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  1. Weekly online spending hits £1.1 billion

    Friday, September 29, 2017 at 09:11 by Graham Miller

    New figures published this month by the Office for National Statistics show that British consumers ...

  2. Consumers warned over celebrity-based online scams

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 09:39 by Simon Crisp

    Security researchers at McAfee have highlighted the tactics that cybercriminals deploy to dupe ...

  3. Strong online spending recorded as market growth continues

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:22 by Graham Miller

    The latest figures from IMRG indicate that there was a 16.4 per cent increase in the number of sales ...

  4. Parrot places accidental Amazon order

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:04 by Mike Price

    When Amazon first offered customers the opportunity to order products via safe shopping online using ...

  5. Increase in online shopping helps Ocado to grow

    Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:59 by Graham Miller

    Online grocery firm, Ocado, has reported a healthy 13.1 per cent increase in revenues over the past ...

  6. Retailers criticise Google over proposed search changes

    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:47 by Graham Miller

    Although the details of Google’s proposed changes to the way it displays shopping-related ...

  7. Bankruptcy rumours hit Toys ‘R’ Us

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:40 by Simon Crisp

    Kids entertainment retailer Toys ‘R’ Us looks to be in a tight spot after sources quoted ...

  8. Amazon acts as retail research hub

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:49 by Mike Price

    A new survey suggests that most people who want to find out about a specific product will visit ...

  9. Online spending up as high street sales continue to dip

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 09:22 by Graham Miller

    Payment card firm Visa has released its latest figures showing trends in spending over the course of ...

  10. Amazon among firms to face tougher taxes in Europe

    Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:34 by Simon Crisp

    Online shopping giant Amazon has faced repeated criticism over the years as a result of the ...

  11. Google Disputes £2.2 Billion Fine Over Anti-competitive E-commerce Practices

    Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:12 by Mike Price

    When Google was lumbered with a multibillion pound fine by EU regulators three months ago, a light ...

  12. Shopping Searches Reveal Hottest Back to School Products

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:52 by Graham Miller

    Parents searching online for items they need to buy their kids ahead of the start of the school term ...

  13. Argos Eliminates Catalogue to Focus on E-commerce Efforts

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 09:05 by Graham Miller

    Although once a unique feature of the in-store experience, retailer Argos has now signalled that it ...

  14. Audio Hack Poses Security Risk

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 14:52 by David Aiken

    A new threat faces consumers as a result of the rise of voice-controlled digital assistants, ...

  15. eBay launches dedicated entertainment shopping service

    Monday, September 11, 2017 at 09:29 by Mike Price

    Customers of eBay who want to buy movies, videogames, books and music via safe shopping online will ...

  16. Online checkout experience must improve, report finds

    Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:21 by Paul Tissington

    A new study from Barclays has indicated that if retailers want to capture the interest of consumers ...

  17. Amazon makes fashion push with promo campaign

    Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 08:57 by Graham Miller

    It may be best known for selling thousands of products made by other companies via safe shopping ...

  18. August sees boost to e-commerce sales

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:01 by Graham Miller

    Last month there was an 11 per cent increase in sales made via safe shopping online across the UK, ...

  19. Impulse buying fuelled by portable devices, study finds

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10:42 by Graham Miller

    A report published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Sciences this month has revealed that ...

  20. Consumers keen to embrace AI

    Monday, September 4, 2017 at 09:24 by David Aiken

    Experiencing Artificial Intelligence (AI) is something that more and more shoppers are looking ...

  21. Hack hits users of CeX website

    Friday, September 1, 2017 at 09:44 by Mike Price

    Used tech chain, CeX, has this week emailed millions of its customers telling them to change their ...