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  1. eBay helps generate cash for police

    31 December 2014 at 17:27 by Graham Miller

    Over the past 12 months over a quarter of a million pounds has been generated by Leicestershire ...

  2. Hackers target retailers and publish credit card details

    30 December 2014 at 17:26 by Paul Tissington

    Around 13,000 people have been impacted by the actions of hacking group, Anonymous, which this week ...

  3. Retailers slash prices to six year low

    28 December 2014 at 08:56 by Graham Miller

    The sales which began on Boxing Day saw prices dip to their lowest point since 2008, according to ...

  4. Consumers frustrated with supermarket online delivery issues

    24 December 2014 at 20:05 by Graham Miller

    Both Asda and Sainsbury’s have come under criticism this week, as customers experienced issues ...

  5. Christmas Day will see record online sales

    23 December 2014 at 09:41 by Mike Price

    Analysts from Experian and IMRG have predicted that December 25th will be one of the year’s ...

  6. People shop online for convenience rather than bargains

    22 December 2014 at 13:30 by Graham Miller

    A new survey, conducted by WiPro Digital, has revealed that almost two thirds of consumers in the UK ...

  7. Consumers warned over online fraud risks

    19 December 2014 at 14:23 by Simon Crisp

    Shopping online is simple if you stick to one of the major retailers, but there are a huge number of ...

  8. Brighton tops list of UK biggest festive online shopping communities

    18 December 2014 at 15:03 by

    This week, the Royal Mail revealed which of the UK’s towns and cities were the ten biggest ...

  9. Final dates for pre-Christmas delivery revealed by retailers

    17 December 2014 at 12:31 by Graham Miller

    The majority of the UK’s biggest retail outlets have now finalised the dates upon which ...

  10. E-commerce boom encourages investment in vans

    16 December 2014 at 13:52 by Simon Crisp

    With more and more people placing orders via safe shopping online, the UK is facing high demand for ...

  11. Retail parks suffer more than high streets due to e-commerce

    15 December 2014 at 10:36 by Mike Price

    A new report from the Local Data Company has revealed that retail parks based outside of towns and ...

  12. Survey finds that Brits shop online from some unusual places

    12 December 2014 at 14:33 by Graham Miller

    A new study published by delivery firm, Hermes, has looked at the way that consumers from across the ...

  13. eBay reveals unusual leaps in winter search trends

    11 December 2014 at 14:32 by

    Online auction site, eBay, can be used by consumers in the UK to buy almost anything, from vintage ...

  14. Online shopping accounts for 30 per cent of retail market

    10 December 2014 at 10:37 by Graham Miller

    Figures published this week by the British Retail Consortium, have shown that almost a third of all ...

  15. Online delays afflict M&S customers

    09 December 2014 at 13:30 by David Aiken

    An issue at a distribution centre used by Marks and Spencer has led to the retailer extending its ...

  16. Forty five per cent of Brits cite frustration with online shopping experience

    08 December 2014 at 11:35 by Graham Miller

    A new study, from Rackspace, has found that 45 per cent of consumers from the UK are unhappy with ...

  17. Black Friday tops Cyber Monday as UK’s busiest e-commerce period

    05 December 2014 at 09:39 by Graham Miller

    The rise of Black Friday as a retail event in the UK has been significant in the past couple of ...

  18. Online retailers rely on speed to succeed

    04 December 2014 at 12:13 by Graham Miller

    While the rise of shopping online has happened as a result of a combination of low prices and ...

  19. Payment card firms planning to make online shopping more secure

    03 December 2014 at 12:13 by Paul Tissington

    MasterCard and Visa have announced plans to roll out a new security standard for making payments ...

  20. Mobile payments rise as Apple and PayPal enter all-out war

    02 December 2014 at 10:41 by Mike Price

    The growing number of people using their smartphones to pay for products, both online and in real ...

  21. E-commerce sites overloaded as Christmas shopping spree begins

    01 December 2014 at 11:20 by Graham Miller

    Black Friday has been and gone and Cyber Monday is underway, but it seems that consumers in the UK ...

  22. Amazon plans Post Office deliveries to cope with Christmas crush

    28 November 2014 at 11:12 by Paul Tissington

    With millions of packages and parcels set to swamp the UK’s postal infrastructure this ...

  23. Manic Monday will be year’s busiest shopping period

    27 November 2014 at 11:35 by Graham Miller

    Analysts have predicted that Monday December 8th, otherwise known as Manic Monday, will be the UK&...

  24. Delivery issues result in online shopping habit shifts

    26 November 2014 at 10:25 by Graham Miller

    Consumers in the UK are adjusting their strategies for carrying out safe shopping online this ...

  25. Amazon launches early selection of Black Friday deals online

    25 November 2014 at 10:07 by Mike Price

    Although Black Friday is set to land in the UK at the end of the week, e-commerce giant, Amazon, has ...

  26. British brands attract online shoppers from China

    24 November 2014 at 11:14 by Simon Crisp

    The power of British retail brands is helping to encourage people from all over the world to carry ...

  27. Christmas bargains predicted for consumers this year

    21 November 2014 at 09:53 by Graham Miller

    A combination of factors are likely to mean that consumers who carry out safe shopping online in the ...

  28. Asda encourages customers to shop online

    20 November 2014 at 12:56 by Mike Price

    Asda e-commerce spokesperson, Chris Conway, has said this week that customers are better off using ...

  29. November 30th tipped for m-commerce boom

    19 November 2014 at 10:31 by Graham Miller

    A new major day in the UK retail industry’s calendar has been identified by analysts, with ...

  30. Silver surfer shopping habits revealed

    18 November 2014 at 13:02 by Simon Crisp

    Older people who use the internet have long been referred to as silver surfers, but now a new study, ...

  31. Ted Baker and Game report on improved online sales

    17 November 2014 at 10:55 by Graham Miller

    In the UK, two retailers servicing very different market segments have reported marked sales growth, ...

  32. Grazia debuts own-brand online shop

    14 November 2014 at 11:20 by Sarah Collinson

    Fans of fashion publication, Grazia, are now able to carry out safe shopping online from an e-...

