Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Consumables become Amazon’s top ‘breadwinner’ in 2017

Chain Store Age

More spending power and domesticated lifestyles among Amazon’s shoppers sparked growth among consumables in 2017.

Described as its biggest breadwinner, Amazon’s consumables category racked up an estimated $6.2 billion in sales in the United States in 2017 — a 41% increase over 2016. This puts the category second to only consumer electronics, according to “Amazon Consumables 2017 Review,” from One Click Retail, a company that specializes in e-commerce data measurement, sales analytics and search optimization for brand manufacturers.. . . more