Amazon Go gains favourable responses from consumers around the world
22 June 2018 at 09:42 by Graham Miller
E-commerce giant Amazon could be on to a winner with its checkout-free bricks and mortar retail ...
Acceleration in online shopping revealed
21 June 2018 at 12:43 by Graham Miller
With a 19.4 per cent increase in safe shopping online, May was a particularly strong month for e-...
Surveys reveal mixed emotions around online shopping
20 June 2018 at 10:13 by Sarah Collinson
A pair of reports published this month suggest that consumers are in disagreement about the emotions ...
Hack leaves Dixons Carphone customer data exposed
19 June 2018 at 11:15 by Simon Crisp
High street chain, Dixons Carphone, which is responsible for the retail brand Currys PC World, has ...
Online sales increase in May
18 June 2018 at 09:27 by Graham Miller
Last month saw yet another rise in safe shopping online, with figures from the Office for National ...
Secure cardless online shopping trialled by NatWest
15 June 2018 at 08:56 by Graham Miller
Customers of NatWest are now being given the option to carry out safe shopping online using nothing ...
New customer support solution offered by Amazon
14 June 2018 at 08:47 by Graham Miller
Consumers who buy products via safe shopping online from Amazon in the UK can now get help setting ...
Millennial shopping habits investigated
13 June 2018 at 09:36 by Sarah Collinson
A new report has revealed that although shopping online is still growing, the under-35s remain ...
Consumer preferences for ethically sound products revealed
12 June 2018 at 10:13 by Graham Miller
The results of a recent survey conducted by Media.com have shown that more people are getting ...
Mobile shopping problems afflict majority of UK retailers
11 June 2018 at 09:25 by Graham Miller
Eighty seven per cent of retailers operating online in Britain are missing out on sales because ...
2500 new roles created as Amazon expands UK operations
08 June 2018 at 08:59 by Graham Miller
The popularity of shopping online in the UK makes it the perfect place for an e-commerce firm like ...
Security concerns stifle adoption of streamlined payment options
07 June 2018 at 14:05 by Mike Price
Many British consumers are resistant to the idea of using so-called ‘frictionless’ ...
Online sales up by 12 per cent in May
06 June 2018 at 11:49 by Graham Miller
The latest stats published by the British Retail Consortium show that last month was another strong ...
Store closures forecast as online shopping continues growing
05 June 2018 at 15:14 by David Aiken
Up to 10,000 bricks and mortar retail outlets could have shut their doors for good before 2018 draws ...
Online delivery volumes rise as parcel firms stick to schedules
04 June 2018 at 11:36 by Graham Miller
There has been an uptick in the number of packages delivered across the UK in the past month, with ...
Retail app security vulnerabilities investigated
01 June 2018 at 10:00 by Graham Miller
A new study from Symantec suggests that around 27 per cent of the smartphone apps that offer safe ...
E-commerce shopping during the working day a common habit
31 May 2018 at 12:36 by David Aiken
The results of a survey from Namogoo published last week found that 57.2 per cent of people are ...
Consumers embrace social shopping
30 May 2018 at 10:09 by Graham Miller
The latest study from Avionos shows that the majority of people have carried out safe shopping ...
Weak password problem persists, report finds
29 May 2018 at 13:56 by Mike Price
A new study from Virginia Tech University, commissioned by Dashlane, has found that millions of ...
Blockchain-powered payment platform promises improved e-commerce security
28 May 2018 at 13:01 by Graham Miller
A new app which is based on the same technology as Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies has ...
Influence of e-commerce expected to rise
25 May 2018 at 10:49 by David Aiken
The retail market throughout Europe will continue to be shaped by the growth of safe shopping online,...
Tesco axes Direct e-commerce outlet
24 May 2018 at 13:41 by Simon Crisp
Supermarket giant Tesco has revealed that it is set to put an end to its Tesco Direct website, ...
Optimise online payments or risk customer dissatisfaction, retailers warned
23 May 2018 at 18:35 by Graham Miller
A new survey from Opinium has found that e-commerce sites are losing around £18 billion a year ...
US president requested Amazon shipping price increase
22 May 2018 at 11:04 by Graham Miller
Last week the Washington Post reports that Donald Trump actively made requests for e-commerce giant ...
E-commerce sales get double digit boost in April
21 May 2018 at 09:50 by David Aiken
Stats published last week by IMRG suggest that there was an 18.8 per cent increase in the number of ...
