Statistics: Online Shopping

Nearly 70 percent of online shoppers use Amazon to compare products found on a brand’s website

[ad_1] A new survey from Episerver discovered 24 percent of online shoppers always compare what they find on a brand or retail website to available products on Amazon, with 44 percent often doing the same — making a total of 68 percent who are either always or often cross-referencing products on Amazon. Meanwhile, only 17 …

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Survey: Majority of consumers will spend 75% of holiday budgets online this year

[ad_1] It looks like it’s going to be another great holiday for Amazon. Numerous surveys suggest that the e-commerce giant will be a primary beneficiary of increased online shopping this year. But the data also show consumer shopping is becoming less binary: online vs. offline. Particularly among Millennials. Majority intend to buy online. A new …

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Survey: Social commerce held back by security, privacy concerns

[ad_1] A new survey from Sumo Heavy Industries has both good and bad news for social media. The survey was conducted in May among more than 1,000 US adults. The purpose of the survey was to determine “social media’s impact on consumer behavior and purchasing habits, as well as understand how emerging social platforms and technology …

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Report: 2018 holiday sales to grow 15%, driven by Amazon and mobile

[ad_1] In it’s 11th annual holiday forecast, digital agency NetElixir projects online revenue will grow by 15 percent over last year to roughly $97 billion. Based on its analysis, Amazon is expected to account for 40 percent of holiday sales and mobile is expected to drive more than 42 percent of total online sales. Strong …

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Report: Retailers should invest in better service, faster checkout for stores

[ad_1] The death of physical retail stores has been greatly exaggerated. Although there have been numerous store closings and bankruptcies, some retailers (e.g., Macys, Target) have recently reported strong earnings and are seeing more in-store customers. In addition, there has been growth in store openings for some chains. But it’s certainly true that physical retail …

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Study captures new consumer ‘hierarchy of needs’ facing brands

[ad_1] Given all the politics and polarization in the market these days, it’s a bit of a minefield for brands. Loyalty is down, according to many studies, and consumers seem generally less tolerant of brands making mistakes or otherwise behaving badly. However, in a new survey from mobile-location data company Blis, 52 percent of respondents …

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