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  1. Boxing Day meets expectations and tops Christmas online shopping period

    31 December 2013 at 11:33 by Graham Miller

    On December 26th in the UK a total of 129 million visits to sites offering shopping online were made ...

  2. Festive shopping shifts online as high street flounders

    30 December 2013 at 13:43 by Graham Miller

    Things are looking bad for the Great British high street again this year, with the latest figures ...

  3. Morrisons' e-commerce site goes live

    27 December 2013 at 11:11 by Graham Miller

    Supermarket chain Morrisons has finally joined its closest rivals in offering customers the chance ...

  4. Early online sales encourage high street retreat

    24 December 2013 at 09:26 by Sarah Collinson

    Consumers are being enticed away from high street outlets because e-commerce retailers are kick ...

  5. Survey unveils best and worst online retailers of 2013

    23 December 2013 at 13:21 by Graham Miller

    A new report from ForeSee has examined the levels of customer satisfaction across all of the biggest ...

  6. Google Glass could become key e-commerce accessory

    20 December 2013 at 12:31 by Mike Price

    Google Glass received plenty of coverage earlier in the year when it launched to a select group of ...

  7. Older shoppers embrace e-commerce

    19 December 2013 at 10:08 by Simon Crisp

    Although safe shopping online is typically seen as something that mainly the younger generations ...

  8. November e-commerce spend of 10 billion pounds confirmed

    18 December 2013 at 12:05 by Graham Miller

    British consumers spent a total of £10.1 billion via safe shopping online over the course of ...

  9. Digital dressing rooms impending as start-up receives additional funding

    17 December 2013 at 11:10 by Sarah Collinson

    More money is being pumped into emerging UK firm Metail.com as it attempts to make virtual fitting ...

  10. E-commerce sites may soon embrace Bitcoin payments

    16 December 2013 at 11:31 by Mike Price

    Last week, the Bank of America revealed that it believes virtual currency, Bitcoin, could become the ...

  11. Ofcom finds e-commerce spending is up

    13 December 2013 at 10:06 by Mike Price

    British consumers are spending more via safe shopping online this year than they were in 2012, ...

  12. Consumers warned of mobile shopping scams

    12 December 2013 at 10:45 by Graham Miller

    Security software vendor, McAfee, has released a new video in which it details 12 of the most common ...

  13. 4G connectivity encourages consumers to shop on mobiles

    11 December 2013 at 15:38 by Paul Tissington

    Network provider, Orange, revealed in a recent study that more people are carrying out safe shopping ...

  14. Another big weekend for e-commerce as Christmas shopping intensifies

    10 December 2013 at 10:31 by Graham Miller

    December is proving to be particularly lucrative for e-commerce retailers, with online auction site, ...

  15. Scammers strike as online shopping levels rise

    09 December 2013 at 14:28 by David Aiken

    Security specialists have advised consumers to be particularly alert to e-commerce scams this month. ...

  16. Survey looks at shopper satisfaction over festive period

    06 December 2013 at 08:53 by Graham Miller

    A new study conducted by eDigitalResearch has found that about 25 per cent of people believe that ...

  17. Shoppers avoid m-commerce usage over security concerns

    05 December 2013 at 11:42 by Paul Tissington

    A new report from Ovum has found that while December 2nd was a hugely busy day for shopping online, ...

  18. Retailers need strong December performance to offset sluggish November sales

    04 December 2013 at 12:43 by Simon Crisp

    The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), show that sales increased by just 0.6 ...

  19. Amazon will deliver online shopping via unmanned drones

    03 December 2013 at 13:14 by Mike Price

    This week Amazon's chief exec, Jeff Bezos, pulled back the curtains on a new service from the e-...

  20. Eighty eight percent of Brits will shop online this Christmas

    02 December 2013 at 12:05 by David Aiken

    A new report published by PayPal has found that almost nine out of 10 consumers in the UK are ...

  21. Online shopping frenzy reduces sales of impulse buy items

    29 November 2013 at 13:24 by Graham Miller

    According to Reuters, the retail industry is undergoing a number of shifts as a result of the ...

  22. Amazon commits to offering Sunday deliveries

    28 November 2013 at 13:48 by Mike Price

    At the moment, anyone in the UK who orders a parcel from Amazon on a Saturday will have to wait ...

  23. 450 million pounds will be spent online during Mega Monday

    27 November 2013 at 11:57 by Graham Miller

    British consumers are expected to spend up to £450 million through e-commerce sites in a ...

  24. Expert encourages consumers to shop safely online this Christmas

    26 November 2013 at 13:43 by Graham Miller

    Identity theft expert, Neil Munroe, has spoken to the Daily Express about the importance of carrying ...

  25. Festive e-commerce sales increase anticipated

    25 November 2013 at 13:42 by Graham Miller

    A new survey, conducted by Santander, has found that Britons will be spending more online in ...

  26. Asda trails tube station grocery pickup in London

    22 November 2013 at 19:38 by Graham Miller

    Supermarket giant, Asda, is set to introduce a novel new scheme that will allow people who commute ...

  27. Computer users held to ransom by malicious spam

    21 November 2013 at 15:30 by Mike Price

    This week, an announcement from the National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned British consumers and ...

  28. Morrisons outlines plans for e-commerce push

    21 November 2013 at 15:27 by David Aiken

    Supermarket chain, Morrisons is set to enter the world of shopping online early next year, with its ...

  29. Smartphones influence high street activities

    20 November 2013 at 13:14 by Paul Tissington

    A new report from BuzzCity has looked at the relationship between shopping online and high street ...

  30. Online retailers are vexing UK consumers with poor site design

    18 November 2013 at 13:32 by Graham Miller

    A new study published this month by Peer 1 Hosting, has found that almost three quarters of British ...

  31. E-commerce sales help Sainsburys achieve greater growth

    15 November 2013 at 11:44 by Simon Crisp

    This week Sainsbury's announced that its market share had hit 16.8 per cent, which is the biggest ...

