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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 13, 2016

how much does an ounce of marijuana cost on the deep web

"marijuana costs in the deep and dark web"

how much one ounce of marijuana costs

The chart shows the cost of per ounce of marijuana on the dark web.  Across 72 marketplace listings for marijuana   in the deep web shows  the cost to be within $50 . Across 36 websites shows  one ounce of marijuana to be within  $50 to $99.
across 198 websites one ounce of marijuana costs between $150 to $199 . while 372 links shows it to cost between $200 to $249.Meanwhile 11 marketplace links show marijuana costs  to be within a range of $400 to $449.

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:

"Alibaba ecommerce revenuesvs other companies revenues"

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.

July 30, 2015

Germany, UK and France top EU internet spends per user

The chart shows the list of European nations who tops internet shopping per users. To see the chart and the list of here or see below the jump

european online spends per person : top 3 nations"

How European nations ranks among the highest online spends per user

The UK leads in Internet shopping across europe   with a average   1071 sterling per shopper in 2014, which increased almost 10% in 2015  to record 1174 pounds
Online retail sales are predicted to reach £52.25bn in the UK this year,  which equals to 15% of retail sales online .
Germany ranks no 2 with with  an average german user spending 1023 sterling online as compared to 890 sterling in 2014 , showing a solid growth of  14% in 2015
France takes the next place with online shopping spends per person at 767  sterling, followed by Spain, Italy and Netherlands

July 25, 2015

b2b SME online shopping tops Chinese ecommerce share

"type of business that tops ecommerce in china"
Chinese ecommerce markets largest share belongs to b2b  small and medium enterprises marketplace which forms 50% of ecommerce pie. Online shopping forms almost 23%. Meanwhile large enterprise b2b  makes up 23% of ecommerce market in China, followed by online travel with 2.3% and  local services with perform 1.4%

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July 24, 2015

spending on back to school down by 6% , lowest since 2011

" back to school spending crashes by 6%"

Families with children in grades K-12 will spend an average of $630 this back-to-school (BTS) and the top 3 items on which  Families will spend the most would be 
1) apparel and clothes 
2)school and stationery  supplies 
3)electronics and gadgets
spending on back to school is down by about 6% from last year and the lowest average since 2011, according to the NRF 
Total BTS spending is expected to be slightly less than $25 billion, representing a decline of roughly 6% from last year’s estimated $26.5 billion.

July 10, 2015

Facebook video postings outperforming photo sharing in terms of engagement

Facebook Campaigns by Video Post: Engagement with video posts are up by 25% this yearQ3

" content sharing at Facbook moves to video marketing"
img source: CMO

Marketers are looking to drive more people to their sites as posts with links have increased substantially along with online video links  at Facebook.With Facebook being a source of  more than one third most referral traffic , regular  relevant posting can bring you  targeted and quality traffic 

Video forms quite a substantial form of content  engagement strategy at  Facebook, as the medium provides both dynamism and real time information which users can validate in real time  .Engagement with video posts is up 25% year-over-year and 58% quarter-over-quarter on Facebook 

 In fact text posts have declined quickly in share and engagement. • Posts with video  links are up 77% year-over-year   and 167 every quartner . According to research , Friday is the best day for posting video content on #Facebook.

July 9, 2015

UK users are worlds highest spenders on online retail : 5 products they shop online

britain  and denmark lead in online shopping and what they shop for"

Users Britain and Denmark rank among the top 2 nations with highest frequency of online shopping a
75% of UK users shop online and over 52% used online banking in 2014.A whopping 53% UK adults bank online, compared to a mere 30% in 2007.The number of UK users with internet access doubled to 38million in 2014

 What does UK Shop for and  who buys
  1. every 6 of 10 British adults use the internet to buy products such as food, clothing, music or holidays, clothes and sports are most online purchases in UK
  2.  This is twice the average of the OECD’s 34 member states, which include the US, Germany, Australia and France. 
  3. Most bought items in UK apart from clothes  and holidays are consumer electronics ,gaming items  and  household appliances
  4. Seniors shopping online has seen a big jump recently with 40% of them buying online in 2014 
  5. Usage of laptops and tablets has also seen a growth  uptake, in UK from 32 % adults using one in 2013 to 43% according to the ONS