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  1. Amazon confirms expansion of UK grocery range

    31 December 2015 at 10:55 by Simon Crisp

    While the nation's traditional supermarket chains may be struggling at the moment, e-commerce giant, ...

  2. Online and high street sales hit new high this Christmas

    30 December 2015 at 11:16 by Graham Miller

    Prior to the festive one-two of Christmas Day and Boxing Day this year, analysts had predicted that ...

  3. Amazon provides breakdown of Christmas Day shopping habits

    29 December 2015 at 21:31 by Graham Miller

    This year more money was spent online over the course of December the 25th than during any previous ...

  4. Black Friday page load problems impact tenth of mobile users

    28 December 2015 at 11:59 by Simon Crisp

    While more people used their smartphones and tablets to carry out safe shopping online over the ...

  5. Mobile search activity to balloon this Christmas

    23 December 2015 at 13:25 by Paul Tissington

    Over the past few years, Christmas Day and Boxing Day have proven to be popular periods for people ...

  6. Poundland prepares for major e-commerce push

    22 December 2015 at 14:23 by David Aiken

    Earlier this year budget high street chain, Poundland, entered the world of safe shopping online and ...

  7. Post-work drinking influences online shopping habits

    21 December 2015 at 18:59 by Graham Miller

    The rise of safe shopping online has, in part, been spurred on because people can make purchases at ...

  8. Unsafe hoverboards should be disposed of warns Amazon

    18 December 2015 at 11:29 by Mike Price

    Amazon is one of many retailers that is advising customers who purchased budget hoverboards, the ...

  9. UK remains Europe’s e-commerce capital

    17 December 2015 at 10:47 by Graham Miller

    A new report from Eurostat has found that consumers in the UK are still the most ardent supporters ...

  10. Web users want fewer annoying ads

    16 December 2015 at 09:39 by Simon Crisp

    A new study of the online advertising industry has revealed that while consumers are not entirely ...

  11. Consumer Christmas shopping trends remain unaffected by Black Friday

    15 December 2015 at 11:49 by Mike Price

    The results of a new YouGov survey suggest that even with the rise in the popularity of Black Friday,...

  12. Online shopping causes boom in payment card spending

    14 December 2015 at 11:31 by Graham Miller

    People in the UK are spending twice as much money via credit and debit cards today than they were a ...

  13. Send-back Saturday will see influx of returned items

    11 December 2015 at 10:02 by Graham Miller

    With the massive sales seen over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend at the end of November, ...

  14. Uncertainty prevents some shoppers buying from overseas outlets

    10 December 2015 at 09:53 by Simon Crisp

    People in the UK who are happy to carry out safe shopping online with domestic retailers are less ...

  15. Brits take time off to accept online deliveries

    09 December 2015 at 10:36 by Graham Miller

    A survey carried out by Shutl has found that around five per cent of consumers in the UK have called ...

  16. Brits complain that e-commerce sites are uninformative

    08 December 2015 at 12:23 by David Aiken

    A new survey conducted by Epitca has revealed that a fifth of consumers in the UK believe that it is ...

  17. E-commerce sites survive Black Friday traffic spikes

    07 December 2015 at 13:04 by David Aiken

    While Black Friday of 2014 saw some major retailers struggling to keep their sites afloat, as ...

  18. Millennials prefer mobiles for online shopping

    04 December 2015 at 09:29 by Graham Miller

    A new study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau has revealed that the under-35s are much more ...

  19. Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring in £2 billion for retailers

    03 December 2015 at 09:59 by Graham Miller

    Two of the year’s biggest days of shopping have just been and gone, with analysts revealing ...

  20. Delivery drones in action in new Amazon ad

    02 December 2015 at 10:12 by Mike Price

    The first drones capable of autonomous delivery were announced by Amazon back in 2013, but now the e-...

  21. Online reviews motivate the majority of sales

    01 December 2015 at 11:30 by Simon Crisp

    Over three quarters of people who read a positive review of a particular product have subsequently ...

  22. Amazon instigates mass password reset for safe shopping online

    30 November 2015 at 10:23 by Mike Price

    Online retail giant, Amazon, has contacted a number of its customers to alert them to the fact that ...

  23. E-commerce sites prepare for Cyber Sunday shopping spree

    27 November 2015 at 09:02 by Graham Miller

    Although Black Friday has been dominating the news in the past few weeks, with the subsequent Cyber ...

  24. Retailers begin offering Black Friday deals early

    26 November 2015 at 08:45 by Graham Miller

    This year Black Friday is expected to be bigger than ever in the UK, but in many cases, the run-up ...

  25. Shopping sites criticised for poor password policies

    25 November 2015 at 12:20 by Mike Price

    Although the state of e-commerce password systems in the UK is improving, a new report from Dashlane ...

  26. Which? Guide to Christmas Shopping

    24 November 2015 at 21:30 by Graham Miller

    With Black Friday only days away and Christmas just around the corner, plenty of retailers are ...

  27. Christmas shoppers seek personalised online experience

    24 November 2015 at 15:22 by Simon Crisp

    British consumers are expecting their shopping experience to get smarter and more bespoke, according ...

  28. Amazon bolsters online shopping security

    23 November 2015 at 11:09 by Graham Miller

    Amazon customers who want to avoid becoming victims of identity theft can now choose to take ...

  29. Smart leggings provide accurate measurements for online ordering

    20 November 2015 at 10:04 by Sarah Collinson

    A new piece of wearable technology is on the way, joining the influx of smart watches and other ...

  30. Same day delivery service coming to more Amazon Prime customers

    19 November 2015 at 09:53 by Graham Miller

    Customers in a growing number of UK cities and towns are now able to take advantage of Prime Same ...

  31. Consumers warned to watch for Black Friday fraudsters

    18 November 2015 at 11:01 by Mike Price

    Cybercriminals are likely to be out in force this year during Black Friday, with experts voicing ...

