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  1. E-commerce sites take the strain during festive rush

    31 December 2012 at 10:24 by Graham Miller

    An unprecedented surge in the number of UK consumers carrying out safe shopping online over the ...

  2. CoE endorses festive online shopping

    29 December 2012 at 10:23 by Simon Crisp

    Millions of Brits spent hundreds of millions of pounds online during the Christmas break, with many ...

  3. Wonga offers short term loans for e-commerce purchases

    27 December 2012 at 10:22 by Mike Price

    There has been something of a media storm surrounding payday loan companies over the last few months,...

  4. Brits geared up for Boxing Day shopping blitz

    26 December 2012 at 10:21 by Sarah Collinson

    Although the run up to Christmas is a pretty hectic time for safe shopping online, it seems that ...

  5. Asda talks up festive e-commerce boom

    21 December 2012 at 09:40 by Simon Crisp

    Asda has been one of the many mainstream retailers to benefit from the growth of safe shopping ...

  6. Disused warehouses could be revived by online shopping

    20 December 2012 at 11:27 by Mike Price

    At the moment, there is an increasing demand amongst consumers for quick delivery after they have ...

  7. Keep in mind Christmas e-commerce ordering deadlines

    19 December 2012 at 10:55 by Simon Crisp

    Christmas Day is less than a week away and there are still many people who will not yet have bought ...

  8. Lack of high street parking makes online shopping preferable

    18 December 2012 at 11:36 by Simon Crisp

    Once you have wrapped up warmly and got the kids in the car, the only obstacle between you and a day ...

  9. Survey suggests online shopping trumps high street

    17 December 2012 at 10:40 by Simon Crisp

    A study of 2,000 UK consumers conducted by SDL has suggested that purchases made via safe shopping ...

  10. Brits lead the world in mobile internet usage

    14 December 2012 at 15:47 by Graham Miller

    A new report from industry regulator, Ofcom, has found that people in the UK use smartphones to ...

  11. Late night e-commerce usage rises

    13 December 2012 at 09:43 by Mike Price

    More UK consumers than ever before are taking to the internet to carry out safe shopping online, ...

  12. Expert provides advice for safe shopping online

    12 December 2012 at 09:40 by Simon Crisp

    Each year UK consumers have to foot a 30 billion bill for online fraud, according to a report in ...

  13. Fourteen days that will test retailers

    11 December 2012 at 10:57 by Simon Crisp

    It is now just two weeks until Christmas Day, which means the window for buying presents and ...

  14. Consumer e-commerce concerns examined

    10 December 2012 at 13:35 by Simon Crisp

    A new study has examined the fears that still dog consumers in the UK when it comes to using online ...

  15. Cyber Monday meets record-breaking expectations

    07 December 2012 at 10:08 by Simon Crisp

    There was never a question that Cyber Monday, which fell at the beginning of this week, would be one ...

  16. Microsoft criticises Google over e-commerce search results

    06 December 2012 at 10:43 by David Aiken

    Google's search engine is responsible for handling the majority of queries made in the UK, although ...

  17. UK businesses benefit from e-commerce boom

    05 December 2012 at 11:14 by Graham Miller

    Internet sales are more important than ever for most companies based in the UK, according to figures ...

  18. Price fluctuations complicated online bargain hunting

    04 December 2012 at 12:51 by Simon Crisp

    Millions of people across the UK are turning to safe shopping online this week, to prepare for ...

  19. Online fashion outlet created by Amazon

    03 December 2012 at 14:09 by Graham Miller

    Fashion items are growing in popularity amongst those who enjoy safe shopping online, with boutique ...

  20. Welsh consumers show enthusiasm for online shopping

    30 November 2012 at 11:29 by Sarah Collinson

    It looks like people who live in Wales will be amongst the most prolific users of safe shopping ...

  21. eBay creates social m-commerce experience at London venue

    29 November 2012 at 11:26 by Mike Price

    Covent Garden will play host to a brand new type of shopping experience this coming weekend, with a ...

  22. Amazon remains dominant online

    28 November 2012 at 11:41 by Mike Price

    Amazon is the world's largest online-only retailer, but it is necessary to review its progress and ...

  23. Analysts predict even greater m-commerce revenues this Christmas

    27 November 2012 at 09:16 by Graham Miller

    As e-commerce activities ramp up across the UK in anticipation of Christmas, various companies are ...

  24. Scottish consumers get Black Friday fever

    26 November 2012 at 11:11 by Sarah Collinson

    You may have heard about Black Friday, which is one of America's busiest shopping days of the year, ...

  25. Measurement scanning software to improve online fashion shopping

    23 November 2012 at 09:46 by Sarah Collinson

    The idea of using a virtual fitting room to try on clothes and see what they look like before you ...

  26. Male e-commerce habits examined

    22 November 2012 at 13:38 by David Aiken

    A new report from Econsultancy has outlined the various traits that define men when they are ...

  27. Unresponsiveness and errors result in e-commerce order cancellations

    21 November 2012 at 12:36 by Graham Miller

    Shoppers are a discerning bunch and it seems that the majority will choose to cancel an order made ...

  28. John Lewis benefits from upturn in e-commerce

    20 November 2012 at 11:52 by Graham Miller

    People are starting their Christmas shopping sprees earlier than ever, with John Lewis reporting a ...

  29. Asda apes Amazon's locker collection system

    19 November 2012 at 14:01 by Graham Miller

    Supermarket chain, Asda, has revealed a new way to allow its customers to enjoy shopping online, ...

  30. Ikea seeks growth online

    16 November 2012 at 10:51 by Mike Price

    Many people in the UK spend hours trudging around Ikea at the weekend, looking for the next ...

  31. Internet Explorer update recommended prior to online shopping

    15 November 2012 at 10:07 by Graham Miller

    The companies behind the most popular web browsers tend to release regular updates to combat online ...

  32. Auction sites get first taste of Christmas cash splurge

    14 November 2012 at 12:19 by Simon Crisp

    The two busiest shopping weeks of the year will start on Sunday December 2, with 27 per cent of all ...

