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  1. M-commerce usage surges this Christmas

    29 December 2011 at 10:33 by Graham Miller

    The sales which spring to life almost as soon as the last present has been unwrapped on Christmas ...

  2. December 27th sees retail boom

    27 December 2011 at 13:45 by Graham Miller

    Bank holidays, rail strikes and Christmas cash colluded to create what analysts predict was the ...

  3. Delivery delays cause concern this Christmas

    23 December 2011 at 10:22 by David Aiken

    Many people are using safe shopping online to make last minute purchases ahead of December 25th but ...

  4. Christmas Day e-commerce splurge of £186.4 million anticipated

    22 December 2011 at 10:15 by Graham Miller

    British consumers will continue to use safe shopping online to buy products even on the busiest gift-...

  5. Boxing Day slump predicted for UK online shopping

    21 December 2011 at 09:15 by Graham Miller

    Last year the UK experienced one of its busiest shopping periods of the year in the days following ...

  6. Queues affecting Christmas delivery experience

    20 December 2011 at 15:00 by Simon Crisp

    UK consumers are complaining that the need to go and collect parcels ordered via safe shopping ...

  7. M-commerce loading times impact conversion rates

    19 December 2011 at 09:35 by Simon Crisp

    The amount of time a mobile site takes to load on a consumer's smartphone will have an impact on ...

  8. 25 per cent of debit card transactions due to e-commerce

    16 December 2011 at 12:13 by Graham Miller

    A quarter of all payments which are made from debit cards this month will be sent through sites ...

  9. Comedian harnesses e-commerce for show distribution

    15 December 2011 at 10:41 by Graham Miller

    US stand-up comedian, Louis C.K., has taken a frank and ultimately profitable approach to releasing ...

  10. E-commerce surge stretches Royal Mail

    14 December 2011 at 10:41 by Graham Miller

    The Royal Mail has been facing the busiest period of the year due to the spike in safe shopping ...

  11. Three seeks intervention over m-commerce monopoly

    13 December 2011 at 09:25 by Paul Tissington

    UK mobile network provider Three is the smallest of the country's major firms and it has contacted ...

  12. Shoppers in Hull top e-commerce usage charts

    12 December 2011 at 11:25 by Sarah Collinson

    A study has concluded that Hull could be the busiest place in the UK for people carrying out safe ...

  13. PayPal tops online payment survey

    09 December 2011 at 11:44 by Mike Price

    Consumers are turning to PayPal when they want to purchase products on the web in greater numbers ...

  14. Alcohol influences online spending

    08 December 2011 at 08:51 by Graham Miller

    A study has come to the perhaps unsurprising conclusion that UK consumers will be more likely to ...

  15. 350 million hours expended on festive e-commerce

    07 December 2011 at 11:07 by Mike Price

    Analysts predict that UK consumers will spend approximately 350 million hours conducting safe ...

  16. UK e-commerce sales peak on Cyber Monday

    06 December 2011 at 09:46 by Simon Crisp

    The retail industry has been revelling in its analysis of this year's trends surrounding safe ...

  17. eBay launches temporary high street store

    05 December 2011 at 12:29 by Graham Miller

    Online auction site eBay has turned the idea of safe shopping online on its head in order to create ...

  18. Further fraud concerns voiced over Christmas e-commerce surge

    02 December 2011 at 09:46 by Mike Price

    Experts are continuing to emphasise the need for security if consumers want to achieve safe shopping ...

  19. Mobile devices fuel festive e-commerce rush

    01 December 2011 at 10:22 by Mike Price

    Records for shopping online have been set this week, as millions of people spend billions of pounds ...

  20. Study analysts long term e-commerce growth

    30 November 2011 at 10:11 by Simon Crisp

    A new paper published by retail analyst firm, Transactis, has looked at the way that the growth of ...

  21. UK shoppers tentative about overseas e-commerce transactions

    29 November 2011 at 11:33 by Sarah Collinson

    A study conducted by consumer advice company Which? has found that many people who carry out safe ...

  22. E-commerce fraud risks faced by female consumers

    28 November 2011 at 12:24 by Sarah Collinson

    A new study has found that female consumers who carry out safe shopping online in the UK could be ...

  23. E-commerce threat causes earlier high street sales

    25 November 2011 at 09:50 by Graham Miller

    Multichannel retailers and those operating exclusively on the high street are set to start the ...

  24. Apple closing on Amazon in Christmas e-commerce race

    24 November 2011 at 14:08 by Simon Crisp

    The UK's e-commerce market is getting particularly competitive ahead of the festive period, with ...

  25. Asda debuts iPhone app

    23 November 2011 at 13:34 by Simon Crisp

    The first iPhone m-commerce app from British supermarket chain, Asda, has been announced this week, ...

  26. E-commerce surge to impact workplace productivity

    22 November 2011 at 14:05 by Sarah Collinson

    This year the boom in safe shopping online is expected to hit businesses across the UK with losses ...

  27. Christmas shopping causes online boom

    21 November 2011 at 10:14 by Simon Crisp

    In the time that it takes you to read this article, around £300,000 will have been spent ...

  28. Nectar Card promotes online points scheme

    18 November 2011 at 09:24 by Paul Tissington

    Many major companies are investing in the promotion of their e-commerce offers ahead of the ...

  29. Expert argues case for online car retail

    17 November 2011 at 09:31 by David Aiken

    Douglas Rotberg, the man who manages the Tesco Cars service, has spoken out about the shifting ...

  30. Contactless payments coming to laptops

    16 November 2011 at 11:58 by Simon Crisp

    Chip manufacturer Intel is working to bring NFC technology which will allow people to make payments ...

  31. Auctions sites offer affordable route for home improvement

    15 November 2011 at 13:04 by Simon Crisp

    Many people use eBay to buy used products, but some enterprising home renovators save tens of ...

  32. New website aims to Eradicate Delivery Costs

    15 November 2011 at 10:33 by Mike Price

    A new web site is being launched to encourage more people to shop online by eradicating what, ...

