Ecommerce

Amazon: Increasing concern around holiday sales, Fresh 2023 B&M store halt, layoffs, Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

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From CRC LiveCast: brands anticipating negative holiday sales Y-Y:In our latest LiveCast webinar, we polled the audience and found that a net 6% of brands expect 2022 holiday season sales to be negative compared to last year. This dampening of expectations has materialized over the past couple of weeks where…

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E-Grocery Consumer: Price Sensitivity & Future Usage Outlook; Live Shopping

E-Grocery Consumer: Price Sensitivity & Future Usage Outlook; Live Shopping

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How do consumers view e-grocery platform pricing compared to in-store? In our latest study tracking 1800 online grocery shoppers it was clear that the online grocery players fall into 3 tiers in terms of consumer price perception. First, is Walmart.com which is by far perceived as being most fair / cheapest…

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Amazon Fresh B&M Retail

Top 5 account priority; Brands forecasting strong growth; B&M store expansion

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Amazon Fresh is a top 5 account for 77% of brands: In our latest Amazon Fresh update we found that despite supply chain challenges, the majority of brands are prioritizing Fresh in 2022. Brands are continuing to experience growth on the platform and hope that some of the common executional issues…

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Amazon Vendor Flex

Amazon: Vendor Flex, Storefront Consolidation; In-Feed Video Ads

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One way for brands to achieve an additional level of supply chain flexibility with Amazon is through Vendor Flex, a program in which Amazon operates a portion of the vendor’s warehouse that is solely dedicated to Amazon orders. The program has been of particular interest over the last few months…

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Lowe’s Mimicking Store Structure; Bezos is Gone at Amazon; Millennials Still Love to Shop Online

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 Our work suggests Lowe’s is working to rearrange its organizational structure to more closely match other big box retailers like Walmart, Target, and Home Depot. Contrary to in the past, online and brick & mortar merchants seem to be aligned on goals versus in competition against each other. These types…

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online grocery growth

Amazon Order Variability; Amazon Fresh UK; Online Grocery Growth

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Despite positive reception to online grocery growth, businesses are frustrated with Amazon’s algorithmic ordering patterns because of demand planning and inventory management. 79% of brands report inaccurate forecasting from Amazon and 95% reported week-to-week ordering variability. Due to this, 71% of manufacturers report that they reference Amazon’s forecasts in the demand…

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Consumers’ Reacting to COVID-19 with More Online Shopping

Shift to Online; Ad Revenues Falling; Amazon Winning Share

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Our consumer study published earlier this week suggests consumers are moving more purchasing online as they are stuck at home. According to the study, consumers are planning to increase online purchases 20%, making 49% of their purchases online over the next 30 days (vs. 41% over the last 30 days).…

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AmazonFresh Expansion

Marketplace Sales Tax, AmazonFresh Expansion, 2020 Home Improvement Growth

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During 3Q19, 14 states began enforcing changes to sales taxes, which require small out of state sellers with no local nexus to charge sales tax, collected by marketplaces. This caused a number of eTailers to see headwinds to Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) growth, and this is expected to worsen in…

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Path to Purchase, UFF Expansion, Assortment

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Search and Amazon Key Channels for Millennial and Gen Z Path to Purchase Amazon and Search are the two most used digital channels for Gen Z and Millennials on their path to purchase, according to our latest consumer study. Consumers in our survey indicate Amazon is an important platform because…

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