Amazon Fresh Investment; Alibaba Sets Record; Pandemic Savings for Consumers

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered how consumers are buying groceries with a major shift to online platforms. As a result, a net 64% of brands plan to increase their level of support for Amazon Fresh in '21 and nearly 30% indicate that Amazon Fresh is a clear winner among…

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Social Path to Purchase, Singles Day, Amazon Chargebacks

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Social Media in the eCommerce Path to Purchase US consumers are using social media across most phases of the path to purchase. Perhaps unsurprisingly, shoppers report that they are commonly using social media platforms to discover new products, although even that increased meaningfully this year. More surprising is the growing…

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Alibaba, FedEx Breakup, Amazon Teams

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Alibaba Quarterly Results Show 42% Y/Y Sales Growth Alibaba announced last quarter’s results which showed a 42% increase in revenue Y/Y driven largely by growth in the eTailer’s China eCommerce businesses. This represents strong re-acceleration from last quarter, when total revenues grew 33% Y/Y. Alibaba noted a key driver of this was…

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Freight Savings; Alibaba in the US; Amazon Segment Growth

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Shippers Seeing Opportunity for Freight Savings Our research into the transportation space has indicated that Truckload (TL) rates are trending down 5-10% in recent bids (as compared to 5-10% increases a year ago), providing an opportunity for manufacturers to mitigate cost pressures across the rest of the business (tariffs, raw…

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Retailers Plan Deals to Compete with Prime Day

Analytics Teams; Prime Day Competition; eBay and Alibaba

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eCommerce Team Benchmark Shows Brands Increasingly Leveraging AnalyticsOur research shows analytics can be one of the most important tools for building a successful eCommerce strategy, but oftentimes this area has lacked resources as it can be difficult to lay out the business case. However, our Teams Benchmark suggests that over…

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eTailer Performance, Ad Acquisition, Competing with Amazon

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eTailers See Mixed Growth This QuarterOur quarterly eTailer report showed mixed eCommerce growth across eBay, Wayfair, Alibaba, and Etsy, though the outlook from these companies did improve slightly for the balance of 2019. Negative impacts to growth included trade war concerns, new eCommerce tax regulations, and slowing advertising spend. Going forward,…

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