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2021 online retail predictions

Retailers can expect fresh opportunities and challenges, technological advancements and possible consolidation in 2021, the Digital Commerce 360 staff says. Shopping patterns are unlikely to return to the 'normal' of late 2019.

Ecommerce in 2020 recap: The most-read online retail stories of 2020

Digital Commerce 360 editors reveal the most read stories of 2020. The articles cover the challenging but exciting year for online retailers, as they adapt their businesses to new consumer shopping habits because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US nonstore retail sales surge 31% in record-breaking November

Gains in nonstore spending accounted for more than three-quarters of all retail growth for the month. Total retail sales through all channels decelerated for the second consecutive month but still reached a robust 8.9%.

Online sales grow a slower-than-expected 20.6% over Cyber 5 but still set records

U.S. shoppers spent a record $34.36 billion on retail websites over the five-day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, up from $28.49 billion for the same period last year. Digital revenue missed projections as more shoppers heeded retailer warnings to shop earlier to avoid out-of-stock items or shipping delays and took advantage of pre-Thanksgiving discounts.

Online sales surge 21.6% on Black Friday

While a 21.6% online sales bump is higher than 2019's Black Friday growth, it falls short of projections likely because of retailers offering deep promotions early in the season. Like all of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic impacted spending behavior on Black Friday, with more consumers shopping online, more consumers opting for buy online pick up in store, and retailers offering promotions earlier than ever.