Retail sales enhanced by royal wedding
18 May 2018 at 09:12 by Sarah Collinson
The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to increase retail spending across the UK by &...
High street visitor numbers flag as e-commerce thrives
17 May 2018 at 13:06 by Graham Miller
Figures show that 4.8 per cent fewer people visited bricks and mortar stores over the past couple of ...
Brits flock to privacy-conscious retailers
16 May 2018 at 09:14 by Graham Miller
A new survey from Capgemini has looked at the growing importance of data protection in the world of ...
Brits boost frequency of online shopping orders
15 May 2018 at 10:58 by Sarah Collinson
A new survey from Ipsos Mori, backed by the Royal Mail, has shown that 26 per cent of UK consumers ...
Mobile shopping continues to make waves in e-commerce sector
14 May 2018 at 09:30 by Paul Tissington
Smartphone users are becoming increasingly influential in the world of safe shopping online, with ...
E-commerce sales up in spite of rocky times for retail industry
11 May 2018 at 09:44 by Simon Crisp
Last month saw a modest but reassuring 6.7 per cent increase in the number of sales made via safe ...
Subscription-based delivery services rake in £2 billion annually
10 May 2018 at 09:48 by Graham Miller
While plenty of British consumers shop online on an ad hoc basis, a growing number are choosing to ...
Multichannel shoppers are big spenders, report finds
09 May 2018 at 11:33 by Paul Tissington
Consumers who spread their stints of safe shopping online across several different devices tend to ...
Brits prepared to take advantage of new GDPR powers
08 May 2018 at 11:17 by Simon Crisp
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to roll out later this month, bringing with it ...
British fashion brands generate e-commerce interest overseas
07 May 2018 at 10:02 by Graham Miller
More international consumers are searching for UK-based brands offering fashion items via safe ...
Spending via smartphone apps set to rise rapidly
04 May 2018 at 10:39 by Paul Tissington
Mobile applications have been around for years, but they are still managing to gain momentum at the ...
E-commerce complaints raised by female consumers
03 May 2018 at 15:12 by Graham Miller
A survey conducted by Engine has found that the majority of British women who regularly carry out ...
Self-driving delivery bots arrive in the UK
02 May 2018 at 09:26 by Graham Miller
Business employees and academics can now take advantage of a futuristic new autonomous delivery ...
Hundreds of van drivers hired to cope with popularity of next day delivery
01 May 2018 at 13:04 by Simon Crisp
Courier company, DPD, has added an extra 700 drivers to its staff so that it can keep up with the ...
Report reveals majority of grocery shopping still conducted in stores
30 April 2018 at 09:41 by Simon Crisp
Although the rise of shopping online has seen consumers embrace the opportunity to order groceries ...
Online rebirth of American Apparel confirmed
27 April 2018 at 09:10 by Sarah Collinson
Back in 2016 the company which owned popular clothing chain, American Apparel, encountered serious ...
Survey reveals consumer concerns over tighter delivery van regulations
26 April 2018 at 11:52 by David Aiken
A new report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has found that almost a third of ...
ONS figures show strong growth in online shopping
25 April 2018 at 11:46 by Graham Miller
The Office for National Statistics has just released its report into the state of the retail market ...
Report reveals importance of e-commerce marketplace services
24 April 2018 at 09:07 by Simon Crisp
Forty per cent of all safe shopping online will be conducted via marketplace-style platforms offered ...
Identity theft levels reach new heights
23 April 2018 at 14:22 by Mike Price
Consumers in the UK are being hit with identity theft in greater numbers than ever before, according ...
Payment card providers could join forces to streamline e-commerce
20 April 2018 at 10:57 by Mike Price
The checkout is seen as being the point at which sites offering safe shopping online can put off ...
Amazon simplifies cross-border online shopping
19 April 2018 at 10:19 by Graham Miller
The international e-commerce market is growing by the month, with consumers from all parts of the ...
Retailers lose £18 billion to online cart abandonment
18 April 2018 at 10:04 by Mike Price
In an average year the many retailers that offer safe shopping online to British consumers ...
Rise in travel-related searches reported as holiday fever hits UK
17 April 2018 at 08:55 by Graham Miller
There has been a 13 per cent uptick in the number of searches made by British consumers which relate ...
