Amazon Prime Statistics: In Seven Years, Selection Up By 15 Times To 15 Million

We spotted this good set of stats on Amazon Prime today:

” In 2005, Amazon launched Amazon Prime, offering customers all-you-can-eat Free Two-Day Shipping on one million items for only $79 per year. Since that time, Amazon has significantly increased the benefits of Prime – adding over 14 million eligible items to reach over 15 million; introducing Prime Instant Video, growing the number of movies and TV episodes from 5,000 at launch to over 22,000; and adding the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, which started with 5,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates and now includes over 180,000 books. With all these new benefits, the price of Prime remains just $79. Today, Amazon announced that it now ships more items with Prime Free Two-Day Shipping than with Free Super Saver Shipping – the program Amazon launched in 2002 that offers free shipping on orders over $25.”

Statistics Source: BusinessWire

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Retail Food Price Statistics: Up, Up and Up

We spotted this today:

“The USDA reported sharp hikes in retail prices in July compared to a year ago. Steak is up almost 15 percent, whole chickens up 16 percent, ham up 8 percent, and cheddar cheese is up 13 percent.”

Statistics Source: Yahoo Finance

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7 Million: Number Of Retail Locations PayPal Will Access Through Discover Deal

We spotted this today:

“Under the deal, unveiled on Wednesday, PayPal will issue payment cards to its more than 50 million active users in the U.S. next year.

The cards will let PayPal users buy from merchants that already use Discover Network, a payment network with more than 7 million U.S. retail locations.”

Statistics Source: CNBC

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5.5 Billion USD: What You Buy When You Wait In Line

We spotted this interesting stat today:

“The drudgery of unoccupied time also accounts in large measure for the popularity of impulse-buy items, which earn supermarkets about $5.5 billion annually. The tabloids and packs of gum offer relief from the agony of waiting.”

Statistics Source: NYTimes

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33 Percent More Quantity Or 33 Percent Discount?

We spotted this rather interesting stat today:

“When offered the possibility of 33% off a product or the same product with 33% more quantity, which would you choose?

The Economist sums up the results of a new study published in the Journal of Marketing, which reveals that most consumers view these options as essentially the same proposition. But they’re not. The discount is by far the better deal. As the Economist puts it, because most shoppers are “useless at fractions,” they don’t realize that, for instance, a “50% increase in quantity is the same as a 33% discount in price.”

Read more: http://moneyland.time.com/2012/07/03/consumers-prefer-to-get-more-rather-than-pay-less-because-theyre-bad-at-math/#ixzz1zwctGKnC”

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Tide Shoplifting Statistics: One Man Steals $25,000 Worth of Tide

We had spotted some interesting shoplifting stats in the past. We spotted this today:

“”Theft of Tide is not a new issue in the retail industry,” said a spokesman for CVS.
There’s a lucrative black market for the cleaning detergent, experts said, with the retail price rising to as much as $20 a bottle.
Police in Minnesota said one man stole $25,000 worth of Tide over several months before he was arrested.”

Read more: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/money/30666367/detail.html#ixzz1p9IGun3R

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Shoplifting Statistics: One In Eleven Shoppers Is A Shoplifter

Here is a stunning statistic we spotted:

“One in every 11 people who walk through the door are likely to walk out with at least one item he or she didn’t pay for. Given that retailers are likely to lose $119 billion to shoplifters this year (1.45 percent of total sales), it’s not surprising that the loss-prevention folks have studied this problem from every angle. ”

Statistics Source: Adweek

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50 Million Traders Shut Shop For A Day In India Protesting FDI In Retail

We spotted this today:

“Nearly 5 crore traders will down shutters on Thursday in protest against the government’s move to allow foreign retail giants such as Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour in the multi-brand retail sector. The government has allowed 51% foreign investment in the multi-brand retail sector, but has faced stringent criticism as protests have swelled from opposition parties and some of its own allies.”

Statistics Source: TimesOfIndia

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Billion Dollar Day: Cyber Monday Rings In $1.25B in Sales

We had spotted some black friday statistics – we spotted this today:

“Cyber Monday officially rules the U.S. online-shopping season, having racked up $1.25 billion in 2011 sales–a 22 percent increase over the previous year, according to ComScore data.

Yesterday’s spending reflected both an 11 percent increase in the number of people shopping online and a significant jump in how much they spent. More than 10 million people bought something online yesterday, the online-marketing research firm said. Those shoppers made an average of 1.9 purchases apiece, in total worth an average of nearly $125–a nine percent increase over per capita spending on Cyber Monday 2010.”

Statistics Source: CNet

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Black Friday Stats: It’s official: Black Friday 2011 Sets A New Record

We spotted this today:

“Early reports from three separate firms suggest that Black Friday retail sales set a new record in 2011. Online sales growth was massive according to estimates from both IBM and comScore; the former reported on Saturday that online Black Friday sales grew 24.3% over 2010 and total Black Friday spending rose 39.3% over last year. Meanwhile, comScore’s data shows that online spending this past Friday grew 26% from Black Friday 2010 to $816 million. Offline, market research firm ShopperTrak said retail foot traffic rose 5.1% year-over-year on Black Friday 2011, and spending was up 6.6% to a record $11.4 billion. “This is the largest year-over-year gain in ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate for Black Friday since the 8.3 percent increase we saw between 2007 and 2006,” ShopperTrak CEO Bill Martin said in a statement.”

Statistics Source: BGR

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