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Online Shopping Statistics: How Popular is Ecommerce in the USA 2021?

Online Shopping Statistics: How Popular is Ecommerce in the USA 2021?

Millions of people now shop online rather than going to a store. And the small matter of a global pandemic and restrictions on our movement has only enhanced this. But just how big is online shopping, do we prefer it to an in-store experience and where are we spending more of our money?

We take a dive into the data with our online shopping statistics USA round up for 2021.

Original Research Article: https://www.dealdrop.com/online-shopping-statistics-usa

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June 16, 2021
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  1. Online Shopping Statistics

  2. Online Shopping Statistics

  3. How Popular is Ecommerce in the USA 2021? Millions of

    people now shop online rather than going to a store. And the small matter of a global pandemic and restrictions on our movement has only enhanced this. But just how big is online shopping, do we prefer it to an in- store experience and where are we spending more of our money? We Take A Dive Into The Data With Our Online Shopping Statistics USA Round Up For 2021.
  4. Online Shopping Statistics The Quick Version Over 19% of the

    US population prefers online shopping over shopping in store . However, almost double that number (37%) still prefer to shop in stor e Amazon is the most popular retailer in the US (according to search volumes), with approximately 133 million Google searches for “Amazon” being made online every month nationwid e Walmart and Home Depot follow close behind with 68.5 million and 46.9 million searches for their brand names per month respectively across the US. Looking for the quick version? Here are our key findings (with more data within this article):
  5. Do People Prefer Online Shopping? “I would rather shop online

    than in store ” “I would rather shop in stores than online ” “I prefer to shop on Amazon than other sites ” “I prefer to buy from small business websites ” “I spend more online than I do in-store ” “I make online purchases at least once a week” In March 2021, we surveyed 3,001 people in the USA to find out a little more about their online shopping habits. Using Google Surveys, we asked people which of the following statements applied to them: STATEMENT % OF THOSE IN THE USA WHO AGREE I would rather shop in stores than online 37.10% I prefer to shop on Amazon than other sites 21.80 % I spend more online than I do in stores 20.70% I would rather shop online than in store 19.30% I prefer to buy from small business websites 17.50% I make online purchases at least once a week 13.50% Here’s what we found out about the US population’s shopping preferences.
  6. Google Survey issued to 3001 Respondents. “Tick All Statements That

    Apply To You” But interestingly, over a 5th of our respondents spend more online than they do in store. A huge 37% of people in the USA, according to our statistics, would still prefer to shop in a physical store. 19% prefer to shop online.
  7. Age Variations Online Versus Offline Shopping Preferences Vary By Age

    Quite Notably. 35 to 44s are the likeliest to find their spending weighted online, with a quarter of them claiming to spend more online than in physical stores. This drops to a little over 17% for the 55 to 64 year age category. There are variations amongst age groups when it comes to a preference for online shopping too. Those aged 25 to 34 are the likeliest in the US to prefer online shopping according to our statistics (22.7%) while just 17.3% of those aged 45 to 54 state the same.
  8. Amazon vs the Small Business: The David & Goliath Of

    Online Shopping Amazon is the internet’s one stop shop. Is there anything you cannot buy there ? So it comes as little surprise that the combination of competitive pricing, astronomical product range, often seamless delivery and quick checkout are winning over so many sales . But what about the little online businesses? How do they fare in an incredibly competitive online shopping landscape? We found : • 21.8% of respondents in the USA prefer shopping on Amazon over other website s • 17.5% prefer to buy from small businesses
  9. So nationally, Amazon might just have the edge. But what

    about state by state? We put Amazon and the small businesses head to head and broke our data down to look at the 10 most populous states in the USA. Here’s what we found: STATE % WHO WOULD RATHER SHOP ON AMAZON THAN ANY OTHER WEBSITE % WHO WOULD RATHER BUY FROM SMALL BUSINESSES California 23.2 18.3 Texas 18.0 16.3 Floirda 34.7 15.3 New York 21.8 23.0 Pennsylvania 16.5 18.8 Illinois 26.3 11.5 Ohio 29.0 10.0 Georgia 26.1 16.1 North Carolina 23.8 13.5% Michigan 14.2 20.5% • In 3 of the 10 most populous states (New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan) more people stated a preference to buy from small businesses than states a preference to buy for Amazon . • This was most pronounced in Michigan where just 14.2% stated a preference for Amazon and 20.5% for small businesses.
  10. What Proportion of Sales are Online in the USA? So