  32. New Look benefits from online expansion

    14 November 2013 at 11:50 by Graham Miller

    Fashion retailer, New Look, is seeing more and more of its customers shop online when buying its ...

  33. More Europeans shopping from mobiles and tablets this Christmas

    13 November 2013 at 13:58 by Paul Tissington

    A new report from Adobe has highlighted the significant increases in m-commerce activity which are ...

  34. Chinese shoppers break e-commerce spending record

    12 November 2013 at 15:30 by Graham Miller

    While the 2nd of December is expected to be the UK's busiest day for online shopping, referred to as ...

  35. Morrisons plans e-commerce trial in Yorkshire

    11 November 2013 at 11:30 by Simon Crisp

    Morrisons has long been criticised for not offering its British customers the ability to order ...

  36. Amazon foresees big sales for Cyber Monday 2013

    08 November 2013 at 14:04 by Graham Miller

    Earlier this week it was reported that analysts have pointed to Monday December 2nd as being the ...

  37. Survey reveals bargain-hunting habits of online shoppers

    07 November 2013 at 11:58 by Sarah Collinson

    The results of a study published by Play.com, have revealed that a third of people who shop online ...

  38. December 2nd 2013 identified as biggest day for e-commerce

    06 November 2013 at 12:02 by Graham Miller

    Analysts at IMRG have predicted that the 2nd of December this year will see consumers spend more via ...

  39. Nintendo launches e-commerce platform in the UK

    04 November 2013 at 11:52 by Mike Price

    Last month console manufacturer and videogame purveyor, Nintendo, made it possible for customers to ...

  40. Fashion retailer offers same-day delivery for online orders

    01 November 2013 at 11:48 by Graham Miller

    This week Oasis announced that its customers will now not only be able to buy products online and ...

  41. E-commerce helps Shop Direct group return to profitability

    31 October 2013 at 10:17 by Sarah Collinson

    For the past ten years Shop Direct, which owns retailers including Littlewoods and Very, has not ...

  42. European consumers flock to online booksellers

    30 October 2013 at 13:23 by Mike Price

    Close to a quarter of people in the EU have used safe shopping online to purchase books and ...

  43. IGD predicts major growth for e-commerce grocery revenues

    29 October 2013 at 11:37 by Simon Crisp

    British consumers are expected to spend about £9.5 billion buying their groceries online in ...

  44. Bumper Christmas predicted for online shopping

    28 October 2013 at 10:24 by Graham Miller

    Christmas 2013 is anticipated to be dominated by discussion of just how much money British consumers ...

  45. Online and mobile shopping increases at Argos

    25 October 2013 at 10:04 by Paul Tissington

    Argos has reported on its performance over the first six months of 2013 this week, revealing that 16 ...

  46. Report reveals average online spend of UK consumers

    24 October 2013 at 14:53 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report from WorldPlay has just been published, with the results indicating just how much the ...

  47. M-commerce traffic could outpace desktop visits this Christmas

    23 October 2013 at 10:46 by Graham Miller

    The growth in the ownership and usage of smartphones and tablets in the UK has helped to boost the ...

  48. Survey reveals UK favourite e-commerce sites

    22 October 2013 at 12:05 by Graham Miller

    A new study conducted by Which? has ranked the UK's various sites offering shopping online, to ...

  49. HMV makes m-commerce leap

    21 October 2013 at 11:06 by Paul Tissington

    HMV has gone through some tough times in recent years, with well publicised financial issues ...

  50. E-commerce growth reaches 13 year high

    18 October 2013 at 10:49 by Simon Crisp

    The latest figures from IMRG and Capgemini, show that the UK's e-commerce industry experienced its ...

  51. Argos looks to bag e-commerce boost with own-brand tablet

    17 October 2013 at 10:59 by Simon Crisp

    Last month, Tesco joined the tablet market with its Hudl device, which follows in the footsteps of ...

  52. Spanish youngsters embrace m-commerce

    16 October 2013 at 11:28 by Paul Tissington

    The UK is Europe's leader when it comes to safe shopping online, with Brits choosing to use their ...

  53. Customer loyalty is important for e-commerce sites

    15 October 2013 at 10:17 by Mike Price

    A new study from Qubit has established that one of the most important elements for success in the e-...

  54. Error means Asda customers get 50 pounds online discount

    14 October 2013 at 14:03 by Graham Miller

    Asda has worked quickly to address a glitch which emerged late last week, as many customers found ...

  55. Waitrose updates online shopping platform

    11 October 2013 at 10:29 by Sarah Collinson

    Supermarket giant, Waitrose, has revised its approach to e-commerce, with a fresh set of tools to ...

  56. Retail expert dismisses idea of high street revamp

    10 October 2013 at 09:45 by Graham Miller

    In the wake of the rise of online shopping, many traditional retailers have been scrabbling to ...

  57. Online retail thrived while high street struggled in September

    09 October 2013 at 12:19 by Simon Crisp

    The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), reveal that while e-commerce sales ...

  58. E-commerce pushes Ted Baker to strong profits

    08 October 2013 at 12:28 by Graham Miller

    British fashion brand Ted Baker reported last week that it had increased its profits by almost 50 ...

  59. UK consumers avoid online confectionary purchases

    07 October 2013 at 16:32 by Graham Miller

    While most people in Britain are fans of buying confectionery items from bricks and mortar stores, a ...

  60. Amazon secures most inbound shopping links from UK blogs

    04 October 2013 at 12:46 by Graham Miller

    Amazon is the most popular place to shop online in the UK, so it is perhaps unsurprising that a new ...

  61. Online retailers want to get the measure of consumers

    03 October 2013 at 09:41 by Paul Tissington

    Millions of Brits buy clothing online and a significant proportion will then return the products ...

  62. Consumers outline their e-commerce desires

    02 October 2013 at 13:25 by Sarah Collinson

    A new survey, conducted by Comscore on behalf of UPS, has revealed that convenience is one of the ...