  32. Amazon next-day grocery delivery service comes to UK

    17 November 2015 at 09:31 by Graham Miller

    Amazon’s ambitions to become a bigger player in the UK’s grocery market are gathering ...

  33. Consumers quizzed on benefits of digital receipts

    16 November 2015 at 09:42 by David Aiken

    When making a purchase at a bricks and mortar outlet, most retailers will still provide customers ...

  34. Online shopping increases in October due to pre-Christmas preparations

    13 November 2015 at 10:19 by Simon Crisp

    British consumers are getting ready for Christmas this year earlier than ever, with the latest BRC ...

  35. Chinese online shopping event will cause proliferation of fake goods

    12 November 2015 at 09:24 by David Aiken

    This week saw Singles Day take place in China, an event which initially started around two decades ...

  36. Black Friday could hit productivity in the workplace

    11 November 2015 at 11:03 by Simon Crisp

    Employers across the UK are worried about the impact that Black Friday will have on the productivity ...

  37. Some consumers express scepticism over growing trend for subscriptions

    10 November 2015 at 09:40 by Graham Miller

    Subscription shopping services are on the increase, echoing the popularity of pay-monthly services ...

  38. Amazon announces opening of real world book store

    09 November 2015 at 10:09 by Graham Miller

    Amazon began life as an early proponent of safe shopping online, initially selling books but soon ...

  39. Older shoppers are more likely to shop online this Christmas

    06 November 2015 at 10:11 by Simon Crisp

    The popularity of safe shopping online is likely to be higher among older shoppers in the run up to ...

  40. Mobile users put off by slow page load speeds

    05 November 2015 at 11:38 by Paul Tissington

    People who carry out safe shopping online from smartphones and tablets are fairly fussy about site ...

  41. Autonomous robot will revolutionise online shopping deliveries

    04 November 2015 at 12:22 by Mike Price

    It is already known that Amazon has ambitions to make widespread use of drones to deliver items ...

  42. Click and collect is saving the high street

    03 November 2015 at 13:39 by Graham Miller

    While many have claimed that safe shopping online will cause the death of bricks and mortar retail, ...

  43. Brits expected to spend 3.2 billion pounds online ahead of Christmas

    02 November 2015 at 11:19 by Graham Miller

    This month will see a surge in activity in the retail sector as consumers from across the UK rush to ...

  44. M&S site suffers security issue

    30 October 2015 at 09:40 by Graham Miller

    Earlier this week the e-commerce site operated by Marks & Spencer had to be temporarily ...

  45. Amazon may enter fashion market

    29 October 2015 at 10:23 by Graham Miller

    Fashion sales made via safe shopping online are always on the rise, so it is unsurprising to hear ...

  46. Report finds consumers uncertain of online privacy promises

    28 October 2015 at 16:25 by Graham Miller

    When consumers carry out safe shopping online they are trusting a retailer to look after the private ...

  47. John Lewis finds mobile and social media success

    27 October 2015 at 08:46 by Graham Miller

    John Lewis is not only one of the UK’s most powerful high street brands, but it's also a ...

  48. W3C seeks to standardise online payments process

    26 October 2015 at 12:56 by Graham Miller

    The standardisation of online payments on a global scale is the next task set to be tackled by the ...

  49. UK shopping sites ranked by customers

    23 October 2015 at 08:17 by Graham Miller

    A new Which? survey has asked British people to pick their best and worst experiences of safe ...

  50. New collection points for online orders made available by Royal Mail

    22 October 2015 at 11:19 by Graham Miller

    Royal Mail is giving fans of safe shopping online more options when it comes to delivery. It is ...

  51. Falsified Amazon reviews lead to court action against perpetrators

    21 October 2015 at 13:15 by Mike Price

    Amazon is finally fighting back against the problem of phoney reviews being posted of products sold ...

  52. Strong growth returns to online market

    20 October 2015 at 10:39 by Simon Crisp

    Analysts were slightly surprised to see the growth of sales made via safe shopping online decline ...

  53. Amazon outdoes rivals on grocery pricing

    19 October 2015 at 13:24 by Graham Miller

    Amazon has only just launched its Fresh grocery delivery service in the UK, serving a limited number ...

  54. Security specialists warn of pre-holiday social media usage risks

    16 October 2015 at 09:50 by David Aiken

    People who use social media to share their thoughts with the world could be putting themselves at ...

  55. M-commerce growth continues but tablet use is decreasing

    15 October 2015 at 09:15 by Paul Tissington

    The latest figures from Demandware show that while there is still a lot of momentum in the m-...

  56. In-app shopping trialled by Facebook

    14 October 2015 at 13:01 by Mike Price

    Facebook has long held e-commerce ambitions, but with its latest announcement of in-app purchasing, ...

  57. Great British Bake Off spurs online shopping activity

    13 October 2015 at 09:13 by Simon Crisp

    Each year the Great British Bake Off keeps millions of Brits glued to their TV screens week after ...

  58. UK remains Europe’s e-commerce leader

    12 October 2015 at 11:27 by Graham Miller

    The latest report on the state of e-commerce from the Office for National Statistics and Eurostat ...

  59. Argos rolls out nationwide same-day delivery on online orders

    09 October 2015 at 13:56 by David Aiken

    Argos has beaten its rivals to become the UK’s first retailer to offer customers who order via ...

  60. New technologies will improve security and convenience of online payments

    08 October 2015 at 09:25 by Mike Price

    For many consumers in the UK, the most problematic part of any spree of shopping online takes place ...

  61. Amazon partners with appliance makers for integrated online shopping capabilities

    07 October 2015 at 13:18 by Graham Miller

    Earlier in the year, Amazon unveiled the Dash button, its latest gadget which, with a single press, ...

  62. Sun seekers push year round trend in shopping searches

    06 October 2015 at 10:14 by Graham Miller

    New figures from online auction giant, eBay, have revealed that in spite of days getting shorter and ...

