15:40 - May 19th, 2016

US ecommerce reaches USD 86 bln in Q1 2016

Online sales grew 15.1% in Q1 2016 (USD 86.3 billion) and accounted for 11.1% of retail sales when factoring out items not normally bought online.

In 2015, ecommerce accounted for more than 10% of retail sales, without the sales of automobiles, fuel and foodservice. Web sales totaled USD 86.3 billion for Q1 2016, a 15.1% increase over USD 75.0 billion in Q1 2015, according to US Department of Commerce, internetretailer.com reports. ...

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15:50 - April 11th, 2016

Dutch ecommerce expected to grow in 2016

B2C ecommerce sales in the Netherlands are expected to reach EUR 18 billion in 2016, according to a report.

Online retail industry is expected to increase by 12.1% (EUR 18.014 billion), ecommercenews.eu reports. The ecommerce industry was worth more than EUR 16 billion in 2015, according to the Ecommerce Foundation, an independent non-profit organisation, the source cites.

Cross-border sales increased by 30...

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14:56 - March 7th, 2016

Ecommerce transactions up by 21% during 2015 holiday shopping season

From Thanksgiving to 31 December 2015, the number of ecommerce transactions increased by 21% on a year-over-year basis, while fraud attempts grew by 8%.

According to new benchmark data from ACI Worldwide, fraud attempt rates were highest on Christmas Eve (2.4%), Thanksgiving (2%), Black Friday (1.8%) and holiday shipment cut-off days (1.6%). This is a result of two key trends:

- Electronic gi...

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09:23 - February 29th, 2016

51 percent of UK online sales handled via mobile

During the interval November 2015 ? January 2016, 51 percent of UK online sales have been registered via smartphones and tablets, according to data from IMRG and Capgemini.

The report mentions this is a major increase as compared to Q3 2015 when only 45 percent of ecommerce transactions have been via mobile. The same source reveals that desktops and laptops accounted for 49 percent of total ecommerce sales, while tablets were ...

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