Culture of perpetual offers makes life difficult for retailers
16 April 2018 at 10:01 by David Aiken
Modern consumers expect to be able to benefit from discount prices and time-limited bargains, ...
Rural shoppers granted immunity from unfair ‘free shipping’ charges
13 April 2018 at 09:08 by Simon Crisp
The UK’s advertising regulator has put a stop to e-commerce sites advertising free delivery to ...
Online sales help prop up UK retail sector in March
12 April 2018 at 10:41 by Graham Miller
Last month it was solid growth in safe shopping online that helped to improve the outlook for ...
Blockchain-powered online shopping promises security improvements
11 April 2018 at 10:35 by Mike Price
The likelihood of personal data being misused if it is shared with businesses online seems to be ...
Retail events extended by online shopping
10 April 2018 at 10:55 by Sarah Collinson
Black Friday was traditionally focused to a single day of the year, but the rise of safe shopping ...
New hacking technique leaves online accounts at risk
09 April 2018 at 09:33 by Mike Price
The FBI has revealed details of a fresh tactic known as password spraying which hackers are using to ...
UK biggest online shopping communities ranked
06 April 2018 at 10:50 by Graham Miller
New stats from Royal Mail reveal the parts of the country which saw the highest levels of safe ...
Easter weekend sees a fall in online shopping
05 April 2018 at 10:00 by David Aiken
In spite of the relatively dreary weather over the Easter weekend this year, consumers were not ...
Amazon suffers onslaught from US President
04 April 2018 at 09:35 by Mike Price
American e-commerce giant, Amazon, has been targeted by President Donald Trump in a series of social ...
Snowy conditions compromise online deliveries
03 April 2018 at 11:17 by David Aiken
February was a rough month in terms of weather, with snow and ice creating problems for delivery ...
Consumer habits altered by new online payment options
30 March 2018 at 09:24 by Graham Miller
Retailers are being warned that they could be hit with a raft of returns if they continue to embrace ...
Delivery vans leave roads in disrepair
29 March 2018 at 15:49 by Simon Crisp
The popularity of safe shopping online is causing problems on roads across the UK, not just because ...
Easter increase in online shopping anticipated
28 March 2018 at 09:04 by Graham Miller
New projections from Springboard suggest that more people will shop online over the course of the ...
ONS figures show uptick in online spending last month
27 March 2018 at 09:09 by Graham Miller
Consumers in the UK spent more online than expected in February this year, according to stats from ...
Trustworthiness impacts e-commerce sales, report finds
26 March 2018 at 10:33 by Graham Miller
Businesses which want to sell more products via safe shopping online need to win the trust of ...
Amazon may take over abandoned Toys R Us stores
23 March 2018 at 08:47 by Simon Crisp
The failure of Toys R Us could be a big win for e-commerce giant, Amazon, as it is allegedly looking ...
Retailers criticised for confusing returns policies
22 March 2018 at 09:25 by Sarah Collinson
A new report from consumer rights group Which? has revealed that a number of the UK’s largest ...
E-commerce features arrive for Instagram UK users
21 March 2018 at 09:54 by Mike Price
Picture sharing social media service, Instagram, has just added the ability to shop online from ...
Voice-controlled tech still unpopular for online shopping
20 March 2018 at 08:57 by Graham Miller
In spite of the fact that devices like the Amazon Echo speaker and the Google Home hub are more ...
Snapchat attracts online shopping fanatics
19 March 2018 at 09:10 by Mike Price
The latest stats from Criteo show that people who use social media platform, Snapchat, are three ...
Smartphones highlighted as crucial to embracing millennial consumers
16 March 2018 at 12:10 by Paul Tissington
Retailers need to focus on their mobile offerings if they are to win over shoppers aged between 21 ...
Retailers criticised over returns policies
15 March 2018 at 07:23 by David Aiken
A study from Rebound has found that consumers are eager for retailers to improve their returns ...
Mobile spending will only rise if usability improves
14 March 2018 at 11:49 by Paul Tissington
A new survey from Worldpay has revealed that although more people in the UK are carrying out safe ...
Steep rise in sales recorded at online-only retailers
13 March 2018 at 10:24 by Simon Crisp
A study from RPC published last week reveals that the biggest operators in the world of safe ...