  33. China hosts the world’s biggest online shopping spree

    13 November 2014 at 12:36 by Mike Price

    Singles Day has become a huge hit in China ever since it emerged as a trend in the 1990s. And while ...

  34. Cybercriminals target Booking.com

    12 November 2014 at 12:12 by Mike Price

    A new cyber scam has been unveiled this week, with customers of travel site, Booking.com, targeted ...

  35. Christmas deliveries could be hampered by driver shortage

    11 November 2014 at 11:12 by Mike Price

    Although shopping online make it possible to purchase almost any item, no matter where you live, it ...

  36. Hyundai digitises car showroom experience

    10 November 2014 at 12:26 by David Aiken

    A revolutionary new approach to buying a car has been introduced to the UK by Hyundai. It has opened ...

  37. Christmas shopping will account for a fifth of online sales

    07 November 2014 at 10:01 by Graham Miller

    19.3 per cent of all purchases made via safe shopping online throughout Europe this year will occur ...

  38. Social media will soon fuel online shopping

    06 November 2014 at 09:53 by Sarah Collinson

    This week CNET reports that John Collison, the founder of online payments service, Stripe, has ...

  39. Online shopping while at work is on the rise

    05 November 2014 at 09:23 by Simon Crisp

    A new study from Quidco.com has found that office workers in the UK are typically spending £1,...

  40. Disney Frozen leads global Halloween costume search frenzy

    04 November 2014 at 10:21 by Sarah Collinson

    Last week Halloween fever gripped the globe, with millions of people carrying out web searches, in ...

  41. Majority of UK consumers will click and collect for Christmas

    03 November 2014 at 11:11 by Sarah Collinson

    Ninety five per cent of people who are going to use safe shopping online to order products in ...

  42. Retailers have to tighten up the mobile shopping experience

    31 October 2014 at 15:16 by Paul Tissington

    This week PayPal executive, Rob Harper, told The Drum about the areas in which retailers are getting ...

  43. Survey reveals the impact of mobile shopping

    30 October 2014 at 13:03 by Graham Miller

    A new study conducted by Telmetrics, has looked at how consumers in the UK respond to mobile ...

  44. Growth of UK housing market leads to online shopping sprees

    29 October 2014 at 11:30 by Paul Tissington

    With house prices in the UK continuing to grow, people across the country who choose to sell their ...

  45. Schools will teach kids how to stay safe online

    28 October 2014 at 11:03 by Graham Miller

    A new initiative supported by the National Crime Agency has been announced this month, aiming to ...

  46. Rakuten launches in the UK

    27 October 2014 at 13:18 by Sarah Collinson

    Rakuten is Japan’s largest purveyor of safe shopping online and, this month, it has officially ...

  47. High street and online shopping are intrinsically linked, report finds

    24 October 2014 at 13:43 by Graham Miller

    A new study, published by Geometry Global, has revealed that although shopping on the high street ...

  48. Ikea plans further rollout of online shopping services

    23 October 2014 at 11:55 by Simon Crisp

    Although Ikea has bricks and mortar stores in 27 countries across the globe at the moment, in only ...

  49. Delivery issues cited as biggest problem by e-commerce customers

    22 October 2014 at 10:27 by Graham Miller

    A new report from Which? has outlined a number of problems that British consumers face when carrying ...

  50. Brazilian spider emerges from Waitrose online delivery order

    21 October 2014 at 13:24 by Sarah Collinson

    The Brazilian Wandering spider is not native to the UK, but a South London family got a shock when ...

  51. B&Q launches new e-commerce site

    20 October 2014 at 09:22 by David Aiken

    This month DIY retailer, B&Q, unveiled its brand new website, having spent £60 million to ...

  52. Brits spend more online than European counterparts

    17 October 2014 at 10:30 by David Aiken

    A new report, published by Hermes, has found that the UK is still leading the way when it comes to ...

  53. Tablets replace TVs as youngsters habits change

    16 October 2014 at 09:39 by Simon Crisp

    A new report from communications industry regulator, Ofcom, has found that television sets are ...

  54. Christmas shopping trends revealed

    15 October 2014 at 09:21 by Sarah Collinson

    A new survey, conducted by NetDespatch, has looked at how consumers in the UK will be using the web ...

  55. Brits flock to use smartphones to shop this Christmas

    14 October 2014 at 09:52 by Paul Tissington

    A new report from Weve has revealed that a whopping 88 per cent of people in the UK took advantage ...

  56. Shoppers increasingly use web for late night sprees

    13 October 2014 at 09:57 by Graham Miller

    Because shopping online is not limited by store opening hours, more and more Brits are making e-...

  57. Is online shopping leaving consumers isolated?

    10 October 2014 at 12:18 by Graham Miller

    A new study has suggested that the rise of safe shopping online may be responsible for growing ...

  58. Consumers frustrated by sluggish shopping sites

    09 October 2014 at 09:43 by Graham Miller

    The number one reason for British consumers to become disillusioned with a website that offers safe ...

  59. E-commerce debut for Children In Need

    08 October 2014 at 12:07 by Graham Miller

    Children In Need has announced this week that it is going to be creating a site from which visitors ...

  60. Tesco launches Hudl 2 tablet

    07 October 2014 at 09:29 by Simon Crisp

    While Tesco may be in hot water at the moment after overestimating its profits by £250 million,...

  61. Selfridges relaunches shopping site

    06 October 2014 at 10:31 by Sarah Collinson

    Luxury retail firm, Selfridges, has announced the relaunch of its e-commerce site in a bid to ...

  62. eBay plans to make PayPal a separate entity

    03 October 2014 at 09:06 by Mike Price

    Online auction giant, eBay, has long been the steward of PayPal, the payments firm that handles ...

  63. Study finds online retailers still struggle to satisfy consumers

    02 October 2014 at 09:01 by Graham Miller

    A survey conducted by Cognizant has revealed that while shopping online is still growing across ...

  64. Topman experiments with bespoke online shopping experience

    01 October 2014 at 14:40 by Paul Tissington

    High street fashion chain, Topman, is working with Google+ to bring the experience of having a ...