  63. E-commerce encourages greater consumer spending

    01 October 2013 at 15:40 by Graham Miller

    A new report, from Ark UK, has argued that people who use safe shopping online to buy their weekly ...

  64. Visa handles GBP 3,170 worth of online payments per second

    30 September 2013 at 11:19 by Mike Price

    British consumers are known for their voracious appetites for shopping online, but new figures from ...

  65. New tablets from Amazon as it seeks e-commerce boost

    27 September 2013 at 09:46 by Graham Miller

    Amazon is hoping that the launch of a few new tablets in its Kindle Fire range will encourage more ...

  66. eBay launches click and collect service

    26 September 2013 at 10:48 by Mike Price

    Online auction giant eBay has been one of the web's great success stories, but now it is looking to ...

  67. M-commerce accounts for entirety of online shopping growth

    25 September 2013 at 12:05 by Paul Tissington

    A new report from Capgemini has identified the intriguing fact that m-commerce sales now account for ...

  68. E-commerce takes advantage over in-store shopping at Christmas

    24 September 2013 at 10:14 by Simon Crisp

    A new report has found that British consumers believe that the experience of safe shopping online ...

  69. Consumers reveal limits of patience with online checkouts

    23 September 2013 at 11:32 by Graham Miller

    A new study has looked at the way typical British shoppers engage with the process of completing a ...

  70. UK employees using workplace deliveries to collect online shopping purchases

    20 September 2013 at 10:48 by Mike Price

    One of the biggest problems for many people in the UK when it comes to shopping online is that you ...

  71. New figures show projected growth for online shopping

    19 September 2013 at 10:10 by Graham Miller

    By the year 2018, around £1 of every £7 spent in the UK's retail industry will be spent ...

  72. London Fashion Week likely to spur UK retail binge

    18 September 2013 at 10:32 by Sarah Collinson

    Representatives of the fashion industry believe that London Fashion Week (LFW), which ended on ...

  73. Origins of online shopping examined

    17 September 2013 at 10:09 by Graham Miller

    Ahead of a new BBC series on the history of post-war retail in the UK, hosted by Robert Peston, BBC ...

  74. Consumers ditch supermarkets in favour of online grocery shopping

    16 September 2013 at 10:51 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report has confirmed previous suspicions, that a growing number of British consumers would ...

  75. Younger consumers want retailers to embrace image searching

    13 September 2013 at 09:24 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report published by WeSEE, reveals that 74 per cent of British consumers under the age of 34 ...

  76. UK release dates of next-gen consoles confirmed

    12 September 2013 at 13:13 by Mike Price

    The race to see which games console will be the king of the next hardware generation will start in ...

  77. PayPal tests facial authentication on m-commerce app

    11 September 2013 at 14:06 by Mike Price

    PayPal offers consumers in the UK and internationally the chance to make secure payments with a ...

  78. Majority of e-commerce sites not offering adequate consumer protections

    10 September 2013 at 14:11 by Graham Miller

    A new study carried out by the Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS), ...

  79. E-commerce encryption cracked by intelligence services

    09 September 2013 at 09:50 by Mike Price

    Additional revelations made as a result of the actions of intelligence agency whistleblower, Edward ...

  80. Click and Collect trend driven by m-commerce

    06 September 2013 at 14:44 by Simon Crisp

    Over the past 12 months the number of online purchases being made using mobile devices has doubled, ...

  81. Consumers frustrated by e-commerce forms

    05 September 2013 at 12:18 by Graham Miller

    A new report from Ping Identity has found that Brits encounter a number of obstacles when attempting ...

  82. Amazon makes seller T&Cs more liberal

    04 September 2013 at 09:38 by David Aiken

    The rule preventing companies selling on Amazon from selling the same items elsewhere for a lower ...

  83. Aldi prices added to e-commerce comparison app

    03 September 2013 at 11:01 by Paul Tissington

    Budget supermarket chain Aldi has enjoyed impressive sales growth over the last few years, with the ...

  84. China poised for e-commerce dominance

    02 September 2013 at 09:49 by Graham Miller

    China is likely to overtake the US when it comes to online spending in 2013, making it home to the ...

  85. Twenty Percent of Brits now spend more via the web

    30 August 2013 at 10:59 by Simon Crisp

    A new study has found that a fifth of consumers in the UK make more purchases via safe shopping ...

  86. New m-commerce payment service debuted

    29 August 2013 at 09:40 by Sarah Collinson

    A British company called CloudZync has launched a new m-commerce platform, which is designed to ...

  87. Scottish youngsters prefer multichannel approach to retail

    28 August 2013 at 10:19 by David Aiken

    While many studies have suggested that people born during the e-commerce boom may be prone to ...

  88. PlayStation 4 on sale in UK from November 29th

    27 August 2013 at 09:18 by Paul Tissington

    British gamers will be queuing up to get their hands on the brand new PlayStation 4 when it arrives ...

  89. Tesco to offer online shopping in Outer Hebrides

    23 August 2013 at 10:25 by Mike Price

    If you are lucky enough to live on the mainland of the UK, then you will probably expect to be able ...

  90. M-commerce market share on the rise

    22 August 2013 at 15:40 by Paul Tissington

    The number of people who are carrying out safe shopping online from smartphones will continue to ...

  91. Good weather prompts dip in UK e-commerce sales

    21 August 2013 at 14:48 by Graham Miller

    The fine conditions experienced over the course of June and July this year have been as much of a ...

  92. Consumers committed to international online shopping

    20 August 2013 at 09:50 by Mike Price

    While the majority of Brits have shopped online with a domestic retailer, it seems that a growing ...

  93. High street chains access eBay's data on consumer habits

    19 August 2013 at 13:33 by Graham Miller

    Online auction giant eBay is creating a new scheme that is intended to benefit high street retailers ...

  94. New Look benefits from online sales increase

    16 August 2013 at 11:57 by Graham Miller

    High street fashion chain New Look has announced this month that its e-commerce performance has ...

