Is Online Shopping the “New Normal?”

Most economists agree that things are starting to look “more normal” after the years 2020-2021 and COVID-19.  Little by little, stores are re-opening and shoppers are re-emerging to buy goods in person after nearly 18 months of enforced “curbside pickup” and delivery.  However, in-person shopping is not completely back to pre-2020 levels, and may never be.  Here are some statistics about online shopping in this new age and what it means for vendors of all types:

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The Time to Plan for Holidays Sales Is – Now!

Holiday sales are the number-one boost for most retail companies, but with the pandemic, the 2020 holiday season was uncertain and the 2021 season promises to be even more so.  While more people are shopping online, fewer people have the money to spend on lavish holiday gifts.  The upshot is that the market is tightening, … Read More