This Week in eCommerce Data: July 9th, 2021
- This Week in eCommerce Data
Welcome to the 58th Week in eCommerce Data, where Friday begins with a dose of ecommerce data. In this week’s roundup, we look at consumer behavior, ecommerce values, and platform expansions. Plus other ecom news elsewhere!
Key ecommerce data
42.4% of consumers
in the US returned unwanted products between March 2020 and March 2021, with the majority of them being clothing.
the amount of merchandise that consumers returned in 2020, around 10.6% of all retail sales last year.
3 more countries
ecommerce platform BigCommerce has expanded into France, Italy, and the Netherlands, letting merchants manage their stores in more local languages and currencies.
67% of Europeans
want to be inspired when it comes to shopping online, spurring ecommerce sites to improve the digital experiences they offer to consumers.
the amount of money raised by fulfillment platform Byrd, with the Austrian company using the money to further expand into Europe.
the forecasted global ecommerce sales by the year 2026, with the B2C sector set to expand by 27%.
the amount of money raised by Talkshoplive, a live video platform that is focused on shopping events.
4 new areas
Instagram’s chief states that the platform is “no longer a photo-sharing app” but rather pivoting towards shopping, video, creators, and messaging.