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Retail Peak 2019: Top Learnings So Far

Black Friday will fall one week later this year on November 29th, compared to November 23rd last year.

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retail electronics

Hitwise & Retail Economics: Consumer Electronics Outlook

Hitwise and Retail Economics have partnered to bring the latest retail trends and consumer insights for the UK. Through a series of videos, we summarise the key challenges and opportunities facing retail categories and highlight brands and retailers that are outperforming their peers today.  In the following videos, we look the Consumer Electronics category, where […]

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Back to School

Back To School Report UK 2019

Differences in Back to School Shopping Behaviours by Lifestage When it comes to back to school shopping, the 3rd busiest retail period of the year, lifestage determines which products students and families are searching to purchase. While primary school students are growing out of their shoes every year, secondary schoolers are searching for the latest […]

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UK Back to School Report: Primary School, Secondary School & Students Online Trends

INTRODUCTION Back-To-School (BTS) is the third biggest retail peak after Black Friday and Christmas sales. According to Mintel, BTS spending increased +36% YoY to reach £1.16 billion in 2018. An average of £533 was spent per household on school or college supplies. So, which retailers and brands capitalised on BTS sales this year? Firstly, let’s […]

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Hitwise Amazon Report

Advancing Alongside Amazon

How retailers can compete and how brands can partner and grow One-click shopping, two-day free shipping, and Prime Day are just a few of the pioneering activities of Amazon that have forever changed the retail landscape. Despite their lead, Amazon still lacks prowess with certain demographics, such as 25-44 year olds, and in key categories, […]

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Product & Category Performance on Top Retailers

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS Digital insights on brands, like: HP, Dell, Acer, ASUS, Samsung and Toshiba.  Search & purchase analysis on retailers, including, Amazon, Curry’s and AO.  Google vs. Retailer Search: How is your category searched for? Page-Level Insights: How are your products viewed? Purchase Analytics: How do your products convert? HP gained the largest share of […]

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Prime Day 2019

Prime Day 2019: US Analysis

How other retailers and brands performed during Amazon’s marquee event As Hitwise reported last week, Amazon’s 2019 Prime Day broke records (again). In the US, Prime Day generated 20.2 million transactions across the 48-hour period, which is 2 million more than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Another incredible feat was surpassing the 10% conversion […]

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Amazon Prime Day UK 2019

Prime Day 2019: UK Results

Is there hope for other retailers?  In the UK, Amazon processed over eight million transactions in just two days. In our last blog, Prime Day 2019 Wrap Up, we showed that this was a record. Compared to last year’s Prime Day, transactions grew by +25%. The number of Prime member sign-ups were also up +147% YoY.  […]

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Your Secret Weapon During Off-Peak Months: Search

Online retail visits in the UK have slowed in March, rising by only +0.7% YoY compared to the +1.7-1.8% growth rates in January and February. One key factor to note is that Easter falls three weeks later in 2019. So these results are not as worrying, considering that March 2018 included the all-important Easter run […]

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2018 Holidays Unwrapped: US Market [On-Demand Video]

Key Trends and Insights from the 2018 Holiday Season What were the hottest holiday products of 2018? Who were the top-performing retailers? Discover these and other insights at Hitwise’s annual Holiday Unwrapped webinar. This annual webinar features key insights from the 2018 holiday shopping season, which includes Black Friday, Cyber Week and Christmas. Join Hitwise […]

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