Boxing Day meets expectations and tops Christmas online shopping period
31 December 2013 at 11:33 by Graham Miller
On December 26th in the UK a total of 129 million visits to sites offering shopping online were made ...
Festive shopping shifts online as high street flounders
30 December 2013 at 13:43 by Graham Miller
Things are looking bad for the Great British high street again this year, with the latest figures ...
Morrisons' e-commerce site goes live
27 December 2013 at 11:11 by Graham Miller
Supermarket chain Morrisons has finally joined its closest rivals in offering customers the chance ...
Early online sales encourage high street retreat
24 December 2013 at 09:26 by Sarah Collinson
Consumers are being enticed away from high street outlets because e-commerce retailers are kick ...
Survey unveils best and worst online retailers of 2013
23 December 2013 at 13:21 by Graham Miller
A new report from ForeSee has examined the levels of customer satisfaction across all of the biggest ...
Google Glass could become key e-commerce accessory
20 December 2013 at 12:31 by Mike Price
Google Glass received plenty of coverage earlier in the year when it launched to a select group of ...
Older shoppers embrace e-commerce
19 December 2013 at 10:08 by Simon Crisp
Although safe shopping online is typically seen as something that mainly the younger generations ...
November e-commerce spend of 10 billion pounds confirmed
18 December 2013 at 12:05 by Graham Miller
British consumers spent a total of £10.1 billion via safe shopping online over the course of ...
Digital dressing rooms impending as start-up receives additional funding
17 December 2013 at 11:10 by Sarah Collinson
More money is being pumped into emerging UK firm Metail.com as it attempts to make virtual fitting ...
E-commerce sites may soon embrace Bitcoin payments
16 December 2013 at 11:31 by Mike Price
Last week, the Bank of America revealed that it believes virtual currency, Bitcoin, could become the ...
Ofcom finds e-commerce spending is up
13 December 2013 at 10:06 by Mike Price
British consumers are spending more via safe shopping online this year than they were in 2012, ...
Consumers warned of mobile shopping scams
12 December 2013 at 10:45 by Graham Miller
Security software vendor, McAfee, has released a new video in which it details 12 of the most common ...
4G connectivity encourages consumers to shop on mobiles
11 December 2013 at 15:38 by Paul Tissington
Network provider, Orange, revealed in a recent study that more people are carrying out safe shopping ...
Another big weekend for e-commerce as Christmas shopping intensifies
10 December 2013 at 10:31 by Graham Miller
December is proving to be particularly lucrative for e-commerce retailers, with online auction site, ...
Scammers strike as online shopping levels rise
09 December 2013 at 14:28 by David Aiken
Security specialists have advised consumers to be particularly alert to e-commerce scams this month. ...
Survey looks at shopper satisfaction over festive period
06 December 2013 at 08:53 by Graham Miller
A new study conducted by eDigitalResearch has found that about 25 per cent of people believe that ...
Shoppers avoid m-commerce usage over security concerns
05 December 2013 at 11:42 by Paul Tissington
A new report from Ovum has found that while December 2nd was a hugely busy day for shopping online, ...
Retailers need strong December performance to offset sluggish November sales
04 December 2013 at 12:43 by Simon Crisp
The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), show that sales increased by just 0.6 ...
Amazon will deliver online shopping via unmanned drones
03 December 2013 at 13:14 by Mike Price
This week Amazon's chief exec, Jeff Bezos, pulled back the curtains on a new service from the e-...
Eighty eight percent of Brits will shop online this Christmas
02 December 2013 at 12:05 by David Aiken
A new report published by PayPal has found that almost nine out of 10 consumers in the UK are ...
Online shopping frenzy reduces sales of impulse buy items
29 November 2013 at 13:24 by Graham Miller
According to Reuters, the retail industry is undergoing a number of shifts as a result of the ...
Amazon commits to offering Sunday deliveries
28 November 2013 at 13:48 by Mike Price
At the moment, anyone in the UK who orders a parcel from Amazon on a Saturday will have to wait ...
450 million pounds will be spent online during Mega Monday
27 November 2013 at 11:57 by Graham Miller
British consumers are expected to spend up to £450 million through e-commerce sites in a ...
Expert encourages consumers to shop safely online this Christmas
26 November 2013 at 13:43 by Graham Miller
Identity theft expert, Neil Munroe, has spoken to the Daily Express about the importance of carrying ...
Festive e-commerce sales increase anticipated
25 November 2013 at 13:42 by Graham Miller
A new survey, conducted by Santander, has found that Britons will be spending more online in ...
Asda trails tube station grocery pickup in London
22 November 2013 at 19:38 by Graham Miller
Supermarket giant, Asda, is set to introduce a novel new scheme that will allow people who commute ...
Computer users held to ransom by malicious spam
21 November 2013 at 15:30 by Mike Price
This week, an announcement from the National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned British consumers and ...
Morrisons outlines plans for e-commerce push
21 November 2013 at 15:27 by David Aiken
Supermarket chain, Morrisons is set to enter the world of shopping online early next year, with its ...
Smartphones influence high street activities
20 November 2013 at 13:14 by Paul Tissington
A new report from BuzzCity has looked at the relationship between shopping online and high street ...
Online retailers are vexing UK consumers with poor site design
18 November 2013 at 13:32 by Graham Miller
A new study published this month by Peer 1 Hosting, has found that almost three quarters of British ...
E-commerce sales help Sainsburys achieve greater growth
15 November 2013 at 11:44 by Simon Crisp
This week Sainsbury's announced that its market share had hit 16.8 per cent, which is the biggest ...
