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.
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.
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.
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).
Emerging technologies like augmented reality (AR) offer new promise for retailers looking to elevate the shopping experience. But are people interested?
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to the US ecommerce market, Amazon is leaving the competition in the dust. This year, the online shopping juggernaut will capture 49.1% of the market.
People are primarily motivated to shop on Amazon by low prices, free shipping, and convenience. And yet these same factors – particularly prices and free shipping – would also help shoppers purchase from another retailer, according to the study.