Industry Statistics: E-commerce sales grow 17.3% in . . . – Internet Retailer

BREAKING NEWS:  Industry Statistics – E-commerce sales grow 17.3% in Q3 – Internet Retailer
E-commerce accounted for approximately 5.2% of total retail sales excluding foodservice — mainly restaurant and bar sales—during the three months ended Sept. 30, up from 4.7% in the third quarter of 2011 and 5.1% from the second quarter of 2012, the Commerce Department says.Total retail sales excluding foodservice during the third quarter totaled $1.09 trillion.

Industry Statistics - E-commerce sales grow 17.3% in Q3 - Internet Retailer

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Now there’s a whole new generation of e-commerce players. Ever heard of Nasty Gal, Warby Parker, Indochino, Stella Dot, Chloe & Isabel, Frank & Oak, Julep, Beachmint, Shoedazzle, ModCloth, Everlane, Bonobos or J Hilburn? Together, this group of companies will generate over a billion dollars in revenue in 2012.

These web-only brands are vertically integrating the retail value chain, including manufacturing, branding, and distribution. By eliminating stores from the supply chain, these companies bring products directly to consumers from the factory without the bloat of the traditional retailer. This translates into high-quality products (whether eyeglasses or t-shirts) at significantly lower prices.

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E-commerce driving regionalization of distribution networks – DC Velocity

E-commerce driving regionalization of distribution networks – DC Velocity,  Move would allow retailers to cut delivery times, simplify returns.  Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. “projected that the internationa (excluding the United States) e-commerce market would reach $1.1 trillion in 2015.”