  33. Analysts predict major festive m-commerce spend

    13 November 2012 at 13:39 by Simon Crisp

    Everyone knows that Christmas is a big time for safe shopping online in the UK, but industry ...

  34. Rise in Brits committed to online Christmas shopping

    12 November 2012 at 11:27 by Sarah Collinson

    Six per cent more UK consumers will purchase everything they need for Christmas 2012 via shopping ...

  35. Shop Direct suffers loss, blames e-commerce investment

    09 November 2012 at 10:43 by Simon Crisp

    Shop Direct, which is the company that supports such popular online brands as Very.co.uk, ...

  36. Delivery mistakes cost customer loyalty

    08 November 2012 at 15:06 by Mike Price

    A new YouGov poll has found that UK consumers are not very tolerant of e-commerce companies getting ...

  37. Nielsen report reveals Brits' money-saving habits

    07 November 2012 at 11:02 by Simon Crisp

    A new study from Nielsen has revealed that 74 per cent of consumers based in the UK take advantage ...

  38. UK gets first online outlet for Costco

    06 November 2012 at 09:27 by Simon Crisp

    Costco, which already operates a number of warehouse outlets in the UK arm of its wholesale empire, ...

  39. 300 per cent m-commerce market growth predicted

    05 November 2012 at 13:13 by Simon Crisp

    The use of smartphones and tablets to carry out safe shopping online is already growing ...

  40. Pinterest leads social networks in e-commerce impact

    02 November 2012 at 10:04 by Mike Price

    Pinterest may not have as many users as sites like Facebook and Twitter, but this social service is ...

  41. Safer online transaction method trialled by Scottish scientists

    01 November 2012 at 13:46 by Graham Miller

    If you use services offered by major e-commerce retailers, then enjoying secure, safe shopping ...

  42. Online shopping growth prompts parcel delivery employment increase

    31 October 2012 at 09:04 by Graham Miller

    Across the UK, various companies are getting ready for the festive shopping period, which is ...

  43. Free returns encourage consumers to shop online

    30 October 2012 at 09:00 by Graham Miller

    If an e-commerce site is able to offer a free returns system to its customers, then it is more ...

  44. Research predicts significant growth for e-commerce

    29 October 2012 at 15:17 by Graham Miller

    At the moment about 13 per cent of all retail sales in the UK are channelled through sites offering ...

  45. Play.com expands to offer e-commerce marketplace service

    26 October 2012 at 09:54 by Mike Price

    People looking to set up their own online storefront will now be able to do so via Play.com's new ...

  46. Argos plans store closures to focus on e-commerce

    25 October 2012 at 10:40 by Graham Miller

    Argos will be targeting its customers with a renewed effort to encourage them to use its site for ...

  47. Harrods supports e-commerce game site aimed at teen audience

    24 October 2012 at 13:13 by Sarah Collinson

    Harrods may be known for its famed London department store, but it is looking to expand into the ...

  48. YouGov poll considers consumer habits

    23 October 2012 at 13:59 by Mike Price

    A new poll conducted by YouGov has found that while safe shopping online is popular amongst the ...

  49. IGD reveals latest e-commerce statistics

    22 October 2012 at 15:28 by Sarah Collinson

    Analysts at IGD have estimated that the market for online grocery shopping will increase by 98 per ...

  50. Retailers ranked by quality of e-commerce experience

    19 October 2012 at 13:00 by Mike Price

    A new poll conducted by Which? asked UK consumers to consider the quality of the retail websites ...

  51. Study reveals some online retailers break refund rules

    18 October 2012 at 12:18 by Simon Crisp

    Consumers across the UK will be gearing up for the busiest shopping period of the year, but it seems ...

  52. December 3rd set to be hottest date on e-commerce calendar

    17 October 2012 at 12:20 by Simon Crisp

    Cyber Monday is famed due to its status as the UK's busiest day of the year for safe shopping online,...

  53. M-commerce takes a tenth of high street retail market

    16 October 2012 at 15:36 by Graham Miller

    One pound out of every 10 that British consumers spend via established high street retailers, is now ...

  54. Amazon boss talks up benefits of tablets

    15 October 2012 at 14:13 by Mike Price

    Jeff Bezos, the man behind online retail giant, Amazon, has spoken out about the benefits of tablet ...

  55. Asda announces in-store Wi-Fi and iPad adoption

    12 October 2012 at 09:36 by Mike Price

    Supermarket chain Asda is going to be rolling out Wi-Fi networks across its various outlets to ...

  56. Tesco offers e-commerce to Slovakian consumers

    11 October 2012 at 13:52 by Paul Tissington

    Retail giant Tesco has decided to dip its toes into the e-commerce market outside of the UK and ...

  57. Facebook adds new wish list creation tool to fuel e-commerce growth

    10 October 2012 at 11:02 by Simon Crisp

    While Facebook makes most of its money from advertising, it is attempting to get its billion users ...

  58. Dixons ends stint as online brand

    09 October 2012 at 11:56 by David Aiken

    Many people will remember when Dixons was a fixture of UK high streets, selling consumer electronic ...

  59. Online discounts for the armed forces

    08 October 2012 at 15:49 by Simon Crisp

    A number of major retailers have come together as part of a new scheme called the Defence Discount ...

  60. Public Wi-Fi service offered to high street outlets

    05 October 2012 at 10:58 by Graham Miller

    The high street is having to adapt to a changing world in which safe shopping online is increasingly ...

  61. Women hit fashion shopping peak at 57, survey finds

    04 October 2012 at 14:17 by Paul Tissington

    A study which questioned 2,000 women about their shopping habits, has found that those aged 57 and ...

  62. Shop Direct takes fashion photography in-house

    03 October 2012 at 10:59 by Sarah Collinson

    The Shop Direct Group controls a number of popular online retail outlets, including the likes of ...

  63. People shop online to avoid fitting room congestion

    02 October 2012 at 14:08 by Sarah Collinson

    British consumers who have shopped on the high street during peak periods will appreciate how ...

