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A big year for e-commerce

Covid-19 accelerated shifts to online shopping in 2020.

Published May 13 2021
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Infographic published May 12, 2021. Title: A Big Year for e-commerce A big year for e-commerce. Covid-19 accelerated shifts to online shopping in 2020. Online sales grew 32%. $598 billion 2019 and $791 billion 2020. Representing a growing percentage of total retail sales: 15.8% 2019 and 19.6% 2020. Accounting for nearly 75% of total retail gains. Top growing & declining e commerce categories, March 2019 vs. March 2020: Fastest growing: disposable gloves + 670%, bread machines +652%, cough and cold +535%, soups +397%, dried grains & rice +386%. Fastest declining: briefcases -77%, luggage & suitcases -77%, cameras -64%, men’s swimwear -64%, bridal clothing -63%. Information sources for this graphic include: Digital Commerce 360 analysis of U.S. Commerce Dept. data and Emarketer, April 2021; Stackline, March 2020.