  33. Butchers heads online

    14 November 2011 at 09:12 by Paul Tissington

    A butchers shop based in Bury St Edmunds is leaving the high street behind and choosing to sell all ...

  34. E-commerce growth strengthens in October

    11 November 2011 at 09:26 by Mike Price

    Last month the number of people shopping online in the UK grew by 11.5 per cent year on year, ...

  35. Online scams snatch £7 billion

    10 November 2011 at 11:08 by Graham Miller

    A new study suggests that efforts to improve the availability of safe shopping online are not ...

  36. Tablets still lagging in terms of e-commerce experience

    09 November 2011 at 10:52 by Mike Price

    People who own tablet computers such as the Apple iPad are apparently unhappy with the quality of ...

  37. Consumers offered online shopping lessons

    08 November 2011 at 11:22 by Graham Miller

    People living in the Peterborough area will be able to take classes in the best way to carry out ...

  38. Royal Mail invests to aid online shopping deliveries this Christmas

    07 November 2011 at 12:13 by Graham Miller

    The Royal Mail is said to be spending around £15 million more on enhancing its delivery ...

  39. Slick checkout experience desired by e-commerce fans

    04 November 2011 at 12:19 by David Aiken

    UK consumers who love safe shopping online are always on the lookout for e-commerce sites which ...

  40. E-commerce helps Next exceed expectations

    03 November 2011 at 09:05 by Graham Miller

    Retail chain Next has had as tough a time as any company with a high street presence over the last ...

  41. Weather complicates e-commerce forecasts

    02 November 2011 at 10:18 by Simon Crisp

    Analysts are struggling to put accurate predictions on how the e-commerce industry will perform over ...

  42. Apple overhauls e-commerce experience

    01 November 2011 at 08:54 by Simon Crisp

    Apple is going to make it even easier to use its portals for safe shopping online in the run up to ...

  43. Security concerns stifling m-commerce growth

    31 October 2011 at 09:33 by Mike Price

    Mobile users are cautious about increasing the frequency with which they use their smartphones for ...

  44. Amazon profits slump by 73 per cent

    28 October 2011 at 13:01 by Graham Miller

    E-commerce giant Amazon has made the surprise announcement that its profits were down by almost ...

  45. Co-Op plans online shopping launch

    27 October 2011 at 10:26 by Mike Price

    The Co-operative Group is set to join Morrisons in creating its first portal for safe shopping ...

  46. E-commerce makes consumers more loyal, study finds

    26 October 2011 at 09:40 by Graham Miller

    People who buy goods via safe shopping online are more likely to remain loyal to their most ...

  47. More UK retailers offering free Wi-Fi

    25 October 2011 at 09:05 by Graham Miller

    John Lewis has become the latest UK retailer to offer free Wi-Fi internet access to those visiting ...

  48. E-commerce market share trebles in UK

    24 October 2011 at 09:08 by Paul Tissington

    UK consumers are shopping online in greater numbers than ever before, according to the latest ...

  49. Thirteen per cent consider shopping only online this Christmas

    21 October 2011 at 09:23 by Graham Miller

    Over a tenth of the UK's consumers will be shopping online to carry out all of their Christmas ...

  50. £11.2 billion prediction for online grocery spend in 2016

    20 October 2011 at 09:22 by Simon Crisp

    In five years time it is expected that the number of people who buy their weekly groceries via safe ...

  51. Female fashion trumps menswear in e-commerce sales chart

    19 October 2011 at 11:48 by Sarah Collinson

    More British women are buying their clothes online than their male counterparts, with womenswear ...

  52. Bespoke fashion from new shopping site

    18 October 2011 at 11:28 by Graham Miller

    A new site that allows UK consumers to buy clothes via safe shopping online in a personalised ...

  53. Tablets fuelling UK m-commerce usage

    17 October 2011 at 10:58 by Simon Crisp

    The increase in the number of UK consumers who own a tablet computer like the Apple iPad or ...

  54. Social shopping flounders

    14 October 2011 at 11:00 by Graham Miller

    Facebook and eBay are hoping that the relatively poor performance of social shopping services will ...

  55. E-commerce firms must improve refund process, study finds

    13 October 2011 at 09:42 by Graham Miller

    Fifty per cent of companies that offer safe shopping online to UK consumers are failing to meet ...

  56. Female consumers more responsive to online reviews

    12 October 2011 at 10:50 by Sarah Collinson

    Women in the UK are more sensitive to the findings of customer reviews and research carried out ...

  57. E-commerce scams decline

    11 October 2011 at 10:32 by Simon Crisp

    The number of cases of fraud relating to online shopping dropped in the first six months of the year,...

  58. UK retailers must court overseas trade

    10 October 2011 at 11:08 by Paul Tissington

    Companies based in the UK, who offer online shopping to domestic consumers, are failing to make ...

  59. Google to rate online stores

    07 October 2011 at 13:39 by Graham Miller

    Search giant Google has started a scheme which will see it ranking e-commerce sites, based on how ...

  60. 90 minute online shopping delivery service widens availability

    06 October 2011 at 09:48 by Mike Price

    Shutl, the service which promises to deliver the products you buy online to your door in under an ...

  61. Google brings high street store to London

    05 October 2011 at 09:21 by Graham Miller

    A new high street outlet for search giant Google has been created in London, taking up a section of ...

  62. Online ticket shopping safety improves

    04 October 2011 at 09:19 by Sarah Collinson

    Many people buy tickets to upcoming gigs, events and shows via safe shopping online and a new study ...

  63. Seventy per cent rise in iPhone sales anticipated

    03 October 2011 at 14:05 by Graham Miller

    Online auction giant eBay has predicted that the number of people selling older generation iPhone ...

  64. Collective purchasing platform attacks online price

    30 September 2011 at 12:02 by Sarah Collinson

    Many UK consumers will already be familiar with the price-saving potential of services like Groupon, ...

  65. Amazon tops UK retail brand charts

    29 September 2011 at 11:03 by Graham Miller

    Amazon has come out on top in yet another poll in the UK, this time one which determines how ...

