Welcome to the second Week in eCommerce Data, where Friday begins with a few doses of ecommerce data. This week looks at the giants of American and Chinese ecommerce, and highlights the intentions of customers and business. Here’s what to make of the data.
While giants like Amazon and Alibaba solidified their presence in the market and grew like no one else, we also see a lot of business, particularly the small ones embracing commerce like never before, so what does this mean? It means that there is a unique opportunity for ecommerce platforms and providers to create products that help newcomers arrive to the world of commerce, from entry-level pricing to hand-holding training, the more options you provide for companies to start selling online, the more successful you’ll be in these current times, where that is the only outlet for many to sell their products.
Key ecommerce data
the amount of Kol’s total sales that came from Kohl’s online store, which is up 21% from last year.
the increase in the number of UK companies opening websites on Shopify, compared with the preceding six weeks. While lockdown continues to affect many areas, along with tight restrictions on movement, more and more companies are crossing over to digital.
the amount in US dollars of Alibaba’s sales in Q1, which grew by 19%. The giant Chinese ecommerce company expects to hit 650 billion yuan in revenue by the end of the year as China kickstarts their economy ahead of the US and Europe.
the number of customers that intend to shop online less once lockdown ends, while 10% intend to shop online more. Whether it’s online fatigue or just an extended yearning for getting outside, customers want the option to choose where they shop.
the amount of adults that picked up takeout from a restaurant in May, up from 26% at the end of March.
the percentage of online retailer parcels that were delivered by Amazon last year, making it the fourth-largest shipping service in the US, after FedEx, UPS, and USPS.
the estimated amount of global ecommerce that Facebook Shops can capture in its first three years, according to one analyst. Introduced last week, Facebook Shops aims to help small businesses sell across social media platforms.