As more and more people take their shopping activities online, it’s no surprise that with such a vast amount of customers and retailers operating on a digital platform, regulations need to be set to ensure a fair and safe environment – both for shoppers as well as merchants. That’s why the recent announcement of the […]… Read Article
Earlier this year, in May, Twitter announced its collaboration with Amazon, allowing people to add items to their shopping cart via a tweet. It seems however that the social media site is planning to go one step further and could soon be launching its very own shopping service, after a “buy now” button was discovered […]… Read Article
Children's retailer Mothercare Plc has reported a 30 per cent year-on-year increase in online sales during the Christmas period. The figures relate to the 13 week period up to January 8. The company also saw a 4.6 per cent increase in total group revenue, with like-for-like sales up 4.2 per cent – its 18th consecutive […]… Read Article
Consumers in the UK spent almost £50billion shopping on the internet in 2009 according to new research. Web services firm, Retail Decisions, has said a strong performance by online retailers during the festive period resulted in a 21 per cent increase in the amount of money spent online last year. Around 33 million Brits spent […]… Read Article
Liverpool-based Shop Direct Group, owner of Littlewoods and Woolworths.co.uk, has reported a 6.3 per cent rise in sales over Christmas, thanks to massive online demand. Figures for the group show a 19 per cent year-on-year increase in online sales during the six week period to January 1. Shop Direct said its websites were attracting in […]… Read Article
Shoppers will spend over £1bn on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, according to new research released today. A report in The Daily Telegraph said accounting firm BDO expects a total of £1bn to be spent in shops and online during the three days. Add in grocery shopping and that figure climbs to around £1.37bn, […]… Read Article
Businesses have been advised to make the most of online sales channels and benefit from an expected surge in internet shopping. Data compiled by research agency Verdict, on behalf of eBay’s Online Business Index, found online purchases for some products such as books and electrical items, could outstrip sales on the high street within the next […]… Read Article
Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, has moved quickly to quash a report claiming that it was looking into opening high street stores. It responded to a report in the Sunday Times newspaper in the UK that it was planning high street sites by stating that it had no plans to open stores anywhere in […]… Read Article