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The Continued Rise Of eCommerce Shopping In Challenging Times

Rise Of eCommerce Shopping In Challenging Times

Online grocery sales have spiked because of the coronavirus, but the sector had been heading toward a breakout year. It’s a tough call as to whether eCommerce will “stick” when the crisis situation is over. And new data shows that eCommerce sales will show a large increase as March earnings reports begin to emerge this week, with recent consumer spending and supply chain concerns appearing to be non-factors in growth. All this, Today in Data.

Today in DataData:

210%: Increase in the dollar value of orders from full-assortment grocery merchants from March 12 to March 15, YOY.

200%: Minimum increase in online clothing shopping in March, compared to 2019.

111%: Growth of buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS) from March 12 to March 15, compared to last year.

74%: Increase of transaction volumes in most eCommerce retail sectors in March compared to 2019.

$32.22B: Forecasted value of U.S. food and beverage eCommerce sales this year, prior to the coronavirus crisis.