Beyond the Test - An Audio Report

Beyond the Text S2-E1: eCommerce Organizations in 2023

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Since the publication of our eCommerce organizational report and benchmark in early January 2023, we have received a lot of inbound questions on the information covered. In kicking off our 2023 Audio Report Series, CRC’s Nick Fischietto talks through how when it comes to the integration of eCommerce into organizational…

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Walmart Connect Update, 2Q22 eCom Recap, Amazon Seller ‘Packable’ Ceasing Operations

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Walmart Connect Update - positive feedback in light of cost pressures brands are facing: In our latest Walmart Connect Update, we take a look at how brands are investing into the platform given macroeconomic pressures. Overall we've seen that brands are still investing on budget given the high conversion rate of…

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Prime Day investments, Amazon’s fall promotional event, B&M foot traffic

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Food & CPG Brands pulling back for Prime Day this year:In terms of the July sales event, our latest insights indicate that a net 7% of Food & CPG brands plan to spend less on Prime day in 2022 than in 2021. Conversely, a net 45% of General Merchandise brands plan…

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Retailer Capacity Constraints; Walmart Connect; Amazon Assortment

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Retailers facing growing capacity constraints; Amazon looks well positioned vs. peers:Our team recently published a report focusing on the growing capacity constraints across retailers which we anticipate will likely drive markdowns and replenishment cuts across categories. Our research points to mounting capacity constraints impacting stores and distribution centers in recent…

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Amazon aggregators, Amazon labor capacity, Macro labor demand

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Amazon aggregators: consolidation, layoffs, and leadership changes: Recently, there looks to have been an inflection in the aggregator space which has brought on consolidation, layoffs, and leadership changes. We believe a combination of factors including rising costs, elevated CACs, debt covenants, tougher fundraising environment, and more modest sales are leading…

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Amazon Price Increases & Instacart Consumer Insights Portal

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Pricing action does not look to be enough to fully offset input cost inflation for majority of brands: In our latest benchmark we have found that Amazon price increases have not fully covered input cost inflation for brands, resulting in margin compression for 58% of brands surveyed. Given the significant increase…

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Amazon shortage deductions, Amazon's DSP, Truckload cost inflation

Amazon shortage deductions, Amazon’s DSP, Truckload cost inflation

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Some brands having more success with Amazon chargebacks:In our LiveCast yesterday we polled our community and found 53% of brands are successful in receiving 50% or greater of Amazon deductions credited back. This is a slight improvement compared to the 46% of brands which indicated a 50% or better success…

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Top AVN focuses: GMMs, SAS program, freight ; Brands increasing investments in 2022

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For this week’s edition of 3 Things, we are highlighting our 2022 Core Amazon.com Platform Update, which takes a deep dive into Amazon’s 2022 AVN season so far. One of the top areas brands reported Amazon focusing on during AVNs is various supply chain programs. Last week we polled our…

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Estimates for pure play, last mile provider, & omnichannel accounts

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For this week’s edition of 3 Things, we are diving into our eCommerce Retailer Forecasts. Our forecasts can be paired with our recent 2022 eCommerce Performance Benchmark which explores brands’ expectations for eCommerce growth, penetration, mix of business and margin. Combining both perspectives can aid in more accurately forecasting for…

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