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This Week in eCommerce Data: August 14th, 2020

This Week in eCommerce Data: August 14th, 2020

Welcome to the twelfth Week in eCommerce Data, where Friday begins with a dose of ecommerce data. In this week’s roundup, the mining industry cracks ecommerce, growing investment in cloud platforms, more retail store closures and job cuts, and more. Here’s what to make of the data.

Key ecommerce data

55%

the year-on-year growth in ecommerce in July, as online sales begin to climb down from the record highs of June, which registered a year-on-year growth of 76%.

$190 billion

the value of the mining industry as Shell and IBM begin to jointly develop a global B2B mining services marketplace platform to boost productivity.

1,205

 the number of delivery driver contract jobs that Amazon has cut, despite its home delivery service booming in recent months.

146%

the spike in sales on Etsy during Q2, fuelled by lockdown measures from the pandemic.

2,500

the numbers of jobs that Debenhams, the 242-year-old retailer, are set to cut, on top the the 4,000 job cuts the retailer made earlier in the year as it went into administration.

100%

the amount of staff that Glossier, the beauty product brand, has decided to lay off, and will not reopen for the remainder of the year.

$10.2 million

the amount raised by the no-code platform Parabola, who continues its focus on ecommerce.

40

the number of retailers that have filed for bankruptcy so far during 2020, as Stein Mart plans to close most of its 281 stores

$16

the value of auto parts ecommerce, which represents a 30% increase from last year, as more and more people are buying their automobile equipment online.

This Week in eCommerce Data: August 14th, 2020

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