OCT 19, 2020
From midnight on March 23, the UK government enforced the closure of nonessential retail stores in the UK as part of strict lockdown measures. This shuttering was only lifted on June 15. During those intervening 12 weeks, UK consumers wanting to purchase anything other than groceries or medications could not do so in-store.
DEC 21, 2020
With a hard Brexit looming, 2020 will be the peak of cross-border ecommerce penetration in the UK, according to the latest forecast from eMarketer, an Insider Intelligence company. This year, 22.8 million people in the UK will have made a cross-border ecommerce purchase, representing 46.0% of internet users and 50.2% of digital buyers.
APR 4, 2022
The bigger picture: There have been a slew of high-profile fee-related court cases in the UK, and Amazon only recently ended its spat with Visa over fees. Now, more than 100,000 companies plan to sue Mastercard and Visa alleging the networks charged excessively high fees on corporate credit cards.
JUL 20, 2020
These countries were hard-hit by the virus and started at a lower ecommerce base than some of their European peers, enabling faster growth. More mature ecommerce markets like the UK and the Nordic countries will accelerate this year, but to a lesser extent, (rising by 14.7% and 16.2%, respectively). Overall, every country in Western Europe will increase its retail ecommerce by at least 12%.
FEB 4, 2020
Last year, Amazon made several forays onto the high street with pop-up stores. The partnership between catalog retailer Argos and eBay—whereby eBay purchases can be collected from Argos stores—continues to go from strength to strength.
NOV 4, 2020
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.
MAY 14, 2021
Amazon supplemented its long-standing small-business credit line through a partnership with Goldman Sachs in 2020, while Shopify brought its merchant capital scheme to the UK in March 2020. Ecommerce firms like eBay will continue to expand their financial services offerings in the near future to fulfill a broader array of sellers’ needs and, most importantly, keep users on their platform.
NOV 13, 2020
Western Europe showed a strong increase in SVOD platform adoption in recent years, a
trend that is driven by US players such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, as well as
newer streaming services and local players entering the market. The streaming wars are
about to hit Western Europe, driving exponential growth in both subscription OTT and Netflix adoption.
NOV 24, 2020
When the UK government announced a nationwide lockdown for November, the impetus for retail holiday ecommerce shopping was ratcheted up another notch, given that Black Friday shopping falls within this period.
NOV 10, 2020
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.
FEB 19, 2020
Ecommerce sales in Spain will grow faster than any other country in Western Europe in the next three years, propelled by the rise of AliExpress and its continued competition with Amazon to be the go-to marketplace.
FEB 15, 2022
Both companies are letting customers pay for purchases directly from their bank accounts, which might help limit interchange costs for merchants.
NOV 16, 2020
Examples of voice assistants used in the Americas, Europe, and other parts of the world include Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Samsung’s Bixby. Smart speaker: A standalone hardware device that uses voice assistant software. Examples used in the Americas, Europe, and other parts of the world include Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, Google Nest Audio, and Sonos One.
MAY 25, 2021
JAN 12, 2021
OCT 12, 2021
SEP 29, 2020
Meeting and exceeding customers’ desire for immediacy only reinforces the Amazon habit.
OCT 5, 2021
AUG 12, 2021
Successful brands are providing a hybrid customer journey that lets shoppers move seamlessly between the online and offline worlds. Tijs van Santen, chief customer officer at Uberall, shares insights with eMarketer editorial director at Insider Intelligence Rimma Kats, on consumer shopping behavior, including engagement with local businesses.
OCT 7, 2020
Amazon livestreamed a further four matches, free of charge, during the depths of the pandemic in June and July. And the platform has already secured broadcasting rights to more matches for the 2020–2021 EPL season. Increasing Competition in the Subscription Landscape. Netflix and Amazon aren’t the only players in town, of course.
AUG 5, 2021
In addition to a fine, the ruling would force Amazon to change some practices around processing personal data. Amazon, however, says it will “defend [itself] vigorously,” and intends to appeal the decision, according to the filing. The CNPD’s decision bodes poorly for other Big Tech players and, by extension, for European advertisers that benefit from their ad targeting practices.
AUG 12, 2021
On today's episode, we discuss Amazon's Q2 advertising performance, the true value of its ad business, and what to expect for the remainder of 2021. We then talk about Twitch's new “Stream Display Ads,” the significance of Amazon's near $1 billion fine, and why Tubi is on the up as Roku cools down a little. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom.
JUN 22, 2020
In Europe, meanwhile, Amazon is the dominant ecommerce retailer in every major market. The ecommerce game is a tale of two countries for now, with China far out in front. Key Takeaways. Ecommerce sales will accelerate this year in many individual national markets, but not overall.
SEP 20, 2021
AUG 3, 2021
Amazon fined under GDPR: The tech giant was fined €746 million for using consumer shopping data for ad targeting without consent—which doesn’t bode well for other Big Tech companies that are facing privacy-related scrutiny.