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January 12, 2017

marketshare and shipping speeds of top 5 ecommerce stores during holiday season

"shipping times have shrunk this holiday season"
" ecommerce store with highest marketshare during holidays"

New holiday data from Slice Intelligence shows that Amazon has emerged as the undisputed ecommerce store for consumers to shop during the holiday season, with  46%  spending their weekend shopping ( specially during last week of the year) with Amazon .While Consumers weekend shopping list was ready and vying for their attention were the nation's top 10 biggest online shopping sites(See the 2nd chart above) . However  data shows that most preferred  doing their  last year holiday season  online spending  on the amazon platform . The retailer has dominated the entire holiday season and its share increased by 3% 

Best Buy returned to the second-place spot and was followed by Walmart and Apple.Shipping this holiday season also made news as shipping speeds grew faster this holiday season which started shortening as the holiday period progressed.Electronics are once again the top category as 21 percent of all online revenue was generated on tech buys in the past seven days. Apparel purchases follow close behind accounting for 17 percent of last week’s online sales. 

The average package arrives in just three days compared to five days in 2015. Last week’s speed was even faster, with packages arriving in only 2.5 days–much quicker than the 5.5 days during the same time last year.

November 15, 2016

top 10 Android shopping apps by percentage of installs

" top 10 Android shopping apps by percentage of installs"

This data compared the top 10 Android shopping apps by percentage of installs. Amazon takes the first spot followed by ebay,walmart and groupon.According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, shopping app usage grew faster than any other category of apps. Sessions on shopping apps on iOS and Android devices increased by 174% year-over-year, including 220% on Android alone. That’s up from 77% last year.

Utilities and productivity apps were the second-fastest growth category, up 121%, while messaging and social took third place, with 103% growth. Overall app use was up 76%, so all three app categories outpaced the total marketplace (as did apps for health & fitness and travel).

November 14, 2016

how google mobile index which rolls out today can penalise your shopping website

" google mobile index search changes to impact retailers"

Google is updating its mobile search index to crawl mobile websites to determine their content relevancy in search results, the search giant announced on its official Webmaster blog last week. Google still looks at the desktop versions of the page to evaluate its relevancy to the user on smartphone search results, the search engine says. This is a problem if the mobile site has less content on it than a desktop site
Google basically treated your mobile page as an alternate version of the same content, “The problem is, when shoppers search for a certain product feature or keywords and click on your mobile page from Google but can't find that phrase on the page, they get frustrated at Google for showing irrelevant listings.” This change will impact e-retailers that have a separate mobile site, often referred to as an “m.” site, which is 142 retailers of the 500 merchants ranked in the Internet Retailer 2017 Mobile 500 according to 

Retailers that use responsive design or dynamic serving (another form of responsive design also referred to as hybrid or adaptive design) shouldn’t have to make any changes, Google says. 357 e-retailers use a form of a responsive design in the Mobile 500. 
 So what will this change ?.Although Google wants you to have a mobile site,even if you dont, it will crawl your desktop version instead. Google said, “If you only have a desktop site, we’ll continue to index your desktop site just fine, even if we’re using a mobile user agent to view your site.”However in case you have a mobile site, you need to ensure the" copy ,images and links are similar enough to the desktop version so that Google can consume the proper content and rank your site as well as it did by crawling your desktop site.

Retailers that do have a separate mobile site should use the Google-recommended mobile search engine optimization mark up in its code,according to google mobile best practices guidelines 

November 13, 2016

alibaba exceeds $18billlion of gross transaction volume on china's biggest online shopping day

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2016 China Singles day  online shopping broke all records since the last 9 years of its inception as online shopping revenues exceeded and outperformed 2015 singles day eshopping festival by Alibaba which is celebrated every year in  November 11th.Sales on its e-commerce platform reached 102 billion yuan ($15 billion) shortly before 8 pm in China, easily topping last year’s total of 91.2 billion yuan(,$14.3 billion) with about four hours left to run. This record revenues on a single day dwarfs both America’s Cyber Monday and Black Friday, In 2016, Alibaba passed $14 billion in revenue on Singles’ Day, more than double the $5.8 billion in sales of the combined U.S. e-commerce holidays of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015

This year on chines singles day  online shopping by retailers on Alibaba's platforms had recorded $17.8 billion worth of gross merchandise volume (GMV). In 2015, the 24-hour e-commerce sales event racked up $14.3 billion GMV in total.See the online chinese shopping addiction story

To kick off this year’s event, Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma used Chinese pop stars, Victoria’s Secret models and foreign celebrities including Scarlett Johansson,Kobe Bryant and David Beckham to fill a 60,000-person stadium in Shenzhen. The show was telecast live on video-streaming websites across China.

