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BGL has a distinguished track record in mergers & acquisitions advisory and capital-raising services for the E-commerce sector.  We provide clients with exceptional results when executing investment banking, financial advisory, and restructuring assignments.  Our experienced E-commerce team brings in-depth knowledge, proven transaction experience, and an exceptional level of service to our clients.

Prevailing E-commerce Industry Trends

Today’s connected consumer is embracing a thriving e-commerce channel. E-commerce sales increased 14.6 percent to $341.7 billion in 2015 - which compares to a 1.4 percent increase in overall retail sales over the same period, according to U.S. Census Bureau reports. E-commerce sales growth is outpacing traditional brick-and-mortar stores but still only accounted for 7.3 percent of total retail sales in 2015.

Mobile commerce is transforming the retail landscape. Google, in its Micro-Moments study, cited a 29 percent increase in mobile conversion rates in the past year.

Findings from a recent Deloitte survey revealed that nearly one-in-three shoppers say they spend more when they use digital* as part of their shopping process.

”Customers are empowered. Digital commerce, bolstered by the mobilization of retail, has put the power in the customer’s hands. Instead of technology changes being driven by retailers, iterations in technology are now being dictated by customer expectations,” cited Boston Retail Partners in its 2016 Annual Ecommerce Survey.

Brand owners and retailers need to engage today’s tech savvy consumers with a ”unified commerce platform to achieve the seamless holistic brand experience,” said Ken Morris, a principal at Boston Retail Partners

 

The Mobilization of Retail

The Mobilization of Retail

E-commerce By The Numbers


Digital & Mobile Influenced Sales and E-commerce in the U.S., 2014

Digital & Mobile Influenced Sales and E-commerce in the U.S., 2014

Digital & Mobile Influenced Sales and E-commerce in the U.S., 2014

Digital & Mobile Influenced Sales and E-commerce in the U.S., 2014

*Source: ”Navigating the Digital Divide”. Deloitte survey of over 3,000 consumers in late 2014-early 2015, examining the influence of digital interactions on in-store retail purchases. Mobile defined as web-enabled mobile device, including smartphones. The digital influence is defined more broadly to include any digital device, from desktop computers and tablets to smartphones and wearable devices.