How Many Sales are Made Online?

E-Commerce Sales Accounted for 11.9% of All Retail Sales Worldwide

Source
Statista

Year
2018

Statistic Info

Considering that more than a tenth of all retail sales are made online, you can’t underestimate the importance of continuously optimizing your online store.

Online shopping is becoming more popular than ever, and by 2021, e-commerce sales are expected to reach 17.5% of retail sales worldwide.

This means there’s more potential for e-tailers to increase traffic and conversions…

…And a chance to create a better online experience (an area most online stores fall short).

Takeaway: Prioritize user experience above all. A compelling value proposition is worth nothing if visitors have a bad experience on your site. This is especially important when it comes to your checkout flow.

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Average Click-thru Rate of Newsletter Campaigns from Ecommerce Stores to Customers is 4.6%

55% of Online Shoppers Tell Friends and Family When Dissatisfied with a Product or Company

Users who have a Negative Experience on a Mobile Website are 62 Percent Less Likely to Purchase from that Business in the Future

According to Nielson, 50% of Redeemed Mobile Coupons are Captured Directly from a Retailer’s Site by the Consumer

Abandoned Cart Emails Sent within 20 Minutes Have an Average Conversion rate of 5.2%

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