Less than a month into the New Year and the e-retailer and marketplace announces plans for three additional U.S. fulfillment centers.
Prime time now includes summertime
Amazon wrote the rules of the Prime Day game, and, not surprisingly, won it. Now it’s up to everyone else to figure out how to compete next year.
Amazon has made clear there will be a Prime Day III next summer. And why wouldn’t it, after selling more than $2 billion in merchandise on an otherwise sleepy Tuesday in mid-July.
To compete with Amazon Prime Day, e-retailers need the facts—and that’s what’s in this report. You’ll find data on Prime Day sales lift and website traffic for Amazon and major rivals, how marketplace sellers fared, the depth of discounts offered, social sentiment, website and mobile site load times, and an analysis of the emails Amazon and several rivals send around Prime Day. It also includes the results of an Internet Retailer survey of consumers the day after Prime Day—results that won’t give much comfort to Amazon’s rivals.
And to give competitors a head start on thinking out 2017 strategy, the report concludes with advice from leading industry executives on how to compete with Amazon during the next Prime Day.
What you get
- Prime Day sales for Amazon and marketplace sellers
- Website traffic data for Amazon and rivals
- How consumers shopped on Prime Day
- Prime Day marketing emails of Amazon and key rivals
- News coverage of run-up to Prime Day and post-sale analysis
- Marketplace seller strategy
- Social media sentiment data
- Comparisons of Amazon’s Prime Day discounts versus those of competitors
- Mobile and website performance of Amazon vs. Wal-Mart
- Strategic advice for 2017 from nine industry experts