November 7, 2016

how much did consumer spends on online and retail combine on 5 holidays this year

How much did US consumers spend during the -2015-2016  holidays both online and retail combined ?.This year holiday spending included  New year, Valentines day holiday spending , Saint Patricks day, Easter Holidays,Father days, Mothers Day, Back to School ,Halloween. 
Topping the consumer spends list is New Year holidays which saw Americans spending upto $626 billion during the holiday. Back to School holidays saw consumer spend as the second highest as US consumers spent over $68 billion. 
Halloween and Valentine's day shared honors with approx $19billion spends on holiday shopping .Super Bowl saw a spend of  $15 billion while fathers day saw $10 billion of consumer spending in 2016 , followed by Mothers day spends of $5.5 billion
"how much did consumer spends on online and retail combine on 5 holidays this year"

US Consumer spending on 2015-2916 Holidays : Black Friday ,New Year, Halloween,Fathers day,Mothers day,Back to School Holidays

when are consumers in 2016 plan to start shopping:monthwise break up

"monthwise break up of online holiday shopping this year"
Monthwise break up of  2016 online holiday shopping this year as planned by US Consumers
Out of this year  consumers as surveyed by national retail federation are expected to start their 2016 holiday shopping by  November 2016.While 15% consumers are expected to start their black Friday and holiday shopping by first 2 weeks of December, where as just 3%  will start their shopping during  the last 2 weeks of December.
The remaining 19% of holiday shoppers are expected to start their black Friday and thanksgiving shopping by September this year.

The top reason of shopping early is the absence of crowds and comparing online .Dont miss the early 4% of users who say will start their comparison online.

November 2, 2016

retail industry cost per click stabilizes at $1.3, with CTR increasing to 3.46%

"retail industry paid search report"

According to the latest Kantar media 2016  paid search data for the retail industry, 134,000 retail advertisers competed for approx 16 billion ad impressions and 625 million clicks with a ctr of 3.46%.Retail advertisers spent over $820 million in Q2,as compared to $881 million in Q1,2016

The 2016 paid search report by Kantar Media  for retail industry  saw  134,000 retail advertisers spending over $820 million on search ads. In Q2,2016 online retail advertisers targeted  their paid search ads  across 15.5 billion impressions.The chart reflects clickthroughs  and  paid clicks and how they have changed over the last 12 months.

Kantar's AdGooroo's Paid Search Advertising Index report, tracks and measures quarter over quarter activity for 6 key metrics--ad spend, impressions, clicks, CTR ,cost per click and number of advertisers--in 14 different industry including Retail, Jewelry, consumer electronics,home , Flowers and Gifts .The above category shows " the state of paid advertising across  the Retail  industry 

On average, retailers paid more for site visitors originating from paid search in the second quarter, as the average cost per click increased by 7% from Q1 to Q2. However, the total number of clicks and impressions both decreased quarter over quarter, as did total spend, which dropped by 7%, from $881 million in Q1 to $820 million in Q2. The average clickthrough rate remained steady while total number of advertisers dropped by 11%.

February 9, 2016

how much is the physical retail sector growing as compared to online retail

"physical retail store shopping vs online store shopping"

Online Retail might be  the flavour of most shoppers, however  physical retail stores need not panic about their shutting down of stores.While shopping online is clearly growing exponentially, it is important to remember that it is still “only” about $1 trillion, or less than 20% of the global retail market. Read more below

In fact the cross pollination of  online retail  with brick and mortar retail has only made the physical retailers more aware and savvy about  using digital  and mobile strategies  to improve in store shopping,targeting the consumers using gps enabled technology to push mobile alerts and messages across users smartphones.
According to TimeTrade a leading retail consultancy 92% of responding millennials plan to shop in-store in 2015 as often or more than they did in 2014

February 6, 2016

January 28, 2016

wall street selects its top 5 retail stocks

"amazon the number one brand for wall street"

Generally wall street is  not known  to pick their winners.Wall street does not reason  a spectacular quarter, or even an excellent 3 quarters.. The stock markets hates "suprises " and for that reason not many  brands  that might have once upon a time, media's poster boy.failed to  to satisfy wall street

However !It  now seems  that wall street has decided  and finally given it a thumbs up to the online retail industry and specially  Amazon. The company dominated Black Friday sales in the United States and is all but certain to be the number 1 source for last minute presents for many million people around the world. Amazon’s stock price more than doubled this year, bringing the company’s market cap to more than $300 billion. 

