Almost one fifth of U.S. retail sales are now online
This year, online sales are expected to grow by about 20% in the United States, according to the National Retail Federation. In November and December 2020, almost one fifth of retail sales in the U.S.A. was online (19.4%). E-commerce was particularly dynamic during this holiday season, with sales up 23% on the previous year. After a +3.9% uplift in 2019 and +6.7% in 2020, the U.S. total retail market is expected to grow from +6.5% to +8.2% this year to reach more than US$ 4,330 billion, in a context of increased vaccination and a gradual re-opening of the economy.