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Deep Dive: US Consumer Survey: Amazon is Winning the Battle in the Toy Segment

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Key Points

  • While brick-and-mortar stores remain the main channel where consumers go to buy toys, online retailing has doubled its mind share compared with five years ago: 14.7% of consumers say they go online to purchase toys versus 7.3% five years ago.
  • Amazon has capitalized on the rising popularity of shopping for toys online: over 14% of parents shop most often at Amazon for toys. The retailer has gained shared at the expense of Walmart and Target, while Toys “R” Us has managed to remain differentiated.
  • Both Amazon and Walmart appeal to price-sensitive customers, however, according to consumers, Amazon offers better selection and service, which is how the retailer is winning the battle in the toys segment.




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