Ecommerce is Awesome
Last week, comScore released an ecommerce report measuring the growth of U.S. spending online since 2008. Closing the first quarter of 2014 marked the EIGHTEENTH consecutive quarter of growth in ecommerce and the FOURTEENTH consecutive quarter of double-digit industry growth.
2014 is now the sixth straight year of positive growth for the ecommerce industry, pulling double-digit gains since 2010. Not bad for an economy that’s seen better days. We’re sitting at $56 billion a year spent online, just on the desktop.
(It’s safe to say we’re on a roll here, people.)
Mobile, Even More Awesome
What’s more awesome to watch? The rise of mobile commerce within this space. Last quarter alone showed a 23% increase in spending over Q1 of 2013, topping out at $7.3 billion. Making mobile commerce a little over 12% of the total ecommerce spend this year, at $63.4 billion. That’s right, mobile owns over 10% of the ecommerce spending now.
Within the mobile spend, smartphones accounted for over half the purchasing, pushing a heavy 62% of the conversions (est – $4.53 billion). While tablets, interestingly enough, only pulled in the remaining 38% (est – $2.8 billion). Either way, the consistant growth of ecommerce across all mediums should be enough to convince anyone to start selling online.
Who’s Benefiting the Most from the Growth?
The top-performing product categories being solid online in 2014 are:
- Apparel & Accessories
- Consumer Packaged Goods
- Sport & Fitness
- Digital Content & Subscriptions
- Home & Garden
Each of these categories saw an increase of 13% or more over Q1 – 2013
If you’re an online retailer in one of these industries and you’d like to sell more product – Contact Us!