# 40 Fast growing categories vs declining categories in e-commerce

Covid-19 impacted our lives in a way that we have not anticipated. When I was into Artificial Intelligence books, I was reading about how our AI algorithm will replace half of our jobs, and will increase unemployment rate that much. However, we have Covid-19 instead and 15%+ unemployment rate.

This is the list of categories that are boon or bust in e-commerce. Growing categories include Packaged goods, weight training, hair coloring and ping pong! Inevitably, we have declining categories, which include Camera, Luggage, event party supplies, and camping gears.

Any surprises?