  66. Five hundred per cent m-commerce sales boost for New Look

    28 September 2011 at 09:50 by Sarah Collinson

    Fashion outlet franchise New Look has seen a 500 per cent increase in the number of people who are ...

  67. Game works with OnLive for UK launch

    27 September 2011 at 11:55 by Graham Miller

    The e-commerce outlet from videogame retail giant, Game, is set to support the arrival of streaming ...

  68. House of Fraser plans in-store collection for e-commerce users

    26 September 2011 at 10:15 by Simon Crisp

    House of Fraser is trialling a new service which will allow those who buy products online to collect ...

  69. Men continue to dominate e-commerce usage

    23 September 2011 at 10:35 by Sarah Collinson

    More men than women are using e-commerce, according to a study conducted in Australia over the past ...

  70. Play.com purchased by Japanese retail giant

    22 September 2011 at 21:13 by Mike Price

    UK online-only retailer Play.com has been snapped up by Rakuten, an e-commerce company which is the ...

  71. UK consumers avoiding online electronics purchases

    21 September 2011 at 09:33 by Mike Price

    A study suggests that UK consumers are unwilling to commit to buying large, expensive electronics ...

  72. Shoddy online shopping experiences cost retailers £500 million

    20 September 2011 at 10:58 by Graham Miller

    UK retailers are losing out on up to half a billion pounds worth of sales because the online ...

  73. Yell planning m-commerce app

    19 September 2011 at 09:24 by Simon Crisp

    Yell Group, which is responsible for publishing business and residential directories both in print ...

  74. John Lewis forecasts e-commerce growth

    16 September 2011 at 09:53 by Simon Crisp

    In 3 years time retailer John Lewis believes that its online shop will be pulling in an annual ...

  75. Value of online shopping baskets drops 20 percent this summer

    15 September 2011 at 10:17 by Graham Miller

    UK consumers are reigning in their average expenditure when shopping online, with typical order ...

  76. Amazon planning shopping centre delivery service

    14 September 2011 at 14:25 by Simon Crisp

    Online retailer Amazon is going to make it easier for consumers who work during the day to pick up ...

  77. Dixons targeting Nordic nations with e-commerce

    13 September 2011 at 13:24 by Mike Price

    Consumer electronics giant Dixons is well known in the UK and it has been making a push to enter the ...

  78. M-commerce rush anticipated during Christmas period

    12 September 2011 at 11:58 by Graham Miller

    As the Christmas shopping season is starting to take hold, more UK consumers than ever before will ...

  79. Former Apple exec hired for Morrisons e-commerce drive

    09 September 2011 at 10:08 by Graham Miller

    UK supermarket chain Morrisons has snapped up Simon Thompson to help push forward its plans to bring ...

  80. August sees further e-commerce growth

    08 September 2011 at 10:32 by Sarah Collinson

    UK consumers helped to increase the number of sales made by safe shopping online last month despite ...

  81. Vouchers vouchsafe e-commerce success

    07 September 2011 at 09:50 by Graham Miller

    Vouchers and discount codes are becoming an important part of shopping online, allowing consumers to ...

  82. Best Buy targets m-commerce market

    06 September 2011 at 09:22 by Sarah Collinson

    Retailer Best Buy, which entered the UK back in 2009, has launched its first official m-commerce ...

  83. John Lewis expands UK click and collect service.

    05 September 2011 at 09:58 by Graham Miller

    More UK consumers will be able to use the John Lewis website to carry out safe shopping online and ...

  84. European e-commerce access doubles in five years

    02 September 2011 at 13:23 by Sarah Collinson

    The number of people in the EU who use safe shopping online to buy goods and services has doubled ...

  85. Consumers manage budgets via e-commerce

    01 September 2011 at 11:33 by Graham Miller

    A study has found that many UK shoppers are compiling the lists of items they need to buy via online ...

  86. E-commerce becomes Chinese cottage industry

    31 August 2011 at 11:45 by Simon Crisp

    Millions of entrepreneurs in China are leveraging the tools of e-commerce to offer safe shopping ...

  87. UK retail trends analysed

    30 August 2011 at 09:16 by Sarah Collinson

    A new study from IMRG and eDigitalResearch has looked at the ways in which UK consumers are spending ...

  88. Ocado to harness inventive high street presence

    26 August 2011 at 11:55 by Graham Miller

    Online grocery delivery firm Ocado is moving into the high street, but not in the traditional manner ...

  89. J. Crew brings online shopping outlet to UK

    25 August 2011 at 14:18 by Graham Miller

    US high street fashion chain J. Crew has some big-name supporters, most notably the First Lady ...

  90. HP TouchPad sale breaks UK e-commerce records

    24 August 2011 at 09:32 by Graham Miller

    This week electronics giant HP put the final nail in the coffin of its TouchPad tablet PC, ...

  91. Consumers combine TV sessions with online shopping

    23 August 2011 at 13:38 by Graham Miller

      A large number of UK consumers regularly carry out safe shopping online from the comfort of ...

  92. Rioting results in online shopping sales growth

    22 August 2011 at 09:28 by Graham Miller

    As several of the UK's major cities were locked down amid fears over rioting, many consumers turned ...

  93. NFC rollout begins in London museums.

    19 August 2011 at 09:31 by Mike Price

    Nokia has partnered with the Museum of London in order to showcase the ways in which NFC (Near Field ...

  94. New site to help consumers make healthy choices.

    18 August 2011 at 09:46 by Sarah Collinson

    A website is being created by Unilever to aid UK consumers when they are buying groceries via online ...

  95. Jeweller adopts m-commerce strategy.

    17 August 2011 at 09:59 by Sarah Collinson

    Scottish jewellers ROX have become one of the UK's first firms of its kind to create a mobile ...

  96. M-commerce ideal for snap purchases, study finds.

    16 August 2011 at 09:44 by Simon Crisp

    Impulse buying is common both online and off, but new research suggests that UK consumers are more ...

