Is the e-commerce shift going to last?

In the last couple of weeks, my Twitter timeline has been filled with operators gushing about how the weekends look like Black Friday weekends, even for non-essential products. Modification is already here. Is the e-commerce shift going to last?, an online merchant chart business that finds and evaluates business and consumer perception metrics about D2C brand names and e-commerce companies. Beyond simply the anecdotal evidence, we looked for indications that tell us e-commerce is being adopted at a much faster speed. One way to determine that is to look at the historic data of how Shopify has actually been onboarding merchants for the last 2 years on a regular monthly basis, and compare that with what occurred this year in Q1. In those 2 months alone, Shopify seems to have onboarded more merchants than in the whole of 2018….