  65. Nielsen study identifies e-commerce products undergoing significant growth

    30 September 2014 at 14:37 by Paul Tissington

    A report published last week by Nielsen revealed that a number of products and services have become ...

  66. Amazon launches subscription service for Kindle in UK

    29 September 2014 at 11:13 by Graham Miller

    For book lovers, Amazon has long been the go-to hub for shopping online, thanks to its unbeatable ...

  67. Best m-commerce checkouts chosen

    26 September 2014 at 12:41 by Paul Tissington

    This week Econsultancy has identified 10 retailers as offering consumers the best possible ...

  68. Moss Bros benefits from online sales increase

    25 September 2014 at 12:52 by Simon Crisp

    The past six months have been especially successful for menswear chain Moss Bros, which reported ...

  69. E-commerce deliveries will rise by a third

    24 September 2014 at 11:51 by Sarah Collinson

    The number of products being delivered to consumers in the UK will rise by almost a third over the ...

  70. eBay criticised over security loophole

    23 September 2014 at 09:30 by Mike Price

    Online auction giant eBay has been leaving its users open to exploitation by malicious third parties ...

  71. Youngsters flock to online shopping and m-commerce

    22 September 2014 at 13:23 by Paul Tissington

    A new survey conducted by Voxburner has revealed that 28 per cent of people aged between 16 and 24 ...

  72. Superdrug’s parent company plans a major online investment

    19 September 2014 at 10:14 by Graham Miller

    AS Watson, the firm that owns both Superdrug and The Perfume Store, amongst several other retail ...

  73. Click and collect market to be worth £6.5 billion in 2019

    18 September 2014 at 10:15 by David Aiken

    A new report from analyst organisation, Verdict, has predicted that consumers in the UK will be ...

  74. Online fraud hits new highs in UK

    17 September 2014 at 11:02 by Simon Crisp

    British shoppers are being targeted by cybercriminals in greater numbers than ever before, with the ...

  75. Kids cause parents online security headaches

    16 September 2014 at 09:41 by Simon Crisp

    A new study from Kapersky Lab has revealed that a fifth of parents have had to deal with personal ...

  76. Tesco shelves scheme to launch own brand smartphone

    15 September 2014 at 11:30 by Simon Crisp

    Supermarket giant, Tesco, is not going to be joining Amazon in launching its own smartphone, ...

  77. New iPhones arrive and Apple embraces NFC payments

    12 September 2014 at 10:11 by Mike Price

    This week not one but two new iPhone models were unleashed on an eager global audience, with Apple ...

  78. August sees big boost in online shopping

    11 September 2014 at 14:29 by Sarah Collinson

    Last month there was an impressive 19.8 per cent uptick in sales made via safe shopping online, ...

  79. Twitter tests button to allow for users to make online purchases

    10 September 2014 at 13:14 by Graham Miller

    Twitter is undergoing some major changes at the moment, with executives attempting to implement ...

  80. Amazon starts selling FireTV in UK

    09 September 2014 at 12:53 by Mike Price

    British TV fans will soon be able to start purchasing online retail giant Amazon's first set top box ...

  81. Laura Ashley enjoys rise in online sales

    08 September 2014 at 10:32 by Sarah Collinson

    Over the first half of 2014, fashion and homeware chain, Laura Ashley, has enjoyed a 6.1 per cent ...

  82. Online shoppers show lack of brand loyalty

    05 September 2014 at 13:30 by Simon Crisp

    This news may be unsurprising to consumers who enjoy carrying out safe shopping online with a number ...

  83. M-commerce visits overtake desktop online shopping

    04 September 2014 at 10:36 by Graham Miller

    This week new figures from IMRG Capgemini revealed that British consumers now browse online shopping ...

  84. Celebrity photo leak reveals issues with online security

    03 September 2014 at 15:54 by Sarah Collinson

    One of the biggest news stories of the week revolves around the leaking of a huge number of intimate ...

  85. British shoppers use smartphones to shop while between the sheets

    02 September 2014 at 10:30 by Graham Miller

    A new report from Give as you Live has revealed that 48 per cent of consumers in the UK have carried ...

  86. Researchers create music that makes you a better online shopper

    01 September 2014 at 11:10 by Graham Miller

    A team at the University of London has worked with top producer, Mistabishi, to develop a song which ...

  87. eBay Celebrates 15 Years Since Its UK Launch

    29 August 2014 at 21:31 by Graham Miller

    It may only seem like yesterday, but one of the world's biggest online retailers is celebrating the ...

  88. Amazon's Sluggish Fire Phone Sales Revealed

    28 August 2014 at 12:28 by Mike Price

    Online retail giant Amazon has found plenty of success with its own-brand electronics in recent ...

  89. E-Commerce Apps with Notifications Encourage Consumers to Engage

    27 August 2014 at 13:21 by Mike Price

    A report published this month by Localytics revealed that the way that retailers design their ...

  90. John Lewis Enjoys Further E-Commerce Success

    26 August 2014 at 10:22 by Graham Miller

    John Lewis is an enduring presence on the high street, but also one of a number of traditional ...

  91. Faster broadband helps consumers spend more online

    22 August 2014 at 08:51 by David Aiken

    As superfast broadband is rolled out to more areas of the UK, a study from the Royal Mail has found ...

  92. Two decades of shopping online achieved

    21 August 2014 at 12:24 by Graham Miller

    Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the first ever digital transaction through which a product ...

  93. Online shopping grows as Brits lead Europe in sales

    20 August 2014 at 12:03 by Graham Miller

    The UK is officially still home to the most vibrant and valuable market for shopping online in the ...

  94. Brits continue to shop online at work

    19 August 2014 at 07:52 by Graham Miller

    A new study has found that a significant number of people from the UK choose to carry out safe ...

  95. Play.com is closing down

    18 August 2014 at 11:59 by Mike Price

    This month it was announced that Play.com, one of the UK's leading online retailers, would be ...