  95. E-commerce addiction attributed to Lindsay Lohan

    15 August 2013 at 14:57 by Simon Crisp

    Actress and tabloid fodder, Lindsay Lohan, is known for her various addictions, but it has been ...

  96. Personalisation trialled for eBay fashion service

    14 August 2013 at 13:46 by Sarah Collinson

    Auction giant eBay has revealed that it is launching a new service which will allow those who love ...

  97. Iceland promises personalisation for e-commerce offers

    13 August 2013 at 11:13 by Sarah Collinson

    Iceland's on-off relationship with safe shopping online is set to heat up again in the next few ...

  98. UK Consumers Increase Web Usage and E-commerce Activities

    12 August 2013 at 14:02 by Graham Miller

    The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have found that 73 per cent of ...

  99. M-commerce Shoppers Admit Security Concerns

    09 August 2013 at 09:44 by Paul Tissington

    Retailers have to work hard to convince consumers that they can carry out safe shopping online via ...

  100. Amazon Expands Online Art Outlet

    08 August 2013 at 13:57 by Mike Price

    Amazon started out selling books, but now sells everything from groceries to bouncy castles online. ...

  101. Brits buy weird products online

    07 August 2013 at 14:34 by Graham Miller

    A study has revealed the extent to which the internet has made it easier for UK consumers to ...

  102. H & M Launches US E-commerce Site

    06 August 2013 at 13:54 by Simon Crisp

    After years of dallying over the matter, high street fashion chain H & M has finally pulled the ...

  103. Domino's Continues Online Expansion

    05 August 2013 at 13:51 by Mike Price

    Takeaway pizza chain Domino's has steadily improved its performance in the UK to the point that it ...

  104. Retailers lag behind demand as e-commerce sites slow down

    02 August 2013 at 14:08 by Mike Price

    If you have recently tried to shop online and been disappointed with the speed at which your ...

  105. Next benefits from e-commerce sales increase

    01 August 2013 at 13:13 by Sarah Collinson

    High street chain, Next, went through a bit of a slow period recently, but has been able to claw its ...

  106. Online fraud growth reiterates importance of security

    31 July 2013 at 15:45 by Graham Miller

    Although the growth rate of the e-commerce market in the UK is still significant, it is apparently ...

  107. Google trials videos-based e-commerce service

    30 July 2013 at 15:21 by Mike Price

    Google's social networking service Google+ has been the most successful of its various experiments ...

  108. Chinese retailer creates set top box for TV e-commerce access

    29 July 2013 at 14:59 by Mike Price

    A growing number of British consumers will have invested in a smart TV over the past couple of years....

  109. UK takes second place in international e-commerce survey

    26 July 2013 at 13:45 by Sarah Collinson

    A report compiled by Nielsen, has revealed that when it comes to the international e-commerce market,...

  110. Amazon alters free delivery rules

    25 July 2013 at 12:00 by Graham Miller

    Amazon's Super Saver delivery option has been popular for some time because it effectively allows ...

  111. Further evidence of tablet influence in UK e-commerce market

    24 July 2013 at 09:44 by Graham Miller

    It seems that tablets are playing a major role in shaping the way that British consumers shop online,...

  112. Staff waste 60 minutes of the work day online

    23 July 2013 at 18:42 by Simon Crisp

    A new report has found that the average employee at a British office will spend about an hour of ...

  113. Tesco's online expansion generates London jobs

    22 July 2013 at 16:18 by Mike Price

    Supermarket giant Tesco is investing in a brand new fulfilment centre, designed to help it cater to ...

  114. M-commerce sales rise by 136 per cent

    19 July 2013 at 11:21 by Paul Tissington

    Last month, the annual increase in purchases made from portable devices was 136 per cent, according ...

  115. Traditional tea retailer embraces e-commerce

    18 July 2013 at 09:48 by Mike Price

    A new site supporting tea and coffee retailer, Whittards, has been launched this month, heralding ...

  116. Bathroom buying habits unearthed

    17 July 2013 at 11:28 by Graham Miller

    With more consumers using touchscreen devices like tablets and smartphones to shop online while out ...

  117. M-commerce helps Shop Direct reduce losses

    16 July 2013 at 12:24 by Paul Tissington

      The growing number of people buying products from their smartphone has helped retail group ...

  118. E-commerce absence means Morrisons loses 700 million in sales

    15 July 2013 at 10:18 by Graham Miller

    The full extent of the damage done by Morrisons' reticence with regards to the launch of a platform ...

  119. Student library time dedicated to shopping and social networking

    12 July 2013 at 11:52 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report has found that students spend most of their time in the library participating in ...

  120. Summer shoppers faced with warm-up to Christmas rush

    11 July 2013 at 09:27 by Simon Crisp

    Although Christmas is still months away, plenty of people will already be planning their gift lists ...

  121. Major sports teams embracing m-commerce potential

    10 July 2013 at 11:13 by Paul Tissington

    A growing number of major sports venues across the UK, which play host to some of the biggest ...

  122. Bus operator adopts advanced e-commerce platform

    09 July 2013 at 10:16 by David Aiken

    This month one of the UK's biggest transport providers has announced the launch of a new online ...

  123. Ocado pumps profits into online growth

    08 July 2013 at 11:42 by Mike Price

    The growth in the number of UK consumers buying their groceries via safe shopping online has helped ...

  124. High levels of e-commerce shopping cart abandonment revealed

    05 July 2013 at 10:20 by Graham Miller

    Although retailers are constantly attempting to improve conversion rates, it seems that British ...

  125. Increased debit card usage in UK's online marketplaces

    04 July 2013 at 13:10 by Simon Crisp

    The latest stats show that British consumers spent more via safe shopping online using their debit ...

  126. E-commerce delivery satisfaction improves

    03 July 2013 at 11:22 by Mike Price

    British consumers are more satisfied than ever with the level of service they receive when getting ...

  127. Survey shows underage drinkers use online shopping loophole

    02 July 2013 at 09:12 by Simon Crisp

    A new report has found that many teens who are too young to purchase alcohol are getting around ID ...

