Naughty or Nice? — Q3 2022 E-commerce Review — Part 2

Kevin LaBuz
6 min readDec 4, 2022

Like e-commerce companies, consumers are retrenching. They’re becoming more discerning, more value-conscious, and thriftier. Below, a look at recent shifts in consumer behavior and how the e-commerce industry is responding.

Stocking Stuffers

Over the past two quarters e-commerce companies took out the hatchet as online spending normalized from pandemic peaks. Consumers are cutting back too.

Today’s economic environment is as confusing as a stocking with a lump of coal next to a…

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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.