  97. Spanish shoppers enjoy online retail assistants

    15 August 2011 at 09:27 by Paul Tissington

    After virtual changing rooms were announced last week a new advancement in safe shopping online has ...

  98. E-commerce enhanced by digital changing rooms

    14 August 2011 at 09:45 by Sarah Collinson

    One thing which prevents many people from buying clothes and accessories online is the fact that you ...

  99. Leeds gets high speed delivery for e-commerce purchases

    11 August 2011 at 09:24 by Graham Miller

    Consumers in Leeds and three other major cities could be amongst the first in the UK outside of ...

  100. Malware impacts e-commerce pages

    10 August 2011 at 11:08 by Simon Crisp

    In recent weeks the spread of a new strain of malware has caused concern amongst many experts as it ...

  101. Starbucks refreshes e-commerce site

    09 August 2011 at 10:50 by Paul Tissington

    High street coffee outlet Starbucks is not the first brand you would think of when considering safe ...

  102. Forty per cent of young UK consumers use e-commerce sites

    08 August 2011 at 10:51 by Mike Price

    A new survey has discovered that two fifths of youngsters aged between 18 and 25 buy products via ...

  103. Online sales help boost Next's performance

    05 August 2011 at 11:37 by Sarah Collinson

    Retailer Next has revealed that although sales at its high street outlets have dropped by 1.7 per ...

  104. Back to school sales entice parents to shop online

    04 August 2011 at 11:30 by Graham Miller

    Although the school holidays are only just beginning many parents will be looking ahead to the new ...

  105. Multichannel retailing taken to new heights

    03 August 2011 at 09:35 by Simon Crisp

    One retailer is taking the lead in combining the convenience of safe shopping online with the ...

  106. European m-commerce usages on the increase

    02 August 2011 at 11:12 by Sarah Collinson

    A new study has found that 13.5 million people across Europe used smartphones to carry out safe ...

  107. Eighty per cent of Brits find better bargains online

    01 August 2011 at 10:50 by Mike Price

    UK consumers overwhelmingly believe that they can find cheaper prices on a wide range of products ...

  108. Consumers encouraged to shop healthily online

    29 July 2011 at 10:06 by Graham Miller

    Many people buy all their groceries via safe shopping online in the UK but now new research suggests ...

  109. Amazon posts fifty-one per cent sales boost

    28 July 2011 at 13:24 by Graham Miller

    Online retailer Amazon has seen its sales jump by 51 per cent over the last three months, the ...

  110. Tesco touts Wi-Fi access at high street outlets

    27 July 2011 at 10:12 by Mike Price

    Tesco could be embracing m-commerce in a big way by announcing a new scheme to enable customers to ...

  111. M-commerce search queries increase

    26 July 2011 at 09:44 by Paul Tissington

    A real spike in the number of people using their mobile phones to search for products and shop ...

  112. Delivery time complaints are cause for concern for online retailers

    25 July 2011 at 16:58 by Graham Miller

    In the UK we spend tens of billions of pounds via safe shopping online every six months but some are ...

  113. Counterfeits fool UK travellers

    24 July 2011 at 14:07 by Sarah Collinson

    A new survey by online shopping service Kelkoo, has found that close to 50 per cent of people who ...

  114. Online shopping growth outstrips expectations in 2011

    21 July 2011 at 11:09 by Graham Miller

    Over the first half of the year the e-commerce market in the UK grew faster than expected, expanding ...

  115. Tesco prepares for Chinese expansion

    20 July 2011 at 09:52 by Simon Crisp

    UK supermarket chain Tesco is moving to capture more of the Chinese retail market both on the high ...

  116. UK m-commerce penetration hits 91 per cent

    19 July 2011 at 09:49 by David Aiken

    A new study has found that almost 91 per cent of consumers in the UK have used their mobile phone to ...

  117. John Lewis launches world-wide e-commerce scheme

    18 July 2011 at 14:00 by Simon Crisp

    High street department store chain John Lewis has recently begun offering safe shopping online not ...

  118. E-commerce firms embroiled in counterfeit product claims

    15 July 2011 at 12:34 by Simon Crisp

    Websites like eBay could now be held responsible for products which they have on their shelves which ...

  119. Online shoppers return £500 million in fashion each year

    14 July 2011 at 09:51 by Graham Miller

    UK consumers are spending more and more money via safe shopping online, but those who look for ...

  120. Heinz looks to social media for future shopping innovation

    13 July 2011 at 12:49 by Sarah Collinson

    Ketchup brand Heinz is going to be using Facebook to provide safe shopping online for fans of its ...

  121. Scotland's high streets suffer as e-commerce thrives

    12 July 2011 at 10:13 by Mike Price

    The UK's high street retailers are in a state of crisis, but it is in Scotland where the pinch is ...

  122. E-commerce growth dependant on positive customer feedback

    11 July 2011 at 15:12 by Mike Price

    Consumers who use sites which offer safe shopping online and share the news of their positive ...

  123. Creative marketing required for e-commerce success, study finds

    08 July 2011 at 10:57 by Graham Miller

    A study has concluded that e-commerce firms need to be imaginative with the ways in which they ...

  124. Argos invests heavily in marketing new online shopping service

    07 July 2011 at 09:54 by Graham Miller

    The Argos click and collect service, which combines the convenience of safe shopping online with the ...

  125. M-commerce start-up creates unique credit card scanning for cameraphones

    06 July 2011 at 14:24 by David Aiken

    A new company, founded by a pair who previously worked at the Google-owned AdMob, is promising to ...

  126. E-commerce venture from famous twins is operational

    05 July 2011 at 15:34 by Sarah Collinson

    The Olsen twins may be best known for their childhood spent starring in lucrative movies, TV shows ...

  127. Sony finalising revival of online shopping service

    04 July 2011 at 15:34 by Simon Crisp

    Sony's digital download and online gaming service, PlayStation Network, is finally going to go live ...

  128. US e-commerce firm offers multi-retailer shopping hub

    01 July 2011 at 10:50 by Graham Miller

    A new company based in the US promises to offer safe shopping online to consumers by combining the ...

