Settle in for this week’s stats roundup, which includes news about social commerce, grocery retailers, Christmas ads, and lots more.
"Globally, 62% of shoppers say free delivery is their top consideration for the majority of purchases they make"
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The past several years have been very difficult for traditional retailers with brick-and-mortar footprints. Changing consumer habits, driven in large part by the rise of online retail, have led to thousands of store closures in the US and UK.
By one estimate, returns cost retailers around the world more than half a trillion dollars a year; by another, that amount will soon exceed a trillion dollars a year.
Amazon returns will soon be accepted at all 1,150 of Kohl’s department stores across the US.
There was a lot of talk at this week’s RetailExpo event about an industry ‘under pressure’.
Retailers trying to fend off Amazon could soon face a big new challenge from the online retail behemoth: free one-day delivery for all Prime members.