Econsultancy’s Ecommerce Quarterly curates the latest trends, developments and statistics in ecommerce that you need to know about. This edition covers:

  • Peak season: With retailers holding a prolonged discount period for Black Friday, and more shoppers turning to buy now, pay later (BNPL) services, the impact of the cost of living crisis is clear. What do early indicators reveal about household spending expectations across this vital period?
  • AI ambitions: With Amazon and Klarna launching new AI features, and Alibaba signalling its intention to lead innovation in AI solutions, the technology looks set to be a pivotal success factor for retailers. How are the different ecommerce giants leveraging the tech to stay ahead of the competition?
  • Sustainability: Moves towards operational sustainability from Inditex and Amazon as well as the rapid growth of the resale market indicate the growing impetus for action against climate change. What measures are organisations taking to offset emissions and reduce their environmental footprints?
  • International markets: With PDD Holdings selecting Japan for the first launch of its discount platform Temu in Asia, Japanese ecommerce takes the spotlight with an in-depth look at the country’s retail trends and cross-border growth.
  • New year predictions: At the end of an uncertain year in retail, Econsultancy hosted a panel of experts who shared their thoughts on ecommerce for the coming year. What key trends will influence ecommerce in 2024?