  63. Amazon stops selling rival streaming devices from Apple and Google

    05 October 2015 at 09:42 by Mike Price

    Amazon is setting out to exert its power as a retailer following the announcement that it will not ...

  64. Cross-border e-commerce earns £7.4 billion spending increase in Europe

    02 October 2015 at 09:25 by Mike Price

    Although the UK has Europe’s most mature market for safe shopping online, with sales growth ...

  65. One hour delivery from Amazon competes with UK supermarket chains

    01 October 2015 at 10:33 by Graham Miller

    Amazon has just started to offer its customers in the UK the opportunity to place orders via safe ...

  66. Aldi announces e-commerce launch

    30 September 2015 at 10:50 by David Aiken

    Budget supermarket chain, Aldi, has confirmed that it will be introducing a new e-commerce service ...

  67. Retailers recommend early booking for Christmas food delivery slots

    29 September 2015 at 09:50 by Simon Crisp

    Some may feel like Christmas is still a long way off, but the rush to prepare for the festive season ...

  68. Increased consumer interest in social media shopping identified

    28 September 2015 at 11:10 by Graham Miller

    The results of a new YouGov poll suggest that more people are getting used to the idea of using ...

  69. Study finds online shoppers are big spenders

    25 September 2015 at 10:59 by Simon Crisp

    A new report has revealed that the price of an item is directly linked to the likelihood that a ...

  70. Customer service is important for online shoppers

    24 September 2015 at 10:39 by Sarah Collinson

    Consumers who regularly shop online prefer it when retailers are able to offer them efficient, ...

  71. Survey reveals why some shoppers give up on e-commerce

    23 September 2015 at 11:57 by Simon Crisp

    The latest study from Connexity has looked at the state of online shopping across the globe, ...

  72. New advice suggests long passwords are not necessarily more secure

    22 September 2015 at 09:50 by Mike Price

    Although many online security experts have argued that people need to make their passwords longer ...

  73. Amazon may launch four new tablets for shopping fans

    21 September 2015 at 12:15 by Graham Miller

    The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet range could be set to grow significantly in the near future, with ...

  74. 60 billion pounds of online spending predicted for 2016

    18 September 2015 at 09:33 by Graham Miller

    Consumers across the UK are collectively going to spend £60 billion shopping online next year, ...

  75. Online sales growth slows

    17 September 2015 at 09:14 by David Aiken

    Cautious consumers saving up for a pre-Christmas blow-out are being blamed for the slowdown in the ...

  76. Sainsburys debuts Chinese e-commerce offering

    16 September 2015 at 09:41 by Graham Miller

    British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has spent the past half decade testing the waters in ...

  77. Quarter of top retailers lack mobile-optimised sites

    15 September 2015 at 10:08 by Graham Miller

    A report from Equimedia has revealed that 26 per cent of the UK’s biggest retailers are still ...

  78. Consumers use e-commerce sites for bumper back to school shopping season

    14 September 2015 at 10:02 by Paul Tissington

    August 2015 saw a 14 per cent rise in sales made online when compared with the same period last year,...

  79. Amazon Dash Button rollout gains pace

    11 September 2015 at 09:40 by Mike Price

    Amazon is starting to sell more of its Dash button devices to early adopters over in the US. Reuters ...

  80. London congestion could rise due to e-commerce deliveries

    10 September 2015 at 09:45 by Simon Crisp

    The number of commercial vehicles prowling the streets of the capital is set to increase, with the ...

  81. Poor passwords still posing problems for online security

    09 September 2015 at 11:38 by Graham Miller

    People who want to use online services safely are still putting themselves at risk of exploitation ...

  82. Asda rolls out redesigned shopping site

    08 September 2015 at 10:27 by Sarah Collinson

    Asda customers who head to the firm’s homepage this month will notice that it has been updated ...

  83. Monthly online spend hits average of 559 pounds

    07 September 2015 at 09:41 by Graham Miller

    British consumers now spend the equivalent of over £6,000 a year online, or about £559 ...

  84. 1 billion pounds in online sales anticipated for Black Friday 2015

    04 September 2015 at 10:04 by Graham Miller

    Black Friday is still a relatively new phenomenon in the UK, but that has not stopped it gathering ...

  85. Poundland’s e-commerce trial gets underway

    03 September 2015 at 11:56 by David Aiken

    Discount retailer, Poundland, has entered the e-commerce market this week, announcing the launch of ...

  86. Popular products purchased with Amazon Prime Now revealed

    02 September 2015 at 19:27 by Graham Miller

    Amazon Prime Now has been available in the UK for a little while now, with customers in London able ...

  87. Mobile shoppers more likely to abandon online carts

    01 September 2015 at 19:00 by Paul Tissington

    In yet more evidence that retailers need to up their game when it comes to safe shopping online on ...

  88. Mobile Shopping Hits Plateau

    28 August 2015 at 13:07 by Graham Miller

    The number of people choosing to carry out safe shopping online from smartphones and tablets may ...

  89. Alcoholic Products Join Amazon’s Prime Now Delivery Scheme

    27 August 2015 at 12:54 by Graham Miller

    Amazon has announced that customers of its Prime subscription service can now order alcoholic ...

  90. Online Transactions Will Continue to Increase

    26 August 2015 at 09:36 by Graham Miller

    A new report from Juniper Research has estimated that by 2018 the number of purchases carried out ...

  91. Older Shoppers Spend Over £14 Billion Online

    25 August 2015 at 08:43 by Graham Miller

    The importance of the over-55s to the UK’s e-commerce market is on the rise, with a new study ...

  92. UK E-Commerce Launch for American Eagle Confirmed

    24 August 2015 at 08:50 by Graham Miller

    American Eagle is one of the leading US fashion brands for youngsters and has recently started to ...

  93. Amazon Closes Trade-In Service

    21 August 2015 at 10:48 by Graham Miller

    Amazon’s British customers who make use of its trade-in service to get rid of old books and ...

