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Amazon's US deals launched Wednesday featuring a long list of planned discounts and will end just prior to Christmas in the US. A CNN news video highlighted several interesting facts: each Amazon fulfillment center holds 15 million items; orders travel eight miles of conveyor belts; packages get less than one minute of human contact.
B2C e-commerce sales in Latin America will grow from $71 billion in 2015 to more than $87 billion by 2018 according to Statista. Their report also notes 38% of consumers use mobile for search and 27% purchased via mobile. Business Insider expects online shopping to grow 17% annually in Latin America with Brazil making up 42% of the total and Mexico 12.3%.
Alibaba has already racked up more than $1 billion in sales and more than $5.2 billion in the first hour with more than 84% of sales on mobile devices. 2015 Singles Day sales were $14.3 billion in China for one day alone. compared with a $5.8 billion in US Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales.
TechinAsia compares China's Singles Day 2015 sales of $14.3 billion with US Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales of $5.8 billion. Alibaba announced the promotion will run for 24 days instead of one day. Last year's Singles Day sales for Alibaba alone totaled $13.5 billion, up 54% from the previous year, and this year they expect 40,000 global companies to participate.
Leading into the critical US holiday shopping season, we've got our latest look at the e-commerce and retail news roundup. It starts with Adobe's 2016 Digital Insights Shopping Predictions for $91.6 billion in total sales and $1 billion online. According to McKinsey, 39% of US and 42% of UK shoppers will do the majority or all their shopping online this year.
We start with a report from eMarketer predicting e-commerce sales of $14 billion in 2016 for the region. Criteo says consumers used smartphones to complete the majority of mobile transactions in every Asia-Pacific market for the first time. Indonesian consumers used smartphones in 83% of transactions.
Holiday sales predictions? Adobe Digital Insights predicts 2016 online sales will be up 11%. 55% of US and UK retailers say Amazon will drive the majority of their holiday sales this year according to research by ChannelAdvisor and Morar Consulting.