Online fashion retailer Missguided has launched its own iPhone app in a bid to expand its online retail offering. The business, which specialises in “catwalk looks and celebrity inspired women’s fashion”, hopes to use the application to strengthen ties with customers by providing access to its online catalogue as well as fashion industry news for shoppers […]… Read Article
Spanish fashion retailer Inditex has announced it will start online sales later this year. The company, which owns brands including Zara and Massimo Dutti, is due to open an online store on September 2 covering the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Inditex currently has more than 4,700 stores in 77 countries. In […]… Read Article
UK internet, mail order and phone sales were up 21.9 per cent year-on-year last month, according to the latest figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The month-on-month increase was 15.9 per cent on April. The BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor showed that like-for-like UK retail sales values across all categories were up by 0.8 […]… Read Article
Home furnishings and women’s fashion retailer Laura Ashley has announced a 74 per cent increase in online sales during the first 17 weeks of its current financial year. Continuing growth from its web operations helped lift the business’ total UK revenues by 6.2 per cent for the period, according to a report by Reuters. The company, […]… Read Article
There was a sharp increase in American consumer spending online last month as e-commerce growth continues to outpace high street sales. Retail figures for April supplied by MasterCard Advisors, SpendingPulse, show online spending in the US has risen for nine consecutive months compared to the previous year. Online retail sales in the US increased by […]… Read Article
Google has announced it is to introduce a raft of changes which includes overhauling the current Google Advertising Professionals programme. The company has said it intends to bring in a more rigorous certification in AdWords proficiency, aimed at companies which manage AdWords accounts and paid search (PPC) campaigns on behalf of clients. The firm says […]… Read Article
Consumers spent £4.5bn shopping on the internet in March, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. Warmer weather and growing confidence saw shoppers spend 15 per cent more last month than they did during the same period in 2009. Month-on-month increases show a 42 per cent rise in home and […]… Read Article
Department store group Debenhams is aiming to become a true multi-channel business and not simply a retailer with a website, according to its latest trading update. Debenhams issued its half-yearly results today for the 26 weeks ended February 27, 2010, which revealed an 86 per cent increase in sales through the firm’s multi-channel business to […]… Read Article
US search giant Google has acquired British start-up company Plink, in the firm’s first UK deal. Plink develops visual search engines and was established less than a year ago by Oxford University graduates Mark Cummins and James Philbin, according to a report by the Financial Times. PlinkArt, the pair’s first smartphone application, which caught Google’s […]… Read Article