  64. Online grocery services compared

    01 October 2012 at 13:14 by Paul Tissington

    In a report from the Guardian, a number of the UK's top supermarkets which offer direct home ...

  65. Domino's Pizza e-commerce expansion continues

    28 September 2012 at 15:04 by Simon Crisp

    It seems that Domino's Pizza is regularly reporting on improved business, thanks to its advances in ...

  66. Apple takes click and collect approach to iPhone 5 release

    27 September 2012 at 11:24 by Sarah Collinson

    The launch of a new iPhone is typically accompanied by the sight of people queuing and, in many ...

  67. Tesco plans expansion of e-commerce capacity

    26 September 2012 at 14:19 by Simon Crisp

    The problems facing Tesco have been widely publicised in recent months, as this major UK supermarket ...

  68. Experian outlines future of UK retail market

    25 September 2012 at 09:54 by Mike Price

    A report from analysts at Experian has examined the state of retail in the UK at the moment, as well ...

  69. App aims to revolutionise m-commerce

    24 September 2012 at 12:36 by Sarah Collinson

    A new iPhone app, designed by a recent university graduate, has secured plenty of media coverage ...

  70. UK firm creates virtual supermarket

    21 September 2012 at 12:40 by Paul Tissington

    Most people who buy products online will do so from within a web browser or a smartphone app, using ...

  71. Londoners love online fashion shopping

    20 September 2012 at 13:45 by Simon Crisp

    A new study has found that there has been a marked increase in the amount of money that people who ...

  72. Grocery delivery charges could skyrocket

    19 September 2012 at 11:37 by Graham Miller

    People who purchase their groceries online can expect to pay a relatively small fee to cover the ...

  73. Online prices dramatically differ from costly high street rates

    18 September 2012 at 11:28 by Paul Tissington

    The idea that you can save money through safe shopping online is not an unusual one, but a new study,...

  74. Burberry brings online experience to flagship outlet

    17 September 2012 at 11:14 by Simon Crisp

    Burberry has recently opened up its revamped Regent Street store to members of the public and the ...

  75. Online shopping aids John Lewis with profitability

    14 September 2012 at 12:41 by Graham Miller

    The John Lewis Partnership experienced something of a boom in profits during the first half of 2012, ...

  76. Increased support for NFC-ready computers

    13 September 2012 at 15:23 by David Aiken

    NFC (near field communication) is an increasingly important technology, not only for contactless ...

  77. Chinese e-commerce giant commits to fighting piracy

    12 September 2012 at 11:17 by Paul Tissington

    China is known for its rampant industry of counterfeiting, much of which ends up sold on overseas as ...

  78. M-commerce partnership receives EC approval

    11 September 2012 at 11:29 by Simon Crisp

    The European Commission (EC) has given its blessing to an arrangement, which will see Vodafone, O2 ...

  79. Morrisons prepares for e-commerce launch

    10 September 2012 at 12:21 by Sarah Collinson

    Supermarket chain, Morrisons, will soon be taking its first steps into the e-commerce market, as it ...

  80. 1 in 5 online sales attributable to m-commerce by Christmas

    07 September 2012 at 11:08 by Graham Miller

    A fifth of all purchases made via safe shopping online could originate from a mobile device by the ...

  81. Waitrose chief compares e-commerce revolution to emergence of supermarkets

    06 September 2012 at 13:08 by Mike Price

    Waitrose managing director, Mark Price, has said that the boom in safe shopping online over the past ...

  82. Retail industry takes hit as Olympics engrosses UK consumers

    05 September 2012 at 10:15 by Simon Crisp

    There was a 0.4 per cent decline in the number of retail sales made during August, with analysts ...

  83. Asda customers suffer e-commerce payment glitch

    04 September 2012 at 12:28 by Mike Price

    Asda is one of the UK's largest supermarket chains, but its size and experience did not stop a ...

  84. UK consumers top online bargain hunting charts

    03 September 2012 at 13:41 by Graham Miller

    A wide ranging study into the nature of safe shopping online, has revealed various facts about the ...

  85. PayPal pushes for in-store transaction increase

    31 August 2012 at 11:09 by Graham Miller

    While many people are talking about the growth of NFC (near field communication) for m-commerce ...

  86. Free Wi-Fi connectivity comes to Marks & Spencer stores

    30 August 2012 at 21:38 by Graham Miller

    Marks and Spencer is gearing up to roll out free Wi-Fi hotspots across all of its UK bricks and ...

  87. New trial promises to bring high street shopping to web users

    29 August 2012 at 13:09 by Graham Miller

    A new initiative which is being backed by public funding and trialled in Hereford, is looking to see ...

  88. Retailers and brands battle for control of domain names

    28 August 2012 at 21:03 by Graham Miller

    Consumers who use safe shopping online may not realise it, but there is a war being waged over the ...

  89. Facebook's future reliant on e-commerce

    27 August 2012 at 09:17 by Graham Miller

    Social networking giant Facebook has had a tough time since it went public earlier this year, with ...

  90. Amazon's corner shop delivery service trialled

    24 August 2012 at 13:05 by Simon Crisp

    E-commerce giant Amazon is looking for new ways to deliver items to its millions of customers across ...

  91. M-commerce is the solution for ticket issues, writes expert

    23 August 2012 at 11:36 by Sarah Collinson

    In an article for MarketingWeek, the various pitfalls of the Olympic ticketing system have been ...

  92. Britons urged to use caution when parting with personal details

    22 August 2012 at 16:18 by Graham Miller

    The savviest shoppers should have developed their own appreciation of how to correctly ensure that ...

  93. E-commerce companies flock to London and the South East

    21 August 2012 at 12:13 by Sarah Collinson

    The majority of UK companies that operate in the e-commerce market are based in the South East or ...

  94. Criminals fleece Chinese consumers via e-commerce

    20 August 2012 at 10:28 by Mike Price

    The market for safe shopping online is growing in China, although a new report suggests that it is ...

  95. E-commerce bucks inflation trend as prices drop

    17 August 2012 at 10:04 by Simon Crisp

    While the UK remains in the grip of economic woes, with high street prices increasing as a result of ...