  129. European guidelines give consumers more power when shopping online

    30 June 2011 at 09:49 by Mike Price

    A change in legislation will mean that consumers in the UK and across the EU will have improved ...

  130. US retailers launch international e-commerce bid in UK

    29 June 2011 at 15:20 by Simon Crisp

    Macy's, the US retail giant which also operates Bloomingdales, is going to be offering safe shopping ...

  131. Ocado finally profits from online grocery delivery service

    28 June 2011 at 12:42 by Sarah Collinson

    Ocado, the delivery firm which currently handles online distribution for supermarket chain Waitrose, ...

  132. Multitasking tablet owners enjoy online shopping and simultaneous TV watching

    27 June 2011 at 15:38 by Graham Miller

    With the number of UK tablet users increasing by the day it is no surprise to find that recent ...

  133. UK consumers top online security awareness survey

    24 June 2011 at 12:26 by Mike Price

    An extensive study which covered thousands of people from across Europe has found that consumers in ...

  134. UK network providers team up over m-commerce service

    23 June 2011 at 09:59 by Mike Price

    A trio of the UK's most significant mobile networks are grouping together to push m-commerce and NFC ...

  135. Survey raises consumer worries about e-commerce security

    22 June 2011 at 11:03 by Mike Price

    A study has found that many consumers in the UK and throughout Europe are nervous about the risks of ...

  136. Amazon acts as secure example for budding e-commerce firm

    21 June 2011 at 14:34 by Graham Miller

    An up and coming e-commerce company is looking to major online retailer Amazon as a good example of ...

  137. Waitrose gunning for Ocado in online retail race

    20 June 2011 at 12:53 by Simon Crisp

    Supermarket chain Waitrose is going to be upping its ability to provide safe shopping online to the ...

  138. Argos fights e-commerce threat with TV channel

    17 June 2011 at 09:52 by Mike Price

    Catalogue retailer Argos is launching its own TV channel in order to overcome a slump in sales which ...

  139. May sees eighteen per cent increase in online shopping

    16 June 2011 at 13:18 by Graham Miller

    UK consumers spent more money via safe shopping online last month than they did in the same period ...

  140. Phishing fears raised after security breach at UK Nintendo site

    15 June 2011 at 13:45 by Paul Tissington

    There are concerns that cybercriminals could use information gleaned during a recent hack of console ...

  141. M-commerce services criticised for delivering inadequate customer experience

    14 June 2011 at 10:10 by Simon Crisp

    A study has found that retailers could be losing business because of poorly realised m-commerce ...

  142. Robot mannequin takes guesswork out of online fashion shopping

    13 June 2011 at 11:20 by Graham Miller

    A new breed of mannequin developed in Estonia is being touted as the solution to the problem of ...

  143. Tesco CEO touts importance of e-commerce and store crossovers

    10 June 2011 at 11:17 by Paul Tissington

    UK consumers and retailers are facing a multichannel future, where shopping online and the ...

  144. House of Fraser planning new e-commerce strategies

    09 June 2011 at 15:39 by Graham Miller

    Retail chain House of Fraser is investing in new initiatives to enhance its outlets for shopping ...

  145. Arrangement of products important for e-commerce success, expert advises

    08 June 2011 at 09:02 by Graham Miller

    An e-commerce expert has said that firms offering safe shopping online can learn a thing or two from ...

  146. E-commerce site promises to help consumers avoid buying fakes online

    07 June 2011 at 13:30 by Graham Miller

    A new website called Brand Information Limited has been created in order to help people avoid online ...

  147. Amazon triumphs in UK e-commerce survey

    06 June 2011 at 09:32 by Mike Price

    A study of consumers who use safe shopping online in the UK has found that Amazon is the most ...

  148. Topshop innovates with in-store Facebook campaign

    03 June 2011 at 09:12 by Simon Crisp

    High street fashion chain Topshop is taking a new approach to marketing which blends both in-store ...

  149. Littlewoods shifts bulk of sales to e-commerce site

    02 June 2011 at 10:43 by Mike Price

    Littlewoods and its parent firm, Shop Direct, have announced the news that now more than 70 per cent ...

  150. Inadequate broadband coverage could compromise future of e-commerce, expert warns

    01 June 2011 at 13:19 by Sarah Collinson

    An expert has spoken out about the ways in which broadband availability may directly impact the ...

  151. eBay urges industry regulator to enhance UK m-commerce experience

    31 May 2011 at 19:45 by David Aiken

    Online auction giant eBay has told regulator Ofcom that it needs to make sure UK consumers can ...

  152. Online fraud concerns subdued by prepaid cards

    27 May 2011 at 10:32 by Sarah Collinson

    People who are worried about whether or not they will have their credit card details stolen when ...

  153. User reviews help drive e-commerce sales

    26 May 2011 at 15:15 by Graham Miller

    UK consumers are turning to reviews written by other customers to help direct their purchasing and, ...

  154. High street brands dominate online rankings

    25 May 2011 at 13:28 by Simon Crisp

    A new list of the top 100 sites for safe shopping online has shown a shift towards the multichannel ...

  155. Tablet owners adopt m-commerce faster than smartphone users

    24 May 2011 at 09:46 by Mike Price

    A survey from the US has found that people who have bought a tablet computer since the iPad ...

  156. Favourable weather enables bumper month for e-commerce

    23 May 2011 at 11:29 by Graham Miller

    UK consumers made April this year a boom month for safe shopping online, with sales of £5.2 ...

  157. Online fashion store launched by Nectar

    20 May 2011 at 10:02 by Graham Miller

    Nectar, the rewards card company, has announced the creation of the first online fashion outlet to ...

  158. Russian online shopping habits differ from UK

    19 May 2011 at 10:00 by Mike Price

    Consumers in Russia have been shown to be slightly more hesitant when paying for products through ...