New Look benefits from online expansion
14 November 2013 at 11:50 by Graham Miller
Fashion retailer, New Look, is seeing more and more of its customers shop online when buying its ...
More Europeans shopping from mobiles and tablets this Christmas
13 November 2013 at 13:58 by Paul Tissington
A new report from Adobe has highlighted the significant increases in m-commerce activity which are ...
Chinese shoppers break e-commerce spending record
12 November 2013 at 15:30 by Graham Miller
While the 2nd of December is expected to be the UK's busiest day for online shopping, referred to as ...
Morrisons plans e-commerce trial in Yorkshire
11 November 2013 at 11:30 by Simon Crisp
Morrisons has long been criticised for not offering its British customers the ability to order ...
Amazon foresees big sales for Cyber Monday 2013
08 November 2013 at 14:04 by Graham Miller
Earlier this week it was reported that analysts have pointed to Monday December 2nd as being the ...
Survey reveals bargain-hunting habits of online shoppers
07 November 2013 at 11:58 by Sarah Collinson
The results of a study published by Play.com, have revealed that a third of people who shop online ...
December 2nd 2013 identified as biggest day for e-commerce
06 November 2013 at 12:02 by Graham Miller
Analysts at IMRG have predicted that the 2nd of December this year will see consumers spend more via ...
Nintendo launches e-commerce platform in the UK
04 November 2013 at 11:52 by Mike Price
Last month console manufacturer and videogame purveyor, Nintendo, made it possible for customers to ...
Fashion retailer offers same-day delivery for online orders
01 November 2013 at 11:48 by Graham Miller
This week Oasis announced that its customers will now not only be able to buy products online and ...
E-commerce helps Shop Direct group return to profitability
31 October 2013 at 10:17 by Sarah Collinson
For the past ten years Shop Direct, which owns retailers including Littlewoods and Very, has not ...
European consumers flock to online booksellers
30 October 2013 at 13:23 by Mike Price
Close to a quarter of people in the EU have used safe shopping online to purchase books and ...
IGD predicts major growth for e-commerce grocery revenues
29 October 2013 at 11:37 by Simon Crisp
British consumers are expected to spend about £9.5 billion buying their groceries online in ...
Bumper Christmas predicted for online shopping
28 October 2013 at 10:24 by Graham Miller
Christmas 2013 is anticipated to be dominated by discussion of just how much money British consumers ...
Online and mobile shopping increases at Argos
25 October 2013 at 10:04 by Paul Tissington
Argos has reported on its performance over the first six months of 2013 this week, revealing that 16 ...
Report reveals average online spend of UK consumers
24 October 2013 at 14:53 by Sarah Collinson
A new report from WorldPlay has just been published, with the results indicating just how much the ...
M-commerce traffic could outpace desktop visits this Christmas
23 October 2013 at 10:46 by Graham Miller
The growth in the ownership and usage of smartphones and tablets in the UK has helped to boost the ...
Survey reveals UK favourite e-commerce sites
22 October 2013 at 12:05 by Graham Miller
A new study conducted by Which? has ranked the UK's various sites offering shopping online, to ...
HMV makes m-commerce leap
21 October 2013 at 11:06 by Paul Tissington
HMV has gone through some tough times in recent years, with well publicised financial issues ...
E-commerce growth reaches 13 year high
18 October 2013 at 10:49 by Simon Crisp
The latest figures from IMRG and Capgemini, show that the UK's e-commerce industry experienced its ...
Argos looks to bag e-commerce boost with own-brand tablet
17 October 2013 at 10:59 by Simon Crisp
Last month, Tesco joined the tablet market with its Hudl device, which follows in the footsteps of ...
Spanish youngsters embrace m-commerce
16 October 2013 at 11:28 by Paul Tissington
The UK is Europe's leader when it comes to safe shopping online, with Brits choosing to use their ...
Customer loyalty is important for e-commerce sites
15 October 2013 at 10:17 by Mike Price
A new study from Qubit has established that one of the most important elements for success in the e-...
Error means Asda customers get 50 pounds online discount
14 October 2013 at 14:03 by Graham Miller
Asda has worked quickly to address a glitch which emerged late last week, as many customers found ...
Waitrose updates online shopping platform
11 October 2013 at 10:29 by Sarah Collinson
Supermarket giant, Waitrose, has revised its approach to e-commerce, with a fresh set of tools to ...
Retail expert dismisses idea of high street revamp
10 October 2013 at 09:45 by Graham Miller
In the wake of the rise of online shopping, many traditional retailers have been scrabbling to ...
Online retail thrived while high street struggled in September
09 October 2013 at 12:19 by Simon Crisp
The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), reveal that while e-commerce sales ...
E-commerce pushes Ted Baker to strong profits
08 October 2013 at 12:28 by Graham Miller
British fashion brand Ted Baker reported last week that it had increased its profits by almost 50 ...
UK consumers avoid online confectionary purchases
07 October 2013 at 16:32 by Graham Miller
While most people in Britain are fans of buying confectionery items from bricks and mortar stores, a ...
Amazon secures most inbound shopping links from UK blogs
04 October 2013 at 12:46 by Graham Miller
Amazon is the most popular place to shop online in the UK, so it is perhaps unsurprising that a new ...
Online retailers want to get the measure of consumers
03 October 2013 at 09:41 by Paul Tissington
Millions of Brits buy clothing online and a significant proportion will then return the products ...
Consumers outline their e-commerce desires
02 October 2013 at 13:25 by Sarah Collinson
A new survey, conducted by Comscore on behalf of UPS, has revealed that convenience is one of the ...
