The Royal Wedding is finally over, and William and Kate are hitched. The wedding goes beyond just a ceremony, the event is actually a huge business. Between replicas of Kate Middleton’s engagement ring and Royal Wedding china, retailers are profiting off of the nuptials. And eBay and its merchants are part of this business. Here are a few stats related to the searches and purchases of wedding-related items on the marketplace.
- In April, more than $70,000 and 3,000 items related to the Royal Wedding have been sold on eBay
- Kate Middleton searches are five times more popular than those of Prince William
- The most expensive item sold was Kate Middleton/Princess Diana replica ring for $1,500
- Monthly eBay searches for Royal Wedding products have risen a staggering 1,815% in 2011