Top 10 eCommerce Trends Impacting Retail in 2017

— 11/16/2016

eCommerce agency Absolunet analyzed over 50 digital and eCommerce initiatives from major American, Canadian and International retailers to reveal the ten trends that will have the greatest impact in 2017.
 
The top 10 eCommerce Trends for 2017:

1.THE END OF BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY
Tech–savvy merchants are replacing Black Friday and Cyber Monday with Cyber November.
 
2.REAL-TIME CUSTOMIZATION
 The online AND in-store shopping experience will adapt to each consumer in real-time.
 
3.DATA-AS-A-SERVICE + ECOMMERCE
Every retailer will be able to match Amazon's selection, all the way down to product descriptions, images – even comments and reviews.
 
4.HELLO, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Consumers will interact with A.I… And they'll love it.
 
5.BYE-BYE WALLET
The beginning of the end for the wallet and cash – brought to you by mobile, wearables and other payment-enabled tech.
 
6.THE SNAPCHAT-IZATION OF SHOPPING
Real-time commerce for a hyper-local era: how consumers will use mobile to unlock exclusive retail experiences.
 
7.PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS
How merchants will use data to accurately predict their customers' next purchase.
 
8.THE UBER-IZATION OF SHIPPING
Smaller Walmarts, the rise of local drop-off points for online orders and same-day delivery.
 
9.UNIFIED COMMERCE
The merging of eCommerce and commerce: silos are out (and, possibly for the first time ever, easily avoided).
 
10.DISINTERMEDIATION
Consumers want to deal directly with brands, and the brands couldn't be happier. Where do retailers fit in?
 
To understand the 10 trends, their potential impacts on retail and to find out which retailers have successfully implemented which digital solutions, click here.

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