It’s utilitarian and provides no emotional satisfaction. Conversion rates are low, with the “gold standard” being between 2% and 3%. Cart abandon rates are high. 45% of U.S. online shoppers abandoned shopping carts multiple times over a span of three weeks. (Paypal & ComScore) The average return rate for online clothing retailers is about 20% but goes as high as 50% for some. (Forrester Research) &quot;If I'd asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse .“ – henry ford
Commoditization Commoditization is the dilution of a market sector's internal differentiation and competitive nuances in favor of a mass market where price alone determines consumer behavior. The industry's mode of competition thus moves away from innovation of the underlying, commoditized product and toward alternative methods of building value.