  94. Clothing Continues to Lead E-Commerce Market in Sales Growth

    20 August 2015 at 10:39 by Sarah Collinson

    Last month the sales of clothing online were up by 14 per cent in the UK, according to new ...

  95. Online Security Breaches on the Rise

    19 August 2015 at 11:47 by Mike Price

    More consumers are being affected by security breaches at the moment, with researchers placing the ...

  96. Online Ads Prove Very Influential Amongst Millennial Shoppers

    18 August 2015 at 11:20 by Graham Miller

    Three-quarters of people aged under 35 make purchases based on the ads they have seen while browsing ...

  97. Smartphones and high street compete for back to school sales

    17 August 2015 at 09:36 by Paul Tissington

    Parents preparing their children for the new school year in September will get their shopping done ...

  98. Poor August weather may generate early festive shopping boom

    14 August 2015 at 09:34 by Mike Price

    Consumer spending habits are significantly impacted by the weather, so it is no surprise that new ...

  99. Retailers must make sites more user-friendly

    13 August 2015 at 15:56 by Paul Tissington

    People who regularly shop online will be all too aware of the deficiencies with certain sites when ...

  100. Brits express annoyance at online ads

    12 August 2015 at 12:28 by Graham Miller

    A study has come to the perhaps unsurprising conclusion that consumers in the UK, who use the ...

  101. Online delivery times impacted by migrant issues

    11 August 2015 at 11:13 by Simon Crisp

    Although placing an order for an item via safe shopping online can feel like it is a fairly ...

  102. Amazon adds further restrictions to Prime sharing options

    10 August 2015 at 09:48 by Sarah Collinson

    Ninety five per cent of people who have an Amazon Prime account, to get free delivery on all their ...

  103. Shoppers less likely to abandon carts when visiting charity websites

    07 August 2015 at 08:29 by Paul Tissington

    People who are thinking of giving to charitable organisations using an online payment service are ...

  104. Consumers hesitant to trust retailers with private information

    06 August 2015 at 11:51 by Graham Miller

    A survey of British shoppers, carried out by The Digital Catapult, has revealed that almost a third ...

  105. People travelling for business more likely to shop online

    05 August 2015 at 12:14 by Simon Crisp

    Anyone who travels for business is also likely to be a big fan of shopping online, according to a ...

  106. Older consumers will eventually dominate online sales

    04 August 2015 at 10:40 by Graham Miller

    Britain has an ageing population, so it is no surprise that a report from Greenlight indicates that ...

  107. eBay sellers targeted in HMRC crackdown

    31 July 2015 at 12:33 by Graham Miller

    Gizmodo and a number of other media outlets have jumped on the news that HMRC is increasing the ...

  108. Amazon puts new spin on grocery shopping

    30 July 2015 at 13:47 by Graham Miller

    While it is best known for offering safe shopping online across the globe, Amazon has also made a ...

  109. Security threat posed to consumers by smartphone hijacking

    29 July 2015 at 23:35 by Graham Miller

    Anyone who uses a smartphone or tablet is, potentially, at risk of fraud or exploitation of one kind ...

  110. Millennial consumers quizzed over m-commerce avoidance

    28 July 2015 at 08:39 by Sarah Collinson

    Consumers aged under 34 took part in a recent study from YouGov, which looked at the extent to which ...

  111. Halfords trials its new marketplace feature

    27 July 2015 at 12:16 by Graham Miller

    Halfords is boosting its e-commerce credentials with the integration of an online marketplace, where ...

  112. UK consumers rush to embrace online shopping subscriptions

    23 July 2015 at 10:14 by Mike Price

    Subscription services are becoming increasingly common in the UK, with the Telegraph reporting on a ...

  113. Consumers will spend £1.1 trillion online this year

    22 July 2015 at 10:13 by Graham Miller

    The global power of the e-commerce market is growing rapidly, with analysts at Juniper Research ...

  114. High street footfall continues to decline as e-commerce rules

    21 July 2015 at 12:06 by Graham Miller

    Britain’s high street stores experienced another dip in footfall last month, with a three per ...

  115. Facebook trials new online shopping endeavours

    20 July 2015 at 09:39 by Mike Price

    Facebook may be the world’s biggest social network, but it is still trying to find ways of ...

  116. Google tests hotel booking tool

    17 July 2015 at 15:57 by Graham Miller

    The latest part of search giant Google’s attempt to conquer the world of shopping online comes ...

  117. Strong online sales helped by summer shopping sprees

    16 July 2015 at 14:12 by Paul Tissington

    Consumers getting ready for the summer holidays, by making purchases via safe shopping online, ...

  118. Amazon Prime Day inspires rival retailers to offer discounts

    15 July 2015 at 13:01 by Graham Miller

    July 15th 2015 shall be remembered as Amazon Prime Day, a 24 hour period of major discounts, offered ...

  119. Consumers demand better security for online payments

    14 July 2015 at 10:50 by Graham Miller

    Consumers are always looking to ensure that when they browse the internet for bargains, they are ...

  120. App-only e-commerce may dominate market

    13 July 2015 at 14:13 by David Aiken

    A significant shift in the way that e-commerce companies operate could be underway. Last week, a ...

  121. Minimum spend for online delivery increased to £40 by Tesco

    10 July 2015 at 09:58 by Simon Crisp

    Supermarket giant, Tesco, has been a national leader when it comes to offering grocery orders via ...

  122. UK e-commerce market grows by 20 per cent

    09 July 2015 at 15:54 by Graham Miller

    Purchases made online were up by a fifth over the course of 2015, according to the latest figures ...

  123. New day of discounts launched by Amazon

    08 July 2015 at 13:48 by Mike Price

    In an effort to get more people signed up to its Prime subscription service, online retailer, Amazon,...

  124. Wimbledon influences online shopping searches

    07 July 2015 at 14:00 by Mike Price

    British shoppers are particularly susceptible to seasonal trends, as well as allowing impending ...