E-commerce encourages greater consumer spending
01 October 2013 at 15:40 by Graham Miller
A new report, from Ark UK, has argued that people who use safe shopping online to buy their weekly ...
Visa handles GBP 3,170 worth of online payments per second
30 September 2013 at 11:19 by Mike Price
British consumers are known for their voracious appetites for shopping online, but new figures from ...
New tablets from Amazon as it seeks e-commerce boost
27 September 2013 at 09:46 by Graham Miller
Amazon is hoping that the launch of a few new tablets in its Kindle Fire range will encourage more ...
eBay launches click and collect service
26 September 2013 at 10:48 by Mike Price
Online auction giant eBay has been one of the web's great success stories, but now it is looking to ...
M-commerce accounts for entirety of online shopping growth
25 September 2013 at 12:05 by Paul Tissington
A new report from Capgemini has identified the intriguing fact that m-commerce sales now account for ...
E-commerce takes advantage over in-store shopping at Christmas
24 September 2013 at 10:14 by Simon Crisp
A new report has found that British consumers believe that the experience of safe shopping online ...
Consumers reveal limits of patience with online checkouts
23 September 2013 at 11:32 by Graham Miller
A new study has looked at the way typical British shoppers engage with the process of completing a ...
UK employees using workplace deliveries to collect online shopping purchases
20 September 2013 at 10:48 by Mike Price
One of the biggest problems for many people in the UK when it comes to shopping online is that you ...
New figures show projected growth for online shopping
19 September 2013 at 10:10 by Graham Miller
By the year 2018, around £1 of every £7 spent in the UK's retail industry will be spent ...
London Fashion Week likely to spur UK retail binge
18 September 2013 at 10:32 by Sarah Collinson
Representatives of the fashion industry believe that London Fashion Week (LFW), which ended on ...
Origins of online shopping examined
17 September 2013 at 10:09 by Graham Miller
Ahead of a new BBC series on the history of post-war retail in the UK, hosted by Robert Peston, BBC ...
Consumers ditch supermarkets in favour of online grocery shopping
16 September 2013 at 10:51 by Sarah Collinson
A new report has confirmed previous suspicions, that a growing number of British consumers would ...
Younger consumers want retailers to embrace image searching
13 September 2013 at 09:24 by Sarah Collinson
A new report published by WeSEE, reveals that 74 per cent of British consumers under the age of 34 ...
UK release dates of next-gen consoles confirmed
12 September 2013 at 13:13 by Mike Price
The race to see which games console will be the king of the next hardware generation will start in ...
PayPal tests facial authentication on m-commerce app
11 September 2013 at 14:06 by Mike Price
PayPal offers consumers in the UK and internationally the chance to make secure payments with a ...
Majority of e-commerce sites not offering adequate consumer protections
10 September 2013 at 14:11 by Graham Miller
A new study carried out by the Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS), ...
E-commerce encryption cracked by intelligence services
09 September 2013 at 09:50 by Mike Price
Additional revelations made as a result of the actions of intelligence agency whistleblower, Edward ...
Click and Collect trend driven by m-commerce
06 September 2013 at 14:44 by Simon Crisp
Over the past 12 months the number of online purchases being made using mobile devices has doubled, ...
Consumers frustrated by e-commerce forms
05 September 2013 at 12:18 by Graham Miller
A new report from Ping Identity has found that Brits encounter a number of obstacles when attempting ...
Amazon makes seller T&Cs more liberal
04 September 2013 at 09:38 by David Aiken
The rule preventing companies selling on Amazon from selling the same items elsewhere for a lower ...
Aldi prices added to e-commerce comparison app
03 September 2013 at 11:01 by Paul Tissington
Budget supermarket chain Aldi has enjoyed impressive sales growth over the last few years, with the ...
China poised for e-commerce dominance
02 September 2013 at 09:49 by Graham Miller
China is likely to overtake the US when it comes to online spending in 2013, making it home to the ...
Twenty Percent of Brits now spend more via the web
30 August 2013 at 10:59 by Simon Crisp
A new study has found that a fifth of consumers in the UK make more purchases via safe shopping ...
New m-commerce payment service debuted
29 August 2013 at 09:40 by Sarah Collinson
A British company called CloudZync has launched a new m-commerce platform, which is designed to ...
Scottish youngsters prefer multichannel approach to retail
28 August 2013 at 10:19 by David Aiken
While many studies have suggested that people born during the e-commerce boom may be prone to ...
PlayStation 4 on sale in UK from November 29th
27 August 2013 at 09:18 by Paul Tissington
British gamers will be queuing up to get their hands on the brand new PlayStation 4 when it arrives ...
Tesco to offer online shopping in Outer Hebrides
23 August 2013 at 10:25 by Mike Price
If you are lucky enough to live on the mainland of the UK, then you will probably expect to be able ...
M-commerce market share on the rise
22 August 2013 at 15:40 by Paul Tissington
The number of people who are carrying out safe shopping online from smartphones will continue to ...
Good weather prompts dip in UK e-commerce sales
21 August 2013 at 14:48 by Graham Miller
The fine conditions experienced over the course of June and July this year have been as much of a ...
Consumers committed to international online shopping
20 August 2013 at 09:50 by Mike Price
While the majority of Brits have shopped online with a domestic retailer, it seems that a growing ...
High street chains access eBay's data on consumer habits
19 August 2013 at 13:33 by Graham Miller
Online auction giant eBay is creating a new scheme that is intended to benefit high street retailers ...
New Look benefits from online sales increase
16 August 2013 at 11:57 by Graham Miller
High street fashion chain New Look has announced this month that its e-commerce performance has ...
