As Aussies look for alternatives to replace their usual exercise and social activities during lockdown, we have seen a dramatic spike in orders for the “Sport and Hobbies” sub-sector during April, with orders up 200% YoY for online retail activity.
This is in line with global trends — the top 3 products with the highest YoY growth being Swiss Balls, Tripods, and Boxing Gloves, which have all had exponential growth (https://ccinsight.org/product-trends/).
Bike sales have been booming across Australia as well. Online bike marketplace BikeExchange has seen a 200% increase in revenue in April, and in their German marketplace they have seen a 400% increase in revenue, according to SmartCompany.
Hopefully consumers will enjoy the health benefits of this trend long after the pandemic has ended.