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    Pandemic accelerates GameStop’s shift to online sales

    While GameStop (NYSE: GME) has been in the news due to the recent Reddit-fueled buzz, trading activity, and stock volatility, transaction data reveals that its sales have decreased over the last two years—exacerbated by COVID-19 as well as the increase in gaming publishers’ and console manufacturers’ direct-to-consumer offerings. Over the last 12 months, GameStop’s average … Continued

    Beauty Subscription Boxes Glow During COVID-19

    When lockdown orders went into effect during COVID-19, consumers increasingly turned to online retailers for necessities. For the beauty industry, this meant a renewed interest in beauty subscription boxes. DTC beauty box companies offer subscriptions (usually monthly or quarterly) and an additional ecommerce platform for purchasing beauty and makeup products. This analysis explores how the … Continued

    Disney+ takes customer retention crown from Netflix

    As COVID-19 has forced movie theatres to close and spurred increased subscriptions to streaming services nationwide, Disney has doubled down on streaming by releasing new movies straight to Disney+. The company, which originally included new releases in base subscription plans, launched its Premier Access feature with the release of Mulan, requiring a $29.99 one-time fee … Continued

    Wine Subscription Companies See Sales Pour in During the Holidays

    With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise nationwide, holiday shopping is expected to further transition away from brick-and-mortar stores and toward e-commerce. The shift to purchasing gifts online has strong implications for DTC wine subscription companies, which have historically experienced significant sales increases during the holiday season and have further exploded in popularity during the pandemic.  … Continued

    Amazon Prime Day 2020 Was the Biggest Ever

    It’s prime time for online shopping. Earlier this year, Amazon announced that it would shift its annual Prime Day from mid-July to mid-October in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. New sales data shows that Amazon Prime Day 2020, which took place on October 13 and 14, outperformed previous Prime Days while also ushering in an … Continued