Christmas is over, we hope you had a good one! This means that many online businesses will probably celebrate the chance to be able to catch their breath, at least for a moment and take stock.
There were some incredible numbers over the festive period, and here we take a look at some of the most interesting:
Amazon shipped to 185 different countries this festive period, and announced that three million new members across the world joined their prime service during the third week of December alone!
The Prime Now service promises two-hour deliveries directly to your door and was working right up until 11.59pm on Christmas Eve in the United States. The final delivery included dog treats, a Lego Star Wars Death Star and stuffing mix, for those who are interested…
Spotify released the full catalogue of Beatles songs for streaming for the first time ever on Christmas Eve. In the two days after the release, their songs were added to more than 673,000 playlists and “Come Together” was the most played song by The Beatles on Spotify.
MasterCard has reported that furniture sales increased by double figures this year, and online sales as a whole grew by a huge 20 per cent when compared to the Black Friday to Christmas Eve period from last year.
It may not come as a surprise that a number of returns are expected to occur in the weeks following Christmas. Any guesses as to what the biggest culprit is? The “hoverboards” (or Swegway’s to call them by their official name) topped the list for returns, probably after people realised they weren’t looking as Marty McFly as first thought!
After a great festive period, it is predicted that 2016 will continue in the same vein, meaning it will be a very good year for eCommerce sales. If you are looking to make 2016 a successful year for your business, it’s essential to have an online platform that compliments your site, such as Magento.