  128. M-commerce price checking on the rise

    01 July 2013 at 14:43 by Paul Tissington

    Sixty three percent of people who own a smartphone also use it to compare product prices when they ...

  129. Brits show brand loyalty in the face of low prices

    28 June 2013 at 12:20 by Mike Price

    Although it is often assumed that the purchasing habits of consumers are driven by bargain prices ...

  130. M-commerce gift cards for real world shopping unveiled

    27 June 2013 at 12:31 by Paul Tissington

    The Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield has recently unveiled a new scheme that will combine ...

  131. Microsoft's e-commerce plans put on ice

    26 June 2013 at 20:28 by Graham Miller

    Microsoft had apparently been looking to create an e-commerce service which would rival the big ...

  132. Women make big savings by shopping online

    25 June 2013 at 11:32 by Sarah Collinson

    A new survey has found that the majority of the UK's female consumers can save money if they switch ...

  133. UK's retail performance exceeds analyst expectations

    24 June 2013 at 09:41 by Graham Miller

    Retail sales across the UK were up by 3.1 per cent, year on year, over the course of May, according ...

  134. Australian consumers suffer from online fraud growth

    21 June 2013 at 14:05 by Mike Price

    The number of incidences of online fraud reported to the authorities in Australia increased by 65 ...

  135. E-commerce firms outshine high street rivals

    20 June 2013 at 09:51 by Graham Miller

    The latest stats from IMRG show that online shopping is still giving bricks and mortar retail a ...

  136. Survey reveals resilience of online retail brands

    19 June 2013 at 13:12 by Mike Price

    Although Amazon has taken a bit of a hammering in recent months over its UK tax affairs, with some ...

  137. Argos benefits from major m-commerce sales boost

    18 June 2013 at 11:59 by Paul Tissington

    Argos saw the number of people making purchases via smartphones increase by 114 per cent over the ...

  138. Online retailers urged to cater to disabled shoppers

    17 June 2013 at 11:27 by Simon Crisp

    Although you might assume that it is bricks and mortar retailers which need to be most sensitive to ...

  139. Sainsbury's online growth saps in-store sales

    14 June 2013 at 10:03 by Sarah Collinson

    The number of customers visiting Sainsbury's supermarket outlets is falling, as more people turn to ...

  140. Big Brother introduces online shopping for 2013

    13 June 2013 at 09:34 by Graham Miller

    Big Brother has enjoyed more than a decade in the spotlight as one of the UK's most-watched reality ...

  141. M-commerce sales grow as iPhone leads the pack

    12 June 2013 at 11:07 by Paul Tissington

    The latest stats from digital marketing firm, Affiliate Window, suggest that more British consumers ...

  142. Fragrance chain benefits from click and collect boost

    11 June 2013 at 15:52 by Sarah Collinson

    Sales at The Fragrance Shop were up by 15 per cent year on year, according to its latest financials, ...

  143. Amazon arrives in India

    10 June 2013 at 11:21 by Mike Price

    Amazon may be the biggest name in safe shopping online in the UK and the US, but it is still working ...

  144. M-commerce now accounts for a fifth of online sales

    07 June 2013 at 10:36 by Graham Miller

    In the first three months of the year, people used mobile devices for safe shopping online in such ...

  145. Debenhams and Littlewoods address need for m-commerce platforms

    06 June 2013 at 12:45 by Paul Tissington

    Many big high street names have felt the pressure placed on them by the growth in shopping online ...

  146. Primark finally offers online sales

    05 June 2013 at 13:14 by Paul Tissington

    Budget fashion retailer, Primark, has been a bit of a high street phenomenon in the UK over the past ...

  147. Scottish company seeks to make online fashion shopping more social

    04 June 2013 at 12:26 by Mike Price

    Many people enjoy shopping for clothes on the high street because it gives them the opportunity to ...

  148. Brits to get access to start-selected e-commerce outlets

    03 June 2013 at 14:06 by Sarah Collinson

    Consumers over in America may be familiar with the idea of being able to buy products from online ...

  149. Brits use less cash as online transactions increase

    31 May 2013 at 10:22 by Paul Tissington

    Last year consumers in the UK used cash in 10 per cent fewer retail transactions than they did in ...

  150. Report confirms strong European e-commerce growth

    30 May 2013 at 10:49 by Graham Miller

    More people are shopping online than ever before and a new report from Ecommerce Europe has found ...

  151. Survey finds British consumers eager to harness e-commerce

    29 May 2013 at 12:17 by Simon Crisp

    A new report discovered that a tenth of consumers in the UK use the web to buy something at least ...

  152. Heineken sets sights on e-commerce launch

    28 May 2013 at 14:17 by Graham Miller

    Heineken is best known for its beer, but it could soon be entering the world of safe shopping online ...

  153. Online Sales Help House of Fraser Score Record Profits

    27 May 2013 at 07:12 by Graham Miller

    House of Fraser is just one of a growing number of high street chains that is making the most of the ...

  154. Small British businesses turn to social media for modern marketing

    24 May 2013 at 15:41 by Graham Miller

    A new report from Groupon shows that small and medium sized businesses in the UK are increasingly ...

  155. Marks and Spencer questioned over lack of e-commerce offering

    23 May 2013 at 19:17 by Graham Miller

    There have been lots of stories relating to online grocery shopping in the last few weeks, mostly ...

  156. eBay exec argues for holistic approach to commerce

    22 May 2013 at 19:04 by Mike Price

    eBay marketing executive, Alexander von Schirmeister, this week delivered a speech during the IAB ...

  157. Online shopping helps boost profits at Royal Mail

    21 May 2013 at 09:21 by Simon Crisp

    Although the web has certainly altered the function of the UK's postal service, making written ...

  158. Morrisons and Ocado ink e-commerce deal

    20 May 2013 at 10:10 by Mike Price

    Just days after Morrisons was criticised for its lack of action over the launch of an e-commerce ...

  159. Report finds issues with m-commerce user experience

    17 May 2013 at 10:58 by Paul Tissington

    The results of a survey published this month, suggest that there are still many improvements which ...

