Retail & Ecommerce
In-store charging stations offer a solutions for brick and mortars desperate to stay relevant.
Last year, 81.4% of global consumers reported ordering items online for in-store pickup (up nearly 30% from the year prior) as more consumers are drawn to the service’s convenience and speed.
“Try before you buy,” AR and an improved online experience will breathe new life into established ecommerce categories like apparel and accessories, furniture and home furnishings, and toys and hobbies by the end of our 2023 forecast period.
In 2019, 51.3% of US households will be Amazon Prime members, according to our latest forecast—that’s about 5.2 million more households than last year.
In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we're looking into Walmart's digital sales and how the brick-and-mortar giant has used its vast physical footprint to win a big chunk of the ecommerce market.
After a great year for retail—rising 5.3% in 2018—sales will slow but also expand 3.2% in 2019.
Walmart, which overtook Apple last year to become the third-largest US etailer, is widening the gap with Apple. Walmart’s ecommerce sales will grow nearly 33% this year to $27.81 billion.
New data looking at consumer shopping habits finds there are many reasons why people prefer to shop digitally—and many reasons why they don’t.
Across a variety of categories, US shoppers say they prefer to make purchases in-store rather than through digital channels, according to a new report from Market Track. But when it comes to shopping (as opposed to actually buying) preferences, the results swing in a different direction.
Cashierless stores, like Amazon Go, have great potential to shake up the brick-and-mortar landscape. According to GPShopper, 48% of US internet users believe scan-and-go technology would make shopping easier. And 43% would rather try scan-and-go than wait in a checkout line.
Half of US internet users have concerns about facial recognition, according to data from The Brookings Institution.
Following bankruptcies of other retail stalwarts from a bygone era like Sears, Toys "R" Us and Mattress Firm, Payless’ demise doesn’t come as a shock, yet it is another cautionary tale of a retailer that failed to evolve its brand.
Food and beverage, personal care and auto parts products have traditionally lagged behind in ecommerce, but when you look more closely, it’s easy to see significant growth potential.
Consumers are embracing mobile delivery as they get comfortable with mcommerce, and quick service restaurants are seizing the opportunity.
Amazon's retail ecommerce business may have passed the stage of rapid growth, and as a result, we have lowered our previous retail ecommerce sales forecast.
The 2018 retail holiday season was exceptionally strong, with the highest growth rates for brick-and-mortar and ecommerce sales since 2011. Online spending performed noticeably better than the industry’s already optimistic expectations.
Greater disposable income, easier automation, and a desire to research products and prices drive men’s paths to purchase via smart speaker more than women's.
The global ecommerce market is in a state of both expansion and consolidation. More consumers than ever before are buying digitally, and worldwide retail ecommerce sales are rising. At the same time, major international players like Amazon and Alibaba are widening their reach by buying up smaller local platforms, especially in burgeoning ecommerce markets.
While Congress considers several proposed bills to avert a shutdown over budgetary battles, hundreds of thousands of federal workers–many of whom live paycheck-to-paycheck or close to it–face the possibility of a second painful round of temporarily going without a paycheck for an undetermined length of time.
Valentine's Day is evolving and growing to be more inclusive—with that, consumers are celebrating and shopping differently.