e-Strategy Trends’ continually updated collection of online shopping trends and statistics for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.
When the first wave of social commerce arrived—mostly reproducing ecommerce catalogs on Facebook—critics predicted it would fail because users didn’t want to shop where they socialized. More than half a decade later, most social media users still don’t turn to social platforms to make direct buys. Now it’s all about influence, social ads and a multi-channel path to purchase.Read More
The fastest-growing category on Amazon this year is food and beverage, up 40.1%, with the health, personal care and beauty category close behind at 37.9%. While sales volume is still small, the uptick shows consumers are turning to ecommerce more often for everyday items and grocery shopping.Read More
Digital transformation has had a significant effect on nearly all companies over the past couple of years. For some marketers, it has forced them to rethink how systems, tools and team members must work together to successfully meet larger business objectives.Read More
A slight majority (52%) of people around the world say they’re more concerned about their online privacy than they were a year ago, according to a report from Ipsos, the Internet Society and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).Read More
Which B2C industries and brands enjoy the highest net promoter scores (NPS)? NICE Satmetrix, one of the co-developers of this metric, asked 62,000 Americans to rate 188 brands across 23 industry sectors.Read More
Online shoppers enjoy using mobile devices for their e-commerce activities, but a great online shopping experience depends on more than just ease-of-use on mobile devices. That’s according to a report from Namogoo, which surveyed almost 1,400 online shoppers in the US on the factors that make and break the e-commerce experience.Read More
The percentage of e-commerce sales made using a mobile phone decreased last year. That’s according to a report from Forrester Research, which says that mobile phones accounted for 36% of online retail sales last year, down from 43% in 2016.Read More