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This Week in eCommerce Data: August 20th, 2021

This Week in eCommerce Data: August 20th, 2021

Welcome to the 64th Week in eCommerce Data, where Friday begins with a dose of ecommerce data. In this week’s roundup, we look at global ecommerce forecasts, back-to-school spending, and new online customers. Plus other ecom news elsewhere!

Key ecommerce data

2022

the year that international ecommerce is forecast to smash the $1 trillion milestone – this year revenue is expected to reach $930 billion.

9.3% rise

in ecommerce sales in the US during Q2 of 2021, reaching a total of $211.7 billion. This is the slowest year-on-year growth rate of any quarter since 2008.

16% increase

in back-to-school spending is expected this year compared to last year, representing $32.5 billion.

103% growth

 in Walmart’s ecommerce sales over the past two years, as its Q2 2021 ecommerce revenue rises 6% in year-on-year comparisons.

41%

of Macy’s 5 million new customers during Q2 came through ecommerce, as it posted revenues of $5.65 billion.

10%

the rise in Target’s ecommerce sales during Q2, built on top of 195% growth during 2020, as they reported revenue of $25.2 billion this quarter.

3.4 million square meters

of new warehouse space is set for construction in the UK this year, an increase of 60% compared to 2020.

151% spike

in ecommerce sales of British charity shops, recorded between February and July of 2021.

This Week in eCommerce Data: August 20th, 2021

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