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This Week in eCommerce Data: October 22nd, 2021

Welcome to the 73rd Week in eCommerce Data, where Friday begins with a dose of ecommerce data. In this week’s roundup, we look predominantly at worries over the holiday season from both consumers and retailers. Plus, other ecommerce news from elsewhere!

Key ecommerce data

1/3 of consumers

are worried about stock availability as supply chain issues are expected to have a big impact on the holiday season. Another 1/3 are planning to do their holiday shopping earlier this year. 

10-15 minutes

the amount of time that ecommerce shoppers need to wait for their goods to be delivered in New York, home to an explosion of ultrafast delivery services. 

77% of major ports 

are experiencing “abnormally long” turnaround times as panic ordering by retailers is making the supply chain pain even worse. 

172%

the forecast for out-of-stock items this holiday season compared to levels from 2020, which is up 360% from two years ago. 

90-day free trial

for artists who sign up to Shopify for the first time as they partner with Shopify to add merchandise to artists’ profiles. 

1 week

the duration of YouTube’s live shopping event that it is planning following tests in livestream shopping. 

57% of online British stores

are capable of scraping data, as the growth of ecommerce sees greater need to use data wisely and more effectively to build better digital experiences. 

150,000

This Week in eCommerce Data: October 22nd, 2021

seasonal staff that Amazon is expecting to hire for the holiday season, which is around 50% more than 2020’s holiday season.

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