  96. Rural e-commerce users suffer from unreasonable delivery costs

    16 August 2012 at 11:54 by Simon Crisp

    A new study, published by Consumer Focus Scotland, has identified issues with many delivery services ...

  97. High street opening hour extension to take on e-commerce outlets

    15 August 2012 at 09:25 by Graham Miller

    The government made changes to the rules regarding opening hours for high street shops during the ...

  98. New e-commerce outlet serves smaller retailers

    14 August 2012 at 15:51 by Simon Crisp

    The high streets of the UK have become increasingly barren since the economic downturn really began ...

  99. Toys R Us enters m-commerce market

    13 August 2012 at 13:52 by Mike Price

    High street retailer, Toys R Us, has just announced the launch of its first m-commerce service, ...

  100. E-commerce helps to boost John Lewis sales

    10 August 2012 at 10:48 by Mike Price

    E-commerce is becoming an increasingly important asset for high street retailers, which is a fact ...

  101. Brits ditch e-commerce baskets over delivery issues

    09 August 2012 at 09:34 by Paul Tissington

    A new study shows that the majority of UK consumers will turn their back on a session of safe ...

  102. Tesco takes m-commerce to air passengers

    08 August 2012 at 15:21 by Mike Price

    People who fly via Gatwick airport will now be able to do their grocery shopping at Tesco without ...

  103. Facebook could make £3.1 billion a year for UK retailers

    07 August 2012 at 12:12 by Sarah Collinson

    There have been many questions raised over the validity of social networking site, Facebook, as a ...

  104. Brits happy to pay delivery fees for online shopping

    06 August 2012 at 15:06 by Sarah Collinson

    Research carried out by OnePoll, has found that most people in the UK are not fussed about the added ...

  105. Benetton could enter UK's e-commerce market

    03 August 2012 at 13:20 by Sarah Collinson

    Yet another major fashion brand could be joining the throngs of others competing for British ...

  106. M-commerce to corner a quarter of the market

    02 August 2012 at 09:39 by Graham Miller

    In five years' time, consumers could be using smartphones to make almost 25 per cent of their ...

  107. Mothers adopting e-commerce over high street shopping

    01 August 2012 at 10:57 by Simon Crisp

    A new study has found that many mums across the UK would rather purchase products for their kids and ...

  108. Government opens dialogue over e-commerce rights

    31 July 2012 at 09:56 by Mike Price

    The government is hoping to consult with the public about the implementation of new rights, which ...

  109. Female shoppers guard online fashion secrets

    30 July 2012 at 11:58 by Paul Tissington

    A new survey has found that almost a third of female consumers will keep fashion bargains they find ...

  110. Study examines Brits' e-commerce habits

    27 July 2012 at 10:06 by Simon Crisp

    Japanese e-commerce giant, Rakuten, has this week published the findings of a study to look at the ...

  111. Consumers advised over Olympic e-commerce disruption

    26 July 2012 at 10:27 by Graham Miller

    The 2012 London Olympics are just around the corner and now IMRG has outlined a number of tips to ...

  112. UK consumers get online outlet for high end womenswear retailer

    25 July 2012 at 11:56 by Graham Miller

    Fans of fashion brand, Marc Cain, which deals largely with premium quality clothing for women, is ...

  113. iPad users are prolific online shoppers

    24 July 2012 at 13:07 by Graham Miller

    A new report into the m-commerce market has found that people who own an Apple iPad, account for 55% ...

  114. E-commerce performance improved at two multichannel retailers

    23 July 2012 at 11:15 by Graham Miller

    The latest figures show that both Sports Direct and Halfords have benefitted from much improved ...

  115. UK consumers spend £6 billion online in June

    20 July 2012 at 12:41 by Graham Miller

    June was a bumper month for safe shopping online in the UK, with consumers splashing out £6 ...

  116. Tablet owners increase m-commerce usage

    19 July 2012 at 11:40 by Graham Miller

    New statistics published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), suggest that tablet computers are ...

  117. Iceland returning to e-commerce in 2013

    18 July 2012 at 09:29 by Graham Miller

    It looks like frozen food retailer Iceland will be getting back into the market of safe shopping ...

  118. iPhone 5 preorders offered by over-zealous Chinese retailers

    17 July 2012 at 09:52 by Graham Miller

    While Apple has not even confirmed the existence of the iPhone 5, let alone announced a release date,...

  119. M-commerce to bolster European economy by £15.1 billion in 2017

    16 July 2012 at 11:28 by Graham Miller

    In 2011 the total value of the m-commerce market in Europe was £1.3 billion, but a new study ...

  120. Brits adopt smartphones for in-store price comparison

    13 July 2012 at 10:18 by Graham Miller

    Almost a third of UK consumers are taking advantage of their web-enabled smartphones to check the ...

  121. ASOS sales up by a third

    12 July 2012 at 11:51 by Mike Price

    Major e-commerce outlet, ASOS, has proved that the market for online shopping is more resilient than ...

  122. Amazon harnessing price monitoring software

    11 July 2012 at 20:48 by Graham Miller

    It seems that the world's largest purveyor of safe shopping online could be changing the way that ...

  123. 3D Elements Introduced to E-Commerce

    10 July 2012 at 14:50 by Graham Miller

    Buying products online is quick and convenient, particularly if you know what you are getting before ...

  124. M-commerce Uptake Slow Among UK's Smaller Retailers

    09 July 2012 at 11:15 by Simon Crisp

    A study has found that, while there is plenty of enthusiasm for the idea of setting up an m-commerce ...

  125. Retailers Urged to Develop for the iPad

    06 July 2012 at 15:06 by Sarah Collinson

    Millions of people have invested in an Apple iPad since the range was launched in 2010, which is ...

  126. Asda Plans to Streamline E-Commerce Distribution Service

    05 July 2012 at 12:45 by Mike Price

    Supermarket giant Asda intends to improve its ability to deliver safe shopping online with the ...