  96. Food prices fall as consumers shop smarter

    15 August 2014 at 10:48 by Sarah Collinson

    The latest statistics from the supermarket industry suggest that consumers are using their heads ...

  97. Billions of passwords stolen in hacking spree

    14 August 2014 at 12:59 by Mike Price

    The importance of having a secure password and changing it regularly has been highlighted this month,...

  98. Wal-Mart takes on Amazon with e-commerce push

    13 August 2014 at 12:13 by Mike Price

    US retail giant, Wal-Mart, may have a well established bricks and mortar presence, both in its ...

  99. Online shopping transforms festive buying habits

    13 August 2014 at 12:13 by Sarah Collinson

    While it may only be August, thousands of retailers across the UK are already putting their plans ...

  100. Ted Baker embraces international online expansion

    12 August 2014 at 11:59 by Simon Crisp

    This month famed fashion brand, Ted Baker, has revealed that it will be attempting to make more of a ...

  101. eBay signs up to auction deal with Sothebys

    11 August 2014 at 10:07 by Mike Price

    Sotheby's is one of the biggest names in high end auctioning, having been established back in the ...

  102. UK retailers prepared for m-commerce takeover

    08 August 2014 at 11:04 by Paul Tissington

    More and more consumers are shopping online from smartphones and tablets, which means that retailers ...

  103. Amazon looks to launch own-brand credit card scanner

    07 August 2014 at 11:09 by Mike Price

    Amazon may soon join the growing group of companies that are attempting to corner the market for ...

  104. UK e-commerce market is world-leading

    06 August 2014 at 11:58 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report from PwC, commissioned by the FTA, has found that the UK is still a world leader when ...

  105. Alcohol continues to fuel questionable online purchases

    05 August 2014 at 14:29 by Graham Miller

    British consumers regularly prove that shopping online while under the influence of alcohol is a ...

  106. Amazon announces 3D printing marketplace

    04 August 2014 at 10:17 by Graham Miller

    Amazon has plenty of ambitious retail projects in the works at the moment, with an especially ...

  107. Online delivery services cost supermarkets dearly

    01 August 2014 at 11:56 by Sarah Collinson

    This week the Daily Mail reported that supermarket chains in the UK are losing a significant amount ...

  108. British retailers spruce up e-commerce platforms to attract international buyers

    31 July 2014 at 15:21 by Simon Crisp

    More and more retailers from the UK are investing in their e-commerce sites, to improve the ...

  109. Mothercare balances sales against profits online

    30 July 2014 at 09:13 by Mike Price

    This month, Mothercare revealed that it has actually experienced a decline in the number of sales it ...

  110. Facebook wants to get its users shopping online

    29 July 2014 at 10:49 by Sarah Collinson

    At the moment, Facebook makes most of its money from ads, but the social networking behemoth is ...

  111. The majority of smartphone users love e-commerce shopping

    28 July 2014 at 13:04 by Simon Crisp

    A new survey conducted by BuzzCity has found that almost three quarters of the consumers across the ...

  112. Sainsbury's announces intentions to double online sales

    25 July 2014 at 09:13 by Paul Tissington

    This week Sainsbury's announced that it is teaming up with IBM to overhaul its e-commerce offering ...

  113. eBay hacking incident was bad for sales

    24 July 2014 at 10:04 by Graham Miller

    Online auction site eBay revealed in May of this year that it had been attacked by hackers, who had ...

  114. Amazon may launch device to rival Google Glass

    23 July 2014 at 09:53 by Sarah Collinson

    The man who helped Google to develop its influential Glass gadget has moved to online retail giant, ...

  115. FatFace benefits from online sales increase

    22 July 2014 at 09:22 by David Aiken

    Clothing retailer, FatFace, has revealed that its online sales were up by 39 per cent over the past ...

  116. Sales growth slows, but online shopping is still expanding

    21 July 2014 at 14:11 by Paul Tissington

    The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium have shown that sales made by safe shopping ...

  117. Samsung's retina scanner could make online shopping more secure

    18 July 2014 at 09:38 by Simon Crisp

    Smartphone manufacturer, Samsung, has teased a new technology that it is getting ready to integrate ...

  118. Mobile shopping habits revealed

    17 July 2014 at 09:44 by Paul Tissington

    A gaggle of new statistics relating to m-commerce have emerged so far this month from various ...

  119. Movie star plans e-commerce site launch

    16 July 2014 at 09:38 by Sarah Collinson

    It seems that even Hollywood's most sought-after actors cannot get enough of shopping online, with ...

  120. High street falters as e-commerce booms

    15 July 2014 at 10:46 by Graham Miller

    The latest figures from IMRG have revealed that the rise of shopping online is still having a ...

  121. Consumers Warned Over Online Scams

    14 July 2014 at 12:22 by Simon Crisp

    The internet is a great place to go if you want to get a bargain, with the majority of mainstream ...

  122. Amazon Recognises the Rise of Wearable Tech

    11 July 2014 at 11:57 by Graham Miller

    While portable technology has become much smarter thanks to the phones and tablets released over the ...

  123. Poundland Ramps Up Plans for E-Commerce Launch

    10 July 2014 at 11:25 by David Aiken

    You can expect to see a Poundland-branded e-commerce site arriving before the end of the year, ...

  124. eBay and Argos Tighten Links with Click and Collect Service

    09 July 2014 at 12:54 by Mike Price

    Catalogue shopping chain Argos is partnering with auction site eBay on a new click and collect ...

  125. John Lewis Identified as UK's Best M-Commerce Retailer

    08 July 2014 at 10:33 by Paul Tissington

    With smartphones and tablets increasingly used by people when they carry out safe shopping online, ...

  126. Domino's Pizza Plans Ominchannel Retail Attack

    07 July 2014 at 11:11 by Mike Price

    Domino's Pizza has been one of the UK's real online success stories in recent years, dramatically ...

  127. Report assesses how consumers feel about online shopping

    05 July 2014 at 09:32 by Graham Miller

    The latest report from JDA has looked at the state of e-commerce in 2014, finding out what makes ...

