Tinder’s growth is on fire: paid users increased 71 percent in 2016

Millions of Americans are spending big bucks for online dating services. And with Valentine’s Day a week away, Slice Intelligence released new data on the online dating market that reveals Tinder’s buying population is the fastest growing amongst all internet dating services. Tinder’s premium swipers increased 71 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, which dwarfs the overall paid member growth of nine percent … Continue reading Tinder’s growth is on fire: paid users increased 71 percent in 2016

millennial men make Super Bowl Sunday Pizza Day

We’re just three days away from Super Bowl Sunday, a day of football, cheesy TV ads, and one more thing: plenty of pizza orders.  Slice Intelligence found that Super Bowl Sunday has been the single largest day of collective online pizza sales for the past three years. Online order data including Papa John’s, Domino’s, and Pizza Hut shows that … Continue reading millennial men make Super Bowl Sunday Pizza Day

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

online hotel bookings up 415 percent in DC for inauguration week

With the Presidential Inauguration just a day away, Slice Intelligence looked into how the event is impacting travel to the nation’s capital. Slice measured online hotel bookings for the week of the Inauguration and found, as President-elect Trump would say, a HUGE increase relative to the previous year. Online hotel bookings for the DC area during Inauguration week are up 415 percent compared … Continue reading online hotel bookings up 415 percent in DC for inauguration week

AirPods take wireless headphone sales off the chain

The long-awaited AirPods release capped the the year that headphone buyers cut the cord, as wireless models comprised half of all online headphone sales in 2016.  the AirPods premiere was the biggest headphones sales day in 2016 In December, a whopping 75 percent of headphones sold online were wireless. It is not coincidental that this was also the month … Continue reading AirPods take wireless headphone sales off the chain

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

avid online shoppers help Cyber Weekend grow 14.8 percent and keep Amazon on top

Cyber Weekend has passed and data from Slice Intelligence shows online Black Friday sales were up 20 percent while Cyber Monday sales grew 10 percent this year. Sales so far in November are 15 percent higher this year relative to 2015. While Cyber Monday grew, and is noted as the biggest day for online spending ever, it accounted for less of November’s total online … Continue reading avid online shoppers help Cyber Weekend grow 14.8 percent and keep Amazon on top

Cyber Week shopping preview: 2015 season provides glimpse of what to expect this year

Cyber Week is traditionally the most lucrative seven days of online shopping, and last year was no exception: in 2015, Cyber Week accounted for nearly one-third of revenue generated during the 2015 holiday shopping period. Sales were 42 percent larger than Cyber Week 2014 and three times larger than the average 2015 week. “We will be watching the … Continue reading Cyber Week shopping preview: 2015 season provides glimpse of what to expect this year