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.

eCommerce Insight: Navigating the Next Phase of Digital Retail

By Profitero posted 30 September 2014

As technology continues to transform retail and embed itself in all areas of commerce, Profitero's Keith Anderson looks at how companies should be navigating this period of accelerating change - in an article originally authored for the WFSGI (World Federation…

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eCommerce Intelligence: UK Click-and-Collect to reach £6.5 billion

By Profitero posted 23 September 2014

New research suggests that click-and-collect services in the UK will be worth £6.5 billion by 2019 - an 82% increase on current levels as lockers, drive-thrus and store pick-up points help to drive online sales.

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