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Stats roundup: the impact of Covid-19 on ecommerce
We’ve rounded up a selection of stats to try to illustrate how the pandemic has impacted, and continues to impact, the ecommerce industry, dating back to April 2020. We’ll update this post regularly as the world of online shopping continues to evolve throughout 2021.
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Understanding China’s internet and marketing landscape is no longer just the preserve of ‘China-watchers’ or entrepreneurs who want to start up a business in China.
Described as ‘the marketplace for current culture,’ StockX is a retail platform on which consumers can both buy and sell highly coveted fashion and accessories. But what does ‘marketplace for culture’ mean exactly, and how does StockX resonate with its highly invested, Gen Z audience? Olivier Van Calster, GM of International, recently shared some insight […]
The acceleration of ecommerce throughout the globe over the course of 2020 was hard to ignore, as consumers shopped online often out of necessity, and brands were forced to rapidly change their strategies as a result.
At Ecommerce Expo last week, Richard Robinson, MD of Xeim Engage and Oystercatchers, chaired a panel of agency CEOs and asked them what they see in the future of marketing and ecommerce. Christopher Kenna, Founder & CEO of Brand Advance, a media network that helps advertisers reach diverse communities; Fiona Gordon, CEO of Ogilvy UK; […]
Fast delivery has always been part of a good retail customer experience, but now, a new wave of companies are making speed their USP.
How do homeware brands successfully use social commerce? Here are a few pointers from Deft’s ‘Social Commerce’ report, along with some further analysis of how UK homeware brands can drive success through digital.
Love them or hate them, Crocs have undoubtedly enjoyed something of a resurgence in the past few years. Seen on the feet of influencers and Oscar-attendees alike – as well as those who simply care more about comfort than style – the footwear brand has recently cemented its success with record earnings. In its Q2 […]
Kimia Meshkinyar is VP of Global Product & Revenue Marketing at Uberall, a global SaaS company that provides ‘Near Me’ marketing solutions for brands and retailers. We find out more about Kimia’s role, discuss the importance of local brand experiences, and how the predicted future of retail will impact marketing.
Econsultancy Live returns on 22-24 November with another informative, future-focused event, this time looking to the future of ecommerce.
The resale market is predicted to grow to more than double the value of the fast fashion market by 2030. A social-media-fuelled wave of consumer interest in sustainable clothing, plus new technology solutions that let retailers jump on the resale bandwagon, are contributing to the surge.
There are signs that the rise in online shopping seen during pandemic lockdown could be permanent. According to Adobe, global ecommerce sales are predicted to reach $4.2 trillion this year, while US ecommerce spend will top $1 trillion by 2022. Naturally, this has also accelerated industry investment in ecommerce; retailers made approximately $10 billion in […]
14 examples of digital technology in retail stores
After the shock of the coronavirus on brick-and-mortar retail, stores have to work harder than ever to compete with each other, and with consumers’ increased appetite for ecommerce. One way of doing this is to use technology to create immersive experiences that will encourage consumers back in-store as the world reopens.
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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is impacting every part of our lives, from the places we can go to the way we spend our time, to the priorities we have and the way we spend our money.
Nadine Neatrour, Selfridges’ Director of Marketing, was interviewed by retail expert Martin Newman at Ecommerce Expo last month and shared her thoughts on, amongst other things, how the direct-to-consumer brand boom has impacted retail. Neatrour has previously worked in a number of customer-focused roles for brands including By Terry, Ted Baker, and LVMH, and describes […]
At September’s Ecommerce Expo, Gousto CMO Tom Wallis led a session outlining the ways data helped upgrade Gousto to ‘Unicorn’ status in 2020, and how the brand will sustain its growth and appeal post-pandemic.
The announcement that influencer Molly-Mae Hague was recently appointed as the new UK and EU Creative Director for fast-fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing has generated equal amounts of praise and criticism online. More generally, the announcement has sparked a wider conversation about the increasing influence that content creators have over the brands they work with. […]
Today’s ‘Day in the Life’ features Michael Scantlebury, the Creative Director and Founder of creative agency, Impero. I chat with Michael about advertising for alcohol brands – (a particular area of expertise for Impero) – as well as the value of augmented reality, and why understanding cultural trends is the key to brand longevity. Talk […]
TikTok has had a big impact on fashion retail in the past 12 months, with brands increasingly using the platform to both determine trends and drive sales. If you are of a certain demographic or a regular online shopper – it is likely that fashion brands often fill your FYP (‘for you page’), and that […]
Anyone can have a go at setting up a Shopify store these days, but scaling a successful ecommerce business is another story – particularly in such a highly competitive market. This is partly why Nick Moutter founded The Moot Group – a Staffordshire based retail technology company that provides end-to-end ecommerce solutions for retailers (including […]
Brands like Dollar Shave Club, Birchbox, and BarkBox have all seen success with a subscription model in the past- way before the pandemic began. However, the growth of the subscription model has accelerated since Covid-19, as consumers have sought out new ways to shop online. According to a report published in June by the Royal […]
The rise in online demand since the pandemic has put multichannel retailers (and their supply chains) under increased pressure. And research suggests that a large percentage of brands could be struggling to keep on top of it. A survey by Profitero found that 41% of brand professionals do not have a specialised team or the […]
Today’s ‘Day in the Life’ features Liat Karpel Gurwicz – Head of Ecommerce Marketing at ecommerce platform, Wix.
The premium homeware brand works with BounceX to re-engage high-intent customers, helping it create a more seamless customer journey and increasing visitor recognition across devices, sessions and browsers by about 300%.
Social Chain works with ASOS and Nike to promote the app #FindItWithNike, which used image recognition to help fashion fans discover new looks, reaching 20 million people and achieving more than 6,000 email sign ups.
The clothing label worked with underground creative influencers in a social content campaign, This Is The Jacket, that shifted perceptions of the brand, particularly among 16-24s.
Stats on online retail - explore the ISD
Visit the Internet Statistics Database for over 2,500 global charts and statistics related to the retail sector, for you to browse, save and export.