E-commerce addiction attributed to Lindsay Lohan
15 August 2013 at 14:57 by Simon Crisp
Actress and tabloid fodder, Lindsay Lohan, is known for her various addictions, but it has been ...
Personalisation trialled for eBay fashion service
14 August 2013 at 13:46 by Sarah Collinson
Auction giant eBay has revealed that it is launching a new service which will allow those who love ...
Iceland promises personalisation for e-commerce offers
13 August 2013 at 11:13 by Sarah Collinson
Iceland's on-off relationship with safe shopping online is set to heat up again in the next few ...
UK Consumers Increase Web Usage and E-commerce Activities
12 August 2013 at 14:02 by Graham Miller
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have found that 73 per cent of ...
M-commerce Shoppers Admit Security Concerns
09 August 2013 at 09:44 by Paul Tissington
Retailers have to work hard to convince consumers that they can carry out safe shopping online via ...
Amazon Expands Online Art Outlet
08 August 2013 at 13:57 by Mike Price
Amazon started out selling books, but now sells everything from groceries to bouncy castles online. ...
Brits buy weird products online
07 August 2013 at 14:34 by Graham Miller
A study has revealed the extent to which the internet has made it easier for UK consumers to ...
H & M Launches US E-commerce Site
06 August 2013 at 13:54 by Simon Crisp
After years of dallying over the matter, high street fashion chain H & M has finally pulled the ...
Domino's Continues Online Expansion
05 August 2013 at 13:51 by Mike Price
Takeaway pizza chain Domino's has steadily improved its performance in the UK to the point that it ...
Retailers lag behind demand as e-commerce sites slow down
02 August 2013 at 14:08 by Mike Price
If you have recently tried to shop online and been disappointed with the speed at which your ...
Next benefits from e-commerce sales increase
01 August 2013 at 13:13 by Sarah Collinson
High street chain, Next, went through a bit of a slow period recently, but has been able to claw its ...
Online fraud growth reiterates importance of security
31 July 2013 at 15:45 by Graham Miller
Although the growth rate of the e-commerce market in the UK is still significant, it is apparently ...
Google trials videos-based e-commerce service
30 July 2013 at 15:21 by Mike Price
Google's social networking service Google+ has been the most successful of its various experiments ...
Chinese retailer creates set top box for TV e-commerce access
29 July 2013 at 14:59 by Mike Price
A growing number of British consumers will have invested in a smart TV over the past couple of years....
UK takes second place in international e-commerce survey
26 July 2013 at 13:45 by Sarah Collinson
A report compiled by Nielsen, has revealed that when it comes to the international e-commerce market,...
Amazon alters free delivery rules
25 July 2013 at 12:00 by Graham Miller
Amazon's Super Saver delivery option has been popular for some time because it effectively allows ...
Further evidence of tablet influence in UK e-commerce market
24 July 2013 at 09:44 by Graham Miller
It seems that tablets are playing a major role in shaping the way that British consumers shop online,...
Staff waste 60 minutes of the work day online
23 July 2013 at 18:42 by Simon Crisp
A new report has found that the average employee at a British office will spend about an hour of ...
Tesco's online expansion generates London jobs
22 July 2013 at 16:18 by Mike Price
Supermarket giant Tesco is investing in a brand new fulfilment centre, designed to help it cater to ...
M-commerce sales rise by 136 per cent
19 July 2013 at 11:21 by Paul Tissington
Last month, the annual increase in purchases made from portable devices was 136 per cent, according ...
Traditional tea retailer embraces e-commerce
18 July 2013 at 09:48 by Mike Price
A new site supporting tea and coffee retailer, Whittards, has been launched this month, heralding ...
Bathroom buying habits unearthed
17 July 2013 at 11:28 by Graham Miller
With more consumers using touchscreen devices like tablets and smartphones to shop online while out ...
M-commerce helps Shop Direct reduce losses
16 July 2013 at 12:24 by Paul Tissington
The growing number of people buying products from their smartphone has helped retail group ...
E-commerce absence means Morrisons loses 700 million in sales
15 July 2013 at 10:18 by Graham Miller
The full extent of the damage done by Morrisons' reticence with regards to the launch of a platform ...
Student library time dedicated to shopping and social networking
12 July 2013 at 11:52 by Sarah Collinson
A new report has found that students spend most of their time in the library participating in ...
Summer shoppers faced with warm-up to Christmas rush
11 July 2013 at 09:27 by Simon Crisp
Although Christmas is still months away, plenty of people will already be planning their gift lists ...
Major sports teams embracing m-commerce potential
10 July 2013 at 11:13 by Paul Tissington
A growing number of major sports venues across the UK, which play host to some of the biggest ...
Bus operator adopts advanced e-commerce platform
09 July 2013 at 10:16 by David Aiken
This month one of the UK's biggest transport providers has announced the launch of a new online ...
Ocado pumps profits into online growth
08 July 2013 at 11:42 by Mike Price
The growth in the number of UK consumers buying their groceries via safe shopping online has helped ...
High levels of e-commerce shopping cart abandonment revealed
05 July 2013 at 10:20 by Graham Miller
Although retailers are constantly attempting to improve conversion rates, it seems that British ...
Increased debit card usage in UK's online marketplaces
04 July 2013 at 13:10 by Simon Crisp
The latest stats show that British consumers spent more via safe shopping online using their debit ...
E-commerce delivery satisfaction improves
03 July 2013 at 11:22 by Mike Price
British consumers are more satisfied than ever with the level of service they receive when getting ...
Survey shows underage drinkers use online shopping loophole
02 July 2013 at 09:12 by Simon Crisp
A new report has found that many teens who are too young to purchase alcohol are getting around ID ...
