I didn’t meet my husband the “old fashioned way” in a bar. Nope. We met on Tinder. While some may be surprised I found love on a dating app, it’s definitely not the exception to the norm anymore. The online dating industry grew 15.6% in 2021. People worldwide hoping to connect with that special someone are looking to technology to give them a hand. Case in point: There were almost three billion total visits to dating and relationship websites so far in 2022.
This earnings season, big tech equates to cars, baseball, and social media giants. It’s getting interesting. Does Tesla (TSLA) qualify as big tech? When you get into a Tesla, it’s like sitting inside of a computer. But instead of a VR experience, you actually get to drive – or not, if you prefer autopilot. Then there’s Elon Musk’s current play for Twitter (TWTR) to “unleash the social media giant’s full potential” (his words). But the real story is how Twitter is handling its change in leadership and comparing it to its competitors. Speaking of, how is META (Facebook) handling its first decrease in users reported in 4Q21?
If there’s one thing consumers have a ton of, it’s options. From department stores bespoke boutiques to online hype hubs, there seems to always be a new must-have brand on the rise. As the number of consumers continues to grow, so is the popularity of one-stop online marketplaces that offer everything from beauty and personal care, consumer electronics, food, apparel, and more. Different marketplaces have specific requirements, product categories, audiences, and listing fees.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pet-boom, there are more furry-friends in our lives than ever before. In fact, the number of households in the U.S. that have at least one pet is at its all-time high – 70% according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). It should come as no surprise then that total visits to the top 100 pet food websites jumped nearly 40% year-over-year (YoY) worldwide. Whether it’s because of ease, COVID-19 precautions, or personal preference, website traffic trends show a clear shift in consumer preference towards shopping for common goods online, pet supply brands included.
Reddit is on track to join other publicly traded social media companies in its Wall Street debut. Famous for its message boards and network of niche communities, the San Francisco-based platform filed confidentially with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Dec. 15, writing on its website that “the number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.” According to Reuter’s Sept. 13 report, Reddit hoped for a valuation of more than $15 billion.
What’s your go-to messaging app? You may not know it, but your answer will largely depend on where you live. We analyzed Android data from 90 countries using Similarweb’s market research intelligence, to determine the most popular messaging apps across the world. We found that overall, there were three top messaging apps dominating the global market in 2021. Let’s dive right in.
Movie theaters are back in business. But the influence of streaming isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. During the pandemic in 2020, streaming service subscriptions passed one billion worldwide for the first time. Those habits are hard to kick. As you can see in the chart, streaming in 2021 exceeded that of 2020 and continues to rise. With so much more screen time, which of the 5 top Netflix shows took the crown for the most-searched series from 2021? Using Similarweb Research Intelligence, we conducted keyword research to find out.
Revenue grew nearly 6% across Amazon categories reaching $85.4 billion in the third quarter (July – September). To determine the top Amazon brands and the consumer behavior driving their growth, our industry managers used data from Shopper Intelligence, our eCommerce solution, to analyze the fastest-growing brands based on quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) revenue growth in top Amazon categories. Read on to see which brands and related products are capturing consumer attention, and leave with some learnings for your holiday season strategy.
Warby Parker (NYSE: WRBY) isn’t disappointing Wall Street so far. After going public via a direct listing, WRBY surged 36% on its Sept. 29 NYSE debut to close at $54.90. Investors are now left wondering: What’s ahead for the New York City-based eyewear retailer?
The Gen Z and millennial favorite has successfully sustained its strength. But is that enough to maintain outsized growth and sales amidst improving competition from legacy retailers?
The internet accounts for 2% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, the same as the global airline industry. Every time you Google a half-thought, play a silly cat video, or read a helpful blog (hi there), energy is used. But before you burn your router and boycott the internet, I’d ask you to finish this article first. With COP26 approaching and climate change growing as a hot topic, people are hunting for ways to educate their mind, eliminate their waste, and engage in the conversation on the quest to go green – all on the internet! Maybe the world wide web isn’t so bad after all.