  128. Packaging waste reduced thanks to student innovation

    03 July 2014 at 13:08 by Paul Tissington

    A graduate student from the Royal College of Art has come up with a clever way to make safe shopping ...

  129. E-commerce to outstrip supermarket sales within 5 years

    02 July 2014 at 11:34 by Graham Miller

    British consumers are changing their shopping habits to the extent that supermarkets will no longer ...

  130. Security issues and poor site design hampers m-commerce uptake

    01 July 2014 at 10:58 by Paul Tissington

    A new report, from IDG Global Solutions, has revealed that while people are keen to use their ...

  131. Consumers shopping search habits revealed

    30 June 2014 at 11:26 by David Aiken

    A new survey has revealed the kinds of products and retailers that consumers across the UK and ...

  132. Amazon Fire Phone makes online shopping easier

    27 June 2014 at 11:13 by Mike Price

    This month Amazon pulled back the curtains on the Fire Phone, its first entry into the mobile market,...

  133. Pick up your online shopping at the train station

    26 June 2014 at 09:52 by Graham Miller

    A new scheme is about to get underway to allow British consumers to order products online and then ...

  134. Budget supermarkets dismiss rumours of online expansion

    25 June 2014 at 12:02 by Paul Tissington

    Although the UK's bricks and mortar food market is being reshaped by the emergence of affordable ...

  135. Consumers avoid impulse buys when shopping online

    24 June 2014 at 14:21 by Sarah Collinson

    The results of a new survey from eDigitalResearch have shown that people in the UK tend to make ...

  136. Coffee shops benefit from online shopping trend

    23 June 2014 at 11:51 by Graham Miller

    This week, the Costa chain of coffee shops reported that sales were up by 4.5 per cent over the past ...

  137. UK consumers complain when buying expensive items online

    20 June 2014 at 09:46 by David Aiken

    A new report from Goldsmiths University has shown that the majority of people who shop online in the ...

  138. Brits are big spenders when it comes to online shopping

    19 June 2014 at 11:26 by Graham Miller

    In a report published this week, it has been revealed that British consumers spend an average of ...

  139. Late night shopping popular amongst UK consumers

    18 June 2014 at 11:34 by Simon Crisp

    A new report has shown that a third of people in the UK shop online in the early hours of the ...

  140. Consumers get more protection when shopping online

    17 June 2014 at 15:13 by Graham Miller

    A new array of laws are being rolled out in the UK, to make sure that consumers are afforded a ...

  141. Sainsbury's announces intentions to sell clothes online

    16 June 2014 at 10:00 by Sarah Collinson

    Sainsbury's is best known for selling food to British consumers, both on the high street and via ...

  142. Online retailer integrated 3D printing for product previews

    13 June 2014 at 12:08 by Mike Price

    People flock to the web to find bargains, even if the item they are buying is worth thousands of ...

  143. HSBC argues that supermarkets should reduce online investment

    12 June 2014 at 15:03 by Simon Crisp

    HSBC analyst, David McCarthy, has revealed this week that he believes big supermarkets in the UK do ...

  144. Channel Islands and Isle of Man residents love online shopping

    11 June 2014 at 09:52 by Sarah Collinson

    A new survey has found that people living on the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are big fans of ...

  145. Apple makes online shopping easier with iOS 8

    10 June 2014 at 10:28 by Graham Miller

    This month Apple unveiled iOS 8, its new mobile operating system, which will be coming to a range of ...

  146. Morrisons brings grocery delivery service to Manchester

    09 June 2014 at 09:24 by Mike Price

    Morrisons is playing catch-up in the e-commerce market at the moment and is only just getting its ...

  147. New Look benefits as more customers shop online

    06 June 2014 at 10:50 by Graham Miller

    In the past year fashion chain, New Look, saw a 64 per cent rise in the number of sales made by ...

  148. Online shopping helps debit cards account for half of purchases

    05 June 2014 at 09:28 by Graham Miller

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC), has confirmed this week that debit cards are now used in the ...

  149. European e-commerce sales set to surge upwards

    04 June 2014 at 11:10 by Graham Miller

    A new report from Forrester has shown that safe shopping online will continue to increase across ...

  150. Police use eBay to sell seized goods

    03 June 2014 at 09:23 by Graham Miller

    Leicestershire Police has been particularly innovative in its use of online auction site, eBay, ...

  151. E-commerce site from Grazia inbound

    02 June 2014 at 12:22 by Sarah Collinson

    Fashion magazine, Grazia, is set to launch a site that lets readers shop online, according to The ...

  152. Consumers purchase items online which end up unused

    30 May 2014 at 12:11 by Paul Tissington

    A new study conducted by the Money Advice Service, has revealed that in total consumers from across ...

  153. Bank Holiday shapes British consumers online spending habits

    29 May 2014 at 08:22 by Mike Price

    Analysis carried out by Venda, has revealed that the recent Bank Holiday weekend has had a marked ...

  154. Fashion site aims to remove guesswork from buying clothes online

    28 May 2014 at 12:52 by Sarah Collinson

    A new site called Sizeable has been set up, to help people who want to purchase items of clothing ...

  155. UK's average online spend continues to rise

    27 May 2014 at 13:25 by Graham Miller

    Barclaycard has released new figures this month, which show that typical households across the ...

  156. Attack on eBay prompts advice over password changes

    23 May 2014 at 12:19 by Simon Crisp

    Auction site, eBay, has become the latest e-commerce retailer to be impacted by cybercriminal ...

  157. Sunday parcel deliveries embraced by Royal Mail

    22 May 2014 at 13:48 by Mike Price

    People across the UK are carrying out safe shopping online in such large numbers that Royal Mail is ...

  158. Confident online consumers do not bring their habits to the workplace

    21 May 2014 at 13:14 by Graham Miller

    An interesting new study from YPO has found that while people love carrying out safe shopping online ...

  159. Mobile shopping sites generate more consumer interest than retail apps

    20 May 2014 at 11:37 by Paul Tissington

    Although plenty of retailers are embracing smartphone apps as a way of letting their customers shop ...

  160. PayPal may embrace Bitcoin

    19 May 2014 at 11:58 by Mike Price

    The online payments service PayPal, which is owned by auction site eBay, could be integrating ...