M-commerce price checking on the rise
01 July 2013 at 14:43 by Paul Tissington
Sixty three percent of people who own a smartphone also use it to compare product prices when they ...
Brits show brand loyalty in the face of low prices
28 June 2013 at 12:20 by Mike Price
Although it is often assumed that the purchasing habits of consumers are driven by bargain prices ...
M-commerce gift cards for real world shopping unveiled
27 June 2013 at 12:31 by Paul Tissington
The Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield has recently unveiled a new scheme that will combine ...
Microsoft's e-commerce plans put on ice
26 June 2013 at 20:28 by Graham Miller
Microsoft had apparently been looking to create an e-commerce service which would rival the big ...
Women make big savings by shopping online
25 June 2013 at 11:32 by Sarah Collinson
A new survey has found that the majority of the UK's female consumers can save money if they switch ...
UK's retail performance exceeds analyst expectations
24 June 2013 at 09:41 by Graham Miller
Retail sales across the UK were up by 3.1 per cent, year on year, over the course of May, according ...
Australian consumers suffer from online fraud growth
21 June 2013 at 14:05 by Mike Price
The number of incidences of online fraud reported to the authorities in Australia increased by 65 ...
E-commerce firms outshine high street rivals
20 June 2013 at 09:51 by Graham Miller
The latest stats from IMRG show that online shopping is still giving bricks and mortar retail a ...
Survey reveals resilience of online retail brands
19 June 2013 at 13:12 by Mike Price
Although Amazon has taken a bit of a hammering in recent months over its UK tax affairs, with some ...
Argos benefits from major m-commerce sales boost
18 June 2013 at 11:59 by Paul Tissington
Argos saw the number of people making purchases via smartphones increase by 114 per cent over the ...
Online retailers urged to cater to disabled shoppers
17 June 2013 at 11:27 by Simon Crisp
Although you might assume that it is bricks and mortar retailers which need to be most sensitive to ...
Sainsbury's online growth saps in-store sales
14 June 2013 at 10:03 by Sarah Collinson
The number of customers visiting Sainsbury's supermarket outlets is falling, as more people turn to ...
Big Brother introduces online shopping for 2013
13 June 2013 at 09:34 by Graham Miller
Big Brother has enjoyed more than a decade in the spotlight as one of the UK's most-watched reality ...
M-commerce sales grow as iPhone leads the pack
12 June 2013 at 11:07 by Paul Tissington
The latest stats from digital marketing firm, Affiliate Window, suggest that more British consumers ...
Fragrance chain benefits from click and collect boost
11 June 2013 at 15:52 by Sarah Collinson
Sales at The Fragrance Shop were up by 15 per cent year on year, according to its latest financials, ...
Amazon arrives in India
10 June 2013 at 11:21 by Mike Price
Amazon may be the biggest name in safe shopping online in the UK and the US, but it is still working ...
M-commerce now accounts for a fifth of online sales
07 June 2013 at 10:36 by Graham Miller
In the first three months of the year, people used mobile devices for safe shopping online in such ...
Debenhams and Littlewoods address need for m-commerce platforms
06 June 2013 at 12:45 by Paul Tissington
Many big high street names have felt the pressure placed on them by the growth in shopping online ...
Primark finally offers online sales
05 June 2013 at 13:14 by Paul Tissington
Budget fashion retailer, Primark, has been a bit of a high street phenomenon in the UK over the past ...
Scottish company seeks to make online fashion shopping more social
04 June 2013 at 12:26 by Mike Price
Many people enjoy shopping for clothes on the high street because it gives them the opportunity to ...
Brits to get access to start-selected e-commerce outlets
03 June 2013 at 14:06 by Sarah Collinson
Consumers over in America may be familiar with the idea of being able to buy products from online ...
Brits use less cash as online transactions increase
31 May 2013 at 10:22 by Paul Tissington
Last year consumers in the UK used cash in 10 per cent fewer retail transactions than they did in ...
Report confirms strong European e-commerce growth
30 May 2013 at 10:49 by Graham Miller
More people are shopping online than ever before and a new report from Ecommerce Europe has found ...
Survey finds British consumers eager to harness e-commerce
29 May 2013 at 12:17 by Simon Crisp
A new report discovered that a tenth of consumers in the UK use the web to buy something at least ...
Heineken sets sights on e-commerce launch
28 May 2013 at 14:17 by Graham Miller
Heineken is best known for its beer, but it could soon be entering the world of safe shopping online ...
Online Sales Help House of Fraser Score Record Profits
27 May 2013 at 07:12 by Graham Miller
House of Fraser is just one of a growing number of high street chains that is making the most of the ...
Small British businesses turn to social media for modern marketing
24 May 2013 at 15:41 by Graham Miller
A new report from Groupon shows that small and medium sized businesses in the UK are increasingly ...
Marks and Spencer questioned over lack of e-commerce offering
23 May 2013 at 19:17 by Graham Miller
There have been lots of stories relating to online grocery shopping in the last few weeks, mostly ...
eBay exec argues for holistic approach to commerce
22 May 2013 at 19:04 by Mike Price
eBay marketing executive, Alexander von Schirmeister, this week delivered a speech during the IAB ...
Online shopping helps boost profits at Royal Mail
21 May 2013 at 09:21 by Simon Crisp
Although the web has certainly altered the function of the UK's postal service, making written ...
Morrisons and Ocado ink e-commerce deal
20 May 2013 at 10:10 by Mike Price
Just days after Morrisons was criticised for its lack of action over the launch of an e-commerce ...
