Summer dressing, on the other hand, can present more of a challenge. The rising mercury brings with it many great things – barbecues, beer gardens and bronzed skin to name a few – but it also means that wardrobe options diminish significantly. Staying cool is concern number one, but looking good is a close second. Thankfully there are a few tried-and-tested warm-weather outfits that manage to tick both boxes. Master these go-to, seasonal getups and you need never fall into a summer style rut again
The world of fitness has undergone a dramatic transformation since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. Due to social distancing mandates, fitness enthusiasts quickly discovered that they could maintain their workout regimen from the comfort of their homes. This realization, combined with growing health awareness among general consumers, led to a boom in the Home Fitness Equipment market. In May 2020, just a few months after the pandemic outbreak, home fitness equipment sales had grown by a whopping 170% alongside increased demand for smart exercise equipment.
The pet industry produces a plethora of products to meet a seemingly insatiable demand from pet owners. The vast product range include, but is not limited to: pet and animal food, health and hygiene items, toys, furnishings, collars, bowls, and feeders. The demand for pet supplies has significantly increased during the pandemic, as many customers now have more time at home to spend with their pets. In addition, the work-from-home trend has also seen a significant uptick in online shopping. This has produced a simplified shopping experience for pet supplies, with a growing number of retailers opening up online stores as a result.
The holiday season is one of the biggest drivers of retail sales every year, accounting for about 19% of total retail sales on average.1 Just last year, holiday ec-ommerce sales amounted to nearly 186 billion dollars in the US alone.2 This year is expected to shatter new records, with Statista predicting an 11.3% growth in e-commerce sales.3 If you want to enter this lucrative market and take advantage of the holiday boom but don’t have the start-up capital, then wholesale dropshipping might be the solution for you.
Gen Z is rapidly becoming known as the most entrepreneurial generation yet. In a recent Ernst & Young study, 45% of Gen Z reported being “very or extremely likely to start their own business one day.” Born between 1997 and 2007, this generation is keen on creating a path of their own and erasing traditional workplace boundaries to become their own boss. These Gen Zers are part of the Entrepreneur Economy.
Consumer electronics (CE) have always been a major driving force for e-commerce growth. With cutting-edge technologies, CE products have reshaped our everyday lives by providing better access and convenience to communications, health monitoring, entertainment, and lifestyle. As product lifecycles shrink and consumers demand more affordable CE devices, what’s the best sourcing strategy for 2022?
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There is a new generation of entrepreneurs using ecommerce to turn their dreams into reality, and they're revolutionizing the landscape of global retail in the process. More than 4.4 million new US businesses were formed in 2020 — more than any other year on record — according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That's up 600,000 from 2019, and according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, one third of that increase was comprised of retailers not tied to a physical store.