Retail & Ecommerce


Amazon Tripled Its Revenue Growth, Pinterest Q3 Results, and Walmart's Ecommerce Labs

Business Insider Intelligence research analyst Daniel Keyes and eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman discuss how Amazon tripled its revenues during an economic recession. They then talk about how Pinterest posted such strong Q3 growth, Walmart converting some stores into ecommerce labs, and Under Armour selling its smartphone app MyFitnessPal.

More than a year since launch, Verishop has made strides in the marketplace landscape. In addition to boosting discoverability efforts and continuing to work with direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands, the company is also dipping its toes in the social commerce arena.

The Weekly Listen: What's Next for Section 230, AMC Theatres in Trouble, and Changing Media Tides

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver, Nicole Perrin, and Yory Wurmser join vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna to discuss what a revised Section 230 might look like, the pivot to localized and loyalty-based marketing next year, re-reclassifying Uber and Lyft drivers in California, the changing tides of media ad spending, AMC Theatres being close to the edge, how an apple and an onion can taste the same, and more.

Parker Burgess, head of client strategy and insights at eBay Ads, talks with Rimma Kats, executive editor at eMarketer, about the importance of leveraging first-party shopper data to optimize advertising campaigns and increase ROI.

Early in the pandemic, most consumers went through a panic-buying period—stocking up on essential goods like toilet paper—as uncertainty over lockdown restrictions loomed.

Heather Freeland, vice president of marketing at Lyft, speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov on how the brand has pivoted its marketing priorities in response to shifting consumer behaviors, including partnering with Grubhub and offering free rides to the polls on election day.

Earlier this month, Mucinex unveiled Sickwear, a six-piece fashion collection that aims to help consumers get through the cold and flu season in style. While it may not be the typical route for a healthcare brand, its parent company RB has been leveraging different channels, including TikTok and now social commerce, to reach consumers—particularly those who may not be aware of its direct-to-consumer (D2C) business.

US Holiday Ecommerce Sales Will Surge 35.8% to $190.47 Billion, Offsetting Brick-and-Mortar Declines

Retailers are bracing for a softer holiday season due to the pandemic. They will see, however, a major shift to ecommerce this holiday season.

Walmart Is US Amazon Prime Members’ Site of Choice for Products Unavailable on Amazon

Walmart has reported a significant uptick in digital sales over the past six months, and it has likely won business from Amazon as the pandemic affected logistics.

UK Holiday Shoppers Will Be Driven to Digital This Year

Digital retail will have a huge impact on UK shopper trends in the coming holiday season. This year, ecommerce will account for nearly a third of all holiday spending, its largest share to date. Brick-and- mortar shopping, meanwhile, remains on the precipice.

More than Just Deals: Singles' Day Is Introducing New Shopping Experiences in China

China’s Singles’ Day is no longer just a discount shopping event, as participating digital giants are now leveraging livestreams, new product launches, and novel technologies to enhance customer engagement and the buying experience.

Will UK Digital Retailers Deliver (Literally) This Holiday Season?

The UK is something of a global leader when it comes to retail ecommerce. As a proportion of total retail sales, only China will trump the UK in ecommerce sales penetration this year (41.2% versus 30.9%, respectively). The UK’s fulfillment and delivery infrastructure is, as one would expect, quite mature.

Around the World with ... Holiday Shopping: Thanksgiving Weekend, Singles' Day, and the Buen Fin

eMarketer senior analyst Bill Fisher hosts senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu, research analyst Man-Chung Cheung, researcher Xiaodi Xu, and research analyst at Insider Intelligence Matteo Ceurvels to discuss holiday shopping around the world. They talk about the origins of Thanksgiving weekend shopping, why China's Singles' Day is the largest shopping holiday in the world, and how the Buen Fin in Mexico is adapting in 2020.

Home improvement retailer The Home Depot is continuing to build on its loyalty program to create more personalized in-store and online experiences.

The Ad Platform: Recapping Retail Media's Year to Date with Bryan Wiener

Ecommerce channel advertising is having a big year, with eMarketer forecasting accelerated growth for 2020. Profitero CEO Bryan Wiener joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss consumers' massive shift to ecommerce, how it's benefited the ad businesses of Amazon and other marketplaces, and what online sellers should consider as they strategize for Q4 and beyond.

The Weekly Listen: Foldable Phones 2.0, SVOD Free Trials, and Lasting Shopping Trends

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver and Yory Wurmser discuss whether foldable phones have already failed, what happens when free subscription video trials expire, media companies restructuring around streaming, Apple's 24-hour music video livestream, which shopping trends will last, what if Iron Man was real, and more.