In contrast Wall street has given the brick and mortar retailers  like  Best Buy and Walmart  a pass,  and almost all of them has seen their stocks massacred and  crumble in 2015 as they struggle to break Amazon’s dominance in the online world.

January 7, 2016

digital payments market size and transaction value

EMIRATES, DELTA AND  UNITED  are among the worlds most valuable Airlines brand with a combined brand value of over$17.5 billion .The number one airlines brand with a highest brand value is EMIRATES.Emirates  continues to lead the sector with a 21% rise in brand value to US$6.6 billion. Formula 1, the French Open and most importantly football teams from PSG to Real Madrid and Arsenal to AC Milan all display the Emirates logo.

"digital payments market size and transaction value "
Total Transaction Value in the "Digital Payment" segment amounts to USD 572,867.4 in 2016.The digital payments  market's largest segment is the segment "Online B2C Commerce" followed by Mobile Wallet and Online P2p transfers. with a total transaction value of mUSD 526,452.3 in 2016.

By 2020 Total Transaction Value is expected to  grow by  15% CAGR( 2016-2020) which will resulting in the total amount of mUSD 996,344.6 in 2020.

January 4, 2016

retail sales comparison : auto parts vs furniture vs electronics

"electronics vs auto parts retail sales chart"

How America Shops:  electronics vs auto parts vs furniture:  


The above data comes from  U.S. Retail and Food Service Sales Track estimated U.S. consumer spending by type of store, based on data from the monthly and annual Retail Electronic and appliances retail sales grew the highest,followed by auto parts and  furniture sales 

December 14, 2015

country comparison : eCommerce revenues compared as a percentage of overall retail sales

The below chart shows " worldwide and global online retail sales revenues  as a percentage of total retail sales across geographies and countries . Globally online retail sales  across the world is expected to grow by 15% CAGR ( from 2014-2019 ) time period. In terms of  total retail revenues, Worldwide  online retail will constitute 9% of overall retail revenues  in 2019 as compared to 5.8% in 2014  

country  comparison : eCommerce revenues compared as a percentage of overall retail sales

  • Online retail sales in US  is likely to constitute 12% of the overall retail sales by 2019.
  • Online retail sales in North America  is predicted  to account  for 11% of overall retail sales.
  • Asian online retail sales will constitute 10% of total retail revenues ,by 2019
  • In Western Europe online retail sales is expected to contribute 10%of total retail sales, while Eastern Europe it will be 5.6%
  • Russia  online retail is foretasted to form 5.2%of overall retail sales
  • While eCommerce in Latin American nations is predicted to account  for a mere 3,2% of total retail sales 
  • In Australasia online retail is expected to contribute 8.4% of overal retail sales revenues by 2019
  • Mid east and African nations eCommerce sales as a percentage of total retail sales will account or the lowest ever with 1.6% 

December 4, 2015

online shopping conversion in google more than 200% as compared to facebook

"online shopping conversion in google more than 200% as compared to facebook"
EMIRATES, DELTA AND  UNITED The above chart shows  and charts " ecommerce visitors that comes from Facebook vs those who  come google .
The chart clearly shows online shoppers  conversion is  from users who are coming from google is higher that those coming from Facebook.  One of the reasons " is  context. Google users coming to   shopping sites  clearly "  have a specific intent, while users coming from facebook are kind of shopper who might be looking to check out and compare websites before they make their final decesion. ecommerce conversion  ratio from users coming from google  is 2.44% as compared to 0.49% from those coming from Facebook.

November 30, 2015

mobile users formed 57% black friday eCommerce visitors

Mobile Shopping this holiday season has replaced desktop/ PC shopping . During 2015  Black Friday mobile consumers made up  'more than 57% of visits to e-commerce sites . That's up from 50% last year, and less than 6% a mere six years ago. Similarly, more than 36% of online e-commerce sales closed on mobile devices, up from less than 4% in 2010.