Report finds issues with m-commerce user experience
17 May 2013 at 10:58 by Paul Tissington
The results of a survey published this month, suggest that there are still many improvements which ...
Online shopping comes to Nigeria
16 May 2013 at 10:19 by Mike Price
The spread of new retail experiences to emerging nations is an intriguing process to watch and one ...
Morrisons suffers as e-commerce service remains in planning stages
15 May 2013 at 16:00 by Simon Crisp
Although Morrisons is the fourth biggest supermarket retailer in the country, it has seen its sales ...
Online sales continue to increase
14 May 2013 at 09:21 by Graham Miller
April saw yet another month of strong growth in e-commerce sales, according to the latest figures ...
Movie star advocates online shopping
13 May 2013 at 10:09 by Sarah Collinson
Gwyneth Paltrow, who can currently be seen starring in the record-breaking Iron Man 3, this month ...
500 jobs created by M&S e-commerce drive
10 May 2013 at 11:46 by Graham Miller
Five hundred new positions will be created at a major e-commerce distribution centre based in the ...
Emerging beauty brand launches first e-commerce outlet
09 May 2013 at 13:44 by Sarah Collinson
Abeautifulworld is one of the UK's latest beauty brands, dealing in products and services relating ...
Click and Collect service comes to Selfridges
08 May 2013 at 12:27 by Graham Miller
Selfridges may be one of the world's best known department stores, but it is also looking to expand ...
Iceland revives e-commerce delivery service
07 May 2013 at 15:04 by Graham Miller
Eight years ago the frozen foods giant Iceland decided to axe its online shopping platform, which ...
Argos aided by m-commerce expansion
06 May 2013 at 13:26 by Simon Crisp
Argos is one of the many high street chains that have been going through a rough patch recently and ...
Rise in online fraud prompts warning from police
03 May 2013 at 09:34 by Mike Price
An increase in the number of people falling victim to online scams in the Midlands has caused the ...
Profit bump for online fashion retailer
02 May 2013 at 09:54 by Graham Miller
Asos has reported this month that its profits were up by 19 per cent over the past six months, ...
Rise in online shopping affects high street bakery chain Greggs
01 May 2013 at 12:21 by Paul Tissington
Although the recession and the popularity of e-commerce have hit a variety of bricks and mortar ...
SMBs investing in e-commerce specialists for online growth
30 April 2013 at 09:58 by Graham Miller
Small and medium sized businesses across the UK are choosing to hire dedicated staff members, whose ...
Shopping habits of men analysed
29 April 2013 at 09:20 by Mike Price
<p>A new survey has looked at the way that men indulge in retail therapy and found that the ...
Asda plans e-commerce investment
26 April 2013 at 11:32 by Simon Crisp
Last year supermarket chain Asda saw sales increase by 4.5 per cent across all of its channels, ...
Claire's updates UK online store
25 April 2013 at 09:40 by Sarah Collinson
Claire's is a high street outlet that many people in the UK will recognise. Selling jewellery and ...
4G rollout poses unforeseen problems for UK retailers
24 April 2013 at 09:39 by David Aiken
A new report from Barclays suggests that many of the UK's retailers are not adequately prepared for ...
Tablet usage stimulates e-commerce sales
23 April 2013 at 08:55 by Graham Miller
More people are shopping from tablet devices than ever before, with retail searches from gadgets ...
Debenhams offers best m-commerce experience according to study
22 April 2013 at 10:19 by Graham Miller
A report into the state of the customer experience offered by a variety of major retailers via ...
Poll finds UK to be global leader in online shopping
19 April 2013 at 11:45 by Graham Miller
A new study published by Experian, has charted the way that web users from across the world spend ...
High street stores to adopt new role in online world
18 April 2013 at 09:54 by Mike Price
A study conducted by Rakuten, the company which owns e-commerce outlets such as Play.com, has found ...
Norfolk retailers to be offered access to online marketplace
17 April 2013 at 14:25 by Sarah Collinson
While big name high street retail chains generally have the profile and financial resources ...
UK consumers shop online during working hours
16 April 2013 at 10:27 by Sarah Collinson
Various reports have looked at the e-commerce habits of British shoppers when they are at work, but ...
Will e-commerce shipping costs increase after Royal Mail price hike?
15 April 2013 at 14:47 by Graham Miller
At the start of the month, the Royal Mail rolled out its annual price rise, which this year was ...
Windows 8 blamed for sluggish PC sales
12 April 2013 at 10:46 by Mike Price
Many suspected that the sales of traditional laptop and desktop computers would be impacted by the ...
E-commerce spending grows as cold weather keeps consumers indoors
11 April 2013 at 09:22 by Graham Miller
March was unseasonably cold this year, so it is perhaps unsurprising that Barclaycard has reported a ...
Tesco brings e-commerce service to Thailand
10 April 2013 at 09:36 by Simon Crisp
Tesco may be one of the UK's most prominent retailers, but it is also working hard to establish ...
Analyst argues against click and collect being high street saviour
09 April 2013 at 11:47 by Graham Miller
Although the high street has been beleaguered by falling sales and major closures over the past few ...
Bad weather and e-commerce investment helps Domino's grow sales
08 April 2013 at 10:51 by Mike Price
It seems that barely a month goes by without news of Domino's Pizza passing some new milestone in ...
E-commerce expansion improves Laura Ashley profits
05 April 2013 at 12:33 by Mike Price
Profits at fashion and homeware chain, Laura Ashley, were up by six per cent thanks to a growth in e-...
eBay announces rebranding of Shopping.com
04 April 2013 at 10:24 by Mike Price
Online auction site, eBay, which is the current owner of Shopping.com, has this week revealed its ...
