There could be as much as a 22 percent increase in holiday sales this season, based on industry analyst predictions. The 2018 U.S. retail e-commerce season will reach $123.4 billion, up from $106.14 billion in 2017, according to Statista’s estimates. If you are a small business retailer, these numbers no doubt will bring a twinkle to your eye. However, if you want to get your share of this projected increase, you will need to step up your game. Your competition is fierce: The Amazon juggernaut will continue.