  127. Ocado diversifies e-commerce strategy

    04 July 2012 at 14:17 by Mike Price

    At the moment, Ocado is mostly known for its grocery delivery service, with customers placing orders ...

  128. Google launches cut-price tablet, aiming for m-commerce recoup

    03 July 2012 at 14:53 by Mike Price

    Search giant Google has followed in the footsteps of e-commerce firm Amazon, by announcing its own-...

  129. Apprentice contestant secures e-commerce investment

    02 July 2012 at 09:49 by Graham Miller

    Fans of TV reality show, The Apprentice, may be interested to hear that former contestant, Nick ...

  130. John Lewis develops hybrid e-commerce delivery solution

    29 June 2012 at 11:05 by Graham Miller

    Department store chain John Lewis is attempting to innovate in the world of safe shopping online, ...

  131. Carpetright focuses on e-commerce over high street

    28 June 2012 at 11:24 by Graham Miller

    Carpetright has become the latest major retailer to alter its course and move away from bricks and ...

  132. Tesco planning personalised online shopping experience

    27 June 2012 at 16:20 by Mike Price

    Tesco it setting out to revolutionise the type of safe shopping online process that its customers ...

  133. Consumers cagey about data privacy online

    26 June 2012 at 13:16 by Simon Crisp

    A study carried out by the Future Foundation has found that UK consumers are only happy to part with ...

  134. Silver surfers increase e-commerce activity

    25 June 2012 at 14:40 by Simon Crisp

    People over the age of 50 are spending more money via safe shopping online today than they were in ...

  135. M-commerce diversifies retail experience

    22 June 2012 at 11:01 by Simon Crisp

    A new report, conducted by Forrester on behalf of Tradedoubler, has found that m-commerce is having ...

  136. UK businesses encouraged to harness web to make sales

    21 June 2012 at 15:10 by Mike Price

    A report from the European Commission suggests that less than a fifth of companies based in the UK ...

  137. Study analyses significance of Scottish e-commerce market

    20 June 2012 at 11:01 by Simon Crisp

    The annual value of the market for safe shopping online in Scotland could soon top £31 billion,...

  138. Debenhams launches free Wi-Fi to encourage m-commerce

    19 June 2012 at 13:18 by Sarah Collinson

    If you head into one of Debenhams' many high street outlets in the near future, you will be able to ...

  139. Retailer to charge users who shop with IE7

    18 June 2012 at 10:55 by Graham Miller

    Internet Explorer 7 is by no means the oldest web browser that some people still use, although it ...

  140. Sainsbury enjoy online sales boost

    15 June 2012 at 14:00 by Mike Price

    Sainsbury's is one of the UK's major retailers managing to cling onto growth, despite the tough ...

  141. Animations to enhance online shopping

    14 June 2012 at 12:49 by Simon Crisp

    A trio of companies have got together to make safe shopping online a more engaging experience, ...

  142. M-commerce usage skyrockets

    13 June 2012 at 14:55 by Mike Price

    The significance of the m-commerce market continues to grow, with sales up by 2000 per cent within ...

  143. Google introduces new safe shopping accreditation scheme

    12 June 2012 at 11:17 by Graham Miller

    Search giant Google has announced the launch of a new initiative, which it hopes will allow its ...

  144. Consumers warned over online glasses shopping

    11 June 2012 at 13:34 by Graham Miller

    People in the UK regularly turn to the web to buy all sorts of products, from TVs and games consoles ...

  145. Vodafone makes headway in m-commerce market with acquisition

    08 June 2012 at 15:20 by Graham Miller

    UK mobile network provider, Vodafone, has recently become the controlling force of m-commerce ...

  146. Google evolves e-commerce platform

    07 June 2012 at 09:32 by Graham Miller

    Search giant Google is set to kick its online shopping search service into the next gear, making its ...

  147. British e-commerce users flock to buy fashion items

    06 June 2012 at 13:28 by Mike Price

    A new report from the Cotton Council International has found that the number of people using safe ...

  148. Asda confident in m-commerce success

    01 June 2012 at 11:19 by Sarah Collinson

    UK supermarket chain, Asda, has just completed phase one of its move to a multiplatform style of ...

  149. Global e-commerce spend hits 22 per cent

    30 May 2012 at 13:35 by Mike Price

    Almost a quarter of a consumer's annual outgoings are now spent via safe shopping online, according ...

  150. Novel new cashback site launched

    30 May 2012 at 09:55 by Graham Miller

    There has been a spate of cashback websites popping up in recent months, allowing you to earn ...

  151. UK businesses facing flighty consumer loyalties

    29 May 2012 at 12:36 by Mike Price

    It seems that retailers and service providers in the UK are having a tougher time of hanging onto ...

  152. Online fancy dress retailer avoids recession's influence

    28 May 2012 at 09:24 by Paul Tissington

    The UK's economy was harder hit by the double dip recession than many people had initially thought, ...

  153. Low e-commerce inflation rates benefit consumers

    25 May 2012 at 13:17 by Simon Crisp

    A report published by the Centre of Economics and Business Research (CEBR), has found that people ...

  154. Consumers value community recommendations, e-commerce survey finds

    24 May 2012 at 09:26 by Mike Price

    A study, published by Reevoo this month, found that more and more people who participate in safe ...

  155. Tesco brings hybrid e-commerce service to America

    23 May 2012 at 16:02 by Sarah Collinson

    Tesco has already had success with its Click & Collect service here in the UK, but the company ...

  156. Pinterest earns investment from e-commerce head

    22 May 2012 at 09:57 by Mike Price

    Social networking service, Pinterest, which has risen to prominence in recent months, has received a ...

  157. Smart TV's to become next big thing for e-commerce

    21 May 2012 at 11:21 by Graham Miller

    A new study suggests that people in the UK could soon be shopping online in large numbers from the ...

  158. Global e-commerce usage increases

    18 May 2012 at 09:25 by Graham Miller

    A new study, published by MarketTools, has looked at the way that consumers from the UK and around ...

  159. eBay releases updated fashion m-commerce app

    17 May 2012 at 15:59 by Sarah Collinson

    The fashion arm of online auction site eBay has just launched its latest application update, which ...

