Ecommerce is changing everyday, and sometimes by the minute. So many new ideas and developments everyday, becomes hard to keep track.
We bring to you a curated digest of ecommerce developments/happenings around the world, compiled from various publications across the Internet.
Ecommerce sales are causing a record in returns. National Returns Day, January 5, will reach a new peak, according to UPS. Holiday shoppers are projected to return 1.3 million packages with UPS on National Returns Day and more than 5.8 million packages during the first full week of January 2017. In 2016, shoppers returned more than 1 million packages on National Returns Day and 5 million packages during the peak returns week.
his report features updates from across Amazon.co.uk, including a look at the bestsellers of Christmas, overall retail trends of 2016, what the nation has been reading, regional bestsellers, and trends in movies, music and TV. We also take an in-depth look at the connected smart home and customer trends we’ve seen emerging this year.
eBay makes it easier than ever to sell your not-quite-right gifts and get what you really want this season. Every holiday season, Americans receive gifts that aren’t quite right. A recent eBay survey cites that this year, nearly half of Americans received a holiday gift that they didn’t really want or will not use – naming friends (30%), co-workers (20%) and in-laws (19%) as the top three gift-givers who didn’t quite hit the mark this season. (The eBay Survey was conducted by Survey Monkey among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18-55, between December 25th and December 26th, 2016.)
The rivalry between Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is known to all. They have been trying to beat each other in their own grounds for the past year. A show of this rivalry could be seen in the recent holiday season strategies adopted by both.
Holiday shopping may have gotten off to a slow start with uncertainty surroundings the U.S. election and concerns over the surprise Trump victory, but that seems to have changed, at least for online retailers, with the growth rate for eCommerce sites during the holiday season surpassing sales in physical stores. According to a report highlighting holiday shopping season results, eCommerce operators saw their largest Cyber Monday ever this year, with sales surpassing $3.3 billion, according to Adobe.