In the online world, it can be easy to get sucked into the mindset that Google is the ‘big cheese’ which has to be kept happy if your website is to enjoy any degree of visibility. This conclusion can be an obvious one to come to when you consider that Google.com and Google.co.uk’s share of […]… Read Article
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
Britain’s online retailers are sure to be cheering on the England team during this year’s World Cup in South Africa. They stand to rake in over £200m if Rooney and palls reach the final, according to shopping comparison website Kelkoo. The data, which was collected by the Centre for Retail Research, suggests that every goal […]… Read Article
By Richard Morris The latest online sales figures covering the month of April show consumers spent 13 per cent more over the internet compared with a year ago. The IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index for April revealed that shoppers spent a total of £4.4bn online during the month. There was a particular spike in clothing […]… Read Article
The value of payments for physical and digital products made through mobiles will reach almost $630bn by 2014, according to industry experts. Hampshire-based research firm Juniper Research said the gross value of all mobile purchases stands at $170bn this year, but that major growth is expected across all market segments in the coming years thanks […]… Read Article
“Mobile is changing everything in retail”, says Andy Murray, head of in-store marketing agency Saatchi X. Quoted in an interview with the Financial Times he admits he has never seen a time like this in retail. And Murray’s views are echoed by business leaders across the world, all busy preparing their firms to take advantage […]… 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