  160. UK m-commerce market is small but growing

    16 May 2012 at 14:18 by Mike Price

    A new survey, conducted by Yuseo, has looked at the growth of the mobile market as a platform for ...

  161. E-commerce growth is strong in April

    15 May 2012 at 10:29 by Simon Crisp

    Last month was a good month for the online retail industry in the UK, as sales were up by nine per ...

  162. Alternative Payments to dominate e-commerce

    14 May 2012 at 10:25 by Graham Miller

    Alternative Payments (AP) are becoming far more prevalent in the world of safe shopping online, with ...

  163. Digital wallet from MasterCard aims for ubiquity

    11 May 2012 at 15:55 by Mike Price

    The PayPass service from MasterCard, which is essentially a digital wallet that harnesses NFC (near ...

  164. E-commerce aids Sainsbury's sales growth

    10 May 2012 at 13:20 by Sarah Collinson

    The online presence of UK retail group Sainsbury's is being highlighted as one of the main reasons ...

  165. Satirical reviews cause mischief for Amazon

    09 May 2012 at 14:50 by Graham Miller

    Amazon is one of the UK's most popular portals for safe shopping online and part of its success must ...

  166. Inebriated e-commerce use is expensive

    08 May 2012 at 12:59 by Graham Miller

    A new study has found that the impact of having one glass too many and logging on to your favourite ...

  167. Amazon ruffles retailers' feathers in the US

    04 May 2012 at 10:25 by Graham Miller

    E-commerce giant Amazon has been battling to secure a greater proportion of the retail market for ...

  168. E-commerce offers encourage shoppers to spend

    03 May 2012 at 11:50 by Sarah Collinson

    The N Brown retail group announced this week that it has actually been able to increase its profits ...

  169. Online tools necessary for success of high street shopping centres

    02 May 2012 at 09:53 by Graham Miller

    With more and more people turning to safe shopping online in order to purchase everything from ...

  170. Amazon announces impressive first quarter performance

    01 May 2012 at 11:33 by Simon Crisp

    2012 has got off to a good start for online retail giant, Amazon, which announced that it had ...

  171. UK's first online haggling site launched

    30 April 2012 at 11:23 by Simon Crisp

    Usually when you want to buy a particular product when shopping online you can head to your ...

  172. Evening is peak time for e-commerce

    27 April 2012 at 12:24 by Mike Price

    A new study has found that 8.05pm is the most popular time for British consumers to carry out safe ...

  173. Seal of safety developed for European e-commerce sites

    26 April 2012 at 19:11 by Graham Miller

    TrustMark Online is the seal of approval that has been created by IMRG and Trusted Shops, to help ...

  174. Mobile users missed by major retailers

    25 April 2012 at 13:07 by Sarah Collinson

    Web expert, Alex Wares, has spoken out about the issues which smartphone owners face when attempting ...

  175. Victoria Beckham admits e-commerce obsession

    24 April 2012 at 09:31 by Sarah Collinson

    Former Spice Girl turned fashion designer and celebrity icon, Victoria Beckham, has spoken about how ...

  176. E-commerce access granted to UK troops

    23 April 2012 at 09:55 by Mike Price

    Members of the armed forces will have found it tough to carry out shopping online while deployed ...

  177. Marks & Spencer reports positive e-commerce figures

    20 April 2012 at 12:00 by Sarah Collinson

    The first three months of 2012 were particularly successful for retailer M&S, which saw a 22.8 ...

  178. Asda targets non-grocery m-commerce market

    19 April 2012 at 11:36 by David Aiken

    Supermarket chain Asda is looking to extend its reach in the world of m-commerce by offering a new ...

  179. UK finally granted access to Sony Reader Store

    18 April 2012 at 12:09 by Mike Price

    It has been almost six years since the Sony Reader Store first opened its digital doors in the US, ...

  180. Tesco plans significant online growth

    17 April 2012 at 15:34 by Graham Miller

    Supermarket chain Tesco has been a pioneer of safe shopping online in the UK for many years, but its ...

  181. Yodel unveils new service

    16 April 2012 at 16:09 by Graham Miller

    Following the enormous growth in online shopping, Yodel, the UK's largest parcel delivery company, ...

  182. Dunelm achieves profitability through e-commerce

    13 April 2012 at 11:12 by Graham Miller

    Dunelm has become the latest in a long line of high street chains to pull itself back into profit-...

  183. JJB Sports to augment online offerings

    12 April 2012 at 14:03 by Mike Price

    JJB Sports is still one of the UK's best known high street sporting outlets, but it is now looking ...

  184. E-commerce causes 15 per cent rise in high street collapses

    11 April 2012 at 14:15 by Graham Miller

    The rise of online shopping is continuing to take its toll on the high street, with a 15 per cent ...

  185. Samsung initiating m-commerce marketing push

    10 April 2012 at 12:50 by Mike Price

    Samsung, the company which recently reported record profits thanks to its mobile division, has now ...

  186. Apple e-commerce overhaul rumoured

    09 April 2012 at 10:22 by Simon Crisp

    Apple, which has recently become one of the UK's most popular online retailers, thanks to the ...

  187. A third of shoppers encounter e-commerce issues

    06 April 2012 at 17:45 by Graham Miller

    Thirty three per cent of people who carry out safe shopping online stumble across at least one ...

  188. 18th birthday of online shopping

    05 April 2012 at 09:05 by Graham Miller

    1994 was the year in which the first e-commerce transactions began to take place, which means that ...

  189. E-commerce basket abandonment due to excessive delivery costs

    04 April 2012 at 09:09 by Graham Miller

    A recent study, carried out by Econsultancy, has discovered that 74 per cent of UK consumers choose ...

  190. Analyst emphasises importance of social media in e-commerce

    03 April 2012 at 09:45 by Graham Miller

    Many major retailers attempt to boost their profiles by running Twitter accounts and Facebook pages, ...