Plans for delivery van regulations in London outlined
12 March 2018 at 11:39 by Graham Miller
The UK’s capital is one of the most congested cities in the world, which is why London Mayor, ...
February sees modest increase in online sales
09 March 2018 at 09:08 by Graham Miller
The latest stats from the British Retail Consortium indicate that safe shopping online rose by 6.4 ...
Amazon tests new proof of delivery policy
08 March 2018 at 11:35 by David Aiken
US e-commerce giant, Amazon, has ruffled a few feathers with the news that it is now running a ...
Big boost to online deliveries reported in January
07 March 2018 at 14:32 by David Aiken
In the first month of 2018 the growth in the number of orders delivered to consumers who had carried ...
Online competition puts more high street mainstays out of business
06 March 2018 at 09:30 by Paul Tissington
Electronics retailer, Maplin, became the latest in a long line of popular high street outlets to ...
Online shopping habits ranked
05 March 2018 at 11:15 by Graham Miller
A study published last week by OnBuy has looked at the different trends which are influencing ...
Experts argue for improvements to private browsing
02 March 2018 at 16:34 by Graham Miller
Most consumers will be aware that their web browser of choice offers a ‘private’ mode ...
European consumers predicted to increase online spending
01 March 2018 at 11:17 by Simon Crisp
A new report from Forrester has estimated that sales made via safe shopping online will rise by 11.9 ...
Amazon combines same day delivery with grocery service
28 February 2018 at 12:24 by Graham Miller
In an attempt to consolidate its delivery offerings, Amazon is apparently set to bring Prime Now and ...
Businesses & governments commit to cyber security charter
27 February 2018 at 09:05 by Graham Miller
Last week politicians and major business figures put their names to the Charter of Trust, a document ...
Report reveals strong increase in online sales
26 February 2018 at 09:57 by Graham Miller
The latest stats from IMRG suggest that sales made via safe shopping online were up by 13.9 per cent ...
Consumers eager to embrace new privacy powers
23 February 2018 at 10:08 by Simon Crisp
A new survey from the 7stars has revealed that many people in the UK are looking forward to the ...
ONS report reveals retail industry woes on the horizon
22 February 2018 at 09:15 by Simon Crisp
Last month saw sales stagnate across the country, according to new figures published by the Office ...
Consumer concerns stall online orders
21 February 2018 at 09:43 by Graham Miller
A study from PushOn has shown that plenty of Brits put off making a purchase online because they are ...
Shoppers question chatbot security
20 February 2018 at 09:14 by Simon Crisp
More and more retailers are offering websites with built-in live chat functionality which enables ...
Businesses prepare for new data protection rules
19 February 2018 at 10:47 by Graham Miller
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into force in May, paving the way for ...
Technophobic retailers missing out on new opportunities
16 February 2018 at 13:11 by Graham Miller
A report published this week by Fujitsu suggests that many British retailers are not preparing ...
eBay experiments with entertaining e-commerce features
15 February 2018 at 08:32 by Graham Miller
Auction site eBay is going to implement a number of new technologies to ensure that customers who ...
Grocery shopping on smartphones increases
14 February 2018 at 10:34 by Graham Miller
More consumers are using their mobile devices to buy groceries via safe shopping online than ever ...
Tougher defences keep Brits safe online
13 February 2018 at 09:39 by Graham Miller
Since its launch a little over a year ago, the National Cyber Security Centre has helped to reduce ...
Modest growth in online shopping reported
12 February 2018 at 11:41 by Mike Price
New stats released by the British Retail Consortium show that sales made online rose by 5.3 per cent ...
Shopping service from Snapchat launches
09 February 2018 at 10:28 by Sarah Collinson
Social media platforms can have a tough time when it comes to actually making money from the ...
Amazon robotic delivery service revealed
08 February 2018 at 11:16 by David Aiken
Compact self-driving machines could soon take over from human delivery staff as details of Amazon&...
Amazon helps UK businesses improve overseas sales
07 February 2018 at 09:39 by Simon Crisp
Companies based in the UK are taking advantage of e-commerce giant Amazon’s international ...
Late arrivals plagued Christmas shopping period
06 February 2018 at 09:37 by Simon Crisp
Figures published last week by IMRG reveal that more packages were handled in the UK than ever ...
Zara announces intriguing pop-up store for online customers
05 February 2018 at 10:52 by Graham Miller
Fashion chain Zara is taking the concept of multichannel retail to the next level with the ...
