Retail Intelligence: Global eCommerce Sales Topped $1 Trillion In 2012

Global Internet retail sales topped $1 trillion for the first time in 2012, according to a new report by market research firm eMarketer. The United States held the No. 1 position for online sales with China also having advanced rapidly in this area of retailing.

eCommerce sales increased by 21.2 per cent to more than $1 trillion for the year, and are expected to rise by another 18.3 per cent by the end of 2013, revealed the report. North America generated $364 billion in sales in 2012, an increase of 13.9 per cent on the previous year. Looking ahead, the Asia-Pacific market is expected to top the panel in 2013 with 30 per cent growth to $433 billion, according to eMarketer.

Infographic: 3 Reasons Why Online Retail Price Intelligence Matters

By Profitero posted 21 October 2014

Today’s retail landscape is rapidly evolving. With access to anytime/anywhere information via their smartphones, shoppers have unprecedented visibility into product and pricing information. This infographic outlines the 3 key reasons why online retail price intelligence matters for every retailer - whether you sell online or not.

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eCommerce Insights: 5 Key Takeaways from this year's Shop.org

By Profitero posted 16 October 2014

Profitero's Keith Anderson attended this year's Shop.org Summit and in this post, outlines his 5 key takeways from the event - some of which relate to the next 3 months, and others to the next 3 years: from how marketplaces 'are eating the world', to the massive market potential in China - where eCommerce is the main course.

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