What are the holiday trends for online retail sales? Stitch Labs investigated data from October 2013 to January 2014 and found a number of insights for businesses heading into the holiday season. Key results include:
- Mondays are consistently the biggest day of the week for online orders.
- Sales decline a week before Christmas.
- January 2014 sales orders were 152 percent above those in October 2013.
- While Amazon, eBay and Etsy are the most powerful online marketplaces, shopping carts such as Shopify and Big Commerce command the highest dollar value per individual order.