Tracking Trends in the Retail Industry
Updated: Jan. 12, 2023 | By Claire Tassin
To help retail and e-commerce brand leaders identify which consumer shopping behaviors are taking hold and which are not, Morning Consult is tracking shifting consumer e-commerce and retail industry trends through a monthly survey of U.S. adults. We’ll be updating this page with new data and analyses each month. Sign up for alerts below.
The methodology for the monthly tracker is included at the bottom of this page.
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CHANNEL PREFERENCES: IN-STORE VERSUS ONLINE SHOPPING TRENDS
Respondents were asked how they typically prefer to shop
Respondents were asked why they choose to shop online or in stores
Share of adults who said they prefer to make purchases online in the following categories:
Shares of adults who said they paid via mobile payment in the last month
FULFILLMENT EXPECTATIONS AND EXPERIENCES
Share of adults who used the following fulfillment options when ordering in each category:
Respondents were asked how quickly they expect to receive online orders in the following categories:
Share who said they have experienced delays receiving any items ordered in the last month
Respondents were asked which scenario best describes their delayed order experience
Respondents were asked how they returned items in the last month
The Morning Consult Retail Monthly Trend Tracker relies on data collected through Morning Consult’s proprietary survey research capabilities. The interviews are conducted online, and the data are weighted to approximate a representative sample of U.S. adults based on gender, educational attainment, age, race and region. Results from the full survey have a monthly sample size of 2,200 to 4,400 U.S. adults and an unweighted margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
On April 1, 2022, Morning Consult updated its general population weighting targets for the United States to be more representative of the most recent population data. Historical data has not changed.
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About the author
Claire Tassin is the retail & e-commerce analyst on the Industry Intelligence team, where she conducts research, authors analyst notes and advises leaders in the retail and e-commerce industry on how to apply insights to make better business decisions.
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