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    Showing 23 news articles from October 2012

  1. Online shopping growth prompts parcel delivery employment increase

    31 October 2012 at 09:04 by Graham Miller

    Across the UK, various companies are getting ready for the festive shopping period, which is ...

  2. Free returns encourage consumers to shop online

    30 October 2012 at 09:00 by Graham Miller

    If an e-commerce site is able to offer a free returns system to its customers, then it is more ...

  3. Research predicts significant growth for e-commerce

    29 October 2012 at 15:17 by Graham Miller

    At the moment about 13 per cent of all retail sales in the UK are channelled through sites offering ...

  4. Play.com expands to offer e-commerce marketplace service

    26 October 2012 at 09:54 by Mike Price

    People looking to set up their own online storefront will now be able to do so via Play.com's new ...

  5. Argos plans store closures to focus on e-commerce

    25 October 2012 at 10:40 by Graham Miller

    Argos will be targeting its customers with a renewed effort to encourage them to use its site for ...

  6. Harrods supports e-commerce game site aimed at teen audience

    24 October 2012 at 13:13 by Sarah Collinson

    Harrods may be known for its famed London department store, but it is looking to expand into the ...

  7. YouGov poll considers consumer habits

    23 October 2012 at 13:59 by Mike Price

    A new poll conducted by YouGov has found that while safe shopping online is popular amongst the ...

  8. IGD reveals latest e-commerce statistics

    22 October 2012 at 15:28 by Sarah Collinson

    Analysts at IGD have estimated that the market for online grocery shopping will increase by 98 per ...

  9. Retailers ranked by quality of e-commerce experience

    19 October 2012 at 13:00 by Mike Price

    A new poll conducted by Which? asked UK consumers to consider the quality of the retail websites ...

  10. Study reveals some online retailers break refund rules

    18 October 2012 at 12:18 by Simon Crisp

    Consumers across the UK will be gearing up for the busiest shopping period of the year, but it seems ...

  11. December 3rd set to be hottest date on e-commerce calendar

    17 October 2012 at 12:20 by Simon Crisp

    Cyber Monday is famed due to its status as the UK's busiest day of the year for safe shopping online,...

  12. M-commerce takes a tenth of high street retail market

    16 October 2012 at 15:36 by Graham Miller

    One pound out of every 10 that British consumers spend via established high street retailers, is now ...

  13. Amazon boss talks up benefits of tablets

    15 October 2012 at 14:13 by Mike Price

    Jeff Bezos, the man behind online retail giant, Amazon, has spoken out about the benefits of tablet ...

  14. Asda announces in-store Wi-Fi and iPad adoption

    12 October 2012 at 09:36 by Mike Price

    Supermarket chain Asda is going to be rolling out Wi-Fi networks across its various outlets to ...

  15. Tesco offers e-commerce to Slovakian consumers

    11 October 2012 at 13:52 by Paul Tissington

    Retail giant Tesco has decided to dip its toes into the e-commerce market outside of the UK and ...

  16. Facebook adds new wish list creation tool to fuel e-commerce growth

    10 October 2012 at 11:02 by Simon Crisp

    While Facebook makes most of its money from advertising, it is attempting to get its billion users ...

  17. Dixons ends stint as online brand

    09 October 2012 at 11:56 by David Aiken

    Many people will remember when Dixons was a fixture of UK high streets, selling consumer electronic ...

  18. Online discounts for the armed forces

    08 October 2012 at 15:49 by Simon Crisp

    A number of major retailers have come together as part of a new scheme called the Defence Discount ...

  19. Public Wi-Fi service offered to high street outlets

    05 October 2012 at 10:58 by Graham Miller

    The high street is having to adapt to a changing world in which safe shopping online is increasingly ...

  20. Women hit fashion shopping peak at 57, survey finds

    04 October 2012 at 14:17 by Paul Tissington

    A study which questioned 2,000 women about their shopping habits, has found that those aged 57 and ...

  21. Shop Direct takes fashion photography in-house

    03 October 2012 at 10:59 by Sarah Collinson

    The Shop Direct Group controls a number of popular online retail outlets, including the likes of ...

  22. People shop online to avoid fitting room congestion

    02 October 2012 at 14:08 by Sarah Collinson

    British consumers who have shopped on the high street during peak periods will appreciate how ...

  23. Online grocery services compared

    01 October 2012 at 13:14 by Paul Tissington

    In a report from the Guardian, a number of the UK's top supermarkets which offer direct home ...