Leading E-Retailers to Gain 50% in Digital Revenues This Holiday Season
November 25, 2015

Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Share this

Retailers are investing heavily in digital business this year, according to the 2015 Retail & Consumer Holiday Outlook from PwC, the PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting service.

The report covers a range of topics related to retail shopping during the holiday season. Here some interesting e-commerce highlights:

The Retailers

■ 66% of retailers surveyed plan to increase digital investment in the next 12 months.

■ Areas of investment include mobile technology, advanced logistics aimed at faster real-time delivery, and enhanced purchase methods such as buy online and pick up in-store.

■ This holiday season, 77% of retailers surveyed expect a 16% increase in digital revenues over last holiday season.

■ PwC expects online shopping leaders to gain a 40% to 50% increase in digital revenues this holiday season.

The Shoppers

■ 79% of consumers surveyed plan to shop online via personal computer during the holiday season this year.

■ Only 6% of consumers surveyed plan to shop tablet and mobile phone during the holiday season this year. Security is a major concern, along with issues such as the size of the product photo.

■ 61% of consumers surveyed prefer traditional payment methods rather than mobile payment. Again, security is the top concern.

Share this

The Latest

February 26, 2020

For the past 10 years, the majority of CIOs have had a transformational focus (currently 42%), however, this year, there is strong momentum in CIOs taking on more strategic responsibilities (40%), according to the 2020 State of the CIO research from IDG's CIO ...

February 25, 2020
A widening gap between IT resources and the demands of managing the increasing scale and complexity of enterprise cloud ecosystems is evident, according to <span style="font-style: italic;">Top challenges for CIOs on the road to the AI-driven autonomous cloud</span>, a new report based on a global survey of 800 CIOs conducted by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by Dynatrace ...
February 24, 2020

The tech world may be falling in love with artificial intelligence and automation, but when it comes to managing critical assets, old school tools like spreadsheets are still in common use. A new survey by Ivanti illustrates how these legacy tools are forcing IT to waste valuable time analyzing assets due to incomplete data ...

February 20, 2020

Over 70% of C-Suite decision makers believe business innovation and staff retention are driven by improved visibility into network and application performance, according to Rethink Possible: Visibility and Network Performance – The Pillars of Business Success, a survey
conducted by Riverbed ...

February 19, 2020

Modern enterprises rely upon their IT departments to deliver a seamless digital customer experience. Performance and availability are the foundational stepping stones to delivering that customer experience. Along those lines, this month we released a new research study titled the IT Downtime Detection and Mitigation Report that contains recommendations on how to best prevent, detect or mitigate brownouts and outages, given the context of today’s IT transformation trends ...

February 18, 2020

While Application Performance Management (APM) has become mainstream, with a majority of tech pros using APM tools regularly, there's work to be done to move beyond troubleshooting ...

February 13, 2020

Over the last few decades, IT departments have decreased budgets in part because of recession. As a result, they have are being asked to do more with less. The increase in work has amplified the need for automation ...

February 12, 2020

Many variables must align for optimum APM, and security is certainly among them. I offer the following APM predictions for 2020, which revolve around the reality that we will definitely begin to see much deeper integration of WAN technology on the security front. Look for this integration to take shape in the following ways ...

February 11, 2020

When it comes to growing a successful company, research shows it isn't about getting the most out of employees, but delivering an experience that empowers them to be and do their best. And according to Priming a New Era of Digital Wellness, a new study conducted by Quartz Insights in partnership with Citrix Systems, technology is the secret to doing so ...

February 10, 2020

Only 11% of website decision-makers feel that they have complete insight into the scripts that they use on their websites. However, industry estimates state that about 70% of the code on a website comes from a third-party library or service. Research highlights a clear need to raise awareness of the potential threats associated with the vulnerabilities inherent in third-party code ...