E-commerce Q2 2022 Review: Slimming Down — Part 2

Kevin LaBuz
8 min readSep 11, 2022

The e-commerce industry is retrenching as penetration reverts to pre-pandemic levels. During the second quarter, focus shifted from growth to survival. Below, a look at how e-commerce companies are responding to lower demand. (Here’s part one of the series.) As always, thanks for reading.

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Kevin LaBuz

Head of IR & Corporate Development at 1stDibs. Previously finance at Etsy, Indeed, and internet equity research at Deutsche Bank. Find me on Twitter @kjlabuz.