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The Latest in Ecommerce Statistics

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Online hardware and home improvement sales grow 23%

The online hardware and home improvement industry grew 23.3% to $40.26 billion in 2017. Total retail sales in the category, which include sales online, in stores and via catalogs, grew 7.1% to $435.41 billion in 2017. E-commerce represented 9.2% of total hardware and home improvement retail sales in 2017, up from 8.0% last year.

Fastest-growing e-commerce startups

An analysis of 72 newcomers to e-commerce showed that these 10 retailers grew their web sales at a high rate of growth—many above 300% year over year—in 2017.

Online luxury sales projected to grow 21% in 2018

Retailers are taking note that more consumers are willing to pay for high-end luxury goods online. E-commerce sales of luxury goods are set to hit $33.9 billion, up from $27.9 billion a year ago. Here's a snapshot of the online luxury market over the last couple years.

A breakdown of Walmart's e-commerce acquisitions

In an effort to quickly grow its e-commerce business and acquire top e-commerce personnel talent, Walmart Inc. has been on an acquisition spree the last couple years. Since August 2016, Walmart has acquired 7 online retailers, including women's apparel brands Eloquii and Bare Necessities in October of this year. Here's who else Walmart has acquired, the value of the deals and e-commerce stats, such as shopper demographics, of each acquired retailer.
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