2022 New Year shopping guide sheds light on new trends

A new year means a fresh start for eBay sellers and buyers. Digital shopping will continue to be an important way for shoppers to spend their money in 2022. eMarketer expects total U.S. retail sales to increase 2.5% year-over-year to $6.6 trillion with a 16.1% increase in eCommerce sales.  As we look at the year ahead we wanted to know, “what will motivate buyers in 2022?” 

To help answer this, we surveyed over 1,500 eBay buyers and another 2,000 general online shoppers to better understand their shopping intent around the New Year and major Q1 shopping moments.

Around 89% of the eBay buyers surveyed plan to continue shopping after the winter holiday season. The results of our 2022 New Years study can help sellers anticipate buyer behavior, get ahead of trends and  transition their holiday marketing plans into  New Year strategies that deliver results. You’ll learn about:

  • Who  buyers will be shopping for 
  • How New Year’s resolutions will impact buyer wishlists
  • Top motivators that will drive purchases during major shopping moments.   

Let’s take a sneak peek at our findings.

The holidays are over. It’s time to treat yourself.

The season of giving unto others has wrapped up. It’s time for buyers to give unto themselves.

Priorities shift for eBay buyers after the holiday season. While shopping for families is still important (66%), our buyers are twice as likely to shop for themselves compared to other online shoppers. We know 56% of self-gifters are ready to take advantage of post holiday and new years sales. This means sellers should remain competitive with pricing well into the New Year and continue to take advantage of marketing and advertising tools available to them like our Promoted Listings portfolio to help boost listing visibility and drive sales. 

eBay’s online marketplace will be a top destination for self-gifters searching for listings in the categories above. 

New Year’s resolutions will influence shoppers

A new year offers buyers a chance to hit the reset button and set new goals for themselves. New Year’s resolutions will continue to be big motivators, with Health & Fitness, and Travel at the top of the list. Buyers will search for the proper gear to accomplish their ambitions. We learned that more than half of eBay buyers plan on purchasing apparel, sneakers and equipment to meet their health goals. But only at the right price.

To learn more about what’s motivating buyers to spend more during the new year, and how you can turn the insights into action to drive results for your business, simply fill out the form below to download the full guide to learn more.

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