Autonomous delivery and fulfillment. A number of autonomous vehicle companies are already making headway in fulfillment including Aurora Innovation, TuSimple, and more. See our list of autonomous vehicle companies that were headlining in 2020 that we can be sure to see even more progress in 2021.
Ethical and values-based brands will increase. B Corporation certified companies are often top-performing companies and we are sure to see more brands aiming to clear the certification. 71% of consumers already want to buy from brands that align with their values and we predict that this year, companies that align with the consumers’ social, environmental, and political ideals will be increasingly spotlighted (or thrown down if misaligned).
Subscription payment options will thrive. We’ve seen companies like Affirm, Klarna, and Afterpay grow substantially in 2020 as online shopping grew. These pay-over-time models should see even more shops online, in-app, and in-store growth as shoppers embrace this new payment model.
Social commerce. Just like shoppable TV, we can expect influencer marketing to grow even more as social platforms like TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram all enter their second year since launching/testing shoppable social platforms.
Poshmark sets IPO Price Range
The social platform for buying and selling used fashion items said it intends to offer 6.6 million shares priced between $35 and $39 each.
Double-digit growth for gaming
Gaming grew 12% to $139.9BN but is expected to slow down in 2021 according to this report.
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