  159. Online purchase plus in-store collection boosts Boots.com performance

    18 May 2011 at 15:56 by Simon Crisp

    High street retailer Boots has seen a drastic increase in the number of customers who are using its ...

  160. Irish shoppers spend £2.6 billion online in 2010

    17 May 2011 at 11:27 by Mike Price

    Consumers in Ireland spent close to £2.6 billion, the equivalent of almost three billion Euros,...

  161. Experts accuse Facebook of inadequate online security

    16 May 2011 at 12:12 by Mike Price

    Although Facebook has been promising significant improvements in protection levels for the hundreds ...

  162. Intel brings online shopping in-store with interactive video wall

    13 May 2011 at 11:47 by Simon Crisp

    Chip manufacturer Intel has teamed up with sports clothing firm Adidas, in order to create an ...

  163. Hotels.com updates m-commerce app features

    12 May 2011 at 13:07 by Sarah Collinson

    The m-commerce apps for Android and iPhone created by accommodation booking website Hotels.com, have ...

  164. Fifty per cent of smartphone owners indulge in m-commerce

    11 May 2011 at 09:40 by Graham Miller

    Figures suggest that around half of all people who have bought a smartphone use it to carry out safe ...

  165. BMW partners with eBay for online auction store

    10 May 2011 at 10:18 by Mike Price

    German car manufacturer BMW has opened its first official store on auction site eBay in order to ...

  166. While Sony grovels, further attacks loom and customer data lies exposed

    09 May 2011 at 11:56 by Simon Crisp

    Sony has had a rough few weeks, with its PlayStation Network (PSN) and then Sony Online ...

  167. Location based m-commerce deals a winner for O2

    06 May 2011 at 09:19 by Simon Crisp

    UK network provider O2 has begun to prove how powerful m-commerce can be when combined with ...

  168. High street becoming collection hub as e-commerce alters buying habits

    05 May 2011 at 09:33 by Simon Crisp

    Consumers could soon use high street stores as little more than places to pick up the products that ...

  169. Charity shopping site shows benefits of online shopping

    04 May 2011 at 11:24 by Paul Tissington

    UK retail rewards site EasyFundraising has announced that it has made more than £2.2 million ...

  170. Value of social media marketing questioned in report

    03 May 2011 at 08:49 by

    A study of how retailers use social media and the response of consumers to marketing on popular ...

  171. M-commerce increase expected to expand use of payment cards

    29 April 2011 at 14:06 by Simon Crisp

    The latest figures suggest that UK consumers may soon be making payments with their credit cards via ...

  172. Game banking on e-commerce to revive faltering business

    28 April 2011 at 10:03 by David Aiken

    High street videogame retailer Game has this week announced a significant drop in its profits and a ...

  173. Personal data compromised during PlayStation Network outage

    27 April 2011 at 14:21 by Graham Miller

    Sony has been suffering from an embarrassing week long outage of its PlayStation Network (PSN) ...

  174. Text advertising alters m-commerce landscape

    26 April 2011 at 15:08 by Mike Price

    A new affiliate services which allows any mobile-owning member of the public to earn cash by ...

  175. Waitrose prepares for online expansion

    21 April 2011 at 12:08 by Sarah Collinson

    Supermarket chain Waitrose is getting ready to meet the growing needs of consumers who carry out ...

  176. Morrisons hit with trademark challenge after online delivery acquisition

    20 April 2011 at 09:33 by Simon Crisp

    UK supermarket chain Morrisons has been gradually gearing up to offer groceries via safe shopping ...

  177. Sharp growth predicted for m-commerce and NFC by 2014

    19 April 2011 at 11:01 by Sarah Collinson

    A new study has found that m-commerce and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology is going to ...

  178. Cost of fuel causing surge in online shopping

    18 April 2011 at 14:14 by Simon Crisp

    UK consumers are choosing to leave the car out of the equation when enjoying a spot of retail as ...

  179. ASOS sees shares rise to record levels thanks to e-commerce

    15 April 2011 at 10:51 by Mike Price

    Fashion retailer ASOS reported that its shares had increased to their highest ever value this week, ...

  180. Researchers show ease of exploiting online payments

    14 April 2011 at 14:07 by Simon Crisp

    Some of the world's biggest e-commerce services and payment providers have come under criticism ...

  181. 10 million Brits harness m-commerce in past 12 months

    13 April 2011 at 09:54 by Paul Tissington

    The latest figures suggest that more than 10 million consumers in the UK used their mobiles to carry ...

  182. Thirty-three per cent of Brits put trust in online shopping

    12 April 2011 at 09:52 by Graham Miller

    A study has found that roughly a third of all UK consumers would rather use safe shopping online ...

  183. Olsen twins to create novel e-commerce site

    11 April 2011 at 21:18 by Sarah Collinson

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen rose to fame as child stars but are now set to expand their ...

  184. Scammers likely to target M&S customers after data theft

    08 April 2011 at 13:19 by David Aiken

    People who have bought products from the Marks & Spencer e-commerce site have been informed that ...

  185. New Look enters m-commerce market

    07 April 2011 at 16:14 by Sarah Collinson

    Fans of high street fashion chain New Look will be pleased to hear that it is creating a portal for ...

  186. Government cuts unlikely to influence e-commerce sales

    06 April 2011 at 11:40 by Simon Crisp

    Research suggests that the market for safe shopping online is unlikely to be drastically affected by ...

  187. Android phone owners warned over security exploits

    05 April 2011 at 14:35 by Mike Price

    Another security expert has come out to make consumers aware of the potential dangers related to ...

  188. Domino's Pizza records 63 per cent jump in online sales

    04 April 2011 at 09:50 by Paul Tissington

    Takeaway firm Domino's Pizza has announced that its portal for safe shopping online has seen a 63 ...

  189. Google enhances e-commerce search tool

    01 April 2011 at 12:17 by David Aiken

    Search giant Google has updated the e-commerce tools which it offers to various retailers providing ...

  190. Latest eBay acquisition aims at expanding reach and brand impact

    31 March 2011 at 12:15 by Simon Crisp

    Online auction giant eBay has spent almost £1.5 billion on the acquisition of e-commerce firm ...

