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  1. Study Shows Global Hotspots for Mobile Shopping

    22 March 2019 at 11:46 by Graham Miller

    A report from Picodi has identified the nations in which people carry out safe shopping online via ...

  2. E-Commerce Sales Stimulated by Fine Weather in February

    21 March 2019 at 08:43 by Simon Crisp

    Last month’s spate of unseasonably warm conditions enjoyed in many parts of the UK convinced ...

  3. Instagram Partners with Brands to Provide Integrated E-Commerce Capabilities

    20 March 2019 at 11:49 by Sarah Collinson

    Image-sharing app Instagram is aligning itself more closely with the retail sector by trialling a ...

  4. Phoney Products on the Rise Thanks to Popularity of E-Commerce

    19 March 2019 at 12:42 by David Aiken

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation has published statistics that show a worrying increase in ...

  5. Grocery Deliveries to Holiday-Makers Offered by Morrisons

    18 March 2019 at 10:34 by Sarah Collinson

    Supermarket giant Morrison’s is running a small-scale scheme which allows customers to order ...

  6. Consumers Crave Ability to Return Items Free of Charge

    15 March 2019 at 10:28 by David Aiken

    A survey from Klarna has revealed that with the rising rates of product returns in the world of safe ...

  7. British Fashion Outlets Lead World in E-Commerce Conversion Rates

    14 March 2019 at 13:05 by Paul Tissington

    A new report from Nosto has shown that UK-based clothing retailers are superior to any of their ...

  8. Delivery Services Could Be Impacted by No-Deal Brexit

    13 March 2019 at 15:45 by Graham Miller

    New concerns about the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU going ahead without a deal in place ...

  9. Artificial Intelligence Capabilities Come to Argos Shopping App

    12 March 2019 at 09:15 by Graham Miller

    AI-augmented image searching has been included in the latest update to the Argos app for smartphones ...

  10. Amazon’s Dominance in UK E-Commerce Market Demonstrated

    11 March 2019 at 14:06 by Graham Miller

    A study from Global Data has revealed that the majority of Brits buy something from Amazon on a ...

  11. E-Commerce Functionality Comes to Google Image Search

    08 March 2019 at 12:43 by Graham Miller

    Search engine giant Google is setting out to alter the way it offers users access to safe shopping ...

  12. Smartphone Spending Overtakes Other E-Commerce Platforms

    07 March 2019 at 12:02 by Graham Miller

    IMRG has revealed statistics that prove UK consumers are carrying out safe shopping online from ...

  13. Brits Display Lack of Interest in E-Commerce Outlets Making High Street Appearances

    06 March 2019 at 10:01 by Mike Price

    A study from HSO has shown that consumers in the UK would much rather see Amazon stick to offering ...

  14. Amazon Puts Dash Buttons out to Pasture

    05 March 2019 at 13:48 by David Aiken

    The short-lived Amazon Dash device range has been taken out of rotation by the US e-commerce giant ...

  15. Study Reveals Importance of Conspicuous Security on Websites

    04 March 2019 at 10:11 by Simon Crisp

    A survey from Real Business has found that most people look for the websites they use to be ...

  16. Post-Brexit Cyber Security Collaboration Promised

    01 March 2019 at 10:23 by Graham Miller

    The chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre has made a commitment to continue ...

  17. London Considered for Amazon’s Innovative Store Concept

    28 February 2019 at 14:51 by Graham Miller

    E-commerce firm Amazon is reported to be in the process of finding a location for its first physical ...

  18. Marks & Spencer Strikes Online Grocery Deal with Ocado

    27 February 2019 at 10:03 by Paul Tissington

    Ocado is tying itself closely to retail chain Marks & Spencer as part of a £750 million ...

  19. Notifications Sent by Retail Apps Shape Consumer Buying Habits

    26 February 2019 at 09:37 by Graham Miller

    The increasing number of British consumers who carry out safe shopping online using e-commerce apps ...

  20. Drop in Spam Levels Reported

    25 February 2019 at 09:57 by David Aiken

    Good news for consumers who want to avoid online scams came in the form of the latest study ...

  21. New Cybercriminal Threat Faces Online Shoppers

    22 February 2019 at 10:00 by Mike Price

    The strategies used by web-based fraudsters to trick innocent consumers out of their private ...

  22. Secure Online Payment Solution Deployed by Airline

    21 February 2019 at 09:58 by Graham Miller

    KLM has become one of the first companies to start making use of PSD2, otherwise known as the ...

  23. VR Technology Helps Brands Position Products to Lure Customers

    20 February 2019 at 12:30 by Graham Miller

    Cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s has become the latest firm to adopt virtual reality hardware and ...

  24. ONS Reports Increase in Retail Spending

    19 February 2019 at 09:58 by Simon Crisp

    Although some alternative studies have suggested that the UK’s retail market is facing an ...

  25. Study Quantifies Consumer Sensitivity to Poor Brand Experiences

    18 February 2019 at 13:39 by Graham Miller

    The results of a new survey conducted by Acquia indicate that shoppers are likely to stop giving ...

  26. Study Reveals Issues with Online Pricing Strategies

    15 February 2019 at 08:39 by David Aiken

    Research conducted by academics in Bologna has revealed that while safe shopping online can often be ...

  27. Facebook Snaps Up Advanced E-Commerce Solution Creator

    14 February 2019 at 10:28 by Simon Crisp

    Social media giant Facebook has taken a step further into the arena of offering safe shopping online ...