  125. John Lewis implements minimum spend for click and collect customers

    06 July 2015 at 12:50 by Graham Miller

    John Lewis customers who place orders via safe shopping online to collect in-store will now have to ...

  126. Commuters make for big online spenders

    03 July 2015 at 10:43 by Paul Tissington

    People travelling to and from work in the UK can get up to all sorts of things thanks to their ...

  127. Amazon trials one hour delivery service

    02 July 2015 at 10:11 by Simon Crisp

    Consumers based in the capital can now take advantage of Amazon’s one hour delivery service, ...

  128. eBay and PayPal will separate on July 20th

    01 July 2015 at 10:29 by Mike Price

    Online auction giant, eBay, and payments firm, PayPal, have been destined to separate for some time ...

  129. Typical e-commerce orders now worth £67 each

    30 June 2015 at 11:22 by Graham Miller

    The frequency with which people are shopping online is on the rise, as is the proportion of the UK ...

  130. UK becomes second biggest m-commerce market in the World

    29 June 2015 at 12:26 by Paul Tissington

    The UK is turning into a leading light when it comes to mobile shopping, with 46 per cent of all ...

  131. Consumers in Northern Ireland suffer online shopping issues

    26 June 2015 at 10:38 by Sarah Collinson

    When it comes to shopping online it seems that there are differing experiences to be had with this ...

  132. Fears raised after Royal Mail trials e-commerce integration

    25 June 2015 at 09:09 by Simon Crisp

    For many people across the UK, dealing with spam emails has become a daily chore, even if automatic ...

  133. Mobile shopping embraced by millennial parents

    24 June 2015 at 09:39 by David Aiken

    Although millennials are often talked about as the youngest generation of consumers on the block, ...

  134. Amazon addresses customer review system

    23 June 2015 at 09:34 by Mike Price

    Just days after a report criticising the state of online review services was published, e-commerce ...

  135. Fake online shopping reviews slammed in new study

    22 June 2015 at 09:37 by Graham Miller

    The world of online shopping is plagued by a raft of phoney reviews which can be very misleading for ...

  136. Amazon working on innovative new delivery scheme

    19 June 2015 at 15:21 by Graham Miller

    Barely a week passes without Amazon revealing details of a new way in which it plans to deliver ...

  137. eBay coupon sparks customer backlash

    18 June 2015 at 09:15 by Mike Price

    Discount coupons are immensely popular in the world of shopping online, since they allow people to ...

  138. Amazon may launch second generation of own-brand smartphone

    17 June 2015 at 11:23 by Graham Miller

    Online retail giant, Amazon, has had significant success entering the hardware market with its ...

  139. High street must court online shoppers to survive

    16 June 2015 at 12:17 by Mike Price

    The head of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), has outlined the ways in which towns and cities ...

  140. British consumers are online more than ever before

    15 June 2015 at 09:50 by Graham Miller

    The latest figures from Google reveal that people in the UK are more likely to own smartphones than ...

  141. Consumers buy groceries online for convenience above all else

    12 June 2015 at 08:44 by Sarah Collinson

    A survey of British consumers by analysts at Savvy has revealed that the main motivating factor ...

  142. Millennials embrace innovative online delivery services

    11 June 2015 at 12:31 by Simon Crisp

    Although the e-commerce industry has been around long enough to be embraced by people of all ages in ...

  143. Customers still suffer problems with online orders

    10 June 2015 at 11:42 by Graham Miller

    While many people make purchases online without incident, a new survey from YouGov, reveals that ...

  144. Online shopping industry predicted to double its value

    09 June 2015 at 09:38 by Graham Miller

    A new report into the international e-commerce market, conducted by OC&C Strategy Consultants, ...

  145. New Look reports impressive online sales growth

    08 June 2015 at 12:05 by Sarah Collinson

    Fashion chain, New Look, has been one of the beneficiaries of the rise in safe shopping online, with ...

  146. E-commerce and contactless technologies boost card payments to new high

    05 June 2015 at 13:52 by Graham Miller

    The amount of money spent by UK consumers using credit or debit cards over the course of 2014 was up ...

  147. Pinterest introduces e-commerce capabilities

    04 June 2015 at 13:26 by Sarah Collinson

    Social bulletin board site, Pinterest, has lived up to many commentator predictions and announced ...

  148. Bricks and mortar retailers attempt to echo online experience

    03 June 2015 at 15:02 by Graham Miller

    High street outlets are in the process of transforming themselves, in order to cope with consumer ...

  149. Summer festivals influence online shopping trends

    02 June 2015 at 09:50 by Graham Miller

    Online auction site, eBay, has revealed the seasonal shifts in British buying habits, with people ...

  150. Amazon voted most useful brand by Brits

    01 June 2015 at 09:42 by Graham Miller

    A new study to identify the most useful brands currently operating in the UK has seen online retail ...

  151. PayPal security expert suggests edible passwords will make e-commerce safer

    29 May 2015 at 12:48 by Graham Miller

    PayPal is a firm which relies entirely on its reputation for providing a secure platform for ...

  152. Pinterest could become powerful e-commerce player

    28 May 2015 at 14:35 by David Aiken

    A recent study of Pinterest users by BI Intelligence has revealed that the influential nature of ...

  153. Bing joins Google in pointing out mobile-friendly sites

    27 May 2015 at 11:07 by Paul Tissington

    For anyone who has ever tried to carry out safe shopping online from a smartphone or tablet, it may ...

  154. Security experts fight back against password thieves

    26 May 2015 at 15:07 by Graham Miller

    Having a strong password is an essential part of ensuring that it is possible to carry out safe ...

  155. Amazon eyeing London Underground for delivery service

    22 May 2015 at 09:35 by Mike Price

    A new delivery service already rolled out in New York could see Amazon harnessing the tube system in ...

  156. Online shopping boom gathers pace

    21 May 2015 at 09:04 by Mike Price

    There seems to be no stopping the expansion of the UK’s appetite for safe shopping online, ...

