Good news for eCommerce merchants as online spending grew for the fifth consecutive month this March. According to a recent article from Internet Retailer, online spending in March increased 16.1% over the same time last year. This rise in spending follows the 13.2% increase in online spending compared to February of 2010. The rising gas prices may be one reason shoppers are choosing to shop online rather than to drive retail locations.
SiteLINK eCommerce customers have also experienced this double-digit increase in online spending. The average SiteLINK store experienced a strong 12% increase in average number of orders per day compared to March 2010, which lead to the fifth month of consecutive growth in online revenue. The notable increase in traffic and orders contributed to an impressive 12% increase in revenue per day over March 2010.
Whatever the reason for the growth one thing is clear, the online market is a growing marketplace and with the right tools eCommerce merchants can benefit. SiteLINK’s eCommerce offers SEO features, selling tools, integrated cross channel customer management along with social media sharing which help to increase stores online visibility. This visibility has helped to drive traffic to online stores and increase conversion rates to produce that exciting 12% growth.
Lets hope April follows this steady growth and produces six consecutive months of growth. Has your eCommerce store experienced similar growth? If so we would love to hear about what efforts have helped you seal the sales and grow your business!