Online marketplaces have been essential for companies and consumers who want to transact under stay-at-home mandates, but these platforms need formidable security approaches in place to prevent fraudulent sellers from joining or scams from occurring. And in retail, digital innovation is mitigating COVID-19 impacts for dining establishments, while Walmart and Amazon are competing for holiday spending. All this, Today in Data.
700K: Approximate number of Alexa developers, per several estimates.
109%: Rise in volume of online orders placed with U.S. retailers from May 1 to May 14.
34: Number of countries for which DHL launched an online marketplace last year.
23.5%: Year-over-year growth in average global eCommerce transactions in April.