  157. Google plans to introduce buy button to mobile search results

    20 May 2015 at 14:04 by Graham Miller

    Google is hitting the headlines once again with a new scheme which could dramatically alter the way ...

  158. HMV plans online revival

    19 May 2015 at 12:45 by Graham Miller

    Two years ago, it looked like HMV was going to be wiped from the face of the UK retail market, with ...

  159. Brits spend twice as much time online

    18 May 2015 at 10:23 by Simon Crisp

    The amount of time people in the UK spend online over the course of a typical week has doubled in ...

  160. Global online shopping trends assessed

    15 May 2015 at 10:17 by Graham Miller

    The latest report from Nielsen has looked at the state of the international e-commerce market, ...

  161. Argos continues digital expansion

    14 May 2015 at 16:14 by Mike Price

    High street chain and catalogue shopping firm, Argos, is continuing its efforts to embrace the ...

  162. Amazon delivery drones explained in patent publication

    13 May 2015 at 09:34 by Mike Price

    When it was first announced that online retailer, Amazon, was in the process of developing drones ...

  163. Littlewoods catalogue killed off by online shopping

    12 May 2015 at 09:41 by Sarah Collinson

    Shop Direct, the company which is responsible for a number of major retail brands in the UK, has ...

  164. Amazon eliminates gender bias from search service

    11 May 2015 at 14:54 by Graham Miller

    Amazon has made a progressive step forward this week by getting rid of the search option which ...

  165. EC investigates cross-border e-commerce market

    08 May 2015 at 12:16 by Simon Crisp

    A new investigation into the European e-commerce market has been launched by the EC this week, in an ...

  166. Loopholes in Amazon’s new minimum spend for free delivery uncovered

    07 May 2015 at 09:53 by David Aiken

    Last week it was revealed that Amazon has raised the minimum amount that customers need to spend ...

  167. Visa launches digital wallet service in UK

    06 May 2015 at 10:45 by Mike Price

    Visa has become the latest company to enter the mobile payments market in earnest by launching its ...

  168. Young consumers love mobile shopping and hate checkout interactions

    05 May 2015 at 13:45 by Sarah Collinson

    A pair of studies published in the past week have painted an interesting view of the way that the ...

  169. Free delivery minimum spend raised by Amazon

    01 May 2015 at 09:46 by Graham Miller

    Although Amazon has offered customers the option to get free delivery on the products they purchase ...

  170. Amazon ranks amongst UK’s most meaningful brands

    30 April 2015 at 11:15 by Mike Price

    A report from Havas has looked at the top 1,000 brands in the UK and established that a number of ...

  171. Consumer shopping trends swayed by royal baby

    29 April 2015 at 12:11 by Sarah Collinson

    Online auction site, eBay, released a study this month which showed that people in the UK are ...

  172. Consumers cautious about storing payment card details in mobile apps

    28 April 2015 at 09:31 by Paul Tissington

    Many retailers now offer dedicated m-commerce apps that customers can use to carry out safe shopping ...

  173. Security flaw impacts 200,000 e-commerce sites

    27 April 2015 at 10:34 by David Aiken

    A new issue with popular online retail platform, Magento, has been unearthed, leaving an estimated ...

  174. Shopping robot released after drugs order

    24 April 2015 at 11:33 by Graham Miller

    In a bizarre story which shows the extent to which online shopping has evolved, a robot created as ...

  175. E-commerce site from Poundworld launched

    23 April 2015 at 16:03 by David Aiken

    The UK’s high streets have become a breeding ground for shops selling hundreds of items for a ...

  176. Amazon fights back against phoney reviews

    23 April 2015 at 10:30 by Graham Miller

    Whensafe shopping online, many consumers will scroll down to check out user reviews of a product or ...

  177. Expansion of mobile shopping habits predicted

    21 April 2015 at 09:54 by Paul Tissington

    The latest report from Barclays has found that the annual amount of money spent through m-commerce ...

  178. Consumers cagey over drone delivery

    20 April 2015 at 10:57 by Mike Price

    There has been much debate about drones in the past few years, with Amazon’s development of ...

  179. Online deliveries via underground pipes trialled

    17 April 2015 at 09:32 by Graham Miller

    One of the biggest problems associated with safe shopping online is the rise in the number of ...

  180. British consumers take more care when shopping online

    16 April 2015 at 15:21 by Sarah Collinson

    A study of browsing habits seen in various countries has revealed that people from the UK are a bit ...

  181. Impact of shopping apps studied

    15 April 2015 at 20:09 by Graham Miller

    Search giant, Google, recently published the results of a survey in which UK consumers were asked to ...

  182. E-commerce deliveries aid van sales

    14 April 2015 at 16:10 by Paul Tissington

    With more people placing orders online in the UK than ever before, the demand for delivery services ...

  183. Quality of customer experience is better online than in-store

    13 April 2015 at 11:36 by Graham Miller

    A new report has found that consumers are likely to get a better quality of customer service when ...

  184. UK takes third place in global e-commerce market

    10 April 2015 at 10:39 by Graham Miller

    The latest ranking of nations based on e-commerce growth over the past 12 months, by analysts at AT ...

  185. Report reveals expectations of free returns online

    09 April 2015 at 14:18 by David Aiken

    A new survey, conducted by the Royal Mail, has revealed that 73 per cent of consumers currently ...

  186. Online retailers encouraged to improve security

    08 April 2015 at 10:17 by Graham Miller

    The Payment Card Industry Security Standard Council (PCI SSC) has announced regulatory changes aimed ...

  187. eBay and Argos join forces for advanced click and collect service

    07 April 2015 at 09:32 by Mike Price

    Although online auction site, eBay, does not have a significant bricks and mortar presence in the UK,...

  188. Amazon Dash Offers New Way to Shop Online

    02 April 2015 at 12:55 by Graham Miller

    Although it was announced suspiciously close to April Fool’s Day, Amazon Dash is a new device ...

