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
the rise in total ecommerce sales in Q2 in the US, representing just over $1 in every $5 was spent online.
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.
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.
the amount spent on ecommerce during Q2, a sharp rise of 31.8% over the last quarter, while total retail sales continue to slide.
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.
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.
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%.
the increase in Kohl’s online sales despite total revenue dropping 23.1% during the second quarter.