  191. Domino's Pizza weekly m-commerce sales top £1 million

    02 April 2012 at 13:23 by Graham Miller

    Takeaway firm, Domino's Pizza, has regularly grabbed headlines because of its ability to succeed in ...

  192. Boutique department store launches e-commerce site

    30 March 2012 at 12:19 by Sarah Collinson

    Fenwick Bond Street is one of London's most respected designer department stores, known for its ...

  193. China gunning for international e-commerce dominance

    29 March 2012 at 10:34 by Simon Crisp

    The economic might and ever-increasing spending power of China is causing changes in a number of ...

  194. Nike develops interactive m-commerce app

    28 March 2012 at 13:51 by Sarah Collinson

    A new application, designed for the iPhone by Nike and supported thanks to a tie-in with e-commerce ...

  195. Mobile site from Carphone Warehouse launched

    27 March 2012 at 09:28 by Mike Price

    An m-commerce site from the Carphone Warehouse has been launched this month, with the online portal ...

  196. E-commerce accounts for 10 percent of retail spend in February

    26 March 2012 at 12:03 by Simon Crisp

    A tenth of the money which was splashed out in the retail sector by consumers last month was spent ...

  197. Online shopping to shape standards for goods packaging

    23 March 2012 at 09:50 by Graham Miller

    The popularity of shopping online has already been shown to have increased the number of consumer ...

  198. E-commerce competition to cause further high street closures

    22 March 2012 at 09:02 by Mike Price

    Two fifths of existing high street shops, or four out of every ten, could shut down within five ...

  199. ID verification frustrates online shoppers

    21 March 2012 at 09:16 by Simon Crisp

    UK consumers abandoned around £214 million worth of products at online checkouts in 2011, ...

  200. Retail's future plotted by project

    20 March 2012 at 09:39 by Simon Crisp

    Most people like to try and predict what the future might hold, but a new initiative, known as the ...

  201. Online auction for Sport Relief

    19 March 2012 at 11:01 by Sarah Collinson

    This year charity event, Sport Relief, will be looking to raise tens of millions of pounds for many ...

  202. Tesco e-commerce accident results in £50 iPad 3

    16 March 2012 at 09:49 by David Aiken

    Apple launched its third iPad tablet this month and it has already announced that the pre-order ...

  203. Average UK consumer spends £3,370 online each year

    15 March 2012 at 09:38 by Graham Miller

    A study, published by Internet Retailing earlier this week, suggests that a typical Brit will spend ...

  204. E-commerce integrated into passenger planes

    14 March 2012 at 16:21 by Graham Miller

    Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, has now made its services available to people flying ...

  205. E-commerce fraud falls as security improves

    13 March 2012 at 10:55 by Paul Tissington

    British consumers enjoyed a year with less online card fraud than in previous periods, according to ...

  206. E-commerce success for John Lewis

    12 March 2012 at 09:56 by Mike Price

    John Lewis is one of a number of high street retailers that is taking advantage of safe shopping ...

  207. Google amalgamates e-commerce offerings

    09 March 2012 at 12:54 by Mike Price

    Search giant Google has decided to pull together its various platforms for shopping online under a ...

  208. Brands launch mini shops on comparison sites

    08 March 2012 at 14:39 by Simon Crisp

    Many companies behind some of the biggest consumer brands around are eschewing traditional retail ...

  209. Ocado promises expansion this year

    07 March 2012 at 12:00 by Sarah Collinson

    Online grocery service, Ocado, has experienced a very positive first quarter of 2012, with a 10.9 ...

  210. E-commerce could end era of expansive supermarkets

    06 March 2012 at 10:47 by Mike Price

    The days of the hypermarket and the megastore could well be numbered, according to a report ...

  211. Women dominate online world

    05 March 2012 at 13:59 by Simon Crisp

    While most think of the web and associated technological devices as dominated by male users, the ...

  212. Virtual fitting room integrated with Tesco website

    02 March 2012 at 09:20 by Graham Miller

    Anyone who wants to shop for clothes via supermarket chain Tesco's online outlet will now be able to ...

  213. 12 per cent annual growth predicted for European e-commerce market

    01 March 2012 at 10:26 by Simon Crisp

    The industry which enables European consumers to carry out safe shopping online will continue to ...

  214. High street remains relevant despite e-commerce expansion

    29 February 2012 at 12:56 by Mike Price

    There are many observers bemoaning the death of high street shopping due to significant store ...

  215. Full festive e-commerce figures published

    28 February 2012 at 10:22 by Paul Tissington

    Experian Hitwise has revealed details about the Christmas shopping period of 2011, putting concrete ...

  216. E-commerce usages laid bare

    27 February 2012 at 10:12 by Simon Crisp

    A new survey published by YouGov has looked not only at the number of Brits who carry out safe ...

  217. Retail's future lies with customisation and connectivity

    24 February 2012 at 13:53 by Mike Price

    A new study, published by IGD, suggests that the criteria on which consumers judge their shopping ...

  218. Apple devices dominate UK m-commerce market

    23 February 2012 at 14:05 by David Aiken

    People who carry out safe shopping online in the UK from their smartphone or tablet are more likely ...

  219. Marks & Spencer brings outlet shopping online

    22 February 2012 at 10:50 by Sarah Collinson

    The discount clothes available direct from Marks & Spencer's high street outlet stores will now ...

  220. Charitable eBay auctions on the rise

    21 February 2012 at 14:35 by Mike Price

    The number of charity shops which are using online auction site eBay in order to sell products and ...

  221. Online sales help drive January's retail revival

    20 February 2012 at 15:23 by Graham Miller

    The e-commerce market was once again responsible for helping the UK's retail sector increase sales ...

  222. Online orders begin to dominate Domino's Pizza

    17 February 2012 at 09:36 by David Aiken

    Over 40 per cent of all the pizzas delivered by takeaway food chain Domino's are now ordered via ...

  223. Online Shopping Growth Sees Consumer Deliveries Overtake Commercial Shipping

    16 February 2012 at 10:01 by Graham Miller

    The expansion of safe shopping online in the UK could mean that within four years, over half of all ...