  189. EU E-Commerce Competition Investigation Announced

    01 April 2015 at 14:23 by Simon Crisp

    The EU is intending to launch an investigation into Europe’s e-commerce market in order to ...

  190. Brits embrace money-saving tech over wearables

    31 March 2015 at 12:32 by Graham Miller

    Smartwatches and other wearables are currently attempting to claw their way into the mainstream to ...

  191. Travel industry must adapt to mobile-driven market

    30 March 2015 at 12:11 by Paul Tissington

    Businesses that offer British consumers the functionality to book holidays and make other travel ...

  192. Amazon Fire TV Stick gets UK launch

    27 March 2015 at 08:54 by Graham Miller

    Amazon's answer to Google's Chromecast has finally arrived in the UK, giving buyers an affordable ...

  193. Click and collect services could become more prevalent

    26 March 2015 at 09:57 by Paul Tissington

    More and more high street stores could start offering customers the opportunity to place orders ...

  194. Online card payments continue to rise

    25 March 2015 at 13:18 by Mike Price

    The number of people making purchases online, using credit or debit cards, is having a marked impact ...

  195. Aldi may enter UK e-commerce market

    24 March 2015 at 09:23 by Simon Crisp

    Budget supermarket chain, Aldi, could upset its established rivals even further by offering ...

  196. ONS identifies new products as key to measuring inflation

    23 March 2015 at 10:39 by Graham Miller

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has carried out its annual update to the theoretical ...

  197. Online shopping habits reshape UK high streets

    20 March 2015 at 12:37 by Graham Miller

    While certain types of bricks and mortar shops are disappearing from high streets across the UK, the ...

  198. Popularity of eBay's auction service in decline

    19 March 2015 at 09:51 by Mike Price

    A new report from ChannelAdvisor suggests that although eBay is still one of the world's biggest ...

  199. Voucher codes increasing in popularity

    18 March 2015 at 09:42 by Simon Crisp

    People in the UK are increasing the regularity with which they use voucher codes to get discounts ...

  200. Facebook snaps up shopping search company

    17 March 2015 at 09:41 by Mike Price

    Social networking giant, Facebook, has made its latest acquisition, this time purchasing a firm ...

  201. Amazon launches service to help people discover new brands

    16 March 2015 at 14:30 by Mike Price

    A new area of Amazon's online ecosystem is being launched to give shoppers easy access to products ...

  202. Start-up retailer addresses issues with online fashion shopping

    13 March 2015 at 11:55 by Sarah Collinson

    A new start-up, called Widerooms, is currently gearing up to launch a new approach to buying ...

  203. Consumers prefer online shopping to high street outings

    12 March 2015 at 10:46 by Mike Price

    A survey conducted by Rackspace has revealed that the majority of British consumers prefer to carry ...

  204. Consumers and e-commerce companies value different features

    11 March 2015 at 09:16 by Paul Tissington

    Although you might think that consumers and the companies that provide them with the opportunity to ...

  205. New survey considers where consumers look for online promotions

    10 March 2015 at 09:26 by Graham Miller

    A new report from RabidCampaign has assessed the ways in which people in the UK seek out deals and ...

  206. American retailers pioneering on-the-move sales

    09 March 2015 at 15:33 by Mike Price

    With the rise of shopping online and m-commerce services, consumers are now accustomed to carrying ...

  207. Amazon provides public tours of UK distribution centre

    06 March 2015 at 09:30 by Graham Miller

    Anyone who is interested in the inner workings of Amazon, one of the world’s biggest websites ...

  208. Sainsburys to offer click and collect service

    05 March 2015 at 09:57 by Sarah Collinson

    Sainsbury’s has become the latest UK supermarket to expand the number of delivery options that ...

  209. Consumers prefer free delivery when shopping online

    04 March 2015 at 13:45 by Simon Crisp

    The unsurprising conclusion of a new study from Walker Sands, has found that people are more likely ...

  210. Consumers embrace personalised shopping experiences

    03 March 2015 at 10:57 by Graham Miller

    People who regularly make purchases online are becoming more attuned to the idea of receiving ...

  211. Mobile apps stimulate online purchases

    02 March 2015 at 14:26 by Paul Tissington

    A new report from Conjure has predicted that 2015 will be a bumper year for British consumers ...

  212. Amazon develops idea of mobile 3D printing trucks

    27 February 2015 at 10:15 by David Aiken

    Online retailer, Amazon, could be adapting its business model to cope with the rise of 3D printing ...

  213. Mobile devices boost e-commerce market share

    26 February 2015 at 11:10 by Paul Tissington

    The latest report from IMRG has found that mobile phones were used to carry out 40 per cent of the ...

  214. Online clothes shopping enhanced through intelligent measuring tape

    25 February 2015 at 13:51 by Sarah Collinson

    While fashion is one of the biggest growth areas for safe shopping online, there is still a lot of ...

  215. First time parents most likely to take up online shopping

    24 February 2015 at 15:14 by Graham Miller

    A study of consumer habits from across the globe has found that the birth of a child is one of the ...

  216. E-commerce enables massive reduction in consumer travel

    23 February 2015 at 10:08 by Graham Miller

    A new report has estimated that the rise of online shopping in the UK now allows consumers to ...

  217. Click and collect may not be right for food outlets

    20 February 2015 at 10:54 by Paul Tissington

    A new study from PayPal has revealed that although click & collect services have risen to ...

  218. Online sales growth is sluggish

    19 February 2015 at 12:57 by Graham Miller

    The Christmas rush has subsided and now the latest figures from IMRG and Capgemini, show that even ...

  219. Amazon suffers service outages

    18 February 2015 at 13:51 by Mike Price

    In the digital age there is always the chance that an issue with connectivity can make it impossible ...

  220. Consumers critical of e-commerce experience

    17 February 2015 at 10:07 by Paul Tissington

    A new report, from Dyn, has found that just over a third of consumers from the UK believe that they ...

  221. Valentines Day gift giving on the rise

    16 February 2015 at 11:45 by Graham Miller

    The number of British consumers who bought their significant other or object of affection a present ...