Beckham's e-commerce outlet goes live
03 April 2013 at 09:22 by Paul Tissington
Victoria Beckham gained plenty of publicity earlier this year when it was revealed that she would be ...
Asda selects UK's oldest online shopper
02 April 2013 at 09:20 by Sarah Collinson
The internet offers consumers of all ages a convenient and affordable way to buy products, but ...
Consumers admit to alcohol-fuelled impulse e-commerce purchases
28 March 2013 at 09:01 by Simon Crisp
The results of a new study published by OnePoll, show that a quarter of British consumers have ...
Shoppers value sales assistants
27 March 2013 at 09:19 by Graham Miller
A new report has looked at the way that consumers engage with e-commerce sites and revealed that ...
Blockbuster receives reprieve from new buyer
26 March 2013 at 11:03 by Mike Price
Blockbuster, which was of course the UK's largest video rental chain until it went into ...
Annual shopping habits of British consumers revealed
25 March 2013 at 10:57 by Simon Crisp
A new study has found that the average UK consumer will spend a full 18.5 days of the average year ...
Survey ranks price as key motivation for shopping online
22 March 2013 at 09:15 by Graham Miller
The majority of consumers across the world choose to carry out safe shopping online because of the ...
EC promises to reduce e-commerce fraud
21 March 2013 at 09:48 by Graham Miller
While online shopping has become safer over the years, there are still hundreds of millions of ...
Strong online performance helps Sainsburys exceed sales expectations
20 March 2013 at 09:54 by Graham Miller
While it seems that supermarket shopping may gradually be descending from its previous position of ...
Lack of m-commerce optimisation leaves UK retailers in deep water
19 March 2013 at 09:20 by Graham Miller
Only half of the 100 largest retailers in the UK have chosen to create a mobile optimised website, ...
Amazon Prime to ditch subscription fee?
18 March 2013 at 12:02 by Simon Crisp
Amazon Prime has been a big success for the world's largest e-commerce firm over the last few years ...
Morrisons and Ocado negotiate e-commerce arrangement
15 March 2013 at 11:23 by Simon Crisp
It looks like Morrisons could be joining forces with Ocado, to deliver grocery to its customers who ...
Apple to enhance m-commerce payment security
14 March 2013 at 10:09 by Simon Crisp
Later this year it is expected that Apple will release yet another iPhone, with current predictions ...
Amazon smartphone delayed
13 March 2013 at 12:30 by David Aiken
E-commerce giant, Amazon, has been working on a smartphone device for some time, with previous ...
Online shopping announcement expected from Morrisons
12 March 2013 at 09:39 by Graham Miller
The supermarket industry is being forced to evolve with changing consumer trends at the moment and ...
Mother's Day causes online gift buying frenzy
11 March 2013 at 11:09 by Graham Miller
Mother's Day has traditionally been an event that results in lots of retail spending amongst British ...
China set for e-commerce dominance
11 March 2013 at 09:28 by Graham Miller
The world's most populous country is also set to become the most prolific in the realm of safe ...
Google experiments with fast delivery service
07 March 2013 at 11:34 by Simon Crisp
Search giant Google has played a major part in popularising shopping online, since its search engine ...
PayPal creator seeks to enhance m-commerce payment experience
06 March 2013 at 09:08 by Simon Crisp
Max Levchin, who is one of the founders of online payment service, PayPal, has launched a new ...
Retail CEO argues for greater taxes against online outlets
05 March 2013 at 11:53 by Graham Miller
Ian Cheshire, who is the chief exec of the Kingfisher retail group, recently spoke out about the ...
E-commerce influenced by social media usage
04 March 2013 at 11:38 by Graham Miller
A variety of studies have shown that the growth in the use of social networking sites, perpetuated ...
Expert predicts rise in online fashion sales
01 March 2013 at 10:20 by Mike Price
Up to 20 per cent of all clothing sales could be carried out by online within the next three years, ...
Is e-commerce just as fragile as the high street?
28 February 2013 at 09:27 by Mike Price
The high street retail market has been the subject of much media coverage over the past few years, ...
Confidence in m-commerce grows
27 February 2013 at 10:03 by Simon Crisp
British consumers are collectively spending more money than ever through their smartphones, but a ...
Survey reveals discrepancy in mobile security understanding
26 February 2013 at 10:36 by David Aiken
A new report from AVG Technologies has revealed that many consumers have a slightly unusual approach ...
Charity uses eBay to raise cash
25 February 2013 at 10:10 by Simon Crisp
Charity shops remain a popular staple of UK high streets, allowing worthy organisations to raise ...
John Lewis opts for e-commerce expansion
22 February 2013 at 09:22 by Graham Miller
John Lewis is best known as a high street department store chain, although in the past few years it ...
E-commerce fuels growth in payment card usage
21 February 2013 at 09:57 by Simon Crisp
Over the past decade the number of people making payments using debit cards has risen by 400 per ...
Amazon heads up m-commerce satisfaction study
20 February 2013 at 11:51 by Sarah Collinson
A new report which asked US consumers to rank various online retailers, based on the quality of the ...
E-commerce boom helps department store sales to soar
19 February 2013 at 12:06 by Simon Crisp
While some high street retailers are finding that the online shopping revolution is damaging their ...
Broadband provider highlights bargain prices online
18 February 2013 at 14:54 by Sarah Collinson
TalkTalk has revealed that the gap between the price you will pay for a product on the high street ...
Cambridge shop creates novel online delivery solution
15 February 2013 at 12:38 by Graham Miller
Cambridge is one of the UK's most famous and historic cities, with its venerable university drawing ...
