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As we welcome the meteorological spring, AfterPay Insights is serving up a new March monthly Outlook. This blog discusses what consumers from the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and the UK intend to buy this month. We see minor change compared to February and compareble results in three countries. The UK slightly differs from the European soil when it comes to predicting product categories, with an interesting offline-to-online shift.
The Netherlands’ Fashion and Health/Health food products categories lead again
Fashion is the category wi… Read more
The world is opening up again. Countries are letting go of their restrictions bit by bit or even all in one go. Health worries are dropping tremendously, even though the covid cases are literally off the chart. Correlation? Not really. Another interesting trend to follow is the trend of online purchase volumes. We also place the Online Volumes-line graph over the Covid-cases graph. Those two show clear signs of correlation from June 2020 up till October 2021. Cases up? Then online volumes are up, too. This is both good and bad news. Good: exit Covid. Bad: online vol… Read more
AfterPay Insights’ monthly forecast is back with this February outlook for e-commerce in the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, and UK. In this blog we map out consumers’ shopping intentions during this month. Do they intend to increase or decrease their online shopping in February? And which categories can we expect to grow or decline? Keep reading to find out.
Before we jump into the Feb-forecast, let’s rewind to see what went down in January, following the spending season. As December comes with a hockey-stick effect, January takes a hit and sees a big dip in onli… Read more
Interesting times lead to interesting findings.
Every month we monitor what it is going on in the world of e-commerce. From predicting the number one product category, to reviewing consumer satisfaction, to the share of offline (in brick-and-mortar) vs. online stores and the loyalty of consumers to online channels. Obviously, there is lots going on in the online- and offline channels, just like the rest of the offline world.
So, this time we have something very interesting to share on how one particular offline decision and thus behavior, i… Read more
Ah, the end of January. Can you imagine only one month ago we were in the hectic days before Christmas listening to Mariah and Michael on the radio. Now we’re already three weeks into the new year, with Blue Monday even behind us. Since Peak Season is done and dusted, it is time to review the holiday sales events. Which of all these sales events are the number one in participation in 2021? Which product category has the most purchases? In in which event do consumers feel they scored the best deal? AfterPay Insights is about to reveal!
About half of all consu… Read more
A new year, a new blog. As it’s almost mid-January 2022, Peak season 2021 is well behind us. What happened in December with online shopping volumes? Is December following the seasonal trend or are we seeing a complete 180 in the data? In which country was Santa’s Nice-list the longest when it comes to average monthly online purchases? And with the Omikron variant doing its round, how is that effecting our offline shopping?
Blog 92 will tell you all about it.
We reach a peak!
As we compare the graph of 2021 to 2020, we see some differences. The… Read more
As we arrive in December, with the holiday and Peak Season still in full swing, we are very excited to dive into the development of online purchase volumes. What have the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale activities delivered? Stick with us and find out.
“We see that overall volumes are lower this year compared to 2020 [during Peak Season so far]. You would guess that Black Friday and Cyber Monday would crank up the volumes in November. But one sales week will not impact the whole Peak Season.”
Interesting and mixed findings… Read more
Peak Season is here. The online shopper share has further evolved and grown over the past months. But what are the differences between the four countries that we measure? How do Heavy Online Shoppers influence the whole online shopper base? Also with a world that still experiences a pandemic, we see how staying at home drives shoppers to shopping online versus visiting a physical store. But what else drives consumers into the online shopping field?
This blog is part of a series around Peak Season. Where other blogs look ahead and discuss expectations, the cur… Read more
Black Week is here! What can we expect during the peak of Peak ‘21? Our survey data, now covering interviews with more than 105.000 Dutch, German, Norwegian and British consumers, indicates that we can expect the concept of Black Friday to attract at least twice as many consumers as Cyber Monday. Shopper inflow to Black Friday/Cyber Monday is expected to be at least twice as high as the outflow, resulting… Read more
Peak Season shopping is all about scoring the best deals. But which other aspects play a role in consumers’ shopping behavior when it comes to merchant choice? And which of those aspects are most successful in swaying consumers to give up their loyalty to one merchant – and go for another?
Our latest data from surveys with Dutch, German, Norwegian and British consumers, indicates that the most frequent online shoppers are also the least loyal to the online retailers they buy from. As a result, these consumers are also the most likely for merchants to encoun… Read more
Disclaimer: our analytics have focused online shopping in general. The inspiration- and research stages of the purchase journey are heavily dependent on the specific product categories. Our aim has instead been to understand cultural differences between countries.
Peak season is here, hot and happening now. This time of the year is the busiest in online and offline purchases. Bustling around the internet channels and shopping streets, all sorts of consumers are eager to get their shopping done across the different categories. Learning about the customer jou… Read more
In this second part of a general Peak Season forecast, we look at the product categories that consumers in the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom aim to shop at during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the biggest sales events this Peak Season. Which categories are expected to have the highest share of shoppers? And which categories can expect the highest uplift in shoppers, compared to online shoppers ‘normal behavior’?
Our survey results indicate that a significantly large share of consumers intends to shop Media/Electronics during Black Frid… Read more
In this first part of AfterPay Insights’ general Peak Season forecast, we look at the expected size of Peak’s biggest sales events (St. Nicholas, Halloween, Singles’ Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday) in the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom. Which sales events are most successful in converting consumers to actually making a purchase? Which events attract most newcomers? And who are they?
Our end of September survey results collected among Dutch, German, Norwegian and British consumers indicates that the awareness of the Peak… Read more
Peak Season 2021 is rapidly approaching. All during Peak, AfterPay Insights is here to support you with in-depth insights into how consumers plan to shop. Our Peak Season series contains e-commerce forecasts for Halloween, Singles’ Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas as well as overall updates of e-commerce developments along the way. And we have now added British consumers to our research, meaning we are able to publish market specific prognoses for the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom from here on out.
This blo… Read more
AfterPay Insights’ monthly forecast is back with this September outlook for e-commerce in the Netherlands, Germany and Norway. September marks the start of the post-summer period and Peak Season slowly comes into view. AfterPay Insight set out to map Dutch, German and Norwegian consumers’ shopping intentions during this period of transition. Do they intend to increase or decrease their online shopping in September? And which categories can we expect to grow or decline? Keep reading to find out.