  160. Online shopping comes to Nigeria

    16 May 2013 at 10:19 by Mike Price

    The spread of new retail experiences to emerging nations is an intriguing process to watch and one ...

  161. Morrisons suffers as e-commerce service remains in planning stages

    15 May 2013 at 16:00 by Simon Crisp

    Although Morrisons is the fourth biggest supermarket retailer in the country, it has seen its sales ...

  162. Online sales continue to increase

    14 May 2013 at 09:21 by Graham Miller

    April saw yet another month of strong growth in e-commerce sales, according to the latest figures ...

  163. Movie star advocates online shopping

    13 May 2013 at 10:09 by Sarah Collinson

    Gwyneth Paltrow, who can currently be seen starring in the record-breaking Iron Man 3, this month ...

  164. 500 jobs created by M&S e-commerce drive

    10 May 2013 at 11:46 by Graham Miller

    Five hundred new positions will be created at a major e-commerce distribution centre based in the ...

  165. Emerging beauty brand launches first e-commerce outlet

    09 May 2013 at 13:44 by Sarah Collinson

    Abeautifulworld is one of the UK's latest beauty brands, dealing in products and services relating ...

  166. Click and Collect service comes to Selfridges

    08 May 2013 at 12:27 by Graham Miller

    Selfridges may be one of the world's best known department stores, but it is also looking to expand ...

  167. Iceland revives e-commerce delivery service

    07 May 2013 at 15:04 by Graham Miller

    Eight years ago the frozen foods giant Iceland decided to axe its online shopping platform, which ...

  168. Argos aided by m-commerce expansion

    06 May 2013 at 13:26 by Simon Crisp

    Argos is one of the many high street chains that have been going through a rough patch recently and ...

  169. Rise in online fraud prompts warning from police

    03 May 2013 at 09:34 by Mike Price

    An increase in the number of people falling victim to online scams in the Midlands has caused the ...

  170. Profit bump for online fashion retailer

    02 May 2013 at 09:54 by Graham Miller

    Asos has reported this month that its profits were up by 19 per cent over the past six months, ...

  171. Rise in online shopping affects high street bakery chain Greggs

    01 May 2013 at 12:21 by Paul Tissington

    Although the recession and the popularity of e-commerce have hit a variety of bricks and mortar ...

  172. SMBs investing in e-commerce specialists for online growth

    30 April 2013 at 09:58 by Graham Miller

    Small and medium sized businesses across the UK are choosing to hire dedicated staff members, whose ...

  173. Shopping habits of men analysed

    29 April 2013 at 09:20 by Mike Price

    <p>A new survey has looked at the way that men indulge in retail therapy and found that the ...

  174. Asda plans e-commerce investment

    26 April 2013 at 11:32 by Simon Crisp

    Last year supermarket chain Asda saw sales increase by 4.5 per cent across all of its channels, ...

  175. Claire's updates UK online store

    25 April 2013 at 09:40 by Sarah Collinson

    Claire's is a high street outlet that many people in the UK will recognise. Selling jewellery and ...

  176. 4G rollout poses unforeseen problems for UK retailers

    24 April 2013 at 09:39 by David Aiken

    A new report from Barclays suggests that many of the UK's retailers are not adequately prepared for ...

  177. Tablet usage stimulates e-commerce sales

    23 April 2013 at 08:55 by Graham Miller

    More people are shopping from tablet devices than ever before, with retail searches from gadgets ...

  178. Debenhams offers best m-commerce experience according to study

    22 April 2013 at 10:19 by Graham Miller

    A report into the state of the customer experience offered by a variety of major retailers via ...

  179. Poll finds UK to be global leader in online shopping

    19 April 2013 at 11:45 by Graham Miller

    A new study published by Experian, has charted the way that web users from across the world spend ...

  180. High street stores to adopt new role in online world

    18 April 2013 at 09:54 by Mike Price

    A study conducted by Rakuten, the company which owns e-commerce outlets such as Play.com, has found ...

  181. Norfolk retailers to be offered access to online marketplace

    17 April 2013 at 14:25 by Sarah Collinson

    While big name high street retail chains generally have the profile and financial resources ...

  182. UK consumers shop online during working hours

    16 April 2013 at 10:27 by Sarah Collinson

    Various reports have looked at the e-commerce habits of British shoppers when they are at work, but ...

  183. Will e-commerce shipping costs increase after Royal Mail price hike?

    15 April 2013 at 14:47 by Graham Miller

    At the start of the month, the Royal Mail rolled out its annual price rise, which this year was ...

  184. Windows 8 blamed for sluggish PC sales

    12 April 2013 at 10:46 by Mike Price

    Many suspected that the sales of traditional laptop and desktop computers would be impacted by the ...

  185. E-commerce spending grows as cold weather keeps consumers indoors

    11 April 2013 at 09:22 by Graham Miller

    March was unseasonably cold this year, so it is perhaps unsurprising that Barclaycard has reported a ...

  186. Tesco brings e-commerce service to Thailand

    10 April 2013 at 09:36 by Simon Crisp

    Tesco may be one of the UK's most prominent retailers, but it is also working hard to establish ...

  187. Analyst argues against click and collect being high street saviour

    09 April 2013 at 11:47 by Graham Miller

    Although the high street has been beleaguered by falling sales and major closures over the past few ...

  188. Bad weather and e-commerce investment helps Domino's grow sales

    08 April 2013 at 10:51 by Mike Price

    It seems that barely a month goes by without news of Domino's Pizza passing some new milestone in ...

  189. E-commerce expansion improves Laura Ashley profits

    05 April 2013 at 12:33 by Mike Price

    Profits at fashion and homeware chain, Laura Ashley, were up by six per cent thanks to a growth in e-...

  190. eBay announces rebranding of Shopping.com

    04 April 2013 at 10:24 by Mike Price

    Online auction site, eBay, which is the current owner of Shopping.com, has this week revealed its ...

