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Ocean & Air Costs; B&M Amazon Stores; Online Retailor Survey

 Our research indicates shippers should prepare for ocean and air freight costs to be 100% above pre-COVID levels through 2022 as strong demand (ocean) and capacity scarcity (air) persists. The most notable changes over the past 60 days is the... Read More

Digital funding

Club Channel Digital Funding; Shopify Growth; Amazon AVNs

CRC’s recent research on the club channel suggests both Costco and Sam’s Club are coming to vendors asking for digital funding. Our work suggests Costco is still resistant to sacrifice margin within its eCommerce business and is working to get... Read More

Amazon Fresh B&M

Amazon Annual Vendor Negotiations; Costco Curbside Tests; Buying Behaviors Post-COVID

Over the last several years, many manufacturers have increased spend requests during their Annual Vendor Negotiations (AVNs). In our latest benchmark study, Amazon appears most focused on asking manufacturers to spend more on co-op, merchandising programs, and its SAS resource.... Read More

Delivery and Pickup Delays; COVID Costs; Expected “Return to Normal” has Worsened

In September, when asked about their most recent online order, anywhere from a third to 44% of consumers have experienced delays on delivery or pickup times across multiple retailers. When looking at the weighted averages, Target.com performed best, while Wayfair had... Read More

Post-Pandemic Retention, Costco Holds Off on BOPIS, Holiday Promotional Plans

We recently surveyed 1,386 general merchandise consumers across seven key online retailers to determine how these retailers are performing, which ones are leading and lagging on different dimensions, and to what degree consumers think they’ll use these eCommerce sites post-pandemic.... Read More

Consumer Study Shows Routines Changing

Consumer Routine and Fastest Growing eCommerce Categories

Our most recent consumer study published this week shows 86% of consumers are drastically altering their daily routines (+12 points from earlier in March) and on average expect the crisis as well as their altered shopping behaviors to persist for... Read More

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