  161. Late night online shopping habits anticipated as World Cup approaches

    16 May 2014 at 11:44 by Paul Tissington

    A new study from eBay suggests that more people in the UK will be shopping online in the middle of ...

  162. Growth in e-commerce sales shrunk in April

    15 May 2014 at 14:43 by Graham Miller

    While the number of sales being carried out online is still increasing across the UK, the latest ...

  163. UK retailers use e-commerce for overseas expansion

    14 May 2014 at 16:12 by Simon Crisp

    A number of high profile British retail chains, including household names like Marks & Spencer, ...

  164. Majority of consumers would like to automatically receive discount vouchers

    13 May 2014 at 08:58 by Graham Miller

    A study looking at the way that people are using their smartphones to shop online, both at home and ...

  165. Retailers seek to maximise high street impact as online shopping grows

    12 May 2014 at 09:44 by Graham Miller

    Various factors have contributed to the decline of the traditional high street in the last few years,...

  166. M-commerce transactions to hit $275 billion by 2019

    09 May 2014 at 10:43 by Paul Tissington

    The latest figures from MarketsandMarkets suggests that by the year 2019, the global value of the m-...

  167. Younger mothers embrace m-commerce

    08 May 2014 at 11:10 by Sarah Collinson

    A new study has found that 50 per cent of mothers aged between 18 and 34 are using m-commerce ...

  168. Amazon reveals Twitter integration

    07 May 2014 at 14:32 by Graham Miller

    A new service is being launched by e-commerce giant, Amazon, which will allow customers to fill ...

  169. Marks & Spencer outlines e-commerce ambitions

    06 May 2014 at 10:29 by Graham Miller

    Last week Marks & Spencer kicked off a new marketing campaign, which it is hoping will convince ...

  170. Argos benefits from online sales increase

    02 May 2014 at 09:28 by Mike Price

    Argos is one of the many high street retailers that is attempting to capitalise on the popularity of ...

  171. Facebook leads the way for e-commerce log-ins

    01 May 2014 at 11:13 by Mike Price

    A new report from Gigya has revealed that 77 per cent of the people who choose to log into a site ...

  172. Burberry targets Chinese e-commerce market

    30 April 2014 at 12:32 by Simon Crisp

    Burberry has become one of the first British brands to enter into a deal with e-commerce giant, ...

  173. Santander creates m-commerce wallet for all occasions

    29 April 2014 at 12:26 by Paul Tissington

    The idea of using your smartphone as a digital wallet has gradually risen to prominence in the past ...

  174. Online shopping surge helps van sales soar

    28 April 2014 at 13:41 by Graham Miller

    While most people think about the impact of shopping online solely in terms of the retail market in ...

  175. High street and online shopping are intrinsically linked

    25 April 2014 at 10:33 by Mike Price

    A new report from Conlumino, has shown that although many may see bricks and mortar retail as the ...

  176. Revamped e-commerce site launched by Harvey Nichols

    24 April 2014 at 09:19 by Graham Miller

    This month has seen the launch of a new e-commerce platform by luxury retailer, Harvey Nichols. And ...

  177. Tesco offers price cuts and delivery incentives to boost sales

    23 April 2014 at 12:22 by David Aiken

    Tesco has rolled out a new range of price cuts in-store, as well as making it cheaper for customers ...

  178. Brits shun Bitcoin for online payments

    22 April 2014 at 11:27 by Mike Price

    Almost three quarters of consumers in the UK would prefer to make their online purchases using ...

  179. UK consumers will not tolerate unsatisfactory shopping experiences

    17 April 2014 at 10:11 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report has looked at shopping habits in the UK and revealed that consumers here are ...

  180. Brits splash out 23 billion online in Q1

    16 April 2014 at 14:51 by Graham Miller

    The first three months of 2014 were particularly busy for e-commerce retailers, as the latest ...

  181. Google's modular smartphone should be easy to recycle

    16 April 2014 at 14:45 by Mike Price

    Last year a number of plans for modular smartphones were made public, with the idea that this could ...

  182. M-commerce to constitute a fifth of online purchases in 2014

    15 April 2014 at 13:06 by Paul Tissington

    Almost a fifth of all the cash spent online by British consumers this year will be generated by m-...

  183. Over half of European consumers shun online shopping

    14 April 2014 at 17:49 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report published this week by Forrester, has revealed that around 55 per cent of European ...

  184. Experts predict m-commerce will ascend to new heights in 2014

    11 April 2014 at 12:11 by Mike Price

    Experts predict m-commerce will ascend to new heights in 2014 A new report from Prentice Capital ...

  185. Advertisers target mobile shoppers

    10 April 2014 at 09:08 by Mike Price

    Advertisers target mobile shoppers With the rise of m-commerce, more people in the UK are carrying ...

  186. Amazon showcases handheld scanner for online shopping

    10 April 2014 at 09:07 by Mike Price

    Amazon showcases handheld scanner for online shopping Not content with just launching one ...

  187. Amazon enters TV and gaming market with new gadget

    08 April 2014 at 09:41 by Paul Tissington

    This month, Amazon announced that it would be launching a new product called Fire TV, which is a set ...

  188. Consumer confidence in online shopping grows

    07 April 2014 at 11:50 by Graham Miller

    A new report from YouGov, has revealed that there is more confidence in safe shopping online amongst ...

  189. Domino's Pizza reveals further e-commerce sales expansion

    04 April 2014 at 08:51 by Mike Price

    This week, it was revealed that Domino's Pizza now sees 70 per cent of all its sales made via safe ...

  190. Online retailers to face tougher regulations

    03 April 2014 at 15:10 by Graham Miller

    Companies offering shopping online in the UK will, from today, be subjected to the scrutiny of a ...

  191. Predictive shipping from Amazon fails to impress UK consumers

    02 April 2014 at 12:19 by Mike Price

    Last month it emerged that Amazon was trialling a new concept for delivery, which would mean that ...

