Holidata E-Commerce 2015 – What Mattered Most (New Custora Report)

Holly Jolly Holidata

Wrapping paper. Hot chocolate. Turkey legs. Holidata.

The time has come to sort through the bits and bytes that led to another holiday season full of e-commerce growth.

The Custora E-Commerce Pulse 2015 Holidata Recap Report examines the major trends during the 2015 holiday shopping season (November – December): Strong growth, mobile e-commerce, the marketing channels driving e-commerce transactions, and more.

The findings in this report are based on the Custora E-Commerce Pulse, a free dashboard tracking online transactions from over 200 US retailers, 500 million shoppers, and over $100 billion in transaction revenue. Sign up here to receive email notifications for monthly updates and seasonal research reports.

Here are four highlights from the report. Download the full report below.

We’re also holding a webinar discussing the report’s results, you can learn more and register here.

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Q2 2015 Pulse E-Commerce Update: Understanding Marketing Channel Performance

US e-commerce delivered solid performance in Q2 2015, in sharp contrast to much struggle in the brick & mortar retail world. E-Commerce transactions were up a cool 10% over Q2 2014, and e-commerce revenue was up 9.4% year over year.
These stats – as well as the others in this post – are based on the Custora E-Commerce Pulse, a free dashboard tracking online transactions from over 100 US retailers, 500 million anonymized shoppers, and over $80 billion in transaction revenue. Sign up here to receive email notifications for monthly updates and seasonal research reports.

The rest of the post focuses on 2015 e-commerce performance to date (Q1 + Q2). You can check out the Pulse dashboard for more detailed information, or download a spreadsheet at the end of the post with monthly metrics.

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The fastest-growing fashion retailers: Diving into the report [Webinar Invitation]

We’re excited to host a webinar together with Tim Grace, VP eCommerce at The Tie Bar. Tim will share advice, insights, and stories from the front lines about building and growing a successful e-commerce brand.

In a live conversation with yours truly, Tim will discuss real-life e-commerce case studies, and retailer benchmarks from Custora’s latest report: The Custora E-Commerce Pulse High-Growth Fashion Index.


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What I learned from analyzing 20+ high-growth online fashion brands

One of the things I like the most about my job at Custora is building our research platform, The Custora E-Commerce Pulse. I get to work with dozens of e-commerce retailers, geek out over their data, and interview the best & brightest minds in e-commerce and digital marketing (by the way, if this sounds like your idea of fun, we’re hiring).

Custora E-Commerce Pulse Fashion-Growth Fashion Index
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The Fastest-Growing Online Fashion Retailers & What Sets Them Apart [New Report]

Introducing The Custora E-Commerce Pulse High-Growth Fashion Index: A new research report analyzing 20+ fashion and lifestyle retailers that grew their online revenue and transactions the most in 2014.


We’re trying to transition into a type of marketing that produces customers who are going to be more loyal, instead of optimizing for the initial sale. — Tim Grace, VP eCommerce, The Tie Bar


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US e-commerce is growing fast, with revenue up 14.9% in 2014 according to the The Custora E-Commerce Pulse — a free online dashboard tracking online transactions from over 100 US retailers, 500 million shoppers, and over $80 billion in transaction revenue.

However, this average growth figure masks that some online retailers are growing much, much faster. For this report, we analyzed some of the fastest-growing online fashion, accessories, and lifestyle retailers based in North America. Our goal was to understand what makes these high performance retailers different from everyone else, resulting in a growth rate that is almost double the overall average.



We have to create an experience where customers want to tell us more about themselves. — John Tucker, VP of Member Experience, Trunk Club


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