  191. Beckham's e-commerce outlet goes live

    03 April 2013 at 09:22 by Paul Tissington

    Victoria Beckham gained plenty of publicity earlier this year when it was revealed that she would be ...

  192. Asda selects UK's oldest online shopper

    02 April 2013 at 09:20 by Sarah Collinson

    The internet offers consumers of all ages a convenient and affordable way to buy products, but ...

  193. Consumers admit to alcohol-fuelled impulse e-commerce purchases

    28 March 2013 at 09:01 by Simon Crisp

    The results of a new study published by OnePoll, show that a quarter of British consumers have ...

  194. Shoppers value sales assistants

    27 March 2013 at 09:19 by Graham Miller

    A new report has looked at the way that consumers engage with e-commerce sites and revealed that ...

  195. Blockbuster receives reprieve from new buyer

    26 March 2013 at 11:03 by Mike Price

    Blockbuster, which was of course the UK's largest video rental chain until it went into ...

  196. Annual shopping habits of British consumers revealed

    25 March 2013 at 10:57 by Simon Crisp

    A new study has found that the average UK consumer will spend a full 18.5 days of the average year ...

  197. Survey ranks price as key motivation for shopping online

    22 March 2013 at 09:15 by Graham Miller

    The majority of consumers across the world choose to carry out safe shopping online because of the ...

  198. EC promises to reduce e-commerce fraud

    21 March 2013 at 09:48 by Graham Miller

    While online shopping has become safer over the years, there are still hundreds of millions of ...

  199. Strong online performance helps Sainsburys exceed sales expectations

    20 March 2013 at 09:54 by Graham Miller

    While it seems that supermarket shopping may gradually be descending from its previous position of ...

  200. Lack of m-commerce optimisation leaves UK retailers in deep water

    19 March 2013 at 09:20 by Graham Miller

    Only half of the 100 largest retailers in the UK have chosen to create a mobile optimised website, ...

  201. Amazon Prime to ditch subscription fee?

    18 March 2013 at 12:02 by Simon Crisp

    Amazon Prime has been a big success for the world's largest e-commerce firm over the last few years ...

  202. Morrisons and Ocado negotiate e-commerce arrangement

    15 March 2013 at 11:23 by Simon Crisp

    It looks like Morrisons could be joining forces with Ocado, to deliver grocery to its customers who ...

  203. Apple to enhance m-commerce payment security

    14 March 2013 at 10:09 by Simon Crisp

    Later this year it is expected that Apple will release yet another iPhone, with current predictions ...

  204. Amazon smartphone delayed

    13 March 2013 at 12:30 by David Aiken

    E-commerce giant, Amazon, has been working on a smartphone device for some time, with previous ...

  205. Online shopping announcement expected from Morrisons

    12 March 2013 at 09:39 by Graham Miller

    The supermarket industry is being forced to evolve with changing consumer trends at the moment and ...

  206. Mother's Day causes online gift buying frenzy

    11 March 2013 at 11:09 by Graham Miller

    Mother's Day has traditionally been an event that results in lots of retail spending amongst British ...

  207. China set for e-commerce dominance

    11 March 2013 at 09:28 by Graham Miller

    The world's most populous country is also set to become the most prolific in the realm of safe ...

  208. Google experiments with fast delivery service

    07 March 2013 at 11:34 by Simon Crisp

    Search giant Google has played a major part in popularising shopping online, since its search engine ...

  209. PayPal creator seeks to enhance m-commerce payment experience

    06 March 2013 at 09:08 by Simon Crisp

    Max Levchin, who is one of the founders of online payment service, PayPal, has launched a new ...

  210. Retail CEO argues for greater taxes against online outlets

    05 March 2013 at 11:53 by Graham Miller

    Ian Cheshire, who is the chief exec of the Kingfisher retail group, recently spoke out about the ...

  211. E-commerce influenced by social media usage

    04 March 2013 at 11:38 by Graham Miller

    A variety of studies have shown that the growth in the use of social networking sites, perpetuated ...

  212. Expert predicts rise in online fashion sales

    01 March 2013 at 10:20 by Mike Price

    Up to 20 per cent of all clothing sales could be carried out by online within the next three years, ...

  213. Is e-commerce just as fragile as the high street?

    28 February 2013 at 09:27 by Mike Price

    The high street retail market has been the subject of much media coverage over the past few years, ...

  214. Confidence in m-commerce grows

    27 February 2013 at 10:03 by Simon Crisp

    British consumers are collectively spending more money than ever through their smartphones, but a ...

  215. Survey reveals discrepancy in mobile security understanding

    26 February 2013 at 10:36 by David Aiken

    A new report from AVG Technologies has revealed that many consumers have a slightly unusual approach ...

  216. Charity uses eBay to raise cash

    25 February 2013 at 10:10 by Simon Crisp

    Charity shops remain a popular staple of UK high streets, allowing worthy organisations to raise ...

  217. John Lewis opts for e-commerce expansion

    22 February 2013 at 09:22 by Graham Miller

    John Lewis is best known as a high street department store chain, although in the past few years it ...

  218. E-commerce fuels growth in payment card usage

    21 February 2013 at 09:57 by Simon Crisp

    Over the past decade the number of people making payments using debit cards has risen by 400 per ...

  219. Amazon heads up m-commerce satisfaction study

    20 February 2013 at 11:51 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report which asked US consumers to rank various online retailers, based on the quality of the ...

  220. E-commerce boom helps department store sales to soar

    19 February 2013 at 12:06 by Simon Crisp

    While some high street retailers are finding that the online shopping revolution is damaging their ...

  221. Broadband provider highlights bargain prices online

    18 February 2013 at 14:54 by Sarah Collinson

    TalkTalk has revealed that the gap between the price you will pay for a product on the high street ...

  222. Cambridge shop creates novel online delivery solution

    15 February 2013 at 12:38 by Graham Miller

    Cambridge is one of the UK's most famous and historic cities, with its venerable university drawing ...

