Retail


Three regional executives from eBay, OLX and PayPal discuss ecommerce trends in the region and how their companies found early success in the market.

eMarketer spoke with four local experts about the latest ecommerce trends in Argentina as well as their thoughts on what lies ahead in the years to come.

When given the choice between a paper or electronic receipt in a store, most shoppers aren’t interested in going paperless.

Grocery executives are proud of the technological progress their industry has made in recent years, but at the same time, they remain fearful of being left behind.

According to a July 2018 CivicScience survey, nearly 60% of US consumers would rather have their items rung up by a cashier than use a self-service register.

Jim Hertzfeld, chief strategist at digital agency Perficient Digital, discusses how some brand marketers are connecting marketing data to merchandising data to maximize the value of what's available to them.

In 2015, Amazon made retail industry headlines when Cowen and Company forecast that the company would dethrone Macy's, the No. 1 clothing retailer, by 2017. Fast forward a few years, and by many measures that did come to pass. According to Morgan Stanley, Amazon had a 7.9% share of US apparel sales in 2017, compared with 4.1% for Macy's. But the top spot belonged to Walmart, with an 8.6% share. The financial firm expects that to change this year.

Amazon made waves last year with the acquisition of Whole Foods Market. Despite forays into food and beverage with Amazon Fresh, this was a loud and clear signal that the online retailer was invading the traditional supermarket space as well. And the retailer that solves the logistical issues of getting perishables to shoppers quickly and cost-effectively stands to gain exponentially.

Although there’s plenty of reasons to shop digitally, a new study found—once again—that some in-store elements can’t be replicated online.

Despite persistent gloom and doom surrounding the retail industry, the first half of the year has been positive for most product categories. According to the newly released monthly retail sales report from the US Census Bureau, for H1 2018, retail sales (excluding auto parts and gasoline) totaled $2.06 billion, up 4.9% year-over-year.

Five local experts explain the factors driving ecommerce growth in Mexico and what the future holds.

Three local experts talk about what retailers should consider as they develop an ecommerce strategy for Brazil.

One-hour curbside pickup is the latest Amazon benefit granted to Whole Foods Market shoppers using the Prime Now app. Getting items to shoppers quickly and more conveniently (not to mention cost-effectively) is where the retail battle is being fought.

Older consumers often get short shrift in studies about online shopping behavior because they aren't digital natives like coveted Gen Z and millennials. But it makes sense that older consumers who may not drive or who may have trouble carrying groceries would take advantage of online grocery delivery if they could.

Andreas Reiffen, founder and CEO of Crealytics, discusses how fashion retailers are using marketing data to efficiently identify trends and adjust their production efforts accordingly.

Shoppers are open to various types of retail technologies—even those that were once considered too creepy. But consumers’ shopping expectations do not align with retailers’ capabilities, according to a recent study.

In the latest episode of the "Behind the Numbers" podcast, eMarketer's Andrew Lipsman and Krista Garcia take a look at some of the key data points and storylines that emerged from this year's Prime Day event.

A recent Deloitte survey found that parents who start their back-to-school shopping in June and July spend considerably more than those who wait until closer to summer’s end.

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, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast on the top 10 US ecommerce retailers, up from a 43.5% share last year.

If it seems like there’s been a flurry of retail acquisitions and partnerships recently, it’s not your imagination. Due to slow organic growth, retail and consumer products companies are turning to often smaller, nimbler companies to boost digital innovation—from getting better consumer insights to cutting-edge logistics.