As has become common over the last few years, last week’s Apple launch event stopped fanboys and tech lovers in their tracks. Unlike years past, however, the perennial star of this event–the newest iPhone–drew much less excitement from consumers than its predecessors. Slice Intelligence reports that the first five days of pre-orders for the iPhone … Continue reading Are hardcore Apple fans holding out for the iPhone X?
If you’re like me, you’ve seen two amazing quarters of growth from Walmart’s e-commerce operations. First quarter 2017 e-commerce sales were up 63 percent, then second quarter sales came in up 60 percent. After years of mostly unimpressive e-commerce performance from the world’s largest retailer, one would be forgiven for assuming that these increases must be inorganic, … Continue reading Walmart e-commerce: a revolution from Bentonville
It’s that time of year: Starbucks starts serving Pumpkin Spice Lattés and Apple serves up its crop of new hardware. This year, we are watching to see if Apple fanatics have been waiting for a watch that is smart enough to work without being tethered to an iPhone. While about one in five iPhone buyers … Continue reading Apple launch preview: Apple cleans everyone’s clock in online smartwatch sales
Big things are happening around these parts, ladies and gentlemen! Over the last couple months, we’ve been working on something and we’re really excited to finally be able to share it with you. We call it “Let’s Talk e-commerce” and it’s Slice Intelligence’s very own podcast. Ken Cassar, or well-respected resident expert in e-commerce, … Continue reading Introducing Slice Intelligence’s brand new podcast, Let’s Talk e-commerce!
New data from Slice Intelligence reveals that consumers are increasingly doing their back to school shopping online, with every major school supply category posting significant growth since the 2016 back-to-school shopping season. Basic items, like writing instruments and calculators, are enjoying triple-digit year-on-year growth, with sales of calculators growing at 165 percent and pens and … Continue reading For back-to-school basics, consumers increasingly shop online
In the first two quarters of 2017, Walmart has turned out the strongest US online growth numbers we’ve seen from the retailer since the heady outset of the e-commerce age. In Q1 2017, Walmart announced that the Gross Merchandise Value of US sales had grown by 69 percent relative to the prior year. In Q2 … Continue reading Making sense of Walmart’s online growth
Since its IPO in June, Blue Apron has been pummeled on all fronts, best reflected in a stock price that declined by almost half in less than two months. Investors bemoan modest customer growth (up 23 percent year-to-year when comparing Q2 2017 to Q2 2016), more modest order growth (up 19 percent over the same time period) … Continue reading Blue Apron’s blues belies promising meal solutions category
Next week the contiguous United States will be treated to its first total solar eclipse since 1979, and understandably, eclipse frenzy has reached a fever pitch. New data from Slice Intelligence confirms buyers all over the country are getting their hands on protective eyewear to catch a glimpse. Following the path of this eclipse gives … Continue reading Eclipse glasses sales follow the path of totality
Fitness trackers and fitness apparel have become ubiquitous in society. Yoga pants and athletic shorts have become the go-to fashion item for men and women alike, and fitness trackers have become a must-have wrist accessory, supplanting the watch. Conventional wisdom would have us think that those who buy fitness apparel also buy fitness trackers but … Continue reading Fitness tracker sales don’t warm up with fitness apparel sales
Amazon announced yesterday that global Prime Day sales were up 60 percent over the previous year. But this, as is often the case with Amazon, begged as many questions as it answered, which is why we’re here to provide the deeper insights that you’ve come to know and love Slice Intelligence for. US Prime Day sales … Continue reading Prime Day 2017 Postgame Report: Amazon US Prime Day sales up 32 Percent