We Use Data to Identify the Future of Retail

We collect more data on e-commerce marketplaces than any organization in the world. We have developed a technology platform that monitors millions of data points on e-commerce marketplaces including Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Walmart, Wish, etc.

The Tyranny of Amazon Convenience

The Tyranny of Amazon Convenience

Amazon has single-handedly - and permanently - raised the bar for convenience in online shopping. However, across the digital sector, some people are asking what the long-term negatives of convenience are. This convenience driving the Amazon flywheel hides some severe issues.

Two Million Brands on Amazon

Two Million Brands on Amazon

There are close to two million different brands on Amazon. Every second it gets bombarded with new brands, new (often) fake reviews, and new sellers. In all that noise, it tries to find products consumers would like.

Amazon vs. Walmart One-Day Delivery

Amazon vs. Walmart One-Day Delivery

Walmart one-day delivery is available for 130,000 products in four cities: Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Ten million products are available on Amazon one-day delivery, in a lot more cities than four.

Target Put Stores at the Center of Fulfillment Strategy

Target Put Stores at the Center of Fulfillment Strategy

Target reported e-commerce sales growth of 42% in the first quarter of 2019, almost all of which can be attributed to its stores - Target’s stores handled more than 80% of the first quarter e-commerce volume. What is more, same-day fulfillment services (Order Pick Up, Drive Up and Shipt) drove more than half of the company’s e-commerce sales growth and were all shipped directly from stores.

E-Commerce Surpasses 10% of US Retail Spending

E-Commerce Surpasses 10% of US Retail Spending

In ten years since 2009, e-commerce share of retail spending in the U.S. has grown from 3.8% to 10.2%. Last quarter it for the first time surpassed 10%.

The Dichotomy of Amazon and DTC Brands

The Dichotomy of Amazon and DTC Brands

Amazon's retail platform is built on legacy principles of the wholesale past. As it slowly readjusts to offer more data and better tools for brands, brands are innovating outside of Amazon, leaving it, together with the rest of retailers, watching from the sidelines.

Making Google Shoppable

Making Google Shoppable

Google is working to reduce the number of clicks from discovery to purchase. To compete in the world of Amazon, platforms for discovery have to bring the shopping experience in-house. Otherwise, the consumer is one tap away from opening the Amazon app.

40% of Merchants on Amazon Based in China

40% of Merchants on Amazon Based in China

40% of the top sellers on Amazon are based in China, up from 26% two years ago, according to Marketplace Pulse research. For Chinese retailers and manufacturers, Amazon is the most efficient direct-to-consumer platform to reach the US and European shoppers.

Data

Data

We have developed a technology platform that monitors millions of data points on e-commerce marketplaces.

Research

Research

Our software parses unstructured and semi-structured data sources and programatically extracts the key pieces of structured data we care about.

Analysis

Analysis

We compute, analyze and share data you can’t find anywhere else to help you predict what’s next in e-commerce.

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