  192. Fine weather helps John Lewis secure online growth

    01 April 2014 at 11:16 by Graham Miller

    John Lewis revealed that this month it has seen online sales rise by almost a quarter, with the ...

  193. Security issues to consider as Windows XP support ends

    31 March 2014 at 11:14 by Mike Price

    On the 8th of April, software giant Microsoft will be pulling the plug on Windows XP security ...

  194. Luxury fashion brand joins e-commerce marketplace

    28 March 2014 at 10:06 by Sarah Collinson

    Tom Ford is a brand associated with the upper echelons of the fashion industry, although until this ...

  195. New app promises to improve online fashion shopping

    27 March 2014 at 12:10 by Mike Price

    A new app, developed by Westfield and Snap Fashion, is aiming to change the way that consumers ...

  196. Consumer habits to shape online shopping in 2014

    26 March 2014 at 15:16 by Paul Tissington

    What makes shopping online so different from high street retail is that consumers have a lot more ...

  197. Zara e-commerce improvements teased

    25 March 2014 at 09:47 by Sarah Collinson

    High street fashion chain, Zara, is set to get an e-commerce makeover this year, with its UK site ...

  198. Next increases profits thanks to online shopping offering

    24 March 2014 at 14:10 by Sarah Collinson

    High street clothing chain Next may have seen a slowdown in the sales it generates at its bricks and ...

  199. Survey reveals improvements to mobile payment security

    21 March 2014 at 09:19 by Mike Price

    A new report carried out to look at the levels of fraud in the m-commerce industry, has found that ...

  200. UK e-commerce sales to reach 45 billion pounds this year

    20 March 2014 at 14:19 by Graham Miller

    British consumers are going to spend at least £45 billion shopping online for the first ...

  201. E-commerce sites criticised over enabling weak password users

    19 March 2014 at 16:18 by Mike Price

    A new report from Dashlane, has looked at the way that British websites offering safe shopping ...

  202. Brits are European leaders in m-commerce

    18 March 2014 at 11:13 by Paul Tissington

    A new report from TNS has found that consumers in the UK are shopping online from their mobile ...

  203. ONS reveals shift in consumer trends

    17 March 2014 at 10:52 by Paul Tissington

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS), produces a list each year of the kinds of things that are ...

  204. Twitter encourages online shopping, according to research

    14 March 2014 at 11:17 by Graham Miller

    A new study from Nielsen has revealed that Twitter users are highly likely to shop online via m-...

  205. E-commerce sales rise significantly during February

    13 March 2014 at 10:18 by Sarah Collinson

    New figures from the British Retail Consortium and KPMG, have shown that sales made online were up ...

  206. Avoid shopping online from public Wi-Fi hotspots

    12 March 2014 at 11:52 by Mike Price

    A web security expert from Europol has spoken out about the risks associated with using Wi-Fi ...

  207. Trust is important for online shoppers

    11 March 2014 at 09:58 by Graham Miller

    A new study has revealed that although shopping online has grown in popularity, people tend to stick ...

  208. Survey finds customers unhappy with e-commerce sites

    10 March 2014 at 13:03 by Graham Miller

    A new study from Which? has found that 46 per cent of people who have shopped online encountered at ...

  209. Tesco offers lower cost grocery deliveries

    07 March 2014 at 10:01 by Graham Miller

    For many people, the main issue with buying their groceries online is that the majority of ...

  210. Study suggests consumers shun retailers that engage through social media

    06 March 2014 at 11:37 by Mike Price

    A new poll conducted by YouGov, has revealed the surprising fact that people who carry out safe ...

  211. Tesco announces strategy for online growth

    05 March 2014 at 10:29 by Simon Crisp

    Last week supermarket giant, Tesco, announced plans which it hopes will allow it to come back from ...

  212. John Lewis pursues digital platforms for shopping revolution

    04 March 2014 at 21:12 by Graham Miller

    John Lewis is one of the few high street chains which is managing to remain profitable and popular ...

  213. M-commerce still a minority platform for online shopping

    03 March 2014 at 17:09 by Paul Tissington

    A recent study has found that while the proportion of online sales being made from mobile devices is ...

  214. Consumers research on the high street before buying online

    28 February 2014 at 09:15 by Graham Miller

    The results of a new survey published by online auction site, eBay, have shown that almost a third ...

  215. Online orders could come straight to your car

    27 February 2014 at 13:41 by Graham Miller

    A new trial scheme being operated by car manufacturer, Volvo, is aiming to making it easier for ...

  216. Primark shuns online retail, but still harnesses web for engagement

    26 February 2014 at 11:24 by Sarah Collinson

    This week it was reported that clothing retail giant, Primark, saw sales increase by 13 per cent at ...

  217. E-commerce thrives but PC-based sales fall

    25 February 2014 at 14:15 by Mike Price

    While there is much talk of decline on the high street, it seems that PCs are suffering an even ...

  218. Retailer under fire after banning customers from e-commerce site

    24 February 2014 at 11:23 by Sarah Collinson

    Yoga clothing retailer, Lululemon, has been criticised after it admitted to having banned a handful ...

  219. Marks and Spencer strikes out alone in online marketplace

    21 February 2014 at 09:00 by Graham Miller

    This week it was confirmed that the high street retail chain, Marks & Spencer, would no longer ...

  220. Stats reveal importance of social media for online shopping

    20 February 2014 at 11:21 by Graham Miller

    A new set of figures published by MobStac, have outlined just how influential social media services ...

  221. E-commerce impact on high street sales less significant than thought

    19 February 2014 at 12:01 by Simon Crisp

    A new study commissioned by eBay and conducted by Deloitte, has concluded that only five per cent of ...

  222. Tesco suffers online data leak

    18 February 2014 at 12:16 by Mike Price

    Supermarket giant Tesco, admitted this month that it has had to respond to an incident of data theft,...

  223. Click and Collect catches on amongst UK consumers

    17 February 2014 at 09:32 by Graham Miller

    While Christmas is already a distant memory for most people, facts and figures about the way ...

  224. Rugby fans will get m-commerce opportunity at Twickenham

    14 February 2014 at 16:03 by Mike Price

    Twickenham is arguably the most famous rugby stadium in the UK, playing host to major matches ...