  224. E-commerce linked to improved quality of life

    15 February 2012 at 12:38 by Graham Miller

    A new European study has found that safe shopping online is able to improve the quality of life of ...

  225. Amazon inspires medical e-commerce site

    14 February 2012 at 09:41 by Sarah Collinson

    The popularity of Amazon has not gone unnoticed and now companies operating in other sectors are ...

  226. M-commerce security fears revealed

    13 February 2012 at 13:13 by Mike Price

    A new survey has found that 60 per cent of people with a smartphone believe that their security ...

  227. Tablets trump smartphones for e-commerce enjoyment

    10 February 2012 at 09:17 by Graham Miller

    People are beginning to see benefits from using tablet computers, rather than smartphones, for ...

  228. High street stores from Amazon on the cards

    09 February 2012 at 10:49 by Simon Crisp

    Amazon, the world's largest provider of safe shopping online, could be bringing its brand to the ...

  229. M-commerce spend to top £4.5 billion in 2012

    08 February 2012 at 11:28 by Paul Tissington

    UK consumers are going to be leading the way when it comes to safe shopping online via a mobile ...

  230. Consumers outpace brands in m-commerce adoption

    07 February 2012 at 11:09 by Graham Miller

    UK consumers are more familiar with safe shopping online from a mobile phone than some of the most ...

  231. E-commerce for independent retailers stifled by Frooly.com closure

    06 February 2012 at 12:47 by Mike Price

    Frooly.com, a website founded in Sheffield to provide smaller retailers with a means of delivering ...

  232. Amazon expands into India

    03 February 2012 at 16:02 by Graham Miller

    Indian consumers will for the first time be able to carry out safe shopping online with e-commerce ...

  233. Men top cyber snooping poll

    02 February 2012 at 09:49 by David Aiken

    Ten per cent of British men have logged into an online account belonging to a partner or spouse ...

  234. Apple chooses former Dixons exec for retail expansion

    01 February 2012 at 08:54 by Paul Tissington

    John Browett, the man who was previously head of electronics retailer Dixons in the UK, has been ...

  235. Older consumers love online shopping

    31 January 2012 at 09:22 by Simon Crisp

    While shopping online is usually seen as a pastime of the under 30s, the latest statistics show that ...

  236. Kiddicare.com makes the leap to the high street

    30 January 2012 at 13:39 by Mike Price

    Online baby items outlet, Kiddicare.com, is expanding into the high street in the UK, after it took ...

  237. E-commerce enters third age

    27 January 2012 at 10:52 by Graham Miller

    People in the UK have been able to carry out safe shopping online for well over a decade, but e-...

  238. Google facing complaints over e-commerce competition

    26 January 2012 at 11:15 by Sarah Collinson

    Search giant Google is dominant in its primary field of operation, but now a French online retail ...

  239. Study reveals importance of m-commerce in 2011

    25 January 2012 at 11:38 by Simon Crisp

    A report, published by RichRelevance, has indicated that UK consumers are increasingly reliant on ...

  240. E-commerce experience personalisation from LateRooms.com

    24 January 2012 at 12:40 by Sarah Collinson

    Discount hotel room site, LateRooms.com, has invested in a new type of online experience for its ...

  241. £8 billion spent online in December

    23 January 2012 at 09:06 by Mike Price

    British consumers have once more been reminded of their love for safe shopping online, by figures ...

  242. 2011's busiest e-commerce day coincides with strikes

    20 January 2012 at 10:28 by Mike Price

    Figures published by telecoms provider BT suggest that more Brits used safe shopping online during ...

  243. Apple ranked as best m-commerce retailer

    19 January 2012 at 11:43 by Sarah Collinson

    It is perhaps not particularly surprising that Apple has won the respect of consumers with its m-...

  244. Game refutes hack attack claims

    18 January 2012 at 09:59 by Graham Miller

    At the start of the week a report was doing the rounds on the internet, alleging that the e-commerce ...

  245. Tesco downturn linked to changing shopping habits

    17 January 2012 at 09:27 by Simon Crisp

    The recent announcement of dismal performance figures at supermarket giant Tesco, which saw £5 ...

  246. E-commerce satisfaction levels increase

    16 January 2012 at 13:04 by Mike Price

    Consumers flocked to their computers in order to buy presents in the run up to Christmas 2011 and ...

  247. Barcode scanning e-commerce fridge launched

    13 January 2012 at 11:05 by Graham Miller

    LG has used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week to showcase what is being ...

  248. Women fuelling e-commerce in China

    12 January 2012 at 13:40 by Sarah Collinson

    Chinese women are the driving force behind the growth of safe shopping online in this rapidly ...

  249. Tough first quarter anticipated by retailers

    11 January 2012 at 13:56 by Simon Crisp

    Retail groups, both online and on the high street, are expected to struggle in the first three ...

  250. O2 improves m-commerce experience

    10 January 2012 at 12:31 by David Aiken

    UK network provider O2 has decided to make it easier for its customers to conduct safe shopping ...

  251. 2012 to be year of tablet-driven online shopping

    09 January 2012 at 09:41 by Simon Crisp

    The popularity of tablet devices like the iPad could see more people enjoying safe shopping online ...

  252. Welsh public servants reprimanded over e-commerce use

    06 January 2012 at 09:54 by Graham Miller

    People employed by a number of councils across Wales have apparently been enjoying a little too much ...

  253. E-commerce aids Next after poor high street sales

    05 January 2012 at 15:03 by Simon Crisp

    Next is just one of the many high street chains in the UK that is relying on safe shopping online to ...

  254. Scammers stalk Amazon customers

    04 January 2012 at 08:50 by Graham Miller

    A study has found that consumers were routinely targeted with spam email campaigns aimed at ...

  255. German developers create online changing room

    03 January 2012 at 09:51 by Mike Price

    A growing number of fashion sites are trying to help their users work out whether clothes will fit ...

  256. M-commerce dominated by Apple devices

    02 January 2012 at 08:05 by Graham Miller

    The popularity of the iPhone and the iPad is allowing Apple to rule the roost when it comes to safe ...