Retailers and platforms reported ecommerce earnings results with mixed findings on demand and forecasts for 2024.

More retailers in Digital Commerce 360’s Top 1000 list of leading ecommerce retailers in North America reported ecommerce earnings results for the most recent fiscal quarter. Retailers reported mixed results across industries including apparel, toys and sporting goods. Here’s the ecommerce earnings summary you need to know from this quarter. Read more ecommerce earnings coverage here.

Parentheses indicate the merchant’s ranking in the Top 1000. Inc. (No. 1)

Amazon beat expectations with earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2023. Its net sales in the quarter grew 14% year over year to $170.0 billion.

Full-year sales grew 12% to $574.8 billion in 2023, up from $514.0 billion in 2022. Read more about Amazon’s earnings here.

Costco Wholesale Corp. (No. 6)

Costco said net sales grew 6.1% to $56.72 billion in its first fiscal quarter of 2024 ended Nov. 26, 2023. Ecommerce comparable sales grew 6.3% in the same period. E-gift cards, snacks and pet items were all strong in the ecommerce channel, the retailer said.


Read more on Costco’s earnings here.

Crocs Inc. (No. 104)

Crocs reported that revenue grew 1.6% to $960 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. Direct-to-consumer sales, including ecommerce, grew 6.8%, while wholesale declined 4.6%. Revenue grew 11.5% to $3.96 billion for the full year. 

CEO Andrew Rees says he expects personalization to be a major trend Crocs can capitalize on going forward. He pointed to Jibbitz sales, which grew 17% in 2023 to $250 million in sales.

Hanesbrands Inc. (No. 277)

Hanes reported net sales declined 12% to $1.3 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 30. Activewear sales declined 24% in the quarter. For the full year, sales declined 9.6% to $5.6 billion.


“Our fourth-quarter performance did not meet our expectations as the sales environment proved to be more challenging than expected,” CEO Steve Bratspies said in a statement. 

Hasbro Inc. (No. 555)

Hasbro said revenue declined 23% to $1.2 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. Revenue declined 15% for the year to $5.0 billion. In both periods, digital gaming grew but was offset by declines in consumer products and entertainment segments. Hasbro attributed some of the entertainment segment decline to lower film and TV revenue from strikes in the entertainment industry in 2023.

“The consumer remains value conscious and we anticipate entertainment will be less of a tailwind in the year ahead, behind a reduced box office slate,” CEO Chris Cocks said.

Shopify Inc.

Shopify revenue and gross merchandise volume (GMV) both increased in the ecommerce platform provider’s Q4, which ended Dec. 31, 2023. Its revenue and GMV both increased for the full fiscal year, too.


45 retailers in the Top 1000 use Shopify as an ecommerce platform. Read more about Shopify’s earnings.

Target Corp. (No. 5)

Third-quarter sales declined 4.9% for the mass merchant, to $25 billion from $26.12 billion in its fiscal third quarter ended Oct. 28. Meanwhile, Target online sales decreased 6% year over year.

Moreover, Target’s online sales declined 6.7% year over year for the first nine months of its fiscal year. Read more about Target’s earnings here.

Walmart Inc. (No. 2)

Walmart reported that U.S. online sales grew 24% for its fiscal 2024 third quarter ended Oct. 27. Global ecommerce sales grew 15% over the same period, while international ecommerce declined 3%.


U.S. comparable sales grew 4.9%, and total revenue grew 5.2% to $160.8 billion. Read more about Walmart’s earnings here.

Yeti Holdings Inc. (No. 135)

Yeti reported sales increased 16% to $519.8 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 30. DTC sales grew 11%, and wholesale increased 26%.

Full-year sales grew 4% to $1.66 billion. Sales through Amazon were strong, the retailer said, although it did not participate in Amazon’s October Prime sales event.

The channel continues to prove effective in reaching both new and existing customers on the platform,” CEO Matt Reintjes said. Amazon makes up about 25% of DTC sales, Yeti said. However, higher fees and freight costs negatively impacted margins, the retailer said.


So what does it mean?

  • Amazon has the power to make or break retailers that rely on online sales, as evidenced by Yeti. The retailer is feeling the pinch of higher fees, and it relies on the 25% of DTC sales that go through Amazon.
  • The toy industry remains challenged. Hasbro fared worse than competitor Mattel, which forecasted further industry declines in 2024.

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