5 Industry Trends to Explore in 2021

Lisa Huang
5 min readJan 4, 2021
5 industry trends to explore in 2021 by Lisa Huang-North

πŸ₯‚ ✨ Happy new year! 🎊 πŸŽ‡

As we close the chapter on 2020, we hope you’ve had a chance to rest, recharge, and get ready for 2021 🐝

For many, the new year signals a fresh beginning. With ample rest and reflection over the holidays, this may feel like the right time to make a career change.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted many sectors, other industries have experienced exponential growth. Here are 5 industry trends you can explore in 2021!


E-commerce illustration
Source: Semrush.com

Remember when everyone was scrambling to stock up on toilet paper & hand sanitizer? Scalping and price gouging got so bad that Amazon suspended more than 3,900 selling accounts in U.S. stores alone for violating the fair pricing policies.

In 2020, we saw a trend where people spent less of their budget on travel, dining, or shopping in person. By April 2020, online retailers noted up to 68% increase in revenue versus 2019.

In 2020, e-commerce accounted for 14.1% of total retail sales. With more shoppers doing the bulk of their shopping online, e-commerce is expected to grow…



Lisa Huang

Product Lead at Planet | 2x Founder, dabbling in TypeScript | My @TEDx talk: bit.ly/LisaHuangTEDx