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Case Study: Overcoming “race-to-the-bottom” pricing with effective online promotions
By on October 15, 2018

When it comes to pricing, the U.S. beauty category is one of the most intensely competitive categories online. Major retailers Jet.com, Walmart and Target are locked in an arms race with Amazon, each jockeying to be the lowest priced. In fact, as of Q2 2018, the average price difference for beauty products on Jet.com and…

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By on October 02, 2018

So far, 2019 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year when it comes to investing in eCommerce. According to our third annual eCommerce benchmarking survey, 41% of brands will increase eCommerce spending by as much as 10% vs. the prior year — and 35% of brands will exceed that number. Are you confident you’re making…

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By on October 01, 2018

A top 3 player in the intensely competitive online personal care space was losing sales and share on Amazon 1P (products sold and distributed directly by the retailer), largely because of out-of-stock issues. The manufacturer found out the hard way that it doesn’t matter how good your content or traffic rates are if the online…

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By on August 10, 2018

Amazon reported that Prime Day 2018 was the “biggest global shopping event in its history,” with more than 100 million products sold during the 36-hour promotional event. Now, new analysis from Profitero sheds light on which categories and brands shined brightest during this year’s big event.  Analyzing eight categories in the U.S., Profitero found that Amazon’s…

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By on August 02, 2018

Retailers are locked in an arms race, monitoring each other’s pricing and dynamically repricing. Profitero’s data reveals that retailers like Amazon are repricing some products daily or even more frequently. In fact, we found that 71% of products sold by 3P sellers on Amazon had intraday price changes — with some prices changing as many…

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