Retailers, Do you know the web?
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Retailers, Do You Know the Web?

It is evident that the Internet has transformed modern-day life. Whether people use their smartphones to check for their closest retail store or pay for items in shops. The web has affected retail on every level in recent years.

Technology has advanced at such a rate that it is hard for people to keep up with the changes. Businesses are using technology for all kinds of activities including automation of tasks. The possibilities seem endless now that the Internet is a core part of our lives.

 

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The Internet in Numbers

The Internet Facts and Statistics 2018 infographic reveals some amazing stats. For example, over half of the world’s population are now using the Internet, as was estimated on 1 January 2018. In Asia alone they have 2 billion users of the Internet. To say nothing of China with most active Internet usage in the world at 772 million.

Social media is also extremely popular. People use social media to communicate with their friends or to monitor what celebrities are doing. Retailers are also tapping into the power of social media. The potential marketing opportunities it provides are endless, from shoppable posts to brand building. Did you know that Facebook has over 2.2 billion monthly active users? Or that YouTube has over 1.5 billion users? It is quite astonishing when you think about how this compares to the world’s population.

Drones are anticipated to be in use for commercial purposes by the end of 2018, which could change the e-commerce world like never before. In fact, 50% of UK consumers have said they will be willing to accept delivery via drone. So what do you think the future of e-commerce will look like in a year?

The Internet is certainly changing every aspect of our lives. Which means it is changing the way retailers have to do business. Check out the infographic to make sure you know the web so that you can keep up.Internet Facts and Statistics 2018 Infographic