Ecommerce Sales Surged In May, Report Says

Ecommerce sales surged by 81% in May compared to the same period last year, according to a study by ACI Worldwide. This increase was driven by a 216% leap in the sportswear and sporting goods sector, 190% in housewares and DIY supplies and 84% in gaming. The easing of lockdown restrictions in many countries has slowed growth in some sectors. For instance, gaming rose 126% in April. But ticketing fell by 97% in May, with declines in travel of 73%, dating, 11% for May YoY, gift cards by 24% and telco by 12%. Travel had an even worse falloff — 91% — in April.

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