In the peak pandemic month of April last year, home improvement app downloads smashed new records. According to data from app intelligence provider Apptopia, in the US, Home Depot’s app reached 706,000 downloads. Lowe’s app was downloaded 527,000 times, while Menards’ app reached 116,000. For all three retailers added together, the downloads were almost 70% higher than in April 2019.
With stats like this, and many others like it, it is clear that the modern DIY shopper is moving online at an astounding rate. The DIY retail landscape has changed significantly due to Covid-19, with shoppers flocking online to buy supplies for home improvement projects whilst they are stuck indoors. Traditionally bricks and mortar focused brands and manufacturers have had to adapt to this change, and some have managed better than others. In this webcast, Head of Market Insights Chris Elliott will cast an eye over the state of the DIY industry, and shares with you
- Who benefited from the switch to Ecommerce?
- Which manufacturers are investing to be the most visible online?
- Is this investment paying off on Amazon?
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On top of that, you can now access our DIY and home improvement blog: The Future is Digital. In this blog, we outline the priorities for the DIY and home improvement sector in a shopping environment defined by new consumer requirements and characteristics.