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Retailers and vendors across apparel, home furnishings and beauty reported ecommerce earnings results as consumers check their spending.

More retailers in Digital Commerce 360’s Top 1000 list of leading ecommerce retailers in North America reported ecommerce earnings results for the most recent fiscal quarter. Here’s the ecommerce earnings summary you need to know from this quarter. Read more ecommerce earnings coverage here.

Parentheses indicate the merchant’s ranking in the Top 1000.

Amazon.com Inc. (No. 1)

Amazon recorded its highest operating income ever in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Operating income nearly quadrupled year over year, growing 343%.

Read more about Amazon’s earnings here. 

Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (No. 154)

Canada Goose reported total revenue grew 1% to $281.1 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Oct. 1. Direct-to-consumer revenue grew 15% in the same period, while comparable DTC sales declined 7%. Comparable store sales grew, but not enough to offset ecommerce declines, the retailer said in a statement. Though online sales were down, website visits to product pages increased in the quarter, Canada Goose says.


E.l.f. Cosmetics Inc. (No. 950)

Beauty retailer e.l.f. reported net sales grew 76% to $215.5 million in its fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30. The growth was attributed to strong sales both in stores and online. Ecommerce made up about 17% of sales in the quarter, the retailer says. The e.l.f. app and loyalty program are also both growing quickly, the retailer says.

Etsy Inc. (Marketplace No. 17)

Etsy reported consolidated revenue grew 7.0% to $636.3 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Gross merchandise sales on the platform grew 1.2% in the period, to $3 billion. Meanwhile, active buyers grew 3.4%, and active sellers grew 19.0%.

Read more about Etsy earnings here.

Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes reported revenue declined 6% to $784 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Global Ecommerce, the sector of the shipping vendor that handles B2C fulfillment services, reported a revenue decline of 12% to $313 million. Domestic parcel revenue grew 29% and volume grew 38%, offset by declines in international revenue.


“We recognize that the level of losses that we’ve been reporting in that segment are not sustainable,” Jason Dies, interim CEO, told investors of the Global Ecommerce segment in an earnings call. 

Pitney Bowes is a shipping carrier for 104 retailers in the Top 1000.

Revolve Group Inc. (No. 87 in the Top 1000)

Revolve reported net sales declined 4% in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Expenses increased over the same period due in part to a pending legal case, leading to a 73% decline in net income to $3.2 million.

Revolve did not share specifics on online sales, but said sales through TikTok shop “increased meaningfully” over Q2. The retailer plans to expand its TikTok presence in the future.


Shopify Inc.

Shopify reported total revenue grew 25% to $1.7 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Gross merchandise volume, the total value of merchant sales across Shopify’s systems, increased 22% to $55 billion. Gross profit also grew, up 36% to $901 million.

45 retailers in the Top 1000 use Shopify. They account for a combined $8.30 billion in web sales annually.

Target Corp (No. 5)

Target announced that digital sales declined 10.5% year over year in the fiscal second quarter ended July 29. The retailer’s Drive-Up service led online sales, Target says.

Meanwhile, comparable in-store sales declined 4.3% versus Q2 last year. Target’s total revenue in Q2 reached $24.8 billion. That’s down 4.9% year over year. Operating profit after taxes was $3.89 billion, down from $4.63 billion in the year-ago period. Read more here.


Walmart (No. 2)

Walmart announced that U.S. online sales grew 24% for its fiscal second quarter ended July 28. International ecommerce sales grew 26%. Ecommerce sales were fueled by pickup and delivery orders.

Over the same period, comparable in-store sales grew more modestly, up 6.4%, excluding fuel. Total revenue grew, too, by 5.7% to $161.6 billion. Read more here.

Wayfair Inc. (No. 10)

Wayfair reported total net revenue increased 3.7% to $2.9 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

The online furniture retailer reported a larger increase in U.S. net revenue, which grew 5.4% to $2.6 billion. Meanwhile, international revenue declined 7.0% over the same period. Net loss was $163 million.


Read more about Wayfair’s earnings results here.

So what does it mean?

  • Apparel results were mixed, but Revolve’s involvement with TikTok shop hints at future possible avenues of growth for savvy retailers.
  • Pitney Bowes reported volume declines similar to what UPS previously recorded. Both fulfillment vendors will rely on the upcoming holiday season to reinvigorate business.

Ecommerce earnings calendar

Here’s when to expect other ecommerce earnings this quarter:

  • Amazon.com Inc.: Oct. 26
  • Best Buy Co Inc.: Nov. 21
  • Chewy Inc.: Dec. 6
  • Costco Wholesale Corp.: Dec. 14
  • The Gap Inc.: Nov. 16
  • The Home Depot Inc.: Nov. 14
  • Lowe’s Cos Inc.: Nov. 21
  • Macy’s Inc.: Nov. 16
  • Target Corp.: Nov. 15
  • Walmart Inc.: Nov. 16

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