving behind every other retailer hoping for a future in e-commerce. 

New research out Friday from eMarketer, a research firm specializing in data in the digital marketplace, shows Amazon with a staggering — and likely insurmountable — lead over every other major retailer trying to compete online.

The research predicts Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) will capture a whopping 49.1 percent of all e-commerce sales in 2018.

That will put the online behemoth way ahead of its nearest…