The Covid-19 pandemic expanded the number of active e-commerce shoppers and accelerated the pace of online shopping. It turned many consumers who seldom, or had never shopped online into frequent e-commerce shoppers. The question that many have had is, what does the landscape of e-commerce look like as brick-and-mortar retail outlets continue to draw consumers back. What is the future for E-commerce in 2022 and beyond?
While consumers return to shopping in person and find their new normal, it is also clear that online shopping will continue to grow due to it being proven to be safe, convenient, and cost competitive.
Statista, who specializes in market and consumer data, have forecasted revenue from retail e-commerce in the United States at roughly 768 billion U.S. dollars in 2021 . Their Digital Market Outlook forecasts that by 2025, online shopping revenue in the U.S. will exceed 1.3 trillion dollars.
E-commerce retailers will thrive in this new landscape if they invest in people, IT and other capabilities or partner with a first class 3PL with these same guiding principles. Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) prides itself in doing just that and by operating at the highest level of integrity possible. With a global network of company operated sites and a dedication to perform at above market standards. SCS is well positioned to help scale any e-commerce retailer.