  223. Regulator looks to improve the security of online payments

    14 February 2013 at 11:05 by Mike Price

    Security is still a hot topic in the world of e-commerce, because fraud remains rampant and ...

  224. Sales boom benefits online grocery firm

    13 February 2013 at 14:11 by Sarah Collinson

    Ocado has released its latest report covering the performance of its high profile food delivery ...

  225. Americans embrace e-commerce in 2012

    12 February 2013 at 15:29 by Mike Price

    Figures published by comScore have shown that US consumers spent 15 per cent more via safe shopping ...

  226. Google invests millions in e-commerce firm takeover bid

    11 February 2013 at 21:09 by Graham Miller

    Search giant Google has taken a few more steps into the e-commerce market after its latest ...

  227. Women could stimulate e-commerce growth

    08 February 2013 at 11:18 by Mike Price

    A new report suggests that the importance of female consumers to the online retail market could ...

  228. Amazon introduces its own currency

    07 February 2013 at 13:45 by Simon Crisp

    Amazon is one of the world's largest e-commerce companies and so it has a lot of clout when it comes ...

  229. Starbucks outlines 2013 m-commerce plans

    06 February 2013 at 10:00 by Mike Price

    Starbucks is one of the world's largest coffee chains, serving millions of customers a day across ...

  230. PlayStation 4 announcement imminent as Wii U sales predictions revised

    05 February 2013 at 11:05 by Graham Miller

    The market for home consoles has grown significantly over the past few years, largely thanks to ...

  231. Consumers clamour for aid during e-commerce sprees

    04 February 2013 at 12:03 by Simon Crisp

    A report has found that 83 per cent of people look for assistance while shopping online. In ...

  232. Post-Christmas returns cause problems for online retailers

    01 February 2013 at 09:28 by Simon Crisp

    A lot of consumers enjoy the convenience of shopping for clothing and footwear via safe shopping ...

  233. Patent dispute settled in favour of online retailers

    31 January 2013 at 09:23 by Simon Crisp

    Patents are an important tool that allow individuals and companies to protect and license the ...

  234. Strong e-commerce sales cause closure of Premier League store

    30 January 2013 at 10:40 by Graham Miller

    The rise of shopping online is having an impact on the high streets of Britain in a number of ways, ...

  235. Former Spice Girl builds hype for e-commerce launch

    29 January 2013 at 09:36 by Sarah Collinson

    A number of the world's most entrepreneurial celebrities have got involved in the e-commerce market ...

  236. Personalisation to drive e-commerce innovation

    28 January 2013 at 12:24 by Simon Crisp

    At the moment, most people who visit an online shopping site will find that their user experience is ...

  237. 2013 m-commerce marketing spend to double

    25 January 2013 at 08:56 by Graham Miller

    It is possible to argue that retailers are playing catch-up when it comes to offering their services ...

  238. HMV could avoid extinction

    24 January 2013 at 09:53 by David Aiken

    After more than a week of doom and gloom surrounding the future of HMV, it now seems that the ...

  239. Tesco ads to promote quality of e-commerce service

    23 January 2013 at 09:37 by Simon Crisp

    Tesco is quite prolific with the advertising of its various products and services, but this spring ...

  240. eBay predicts record year for m-commerce activity

    22 January 2013 at 09:36 by Sarah Collinson

    More people will be spending money with auction site eBay via their mobile devices than ever before ...

  241. Analysts predict 87 billion online spend for 2013

    21 January 2013 at 10:57 by Graham Miller

    The latest estimates from IMRG Capgemini, suggest that it will be another bumper year for safe ...

  242. O2 boss argues for high street surviva

    18 January 2013 at 10:54 by Graham Miller

    The last few days have seen two major casualties on the high street, with first HMV and then ...

  243. Strong e-commerce sales aid Ocado and Co-Op

    17 January 2013 at 11:12 by Sarah Collinson

    Retailers experienced a relatively mixed Christmas period at the end of last year, with many high ...

  244. HMV enters administration

    16 January 2013 at 10:40 by Mike Price

    HMV, which is one of the UK's best known high street retailers, has had to call on Deloitte to ...

  245. Study finds affluence disinclined consumers towards e-commerce

    15 January 2013 at 12:19 by Simon Crisp

    A new report has looked at how consumers respond to shopping online and what makes people choose the ...

  246. M-commerce aids Shop Direct sales surge

    14 January 2013 at 11:58 by Graham Miller

    The Shop Direct retail group saw overall sales up by five per cent in the month and a half prior to ...

  247. Politician seeks clarity over supermarket pricing

    11 January 2013 at 09:50 by Paul Tissington

    John Denham, who is an MP and a former cabinet minister, is going to call for new regulations, which ...

  248. Online Christmas shopping helps bolster logistics firm's performance

    10 January 2013 at 09:53 by Simon Crisp

    UK Mail Group has announced a significant increase in the number of deliveries that it handled ...

  249. Morrisons recognises need for e-commerce outlet after slow Christmas sales

    09 January 2013 at 12:51 by Simon Crisp

    The 2.5 per cent dip in sales at supermarket chain, Morrisons, is being seen as clear evidence that ...

  250. Top businesses failing to take m-commerce seriously

    08 January 2013 at 11:20 by Graham Miller

    A study has found that the vast majority of the biggest companies in the UK are actually making a ...

  251. Click and collect services grow in popularity

    07 January 2013 at 11:10 by Simon Crisp

    Various analysts were predicting that the Christmas shopping period would be big for retailers in ...

  252. Poll reveals m-commerce scepticism

    04 January 2013 at 16:13 by Simon Crisp

    While there has been much talk of the importance of safe shopping online carried out via portable ...

  253. High street closures anticipated in wake of e-commerce boom

    03 January 2013 at 16:16 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report suggests that 2013 could be another fairly difficult year for bricks and mortar ...

  254. Britain's smaller companies anticipate e-commerce boom

    02 January 2013 at 16:19 by Mike Price

    Although there is still much talk of the doom and gloom facing high street retailers as a result of ...