Prime Day Predictions, 2017

With Amazon Prime Day nearly upon us, we enlisted our panel of five million online shoppers to predict what is in store for Amazon’s shopping holiday. Prime Day will be Amazon’s biggest day ever Prime Day 2016 was Amazon’s biggest day ever with Amazon’s US sales volume (including Prime Now) 18 percent higher than the … Continue reading Prime Day Predictions, 2017

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

Echo turns up the volume on Amazon’s ambitions as audacious bets pay off

From delivery drones to Alexa devices, Amazon’s commitment to innovation is helping the company maintain its e-commerce dominance. New data from Slice Intelligence shows this innovation is paying off as spending with Amazon – including sales from first and third party sales, Amazon.com and Prime Now – accounts for 43 percent of all the revenue generated in the U.S. online market … Continue reading Echo turns up the volume on Amazon’s ambitions as audacious bets pay off

Amazon Echo is officially mainstream

Alexa, are Echo devices going mainstream? Yes. According to the latest data from Slice Intelligence, the demographics of Echo device owners are evolving, as women add Amazon’s smart speaker to their households in increasing numbers. This trend culminated in December, when 50 percent of Echo revenue came from women, compared to only 23 percent at launch. Gen X and boomers … Continue reading Amazon Echo is officially mainstream

two extra shopping days make 2016 the biggest holiday yet

The e-commerce data for the 2016 online Holiday shopping season is in, and it was the strongest season yet, with growth of 20 percent relative to 2015, far higher than the most aggressive e-commerce prognosticators had forecast.  With the benefit of the full Holiday season behind us, here’s what struck us as most interesting. 1+1=3 The addition … Continue reading two extra shopping days make 2016 the biggest holiday yet

holiday update: Amazon’s marketshare is up and so is shipping speed

New holiday data from Slice Intelligence shows 46 percent of last week’s online spending was with Amazon.com. The retailer has dominated the entire holiday season and its share increased by three percent. Best Buy returned to the second-place spot and was followed by Walmart and Apple. shipping speeds far faster this holiday season Last-minute shoppers will be happy … Continue reading holiday update: Amazon’s marketshare is up and so is shipping speed

holiday update: Amazon commands 38 percent of the market following Cyber Weekend.

New data from Slice Intelligence shows 38 percent of holiday spending is with Amazon in the week following Cyber Weekend. Other merchants like BestBuy and Target have seen their share of the market decline slightly as spending tailed off after Cyber Monday.  electronics sales lead the holiday season Electronics are the top category this holiday season as nearly one … Continue reading holiday update: Amazon commands 38 percent of the market following Cyber Weekend.

Amazon Prime Now shows early promise

Amazon Prime Now – a service that delivers near-instant gratification for Prime members – is showing staying power with consumers, as 40 percent of Prime Now buyers have used the service more than four times since launch. To put those numbers in context, Prime Now buyers are more likely to be repeat users than are Instacart customers. … Continue reading Amazon Prime Now shows early promise

Newest Harry Potter installment spells success for entire franchise

The summer of 2016 is feeling remarkably similar to 1997 with the press covering stories about the Clintons, Pokémon, and the release of a brand-new Harry Potter book.  The series’ newest installment, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, translated into big sales–particularly on Amazon, which accounted for 90 percent of dollars spent on the book–and also spurred the popularity of other … Continue reading Newest Harry Potter installment spells success for entire franchise

Amazon Prime Day is the largest online shopping day in history

Like a child about to open her birthday presents, we’ve been eager with anticipation to analyze results from Amazon’s second Prime Day here at Slice Intelligence. Amazon has released tantalizing clues about how the day performed, but, characteristically, each hint raises its own set of questions. This analysis is limited to the US, and includes … Continue reading Amazon Prime Day is the largest online shopping day in history