We’ve all heard the rumors: In-store retail is over. Online shopping is king. eCommerce spells the end for retail stores.
Despite what you may have read in the media, retail is thriving. Physical stores currently account for almost 90 percent of all retail sales in North America, and that number is still predicted to be well over 80 percent five years from now. According to analyst firm IHL, the U.S. retail industry has increased sales by $565.7 billion since January 2017 and showed a net gain of 8,575 new stores. The in-store retail experience is far from over - it’s growing.