Not Just A Boon For Amazon: Prime Day Effect Felt Across The Web
Retail activity lifts seen on other marketplaces and retailer-owned sites during Wednesday's deal day.
It turns out Wednesday wasn’t just Christmas in July for Amazon Prime sellers. The influence of Amazon Prime Day rippled beyond the ecommerce giant’s own marketplace to boost consumer activity across retailer-owned sites and other marketplaces on Wednesday.
Several major retailers across verticals saw a lift on their own sites, says consumer identity platform Signal. The firm told Marketing Land on Friday that in analyzing millions of customer interactions across the owned sites of 20 major brands, it saw an average lift of 20 percent on Prime Day. In some time frames throughout the day, retail activity increased nearly 40 percent compared to the previous week.
ChannelAdvisor added that retail customers on its platform saw activity increase on other marketplaces, including BestBuy, Sears and NewEgg on Wednesday among customers on its platform compared to that day the previous year. Same store sales on BestBuy’s marketplace rose 200 percent year-over-year, while Sears saw an 88 percent lift, and NewEgg was up 40 percent compared to the same day last year.
Amazon confirmed that orders on the site during the “Black Friday in July” deal day surpassed that of the actual Black Friday of 2014 and that Prime Day would definitely happen again.
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