  225. Brits spent £199 each via m-commerce last year

    13 February 2014 at 09:39 by Graham Miller

    The growth of safe shopping online on mobile devices has risen steadily in the past half-decade, ...

  226. Retailers fail to engage with online shoppers

    12 February 2014 at 10:54 by Simon Crisp

    New figures published by KPMG, have shown that many of the UK?s biggest retail firms are not doing ...

  227. Global m-commerce market growth exceeds expectations

    11 February 2014 at 09:52 by Mike Price

    More money is being generated by consumer activities on mobile devices than even industry experts ...

  228. Contactless payments push could see more online sales through mobiles

    10 February 2014 at 12:26 by Paul Tissington

    It has taken some time for the idea of turning a mobile phone into a digital wallet to catch on, but ...

  229. Yorkshire customers get early access to Morrisons online delivery service

    10 February 2014 at 10:12 by Mike Price

    Consumers with an internet connection in Yorkshire can now order their groceries from Morissons ...

  230. Password weaknesses still a common security threat online

    07 February 2014 at 12:28 by Mike Price

    A new report published by Splashdata, has revealed that people are still failing to protect their ...

  231. Twitter could let users shop online

    06 February 2014 at 11:13 by Graham Miller

    Twitter is one of the world's largest social networks, but unlike Facebook, it has yet to find a way ...

  232. Online grocery shopping comes to Shetland

    05 February 2014 at 12:40 by Graham Miller

    Shopping online has extended its reach into some of the UK's most isolated areas, because with ...

  233. Yahoo mail hack puts personal info at risk

    04 February 2014 at 10:45 by Simon Crisp

    Yahoo Mail became the latest online email service to suffer a major hack, when late last month, it ...

  234. Asda plans major online investment

    03 February 2014 at 11:05 by Mike Price

    At the end of last week supermarket giant, Asda, revealed that it will be investing £700 ...

  235. Starbucks pursues e-commerce goals

    31 January 2014 at 12:33 by Simon Crisp

    While most people know Starbucks as a ubiquitous high street coffee house chain, it has ambitions to ...

  236. Online shopping tops poll of tech innovations

    30 January 2014 at 10:36 by Graham Miller

    British consumers have cast votes to rate the most significant technology to have emerged so far in ...

  237. Study finds retail really can be therapeutic

    29 January 2014 at 16:03 by Graham Miller

    There are some people who claim that going shopping makes them feel better and benefits their life, ...

  238. Poundland creator to take budget shopping online

    28 January 2014 at 11:24 by David Aiken

    Steve Smith is the man who came up with the concept for Poundland, one of the UK's most successful ...

  239. Online shopping helps Royal Mail enjoy bumper Christmas period

    27 January 2014 at 16:02 by Simon Crisp

    Last month, roughly 115 million packages were delivered by Royal Mail, with the UK's love of ...

  240. Digital fitting rooms rise to prominence

    24 January 2014 at 09:55 by Sarah Collinson

    The concept of being able to try on clothes without actually wearing them in person may sound like ...

  241. eBay bans auctioning of Bitcoin currency

    23 January 2014 at 10:43 by Mike Price

    Digital crypto currency, Bitcoin, has been hitting the headlines in the past couple of months thanks ...

  242. Amazon touts predictive online shopping and shipping

    22 January 2014 at 11:44 by Mike Price

    Amazon has been a leader in the e-commerce market for some time, with low prices and an unbeatable ...

  243. British e-commerce firms thrive thanks to overseas sales

    21 January 2014 at 10:29 by Sarah Collinson

    New stats published by OC&C Strategy Consultants suggest that companies which are based in the ...

  244. Retailers must improve m-commerce sites or continue to lose sales

    20 January 2014 at 10:00 by Graham Miller

    British retailers which offer people the chance to buy products using safe shopping online need to ...

  245. Mobile shopping doubles

    17 January 2014 at 11:41 by Paul Tissington

    Last month the number of people using smartphones and tablets to carry out safe shopping online was ...

  246. Festive success for ASOS and others

    16 January 2014 at 09:55 by Simon Crisp

    Yet more retailers dealing with safe shopping online have announced that they enjoyed promising ...

  247. High street experience encourages disabled consumers to use e-commerce sites

    15 January 2014 at 12:57 by David Aiken

    A new poll conducted by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has found that shoppers with disabilities ...

  248. Retailers unprepared for booming e-commerce sales

    14 January 2014 at 12:01 by Paul Tissington

    A number of the biggest retailers in the UK have expressed surprise at the extent to which consumers ...

  249. Record Christmas e-commerce activity confirmed for 2013

    13 January 2014 at 14:39 by Graham Miller

    The British Retail Consortium is the latest industry body to reveal that Christmas last year was the ...

  250. Amazon Prime rises to prominence

    10 January 2014 at 13:41 by Mike Price

    This month new figures published by Amazon, revealed that its Prime service has become more popular ...

  251. Female shoppers use online shopping to make money go further

    09 January 2014 at 12:14 by Simon Crisp

    A new report form supermarket giant, Asda, has revealed that women are harnessing safe shopping ...

  252. Growth of online shopping makes supermarket change tactics

    08 January 2014 at 10:55 by Mike Price

    A number of major British supermarket chains are having to change the way they operate, to keep up ...

  253. Online shopping fuels popularity of colourful clothes

    07 January 2014 at 10:28 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report has revealed that bright, vivid dresses and those with colourful prints are becoming ...

  254. House of Fraser records bumper e-commerce sales at Christmas

    06 January 2014 at 14:59 by Simon Crisp

    House of Fraser is one of a small number of high street chains which not only enjoyed significant ...

  255. John Lewis boasts impressive online sales performance

    03 January 2014 at 21:35 by Graham Miller

    The festive period was a great one for safe shopping online, with consumers getting great prices in ...

  256. Amazon makes m-commerce acquisition

    02 January 2014 at 11:30 by Paul Tissington

    Amazon could soon be butting heads with companies like PayPal, following its alleged acquisition of ...