    What Proportion Of Retail Sales Are Now Online In The US? In 2020, 227.5 million Americans aged over 14 shopped online with this figure expected to increase to 230.5 million by the end of 2021. This means that of the American population aged 14 or over, (268 million people), 86% will shop online in 2021. That’s a phenomenal market size . Furthermore, in Q4 2020, 14% of all purchases were made online in the USA which has almost doubled from 2015 where only 7.5% of all sales were made online. Percentage of sales made online compared to those made in store - USA 4th Quarter 2020
  11. But What Are Our Favorite Stores? Profits only tell part

    of the story and don’t necessarily give us a picture of popularity (some stores have higher margins etc). But we can always count on Google to give us an insight into the mindset of the many Who Are The Most Popular Online Retailers In The USA?
  12. So we used kwfinder.com to look up the average number

    of searches per month for the USA’s biggest retailers to determine who the most popular online retailers are in the USA: KEYWORD AVERAGE MONTHLY SEARCHES USA (AVERAGE OF PAST 12 MONTHS) Amazon 133,000,000 Walmart 6,850,0000 Home Depot 4,690,0000 Target 3,310,0000 Best Buy 2,760,0000 Lowes 23,900,000 Costco 17,900,000 Walgreens 13,800,000 Macys 13,800,000 Kohls 11,800,000 Wayfair 9,490,000 Autozones 8,310,000 CVS 8,100,000 Nordstrom 7,000,000 Dollar Tree 6,630,000 TJ Maxx 6,400,000 Verizon 6,100,000 Menards 5,960,000 Dollar General 5,840,000
  13. Apple 5,440,000 Dicks Sporting Goods 4,780,000 Office Depot 4,760,000 Staples

    4,670,000 Ace Hardware 4,610,000 Kroger 4,540,000 QVC 4,280,000 Publix 4,090,000 At&T 3,600,000 Aldi 3,360,000 BJs 2,700,000 Burlingon 2,150,000 Meijer 2,060,000 Rite Aid 2,030,000 HEB 1,840,000 Sherwin Williams 1,830,000 Gap 1,710,000 Shoprite 1,490,000 Foot Locker 1,330,000 iTunes 1,160,000 Wegmans 1,080,000 Albertsons 992,000 Bed Bath Beyond 870,000 PatSmart 787,000 Giant Eagle 694,000 Kmart 494,000 Save A Lot 488,000 JC Penney 477,000 Victoria's Secret 447,000 Ross Stores 272,000 Hy Vee 148,000 Amazon is the most searched online retailer in the USA, accumulating 133 million searches per month in the states, almost double that of the second largest retailer (Walmart). In terms of revenue for the online giant, this relates to an annual revenue of $386 billion in 2020 alone. In America, the population is roughly 328 million people as of April 2021, resulting in over 40% of the population searching for the online store every month.
  14. Summary: Ecommerce Statistics roundup USA 2021 So what will this

    look like in 2022 ? Our bet would be on more growth! › The online shopping space is phenomenally huge and growing at a fast rate. And while online retail behemoths like Amazon certainly take a chunk of the market, there’s a solid base of customers for small businesses too . › Online shopping accounts for double the proportion of overall retail sales that it did just 5 years ago and many of us shop regularly and spend more in the online shopping space.
  15. Methodology & Caveats If you’d like to see anymore data

    from this piece or request any further comment , please contact 
 hello@dealdrop.com We surveyed 3,001 people in the USA using Google Surveys between 18th March and 14th April For search popularity figures, we conducted a keyword analysis using KWFinder. We started with a list of the top 100 retailers in the USA and, based on their brand keyword search data from kwfinder.com, narrowed this down to the top 50 by search popularity
  16. To Learn More Please Visit 
 https://www.dealdrop.com/online- shopping-statistics-usa

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