Poor performance leaves H&M longing for online dominance
02 February 2018 at 10:00 by Graham Miller
Although it may be one of the world’s biggest fashion outlets, H&M did not have a good ...
Consumer caution over buying high value items online revealed
01 February 2018 at 11:47 by David Aiken
Figures published by PushON last week suggest that while shopping online is hugely popular in the UK,...
Card charges axed as online shopping becomes cheaper
31 January 2018 at 10:20 by Graham Miller
Earlier this month Brits looking to carry out safe shopping online with any type of payment card ...
Experts call for increased consumer awareness of IoT security issues
30 January 2018 at 10:17 by Mike Price
Researchers in the US have argued that more needs to be done to educate consumers about the risks ...
Online uplift helps Ted Baker buck high street downturn
29 January 2018 at 11:16 by Sarah Collinson
While many retailers have struggled over the past year as a result of flagging high street sales, ...
eBay reveals biggest selling items of the year
26 January 2018 at 09:14 by Graham Miller
2017 was a big year for safe shopping online and auction site, eBay, has been attempting to ...
Asda embraces new parcel tech
25 January 2018 at 09:28 by Mike Price
Customers who place orders with Asda via safe shopping online will now be able to take advantage of ...
Number of failing retailers on the rise
24 January 2018 at 09:07 by Simon Crisp
More retailers went into administration last year than in 2016, marking the end of half a decade of ...
Security patch problems put users at risk
23 January 2018 at 10:58 by Simon Crisp
After the news that billions of computers, tablets and smartphones were vulnerable to a pair of ...
Security improvements coming to Wi-Fi connectivity
22 January 2018 at 09:27 by Graham Miller
Plenty of people make use of Wi-Fi to carry out safe shopping online, whether they are at home or on ...
Report reveals scale of online shopping festive impact
19 January 2018 at 09:24 by David Aiken
The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium have shown that safe shopping online is ...
Smartphones shown to curtail online impulse buys
18 January 2018 at 12:54 by Paul Tissington
People who carry out safe shopping online via a portable device are usually less willing to commit ...
Password exploits leave consumers exposed to online ads
17 January 2018 at 10:54 by Mike Price
Hundreds of the world’s most popular websites have been found to contain scripts designed to ...
Voice assistants set to have bigger impact on e-commerce
16 January 2018 at 11:04 by Graham Miller
Services like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa will be used to carry out safe shopping ...
Chip vulnerabilities pose threat to millions of devices
15 January 2018 at 10:57 by David Aiken
A major security scandal has been building over the past week as a result of admissions from chip ...
Brits spend 11.5 per cent more online in December
11 January 2018 at 21:58 by Graham Miller
Last month saw safe shopping online increase by 11.5 per cent, according to the latest figures ...
Smart mirror concept could change clothes shopping forever
10 January 2018 at 12:41 by Sarah Collinson
Online shopping giant, Amazon, has just patented the idea of combining mixed reality technology and ...
Security risks rising due to work-based browsing habits
09 January 2018 at 09:15 by David Aiken
People who regularly spend time online during working hours are creating problems for their ...
Rise in online fraud predicted
08 January 2018 at 11:20 by Graham Miller
2018 will be a year in which cybercriminals continue to target consumers with scams, with experts ...
High street visits dip as online shopping prevails
05 January 2018 at 09:37 by Mike Price
On the final day of 2017 there was a 10.5 per cent reduction in the number of people who went to ...
Amazon reveals Prime delivery stats
04 January 2018 at 13:28 by Simon Crisp
As one of the world’s biggest providers of safe shopping online, Amazon has millions of ...
Post-Christmas flood of returned gifts begins
03 January 2018 at 10:42 by Sarah Collinson
Although Brits spent an estimated £17 billion on presents over the course of the festive ...
Apple faces criticism over battery-saving tactics
03 January 2018 at 10:40 by Graham Miller
In-depth analysis by benchmarking site, Geekbench, revealed last month that Apple is actively ...
Retailer criticised over online wait times
02 January 2018 at 12:14 by David Aiken
British firm Boots has been hit with complaints from customers after people attempting to shop via ...
Smartphone supremacy predicted as tablet influence falters
01 January 2018 at 09:47 by Mike Price
New figures from eMarketer suggest that 2017 will be the year in which tablets were toppled by ...