July 17th, 2016
US E-Commerce Sales Outpace Stores
This is great news for companies like ours that handle e-commerce fulfillment, especially with food and frozen shippments. In Q1 2016, 11.2% of all retail orders – excluding items not commonly purchased online – were represented by e-commerce retail.
Online Retailer data illustrates that small merchants are beginning to outgrow their larger competitors. In 2015 in areas such as food, small merchants in the Second 500 collectively grew 40% in their online sales alone compared to the Top 500 merchants at 10%.