Shopping

e-Strategy Trends’ continually updated collection of shopping trends and statistics for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Bad Shopping Experience Reactions [CHART]

Chart: Bad Shopping Experience Reactions

A report from BRP shows that there are significant variances in shopping behavior by age, in particular between those who grew up in the internet age (“Digital Consumers” age 18-37) and those born before this time (“Traditional Consumers” age 38+).

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Amazon Search Depth [CHART]

Chart: Amazon Search Depth

One of the benefits of Amazon is that a shopper is rarely starved for choice. Yet, despite being presented with pages of options during a search, almost half (45%) of shoppers say they typically don’t scroll past the second page of results, per a report from Feedvisor.

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Social Channels That Have A Significant Influence On Shopping [TABLE]

Table: Social Channels That Influence Shopping

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.

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Preferred Shopping Method Among Online Buyers [CHART]

Chart: Preferred Shopping Method Among Online Buyers

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.

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