  191. UK high street outlets threatened as e-commerce grows

    30 March 2011 at 10:28 by Simon Crisp

    Thousands of high street retailers and indeed whole high street shopping areas are being put under ...

  192. M-commerce success for Debenhams enables expansion

    29 March 2011 at 10:06 by Sarah Collinson

    Debenhams is one of the many mainstream retailers benefitting from m-commerce and it has announced ...

  193. Nintendo 3DS online orders arrive early

    28 March 2011 at 10:16 by Simon Crisp

    A large number of UK consumers who pre-ordered the Nintendo 3DS found that they got the latest ...

  194. Play.com customers affected by data leak

    25 March 2011 at 14:24 by Paul Tissington

    Play.com has admitted this week that a proportion of its customers may have had their personal ...

  195. Top e-commerce search terms revealed

    24 March 2011 at 11:32 by Graham Miller

    In the past week, UK consumers have been searching feverishly for the world's speediest washing ...

  196. Eco-friendly credentials of e-commerce analysed

    23 March 2011 at 10:53 by Simon Crisp

    A new study has looked at the way in which consumers perceive online shopping, focusing on whether ...

  197. E-commerce booms as the high street falters

    22 March 2011 at 11:47 by Simon Crisp

    UK consumers have helped to make the online marketplace increasingly profitable in the first two ...

  198. Survey charts inadequacies of UK e-commerce firms

    21 March 2011 at 13:15 by David Aiken

    A new study has looked at the ways in which web retailers are failing to meet the standards expected ...

  199. London 2012 ticket sales stifled by e-commerce issues

    18 March 2011 at 10:22 by David Aiken

    This week the first tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games in London went on sale via the internet but ...

  200. E-commerce and m-commerce innovations added to government living cost calculations

    17 March 2011 at 13:03 by Simon Crisp

    The way in which the government calculates the cost of living in the UK has now been updated to ...

  201. Amazon triumphs in global study of best value brands

    16 March 2011 at 10:01 by Graham Miller

    E-commerce firm Amazon has come out on top in a study which looked at many of the biggest brands in ...

  202. Fashion retailer French Connection enters m-commerce market

    15 March 2011 at 09:44 by Sarah Collinson

    A new app from fashion outlet French Connection has represented the firm's first foray into the ...

  203. John Lewis extending online shopping to expat communities

    14 March 2011 at 11:57 by Graham Miller

    Department retailer John Lewis has announced plans which will see it extend its e-commerce and high ...

  204. Morrisons online plans revealed following profitable year

    11 March 2011 at 09:44 by Sarah Collinson

    The gradual creation of an online shopping outlet for Morrisons took a step forward this week, when ...

  205. For Your Own Safety, Stop Using Internet Explorer 6

    10 March 2011 at 09:43 by Graham Miller

    Almost ten years after it was first launched, Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) still accounts for a ...

  206. China's urban expansion favours online shopping

    09 March 2011 at 09:51 by Mike Price

    The rapid expansion of China's major cities like Shanghai is seeing more and more people turn to e-...

  207. Mobile ads expected to bloom this year as m-commerce matures

    08 March 2011 at 09:28 by Simon Crisp

    All the statistics suggest that more people than ever before are enjoying safe shopping online from ...

  208. Female consumers have risky online shopping habits

    07 March 2011 at 16:33 by Paul Tissington

    A new study commissioned by security firm F-Secure, has looked at the way in which female consumers ...

  209. Apple preps e-commerce site for iPad 2 launch

    04 March 2011 at 09:06 by Mike Price

    Apple launched the iPad 2 this week and in preparation it closed its e-commerce site so that it ...

  210. UK continues to top European e-commerce sales charts

    03 March 2011 at 10:52 by Graham Miller

    A new report into European online sales has once more found that UK consumers are allowing the ...

  211. The Impact of E-commerce on UK job market

    02 March 2011 at 10:54 by Simon Crisp

    A study is being conducted by IMRG in order to determine the total number of people in the UK who ...

  212. Online Shopping habits of UK consumers

    01 March 2011 at 09:42 by Simon Crisp

    A new survey conducted by Shoppercentric has identified the various changing trends in the world of ...

  213. E-commerce touted as essential for economic growth in Scotland

    28 February 2011 at 09:23 by Paul Tissington

    Experts believe that the best way for the Scottish economy to grow in the coming years is for a ...

  214. M-commerce site launched by Liverpool FC

    25 February 2011 at 10:34 by David Aiken

    Premier League football side Liverpool have beaten their rivals by opening a mobile-optimised site ...

  215. Waitrose refreshes its e-commerce site

    24 February 2011 at 09:26 by Paul Tissington

    Supermarket chain Waitrose has announced plans to invest serious sums in its e-commerce site to make ...

  216. Fashion-friendly Mr Porter site launched in UK

    23 February 2011 at 14:31 by Sarah Collinson

    Online retailer Net-a-Porter has been making the headlines for over a decade, but now the female-...

  217. E-commerce rises by a fifth in January 2011

    22 February 2011 at 10:57 by Mike Price

    Online retailers did well in January as the latest figures suggest that sales were up by 21 per cent ...

  218. Online shopping ranked second in poll of Brits' favourite innovations

    21 February 2011 at 13:48 by Graham Miller

    UK consumers have put safe shopping online in second place, as part of a survey to find out which ...

  219. Mobile network strikes deal with eBay over m-commerce features

    18 February 2011 at 11:50 by Sarah Collinson

    Future smartphones launched by network provider O2, could be sold with the eBay m-commerce app ...

  220. Spam and phishing levels drop last month

    17 February 2011 at 11:47 by Paul Tissington

    Consumers were given the unexpected post-Christmas gift of a much welcome lull in the assault of ...

  221. Morrisons acquires online retailer

    16 February 2011 at 09:44 by Simon Crisp

    UK supermarket chain Morrisons has bought Kiddicare, an e-commerce firm which specialises in the ...

