In response to the U.S. Division of Commerce, ecommerce retail development in america slowed within the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2021. The U.S. retail ecommerce gross sales estimate (PDF) for Q3 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation however not for value modifications, was $214.6 billion, down 3.3% from Q2 2021.
The Division of Commerce defines ecommerce gross sales as “… gross sales of products and providers the place the customer locations an order, or the value and phrases of the sale are negotiated over an Web, cell system (m‐commerce), extranet, digital knowledge interchange (EDI) community, electronic message, or different comparable on-line system. Fee might or will not be made on-line.”
In Q3 2021, the ecommerce share of whole U.S. retail gross sales stood at 13%, down from 13.8% in the identical quarter from the earlier 12 months. Nonetheless, from April by June 2021, retail ecommerce gross sales in america surpassed $220 billion, the best quarter in historical past.
The Division of Commerce knowledge exhibits that in Q3 2021 ecommerce grew by 6.6% from the identical quarter of 2020, whereas whole retail gross sales elevated by 13.1% in the identical interval.