In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," analyst Paul Briggs talks about the current state of ecommerce in Canada, and how it wasn’t until multinational players began to focus on this relatively small market that local retail developed competitive offerings.
Contrary to how it may seem if you live in a big city, subscription commerce hasn’t swept the nation. In fact, only 15% of US digital buyers surveyed by McKinsey & Company in November 2017 had subscribed to a box-type service like Stitch Fix or Blue Apron in the past 12 months.
Data from Capgemini found that more than one-third of internet users had purchased a consumer product or retail item using a voice assistant.
Because Western Europe already has a well-developed retail ecommerce market, most future growth will come from mobile commerce. eMarketer projects that retail mcommerce sales in the region will more than double between 2016 and 2021, when they will top $200 billion for the first time.
Despite the continued strength of the US economy, shoppers remain focused on prices, and that focus drives decisions about whether to shop online or in-store.
Returned goods have become a big cost center for retailers, thanks in large part to generous return policies. Here’s how the industry is trying to minimize that hit.
Tencent, owner of popular messaging app WeChat, and ecommerce platform JD.com have fired another salvo in their battle against China’s online retail market leader.
Consumer response to Amazon's long-awaited launch in Australia has been muted in early days.
The masses of Singles’ Day shoppers in China are moving toward relatively upmarket platforms like Tmall and JD.com.
A survey of US digital buyers found that most prefer to do their online shopping via an online marketplace—like Amazon and Etsy—as opposed to a retailer like Target.