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In it to spin it, Fidget Spinners now account for 17 percent of all daily toy sales

Unless you are a frustrated teacher, a befuddled parent, or an elementary schooler, chances are you haven’t heard of the fidget spinner – a toy capturing the hearts, and hands, of a generation. For the out-of-touch, the fidget spinner is a handheld gadget that uses a ball bearing mechanism to spin rapidly on the tips … Continue reading In it to spin it, Fidget Spinners now account for 17 percent of all daily toy sales

Casper sleeps easy on top of the online mattress retailer pile

Casper, Leesa, and Tuft & Needle’s online mattress sales accounted for 14.9 percent of all online bedroom furniture sales in 2016. That number seems to be rising as combined sales for these three online mattress retailers grew by 80 percent in 2016 over the previous year. Since the first quarter of 2015, Casper’s sales have … Continue reading Casper sleeps easy on top of the online mattress retailer pile

From the Tank to the Toilet: Squatty Potty Sales are Flush with Millennials

Few would be surprised to hear that an appearance on Shark Tank, the wildly popular ABC investment show, would prove to be a boon for almost any product. In fact, Scrub Daddy, one of the most successful products to get an investment from a “Shark”, saw its sales balloon after it was featured on an … Continue reading From the Tank to the Toilet: Squatty Potty Sales are Flush with Millennials

Degree’s growth is rolling over the online deodorant market

Deodorant: we all use it – or at least should – and many shoppers are opting to acquire antiperspirants online. Slice Intelligence reports online deodorant sales increased by 85 percent since the beginning of 2015. Data also shows that sales for Degree deodorant are growing the most. Degree sales are up 165 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same … Continue reading Degree’s growth is rolling over the online deodorant market

Airbnb bookings are up 59 percent, but muted in major markets

Airbnb’s first three months of 2017 are marked with muted growth rates in 14 of the short-term rental service’s top 20 metropolitan markets. Slice Intelligence reports that Los Angeles and New York, the markets with the largest number of Airbnb bookings, were impacted the most by slowed growth. While bookings aren’t increasing as quickly as they had been previously, bookings overall … Continue reading Airbnb bookings are up 59 percent, but muted in major markets

Ipsy makes up 62 percent of beauty box sales in 2016

Birchbox may have laid the foundation for the subscription beauty box industry, but data shows Ipsy is attracting all of the new subscribers. Slice Intelligence reports that Ipsy attracted 11 percent more new subscribers in 2016 compared to 2015, making the merchant the fastest growing beauty box service. Ipsy also generated 62 percent of all … Continue reading Ipsy makes up 62 percent of beauty box sales in 2016

online candy sales hop-up 71 percent for Easter, but sales trail behind the Holiday Season

From chocolate bunnies to Cadbury Creme Eggs, online shoppers spent 71 percent more on chocolate and candy during the two weeks preceding Easter in 2016 compared to 2015. Slice Intelligence reports this upward trend is continuing this year. With three days remaining before Easter, candy sales are up another 92 percent over last year. However, while online … Continue reading online candy sales hop-up 71 percent for Easter, but sales trail behind the Holiday Season

online pet supply sales are pawspurous with 55 percent growth

National Pet Day is here, and Slice Intelligence is participating in the holiday by looking at the ruff trends in online spending on pet supplies. Slice Intelligence previously reported that pet food is the main driver of online sales for the entire pet category, but spend on everything from pet toys to collars and leashes also continues to grow. … Continue reading online pet supply sales are pawspurous with 55 percent growth

Amazon private label is a mixed bag

Amazon is known as the gold standard of e-commerce sales and an innovator in cloud storage, video streaming, and connected devices. Soon, Jeff Bezos’s company may also be a major player in the world of fashion. Amazon launched at least seven private-label apparel brands in 2016 alone. Of those, Slice Intelligence reports that Lark & … Continue reading Amazon private label is a mixed bag

Blue Apron’s IPO plans come with double the buyers

Blue Apron is showing signs of gearing up for a public offering. The meal kit company has been a leader in the online food space for some time, and Slice Intelligence data proves the brand is excelling at attracting new buyers. The number of home chefs buying Blue Apron kits nearly doubled in 2016 compared to 2015. Even more … Continue reading Blue Apron’s IPO plans come with double the buyers