Welcome to the twenty-fifth Week in eCommerce Data, where Friday begins with a dose of ecommerce data. In this week’s roundup, we focus on the performance of Singles Day in China, spikes in digital gift cards. Plus other ecom news elsewhere!
Key ecommerce data
parcels that will have been sent inside China for Singles Day, which is celebrated on November 11.
the recorded sales on Singles Day for Alibaba and JD, smashing new records for the massive ecommerce event on the Chinese calendar.
the rise in digital gift cards at retailers during the third quarter of 2020, compared with the same time last year.
increase in ecommerce sales at the Office Depot during the third quarter, and are on course to hit $1.2 billion for the year.
consumers would prefer no interaction with store workers while they’re shopping – none at all! And 35% say that they’re fine with never shopping in stores again.
the D2C footwear company Allbirds will raise prices across all of its collection by $1, which will then be matched and then donate to the climate change movement Fridays for Future.
have been using food stamps each month to buy groceries online, highlighting the struggle that many people are having with life under lockdown.
the amount spent in the first 10 days of the holiday season, a jump of 21% from last year.