Blurred background image

This Week in eCommerce Data: January 8th, 2021

This Week in eCommerce Data: January 8th, 2021

Welcome to the thirty-third Week in eCommerce Data, where Friday begins with a dose of ecommerce data. In this week’s roundup, we check out the total value of ecommerce in 2020, returns issues, and store closures. Plus other ecom news elsewhere!

Weekly insight

We saw a couple of trends this week in ecommerce that caught our attention.

Companies are reacting to the voices of their customers and employees when it comes to taking a stand on political matters. This reinforces the idea that customers are more interested now in purchasing from companies that share their values.

We also saw an accelerated decrease in brick-and-mortar closures in an event that could mean an ever lasting change of habits in the way people shop.

Key ecommerce data

$4.1 trillion

the expected value of ecommerce during 2020 – almost double the figures of 2015.

50%

the growth of omnichannel during the entire year of 2020, punctuated forcefully by the huge rise in ecommerce.

96%

of UPS deliveries were delivered on time between Dec 13-Dec 19 – compared with FedEx (95%) and USPS (94).

9 million returns

the number that is expected by UPS, shattering weekly records, a 23% increase over the highest week of returns for last season’s holiday season.

100% removed

Shopify removes all of Donald Trump merchandise from its platform.

45 store closures

expected from Macy’s as it continues to downsize into 2021.

40 store closures

expected from Bed, Bath & Beyond, after reporting quarterly sales declines of 5%.

This Week in eCommerce Data: January 8th, 2020

Related Ideas

If you got value from this article, you may enjoy these other articles, as well. We’re always adding value!

This Week in eCommerce Data: March 11th, 2022
  • ArganoUV
  • This Week in eCommerce Data

This Week in eCommerce Data: March 11th, 2022

This week’s ecommerce roundup focuses on the ecommerce consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine plus more....
A 4-Week Digital Transformation: Align & Contentful
  • ArganoUV
  • Commerce
  • Contentful

A 4-Week Digital Transformation: Align & Contentful

In four weeks Align Technology transformed its digital presence by using Contentful.
This Week in eCommerce Data: April 2nd, 2021
  • ArganoUV
  • Commerce
  • This Week in eCommerce Data

This Week in eCommerce Data: April 2nd, 2021

This week’s ecommerce round up focuses on the commerce cost of the Suez Canal traffic jam,...

Latest ideas

Our latest thinking about SF Commerce Cloud.

Key Features for All eCommerce Pharmacies
  • ArganoUV
  • Pharma

Key Features for All eCommerce Pharmacies

What are the key features of a pharmacy digital store?
This Week in eCommerce Data: May 27th, 2022
  • ArganoUV
  • This Week in eCommerce Data

This Week in eCommerce Data: May 27th, 2022

This week’s ecommerce roundup focuses on AI funding, drone deliveries, and personalization demand, plus more.
Why is the UX so Important to ERP Platforms?
  • ArganoUV
  • Software
  • UX

Why is the UX so Important to ERP Platforms?

UX and ERP systems. What's the connection?

How can we achieve
awesomeness together?