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This Week in eCommerce Data: August 21st, 2020

This Week in eCommerce Data: August 21st, 2020

Welcome to the thirteenth Week in eCommerce Data, where Friday begins with a dose of ecommerce data. In this week’s roundup, commercial parcels are set for a cost increase, more Q2 figures are released, and the importance of ecommerce site speed. Plus more! 

Key ecommerce data

44.4%

the rise in total ecommerce sales in Q2 in the US, representing just over $1 in every $5 was spent online.

90%

the amount of online users who have left a website if it loaded too slowly, pointing towards the necessity for brands and retailers to keep site speed a priority.

24 cents

the minimum increase in commercial parcel rates of USPS as we head into peak season, with a maximum rate of $1.50 for priority mail.

$211 billion

the amount spent on ecommerce during Q2, a sharp rise of 31.8% over the last quarter, while total retail sales continue to slide.

97%

the rise in Walmart’s ecommerce sales in Q2, which provides pickup delivery at 3,450 locations as well as same-day delivery at 2,730 stores.

3,500

the number of new tech and corporate jobs that Amazon is set to add across 6 cities, again going against the trend of scaling down due to disruptions to day-to-day business.

96%

the amount of parcels that USPS has delivered on time in August so far, improving slightly since April but still below February’s levels of 98%.

58%

the increase in Kohl’s online sales despite total revenue dropping 23.1% during the second quarter.

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