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 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

airlines take note: leggings sales are sky high with no signs of losing altitude

United Airlines sparked a major Twitterstorm, #leggingsgate, yesterday by banning two girls in leggings from boarding a flight, citing a policy about appropriate clothing. Bad news for the airline — yoga pants are more popular than ever. As we reported back in October, women ordered more leggings than jeans online in the Fall of 2016. … Continue reading airlines take note: leggings sales are sky high with no signs of losing altitude

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