121 million to shop online this year on cyber monday,4% fewer than last year

A study which was released today by the NRF (National Retail Federation )and Prosper Insights & Analytics,  shows that   121.3 million consumers will shop online tomorrow, on Cyber Monday 2015.This number is  down 4.4% from 126.9 million last year. That 121.3 million number represents 49.5% of all consumers

" cybermonday  online shopping  trends"
The 2015's Holiday season started off  briskly  with Black Friday seeing   $2.72 billion in e-commerce sales, up 14% from 2014. Meanwhile online shopping on Thanksgiving Day 2015 too  saw a higher jump in online spending, with $1.73 billion in sales, up 25% from the  2014 .Black Friday and Thanksgiving online sales saw consumers spending   $4.47 billion

However in store sales—excluding e-commerce—fell about 10% on Thursday and Friday to $12.1 billion, according to ShopperTrak, which monitors traffic to stores and malls.

November 29, 2015

how much did consumers spend on the biggest online shopping day in history

" biggest holiday spends in history"
"black friday record sales in 2015"
Since the term “Cyber Monday” was officially coined back in 2005, the Monday after Thanksgiving has swiftly become the most important day of the year for online retailers in the US. While 2013 saw  whopping $1.7 billion, making it the biggest online spending day in history.  2014  was ever better with 2.03 billion. According to recent estimates from adobe.. 2015 saw online shoppers spend $2.72billion, which is the  biggest amount consumers have spent since 2005 onwards

To know about the black friday 2015 shopping data ,check out " 32% mobile shoppers accounted for $1.5billion  ecommerce spends

November 12, 2015

alibaba singles day ecommerce revenue hits $9.3billion in just 12 hours, and $1billion in 8 minutes

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Alibaba's singles day online sales zooms $9.3billion in 12 hours
 Singles Day Online Shopping in China rewrote history as its  biggest eCommerce retailer  Alibaba  recorded mind boggling $9.3 billion of online sales  in first 12 hours and ended  singles day  with eCommerce   revenues worth $14.3 billion for a day . Singles day in China is celebrated every year on November 11th

The 2015 Singles day   led Alibaba to their best ever single day revenue where as the event started in midnight and  the site soon touched $1billion of online sales  in just 8 minutes  and in 30 mins it touched $3.9billion . In 2013 it had taken Alibaba  50 mins to reach a 1billion USD revenue.

Alibaba's online sales in just an hour  on 2015 singles day  is almost double the $2 billion spent in the same time period last year in 2014 . It's also double the total sales of the 2014 Cyber Monday in the U.S. during the entire day.It dwarfs everything from some multinational companies’ annual revenues to the GDP of some smaller countries:

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Comparison of Alibaba Singles day sales vs other multinational companies financial metrics

August 6, 2015

How PayPal has revolutionized online shopping

" power of paypal and online shopping"

There can never have been any doubt that the introduction of online shopping was going to completely revolutionise the retail and sale industry. However, no one could have quite predicted the extent to which the industry was going to boom. So, what is the reason behind online sales becoming so popular? In addition to the relative ease of online shopping, many people are now beginning to think that the rise may be down to the invention of PayPal. Why would PayPal be responsible for the boost in online shopping? Well, for a start, there is the obvious answer – safety. Whilst online shopping offers some great avenues in terms of convenience, it is certainly less safe than buying things in a store. 

With PayPal, you have the extra security to make sure you your details, and your cash, is protected. That means that people who use PayPal are able to take advantage of the convenience of online shopping whilst also enjoying the security of an eWallet. 

Meanwhile, PayPal is more convenient than other online payment methods, such as pre-paid top up cards, because you can transfer funds instantaneously from your account. Therefore, with PayPal, consumers get to enjoy the very best of both worlds, which means that more consumers are likely to use online shopping and gambling, therefore boosting overall sales.
Of course, there are a couple of problems with PayPal, the main one being that they often charge you a transaction fee when you are moving your funds around. You do not need to worry about this when using a credit card, usually, although many would argue that the price of safety is worth it.

As more consumers switch to PayPal – and PayPal is undoubtedly the biggest ecommerce service available to use online – more and more retailers and sellers are in turn incorporating PayPal on to their site. Given that even just having a PayPal symbol on your homepage can increase your conversion rate, it’s certainly a very smart move for retailers to incorporate and advertise the service on their site.
And so, as you can see, the rise of shopping online goes hand in hand with the rise of PayPal, and in  turn as more sites offer PayPal, the service’s popularity increases, which in turn encourages even more sites to offer the service. The sites get the increased revenue and the consumers get the increased payment options – so ultimately everyone wins, and we end up with an overall increase in online shopping. There are many different sites available online which offer PayPal, including most online shopping sites, and also many online gambling sites such as
If you want to be able to use PayPal yourself for online shopping, then making an account is very easy. All you will have to do is sign up with your name and email address. Why not make an account today and you can start using your account to pay for things online.