e-Strategy Trends’ continually updated collection of online shopping trends and statistics for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.
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
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.Read More
Online shoppers are increasingly taking advantage of live chat options when shopping online, reports UPS in the 5th installment of its 2017 Pulse of the Online Shopper research series. Some 42% see live chat as an important customer service option when shopping online, according to the study.Read More