8 Amazon ecommerce trends for 2024

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Are you among the millions of shoppers who frequently hit the 'Add to Cart' button on Amazon? Maybe even so often that you sometimes lose track of just how many packages arrive at your doorstep each week? We've all been there – the convenience of online shopping, especially on Amazon, is hard to resist. But have you ever wondered about the behind-the-scenes magic that makes your shopping experience so smoothe or how preferred products land in your recommendations? Let's dive into the Amazon trends of 2024.

Amazon ecommerce trends of 2024

  • 1. Integration of AI in product recommendations

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing customer experiences on Amazon, with personalized product recommendations playing a central role. Amazon, as a brand, seamlessly integrates AI algorithms to power its recommendation engine. For instance, when customers explore a product, AI analyzes their browsing and purchase history to offer instant and tailored suggestions. This feature enhances customer satisfaction and boosts sales by creating a more personalized shopping journey.

The "Customers who bought this also bought" section on Amazon product pages is a good example of how it employs AI to provide recommendations based on other user behavior.

amazon ai products suggestion

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And as AI technology evolves, so does the breadth and sophistication of Amazon’s product recommendations. A more recent feature is Amazon's “Inspired by your browsing history", which not only considers past purchases but also broader shopping behavior, providing users with a more nuanced and tailored shopping journey.

amazon account browsing history

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In the future, expect even more personalized product recommendations that dive deeper into user behavior and interests.

  • 2. Sustainability and eco-friendly practices

Consumers are increasingly gravitating towards sustainable and eco-friendly products. Brands like Patagonia exemplify this trend by integrating eco-conscious practices into their product offerings. For instance, Patagonia's use of sustainable materials and fair labor practices resonates with environmentally conscious consumers. Amazon, recognizing this shift, introduced the "Climate Pledge Friendly" program, granting Amazon sellers with more visibility for their eco-friendly products. This program not only meets consumer demands but also empowers sellers to make a positive environmental impact.

eco-friendly products on amazon

In 2024, Amazon is likely to develop further sustainability initiatives, enabling customers to easily identify and choose sustainable products. Also, sellers who align with this trend will not only appeal to environmentally conscious consumers but might also benefit from Amazon's initiatives to spotlight sustainable products.

  • 3. Social commerce

Social commerce is seeing rapid growth, and Amazon is taking a two-pronged approach.

On one hand, it’s making ample changes to its platform that resemble social media experiences. For instance, Amazon Followers allows shoppers to opt-in to receive notifications about a specific brand on Amazon.

And on the other hand, it’s working closely with existing social media platforms and their respective shopping capabilities. Amazon recently announced a new partnership with Meta that allows users to shop Amazon’s Facebook and Instagram ads and check out with Amazon without leaving the apps. Amazon has also mastered the art of building social communities around its products, such as #amazonfinds on TikTok, which allows users to share their favorite Amazon product discoveries on the app. By leaning on influencers and users to create engaging content, such as authentic reviews and demonstrations, Amazon can boost product visibility organically.

  • 4. Global expansion and cross-border ecommerce opportunities

Amazon's commitment to global expansion presents unprecedented opportunities for sellers to tap into new markets. Through Amazon Global Selling, sellers can list products on international marketplaces, reaching a broader customer base.

Amazon sellers have successfully reached customers in over 200 countries, and this market pool is likely to increase in the coming years. By 2024, Amazon's Global Selling program is projected to empower sellers to tap into new markets effortlessly, with a significant uptick in cross-border ecommerce. Amazon will likely introduce more tools to simplify cross-border selling, including enhanced language translation and currency conversion features. And on an even larger scale, Amazon is expected to invest more heavily in its supply chain services, which help sellers overcome barriers pertaining to customs, storage, inventory levels, etc.

  • 5. Advancements in Amazon advertising strategies

In the last quarter of 2023, Amazon Ad revenue increased by 26% and generated $12 billion in Q3. Advertising on Amazon is evolving rapidly, with new features and tools constantly being introduced. For example, Amazon's "Sponsored Brands" feature empowers sellers to showcase a collection of products, fostering brand visibility and customer engagement. In the future, sellers can expect enhanced targeting options, better analytics, and a more intuitive ad creation process. Innovations like augmented reality (AR) ads and interactive ad formats could become staples in Amazon's advertising toolbox.

Recognizing the importance of data-driven decision-making, sellers must adapt their advertising strategies to maximize visibility and engagement.

  • 6. Voice search in ecommerce

“Alexa, add laundry detergent to my grocery list.” With the continued rise of voice search, Amazon's voice-enabled devices like Alexa will become even more integral to the shopping experience. The image below depicts the most common reasons to use voice commerce.


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While many people prefer Google Assistant and Apple's Siri, which are used by 36% of people, Amazon Alexa is also catching on. In fact, more than a quarter of U.S. adults, around 27%, use Amazon Alexa for voice-activated shopping. This number is expected to rise with further advancements, such as the voice-compatible Echo Frame smart glasses that Amazon launched late last year.

Amazon will likely refine its voice search capabilities, making it easier for users to find and purchase products using voice commands.

  • 7. Qcommerce (Quick Commerce)

Qcommerce (short for quick commerce) is how the industry has coined the phenomenon of ultrafast delivery, and it’s reshaping the ecommerce landscape. The quick commerce market worldwide is expected to grow at 9.77%, resulting in a projected market volume of over $251 billion by 2028. This expansion is mainly driven by the increasing need for speedy delivery, especially for essential items like household goods.

Amazon Prime's one-day and same-day delivery options exemplify this trend, offering customers rapid order fulfillment. For example, Amazon Fresh, a grocery delivery service, embodies Qcommerce by providing customers with quick and convenient access to fresh produce and groceries. The future promises even quicker order fulfillment, ensuring you get your hands on your desired products in no time.

  • 8. Customer reviews and reputation management

Customer reviews wield a significant influence on product rankings and sales. Many brands actively encourage reviews on Amazon from their customers. These reviews not only influence product rankings but also build a brand's reputation, instilling trust in potential customers.

Amazon also implements generative AI in its platform that summarizes customer product reviews easily and quickly. Amazon's initiatives to incentivize early reviews and ongoing efforts to showcase customer feedback will remain essential for sellers, shaping their online reputation.

Customer reviews and reputation management

As we anticipate the future of Amazon, these trends signify a shift towards a more personalized, sustainable, and globally-connected ecommerce experience. Whether you're a frequent shopper or a seller navigating the online marketplace, staying informed about these evolving trends is the key to successfully adapting and thriving on the Amazon marketplace.

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