  222. Gap consolidates European e-commerce expansion

    15 February 2011 at 10:21 by David Aiken

    Fashion retailer Gap has made its presence in Europe's e-commerce market felt by expanding into ...

  223. Amazon launching m-commerce app for Windows Phone 7

    14 February 2011 at 11:57 by Mike Price

    Online retailer Amazon is hoping to bag a bigger share of the m-commerce market with the launch of a ...

  224. Research measures impact of images on online shopping

    11 February 2011 at 09:34 by Sarah Collinson

    Online auction site eBay is set to publish a paper detailing research into the ways in which images ...

  225. Former Tesco e-commerce head hired by M&S

    10 February 2011 at 10:53 by Simon Crisp

    Marks & Spencer has renewed its commitment to improving its presence in the e-commerce market by ...

  226. eBay planning to up the stakes in m-commerce market

    09 February 2011 at 10:48 by Paul Tissington

    Online auction site eBay is one of the world's largest e-commerce firms and now its CEO has ...

  227. Online retailers neglect social media marketing tools

    08 February 2011 at 10:24 by Graham Miller

    A recent study has found that just three per cent of all traffic received by e-commerce sites is ...

  228. French Connection relies on e-commerce for annual profit

    07 February 2011 at 12:05 by Sarah Collinson

    Fashion retailer French Connection has reported that its profits have leapt significantly in the ...

  229. UK consumers rank M&S best for m-commerce satisfaction

    04 February 2011 at 10:36 by Simon Crisp

    Marks & Spencer has come out on top of a recent study to determine which UK retailer offers ...

  230. Retailers sign up to NFC m-commerce plans

    03 February 2011 at 14:19 by Mike Price

    Various UK retailers have committed to plans being formed by mobile network operators Orange and T-...

  231. Retailers add charitable element to online shopping

    02 February 2011 at 14:25 by Sarah Collinson

    A new browser-based application has been developed to allow consumers to do their bit for charity ...

  232. High street retailers criticised about online voucher policy

    01 February 2011 at 08:39 by Paul Tissington

    A report in the Guardian newspaper has revealed that many retailers who operate on the high street ...

  233. E-Book sales outstrip physical copies on Amazon

    31 January 2011 at 11:44 by Simon Crisp

    E-commerce goliath Amazon has announced that, thanks to its Kindle e-Book reader, the sales of ...

  234. Morrisons seeks to promote upcoming e-commerce venture

    28 January 2011 at 09:39 by Paul Tissington

    UK supermarket chain Morrisons announced last year that it would be entering the e-commerce market ...

  235. PayPal functionality integrated with Argos shopping

    27 January 2011 at 11:06 by Simon Crisp

    High street retailer Argos has announced that it is doing a deal with PayPal, to ensure that ...

  236. Cyber attack exposes customers of Lush

    26 January 2011 at 10:21 by Mike Price

    A hacking campaign which saw the e-commerce site of cosmetic retailer Lush laid bare, has resulted ...

  237. European consumers to boost online spend in 2011

    25 January 2011 at 11:23 by Paul Tissington

    The growth of safe shopping online in Europe is ongoing and a study published this week shows that ...

  238. Records broken in e-commerce market during December 2010

    24 January 2011 at 10:25 by Mike Price

    The cold snap which left many people huddled at home proved to be particularly profitable for firms ...

  239. Online sales prove strong for UK arm of Best Buy

    21 January 2011 at 11:42 by Mike Price

    US retailer Best Buy has recently begun operating in the UK and it has announced that its e-commerce ...

  240. Positive figures posted by ASOS and William Hill

    20 January 2011 at 12:05 by Simon Crisp

    Online fashion retailer ASOS has announced strong figures for growth both in the UK and abroad, ...

  241. E-commerce firms freeze anti-fraud spending despite revenue predictions

    19 January 2011 at 09:21 by Sarah Collinson

    UK retailers are apparently planning to cut or freeze the budgets which they dedicate to limiting ...

  242. Amalgamated shopping predicted to rise as trends change

    18 January 2011 at 13:47 by Mike Price

    Experts believe that consumers will be looking for a more unified shopping experience that combines ...

  243. Spam revival threatens online shoppers

    17 January 2011 at 17:33 by David Aiken

    Consumers in the UK were treated to a relatively quiet Christmas period on the spam email front with ...

  244. Amazon headquarters coming to Scotland

    14 January 2011 at 10:47 by Simon Crisp

    Residents of Edinburgh will soon find that there is a new firm operating in their city, as online ...

  245. Snow damaged consumer confidence in online shopping

    13 January 2011 at 23:07 by Graham Miller

    Millions of Brits sought safe shopping online in the run-up to Christmas as a means of getting all ...

  246. Ocado posts record online sales over festive period

    12 January 2011 at 10:00 by Mike Price

    The weeks leading up to Christmas may have been defined by the snowy weather but online grocery ...

  247. eBay publishes m-commerce buying trends for 2010

    11 January 2011 at 11:50 by Sarah Collinson

    Online auction site eBay has released figures which detail the way in which citizens of different ...

  248. Online sales help retailers make up for high street losses

    10 January 2011 at 08:50 by Graham Miller

    Analysts expect that retailers who were hit by poor sales figures on the high street during the ...

  249. Online shopping boom coming to Asian nations in 2011

    07 January 2011 at 12:15 by Graham Miller

    While the UK and Europe have been home to safe shopping online for many years it looks like 2011 ...

  250. M-commerce site revamped by House of Fraser

    06 January 2011 at 11:16 by Paul Tissington

    High street retailer House of Fraser has refreshed its presence in the world of mobile shopping by ...

  251. M-commerce peaks in the afternoon

    05 January 2011 at 14:12 by Sarah Collinson

    Research suggests that smartphone owners are using their handsets to surf the internet at an ever ...

  252. VAT rise to hit consumer spending habits

    04 January 2011 at 14:20 by Simon Crisp

    As part of the UK government's plans to reduce the deficit, VAT has now risen to 20 per cent, up ...