Regulator looks to improve the security of online payments
14 February 2013 at 11:05 by Mike Price
Security is still a hot topic in the world of e-commerce, because fraud remains rampant and ...
Sales boom benefits online grocery firm
13 February 2013 at 14:11 by Sarah Collinson
Ocado has released its latest report covering the performance of its high profile food delivery ...
Americans embrace e-commerce in 2012
12 February 2013 at 15:29 by Mike Price
Figures published by comScore have shown that US consumers spent 15 per cent more via safe shopping ...
Google invests millions in e-commerce firm takeover bid
11 February 2013 at 21:09 by Graham Miller
Search giant Google has taken a few more steps into the e-commerce market after its latest ...
Women could stimulate e-commerce growth
08 February 2013 at 11:18 by Mike Price
A new report suggests that the importance of female consumers to the online retail market could ...
Amazon introduces its own currency
07 February 2013 at 13:45 by Simon Crisp
Amazon is one of the world's largest e-commerce companies and so it has a lot of clout when it comes ...
Starbucks outlines 2013 m-commerce plans
06 February 2013 at 10:00 by Mike Price
Starbucks is one of the world's largest coffee chains, serving millions of customers a day across ...
PlayStation 4 announcement imminent as Wii U sales predictions revised
05 February 2013 at 11:05 by Graham Miller
The market for home consoles has grown significantly over the past few years, largely thanks to ...
Consumers clamour for aid during e-commerce sprees
04 February 2013 at 12:03 by Simon Crisp
A report has found that 83 per cent of people look for assistance while shopping online. In ...
Post-Christmas returns cause problems for online retailers
01 February 2013 at 09:28 by Simon Crisp
A lot of consumers enjoy the convenience of shopping for clothing and footwear via safe shopping ...
Patent dispute settled in favour of online retailers
31 January 2013 at 09:23 by Simon Crisp
Patents are an important tool that allow individuals and companies to protect and license the ...
Strong e-commerce sales cause closure of Premier League store
30 January 2013 at 10:40 by Graham Miller
The rise of shopping online is having an impact on the high streets of Britain in a number of ways, ...
Former Spice Girl builds hype for e-commerce launch
29 January 2013 at 09:36 by Sarah Collinson
A number of the world's most entrepreneurial celebrities have got involved in the e-commerce market ...
Personalisation to drive e-commerce innovation
28 January 2013 at 12:24 by Simon Crisp
At the moment, most people who visit an online shopping site will find that their user experience is ...
2013 m-commerce marketing spend to double
25 January 2013 at 08:56 by Graham Miller
It is possible to argue that retailers are playing catch-up when it comes to offering their services ...
HMV could avoid extinction
24 January 2013 at 09:53 by David Aiken
After more than a week of doom and gloom surrounding the future of HMV, it now seems that the ...
Tesco ads to promote quality of e-commerce service
23 January 2013 at 09:37 by Simon Crisp
Tesco is quite prolific with the advertising of its various products and services, but this spring ...
eBay predicts record year for m-commerce activity
22 January 2013 at 09:36 by Sarah Collinson
More people will be spending money with auction site eBay via their mobile devices than ever before ...
Analysts predict 87 billion online spend for 2013
21 January 2013 at 10:57 by Graham Miller
The latest estimates from IMRG Capgemini, suggest that it will be another bumper year for safe ...
O2 boss argues for high street surviva
18 January 2013 at 10:54 by Graham Miller
The last few days have seen two major casualties on the high street, with first HMV and then ...
Strong e-commerce sales aid Ocado and Co-Op
17 January 2013 at 11:12 by Sarah Collinson
Retailers experienced a relatively mixed Christmas period at the end of last year, with many high ...
HMV enters administration
16 January 2013 at 10:40 by Mike Price
HMV, which is one of the UK's best known high street retailers, has had to call on Deloitte to ...
Study finds affluence disinclined consumers towards e-commerce
15 January 2013 at 12:19 by Simon Crisp
A new report has looked at how consumers respond to shopping online and what makes people choose the ...
M-commerce aids Shop Direct sales surge
14 January 2013 at 11:58 by Graham Miller
The Shop Direct retail group saw overall sales up by five per cent in the month and a half prior to ...
Politician seeks clarity over supermarket pricing
11 January 2013 at 09:50 by Paul Tissington
John Denham, who is an MP and a former cabinet minister, is going to call for new regulations, which ...
Online Christmas shopping helps bolster logistics firm's performance
10 January 2013 at 09:53 by Simon Crisp
UK Mail Group has announced a significant increase in the number of deliveries that it handled ...
Morrisons recognises need for e-commerce outlet after slow Christmas sales
09 January 2013 at 12:51 by Simon Crisp
The 2.5 per cent dip in sales at supermarket chain, Morrisons, is being seen as clear evidence that ...
Top businesses failing to take m-commerce seriously
08 January 2013 at 11:20 by Graham Miller
A study has found that the vast majority of the biggest companies in the UK are actually making a ...
Click and collect services grow in popularity
07 January 2013 at 11:10 by Simon Crisp
Various analysts were predicting that the Christmas shopping period would be big for retailers in ...
Poll reveals m-commerce scepticism
04 January 2013 at 16:13 by Simon Crisp
While there has been much talk of the importance of safe shopping online carried out via portable ...
High street closures anticipated in wake of e-commerce boom
03 January 2013 at 16:16 by Sarah Collinson
A new report suggests that 2013 could be another fairly difficult year for bricks and mortar ...
Britain's smaller companies anticipate e-commerce boom
02 January 2013 at 16:19 by Mike Price
Although there is still much talk of the doom and gloom facing high street retailers as a result of ...