Consumer specialty eCommerce sales continue to slow from their pandemic high in Q2 2020 due to the gradual reopening of the in-person economy as well as inflationary pressures impacting consumers willingness to make discretionary purchases.

Using Drop’s zero-party transactional data, here are five key shifts specialty eCommerce retailers Etsy, Stitch Fix, and Chewy, are facing post-pandemic.

What the data says.

Inflation slows inspiration: Largely driven by inflation, Etsy’s basket size has increased mid-single digits since last year, but growth in transaction volume has slipped, falling -17% in Q2 2022 alone.

Fixing Stitch Fix: Having fared better than other eCommerce names during the “great reopening” of in-person retail since the pandemic, the last 6 months have been a challenge for Stitch Fix with their transaction growth declining an average of -20% on a YoY basis.

Pandemic puppies are growing up: Compared to other specialty eCommerce retailers, Chewy’s sales growth has decelerated at a relatively slower pace, likely due to the explosion of pet ownership that occurred during the pandemic, paired with the relative price inelasticity of pet supplies.

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