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

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

half of regular online shoppers skipped Cyber Weekend

Cyber Weekend continues to be most lucrative retail period of the year, but there is a large population of frequent online shoppers who avoid spending between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Slice Intelligence looked at shoppers who bought six or more items online this year and found that nearly 50 percent of them didn’t participate in Cyber Weekend. Data shows that hold-outs aren’t driven … Continue reading half of regular online shoppers skipped Cyber Weekend

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.

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

interactive data: how Americans shop online during the holiday season

Slice Intelligence is reporting how Americans shop online this holiday season, by market. We’ll explore where sales are up and down this year compared to the 2015 holiday season using this interactive data visualization that will be updated every Monday. Each bubble in the first visual represents a US market. A bubble’s preset size corresponds to the amount its residents have … Continue reading interactive data: how Americans shop online during the holiday season

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

we’ve passed peak pumpkin spice

As this Fall has been characterized by the manic events of the election season, Slice Intelligence decided to take a breather and look at the lighter side of autumn. We examined the current state of sugar, spice, and everything nice– online pumpkin spice sales to be exact. While Starbucks has been offering the latte since September 6th, online shoppers … Continue reading we’ve passed peak pumpkin spice