Online shopping trends 2022
Forced to accelerate their e-commerce operations, retailers continue to be buffeted by COVID. In 2022, the omicron variant, supply chain issues, and inflation have challenged the retail industry.
But one thing is clear. Although the restrictions on brick-and-mortar retail have relaxed and more people are returning to physical stores, online sales continue to soar.
Worldwide e-commerce sales grew to an estimated $4.9 trillion dollars in 2021, up from $3.3 trillion dollars in 2019, according to Statista. Researchers at Statista estimate global e-commerce sales will top $7 trillion dollars by 2025.