If every cloud has a silver lining, eCommerce has found one in COVID-19. Due to the fear over risks of infection, consumers, in general, are avoiding in-person shopping in brick-and-mortar stores and choosing to shop online instead. In the first eight months of 2020, online sales generated $497 billion in revenue. Adobe estimates that COVID-19 has lifted eCommerce sales by $107 billion since March.
But eCommerce vendors still have a lot to worry about. Supply chains have improved a lot since the disruption in March-April, but China remains a major supplier of popular winter holiday gifts and their components.