The cryptocurrency market has been one of the more disruptive elements of the finance industry since it sprung to stardom in 2017. Where once cryptocurrencies seemed like a figment of the future, they’re now a household name. As key currencies rise and fall and the pundits have their say, the question is: How does the buzz surrounding cryptocurrencies translate into customer behavior online?
COVID-19 will be remembered in history as a pandemic. One of the things it may or may not be remembered for is the mental health pandemic that it induced. Mental Health Awareness Day this year is a stark reminder that, although there is a vaccine for COVID-19, there is no such thing for mental health and personal well-being. And while the need for mental health services has soared, the pandemic halted traditional support and treatment.
Following what’s trending and trendspotting are not the same. Trendspotters identify the coming trends and capitalize on them early. They stay market leaders. Think about the top brands in the market now. They are the names others turn to prepare for what’s coming. It’s why there is hype around every new iPhone launch. Yet, being on the cutting edge of the industry isn’t just reserved for the current market leaders. By keeping an eye out for industry data, you can anticipate which trends are fleeting (think clubhouse vs. TikKok), and which have lasting power to disrupt your market.
Today, 60% of U.S. consumers stock up on groceries online. In the wake of the pandemic, traditional grocers now compete with disruptors like Instacart and megaretailers like Walmart and Amazon. To help these retailers thrive in the cutthroat online grocery business, we use Similarweb Shopper and Research Intelligence, to compare Amazon, Walmart, Instacart, and traditional grocers. Web traffic to the U.S. grocery industry spiked 47% year-over-year (YoY) since the onset of COVID-19.
With the pandemic spurring more and more people to move into new, and often larger homes, outfitting these living spaces has become top-of-mind. However, with the rise of eCommerce, in-store furniture shopping has become passé – consumers are going digital instead. To help brands and retailers navigate this changing landscape, we’ll analyze the digital performance of top online furniture sites, using our eCommerce solutions, Research and Shopper Intelligence.
In May 2021, Shein made headlines by overtaking Amazon as the number one shopping app on iOS and Android. The June announcement that Shein may IPO at a $47 billion valuation rattled public attention again. How did this Chinese app seemingly emerge out of nowhere to become the most downloaded in the U.S.? In this article, we’ll use data from our eCommerce solutions Research Intelligence and Shopper Intelligence, to analyze Shein and see if it’s truly a threat to retailers like Amazon and Walmart. Hold your breath for the Shein vs. Amazon face-off.
An earnings report gives investors the opportunity to assess a company’s alpha-generating potential. Some of the critical questions that earnings can answer are: Is the company growing fast enough? How profitable is it? Which are the best-performing segments? And ultimately, is the company poised for long-term success? Based on this information, an investor may decide to hold the stock long-term or to sell as soon as possible.
Your CEO says it’s too aggressive, the product manager says it’s too vague, the sales rep says it’s too long, and support? Well, they feel it doesn’t do much to answer the main questions customers usually ask. For digital researchers or market analysts, this scenario is all too familiar. You just can’t please everyone…or can you? With market segmentation, companies can optimize their digital strategies using an array of targeted messages and content specific to their audience, making sure that everyone, from C-levels to marketers, and customers included, are happy and on the same page.
Chewy is coming out of an exceptionally strong Q1 due in large part to the 2020 national trend towards pet adoption. With investor expectations high and very bullish management guidance in their last call, Chewy will need to deliver dazzling results to satisfy the market. Aggregate active customer growth is strong. However, Similarweb data suggests that the share of the all-important active customers versus non-Autoship customers (Chewy’s subscription program) is in clear decline.
Much like the timeless album cover of Dark Side of the Moon, the pandemic has been a prism for online retailers. It’s now July 2021, and a lot of us are locked up inside with nothing but Pink Floyd’s sampled sounds – like coins in a cash register at the start of Money – to remind us of the outside world. Online shopping has become the norm, and Australians are buying groceries, clothes, and recreational items with a click of their mouse or a swipe of their screen in never-before-seen numbers.