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10 ECommerce Trends to Stay Ahead of in 2017

Web Bureau

30 January 2017 by Web Bureau

10 ECommerce Trends to Stay Ahead of in 2017

2016 was a massive year for eCommerce businesses, here’s a quick roundup of what happened:

  • In the UK, almost half of all eCommerce transactions took place on a mobile device (48.9%), up 6% year-on-year
  • The UK spent around £1.23bn online on Black Friday alone
  • In the US, Black Friday generated $3.3bn in online sales. That’s a 17% year-on-year increase
  • US consumers also spent an additional $3.45bn on Cyber Monday, showing an annual increase of 12%
  • Singles day (11th November) in China, brought in a huge $17.8bn on Alibaba sites alone
  • Australia also experienced rapid eCommerce growth throughout the year. Online sales grew by 12%, amounting to £10bn in total and accounted for 4.5% of all retail sales in the country!

With such rapid growth, it is clear to see that eCommerce marketers are certainly doing something right.

With 2016 over, eCommerce businesses are beginning to wonder what’s in store for 2017? To help you stay ahead of the competition, the Web Bureau have put together the biggest trends predicted for 2017.

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