US News & Media Report 2019

INTRODUCTION 2020 is just two months away and with it comes a new year of breaking stories, inventive technologies, and a presidential election in the United States. Becoming the go-to source for American readers will be pivotal in the year ahead. To achieve this, news and media organizations need to know what audiences care about […]

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US News & Media Report 2019

INTRODUCTION 2020 is just two months away and with it comes a new year of breaking stories, inventive technologies, and a presidential election in the United States. Becoming the go-to source for American readers will be pivotal in the year ahead for news & media organizations. To achieve this, they will need to know what […]

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Mobile Overtakes Desktop, but less than One-Third Convert on Mobile in the UK

Mobile ad spend exceeded desktop for the first time in 2018 According to Ofcom, Britons check their smartphones every 12 minutes of the waking day. Over the past decade, smartphone ownership has grown from 17% to 78%, peaking at 95% for people aged 16-24 yo. With the rollout of 5G promising super-fast connectivity, consumers will […]

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Back to School Report 2019

INTRODUCTION When it comes to back-to-school shopping, families are in need of different items depending on the life-stage of their children. While elementary school students are growing out of their shoes every year, college students require new appliances for the dorm. No matter the life stage, Amazon dominates as the largest back-to-school online retailer with […]

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Back to School

Back to School Report US 2019

Differences in Shopping Behaviors by Lifestage When it comes to back-to-school shopping, families are in need of different items depending on the life-stage of their children. How do the shopping behaviors of elementary school families, middle/high school families and college students differ during this peak period? This FREE report uncovers insights such as: Amazon dominates […]

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retail update

UK July Update: Retail Visits Decline, Conversions Grow

Online visits to the UK retail industry declined by -2.6% YOY in July, which was a slight improvement from the -2.9% drop in June. This is a far cry from the double-digit growth this time last year. However, there is a silver lining when we dig deeper.  Conversion Rates Continue To Grow The average across […]

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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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Easter 2019 Round-Up

In a very rare occasion, the UK was actually warmer than Spain, Italy and Greece over the Easter long weekend. This couldn’t be more contrasting to the arctic winds and freezing temperatures of last year’s “White Easter”, over the end of March 2018. This year’s Easter, falling three weeks later at the end of April […]

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Pre-Cyber Week

5 Online Stats You Should Know Before Black Friday

Black Friday is tomorrow! See how the retail industry has fared in the build up to the largest online shopping date of the year. Understand which verticals are growing or declining, and find out what are 2018’s  “hot products” with these five Hitwise stats:   1. Online Retail is Down Compared to this Time Last […]

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August Insights (Hitwise blog)

Back to School 2018 Report: Shopping Trends for Elementary, Middle, & High School Families

Back to school shopping was expected to generate over $82 billion in revenues for brands and retailers. Pulling highlights from Hitwise’s Back to School 2018 report, we’ll focus on how Elementary and Middle/High school families searched and shopped, all against the backdrop of the Amazon Prime Day and Last Minute shopping (3 weeks to Prime […]

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