  222. Continental e-commerce should be empowered through new regulations says BRC

    13 February 2015 at 10:47 by Simon Crisp

    Although people from the UK can currently carry out safe shopping online through sites operating in ...

  223. Security of mobile payments exceeds that of online shopping

    12 February 2015 at 09:53 by Paul Tissington

    Mobile payments service provider, Zapp, has argued that people are better able to carry out secure ...

  224. BRC figures show emerging e-commerce trends in the UK

    11 February 2015 at 09:43 by Simon Crisp

    The latest report from the British Retail Consortium (BCR), has revealed that January was another ...

  225. E-commerce growth is making consumers complain more regularly

    10 February 2015 at 13:24 by David Aiken

    The rise of safe shopping online is bringing with it a parallel increase in the number of complaints ...

  226. iOS users spend more than Android fans

    09 February 2015 at 11:14 by Graham Miller

    This has been proven in the past, but it seems that the gap between how much iOS users spend online, ...

  227. Amazon may open hundreds of bricks and mortar stores

    06 February 2015 at 12:57 by David Aiken

    Although Amazon has made a name for itself by offering safe shopping online, rather than relying on ...

  228. Ocado announces annual profit for first time

    05 February 2015 at 09:42 by Simon Crisp

    Online grocery delivery service, Ocado, has been operating for a decade and a half, but it is only ...

  229. Female shoppers spend more than male counterparts online

    04 February 2015 at 09:41 by Sarah Collinson

    The Office for National Statistics has reported that female consumers in the UK are both more likely ...

  230. 2015 online shopping habits assessed

    03 February 2015 at 10:14 by Graham Miller

    The latest report from RetailMeNot has looked at how British consumers are expected to spend their ...

  231. Apple Pay experiences major growth

    02 February 2015 at 08:41 by Mike Price

    Apple Pay, the m-commerce payment service launched by iPhone maker Apple last October, is only a few ...

  232. Social media exerts growing influence over online shopping

    30 January 2015 at 09:27 by Sarah Collinson

    The latest report from Shopify has revealed the extent to which social media services are altering ...

  233. Amazons dominance of UK retail grows

    29 January 2015 at 09:37 by Sarah Collinson

    The latest figures reveal that e-commerce giant, Amazon, is taking a commanding position at the head ...

  234. UK consumers will spend over £52 billion online in 2015

    28 January 2015 at 13:28 by Graham Miller

    2015 will be a year in which British people splash out a combined total of £52.25 billion via ...

  235. PayPal reveals global online shopping cart abandonment costs

    27 January 2015 at 10:43 by Mike Price

    Last year, around $4 trillion (£2.7 trillion) in goods and services were left languishing in ...

  236. M-commerce clicks continue to grow

    26 January 2015 at 11:41 by Paul Tissington

    The number of people clicking on ads when using their mobile phones to browse the web and shop ...

  237. eBay and PayPal split necessitates job cuts

    23 January 2015 at 09:32 by Simon Crisp

    This week it was revealed that about 2,400 people will be losing their jobs as a result of the ...

  238. Logistic companies unable to cope with e-commerce expansion

    22 January 2015 at 10:11 by David Aiken

    Figures suggest that the weight of expectation placed on delivery companies in the age of  ...

  239. 2015 shopping trends to be driven by smartphones and social networking

    21 January 2015 at 09:20 by Paul Tissington

    Analysts at Monetate have predicted that 2015 will be the year in which retailers that offer ...

  240. 2014 top online spending days revealed

    20 January 2015 at 13:58 by Mike Price

    The time at which people spend their money online is almost as important as where they spend it, ...

  241. Study finds that consumer intentions do not match shopping behaviour

    19 January 2015 at 09:14 by Graham Miller

    A new survey conducted by IBM has revealed that there is a degree of disconnection between the ...

  242. Web sales topped £100 billion in 2014

    16 January 2015 at 09:20 by Graham Miller

    Last year, British consumers spent over £100 billion online for the first time ever, according ...

  243. High cart abandonment rate found when consumers book holidays online

    15 January 2015 at 09:42 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report from SaleCycle has found that 81 per cent of people who are using sites that offer safe ...

  244. Sainsburys tops John Lewis in Christmas ad online showdown

    14 January 2015 at 10:19 by Simon Crisp

    Figures published by Google have revealed that the race to be the UK’s top retailer in the run-...

  245. Retailers let down mobile shoppers

    13 January 2015 at 13:11 by Paul Tissington

    A report from Somo published this month has found that a number of big retailers are still ignoring ...

  246. Last minute shopping habits enabled by e-commerce services

    12 January 2015 at 12:04 by David Aiken

    A new study from Retale has revealed that close to a fifth of consumers chose to leave their gift ...

  247. Shoppers still encountering problems with online delivery services

    09 January 2015 at 11:22 by Simon Crisp

    A new YouGov poll has revealed that 31 per cent of British consumers who carried out safe shopping ...

  248. M-commerce passes milestone on Boxing Day

    08 January 2015 at 09:24 by Graham Miller

    December 26th 2014 was a landmark date for m-commerce, since figures published by Affiliate Window ...

  249. Amazon seller marketplace accounted for 2 billion sales last year

    07 January 2015 at 10:33 by Mike Price

    E-commerce giant, Amazon, may be a major retailer in its own right, but according to the Wall Street ...

  250. John Lewis reports bumper Christmas trading period online

    06 January 2015 at 09:29 by Graham Miller

    December 25th was a big day for John Lewis, in spite of the fact that its high street stores across ...

  251. Online shopping growth will rely on innovative delivery options

    05 January 2015 at 09:48 by Sarah Collinson

    There are a number of factors that are helping to keep the growth of safe shopping online at ...

  252. Online shopping cart abandonment rate remains high

    02 January 2015 at 11:36 by Mike Price

    The latest figures from Listrak reveal that in the past six months an average of 74 per cent of all ...