  28. Valentine’s Day Spending Set to Top 1 billion pounds

    13 February 2019 at 14:08 by Graham Miller

    February the 14th is set to be another extravaganza for the retail sector in the UK, with loved-up ...

  29. Amazon Rolls Out Branded Video Streams to Increase Online Purchases

    12 February 2019 at 10:49 by Graham Miller

    A small-scale trial of a new Amazon service which sees product demonstrations conducted by ...

  30. Image Search Function Launched by M&S

    11 February 2019 at 10:13 by Graham Miller

    Marks & Spencer has updated its e-commerce site to offer impressive new search capabilities ...

  31. Debts Caused by Online Shopping Rise in China

    08 February 2019 at 10:05 by David Aiken

    Chinese consumers are overspending on safe shopping online in order to maintain a level of prestige ...

  32. Ocado Promises Delivery of Online Orders in an Hour

    07 February 2019 at 09:52 by Graham Miller

    Web-based grocery delivery service Ocado has revealed that it will be testing out a new solution ...

  33. Valentines Day Online Shopping Habits Revealed

    06 February 2019 at 14:33 by Mike Price

    This year the amount of shopping carried out via safe shopping online in the lead-up to Valentine&...

  34. Poor Optimisation Hampers M-Commerce Conversion Rates

    05 February 2019 at 13:35 by Paul Tissington

    While most sales made via safe shopping online this year are projected to be conducted on portable ...

  35. Amazon Continues March to Search Dominance

    04 February 2019 at 12:46 by Mike Price

    When searching for products to buy via safe shopping online, users of Google will be more likely to ...

  36. Brits Shop Online to Battle Winter Blues

    01 February 2019 at 12:45 by Graham Miller

    The retail experience is often described as therapeutic by shopping fans, but now a study from ...

  37. Children Aim to Become Retail Sector Influencers

    31 January 2019 at 15:12 by David Aiken

    The lure of free gifts and the chance to make money from social media are proving to be very strong ...

  38. Consumer Fears over Brexit Lead List of Issues Facing Retail Sector

    30 January 2019 at 16:03 by Graham Miller

    A study from Retail Economics which was commissioned by NatWest has shown that the thing which ...

  39. Increase in Online Shopping from Men Prompted by Mobile Tech

    29 January 2019 at 13:51 by Sarah Collinson

    Male consumers are spending more time shopping online as well as increasing the number of items they ...

  40. Amazon Rolls Out Automated Delivery Machines

    28 January 2019 at 10:42 by Mike Price

    Autonomous self-contained vehicles which deliver packages to the doorsteps of customers who order ...

  41. Personal Shopper Service Rolled Out by Online Fashion Outlet

    25 January 2019 at 11:28 by Graham Miller

    A limited number of consumers that regularly shop online with clothing site Net-a-Porter and its ...

  42. Sales Growth Falters as Consumers Spend Conservatively

    24 January 2019 at 09:49 by Graham Miller

    Figures from IMRG have shown that December was a muted month for the retail industry in the UK, with ...

  43. Younger Shoppers Fuelling High Street Revival

    23 January 2019 at 11:25 by Sarah Collinson

    While bricks-and-mortar retail has suffered a number of setbacks in recent years, a new survey from ...

  44. Web Gains Traction in Pre-Christmas Shopping Race

    22 January 2019 at 08:54 by Graham Miller

    The Office for National Statistics has released its own figures covering the performance of the UK&...

  45. The Importance of Commuter Spending

    21 January 2019 at 10:19 by David Aiken

    The results of a new study from Kinetic have once again indicated that people who commute to work on ...

  46. Stock Issues Hamper High Street Sales

    18 January 2019 at 09:51 by Graham Miller

    A study from REPL Group has identified that one of the main reasons for the rise of safe shopping ...

  47. Smartphone Shopping Set to Define 2019

    17 January 2019 at 09:44 by Paul Tissington

    A new study from uSwitch has suggested that this year will be the first in which carrying out safe ...

  48. Smartwatches Falter as an Online Sales Platform

    16 January 2019 at 15:05 by Paul Tissington

    The likelihood that smartwatches will become a viable option for safe shopping online seems to be ...

  49. Nation’s Biggest Voice Search Brands Ranked

    15 January 2019 at 11:25 by Graham Miller

    Some of the most prominent retail brands in the UK have been assessed according to their dominance ...

  50. Study Reveals UK’s Cheapest Online Grocery Outlets

    14 January 2019 at 09:28 by David Aiken

    Consumer group Which? has released the findings of its latest look into the world of safe shopping ...

  51. Consumer Spending Crunch Hits as Shoppers Flock Online for Bargains

    11 January 2019 at 10:29 by Graham Miller

    Retailers across the UK suffered a serious setback last month, with statistics published by the ...

  52. In-Store Mobile App Use Rises

    10 January 2019 at 10:30 by Sarah Collinson

    A new study from Yes Marketing has found that more people are using apps on their smartphones while ...

  53. Alexa Device Sales Revealed by Amazon

    09 January 2019 at 09:55 by David Aiken

    E-commerce giant Amazon has kept its cards close to its chest about the number of devices which ...

  54. Discounts Encourage More Consumers to Buy Groceries Online

    08 January 2019 at 14:49 by Graham Miller

    Figures published by Nielsen this month show that while the popularity of ordering groceries via ...

  55. Consumers Take Advantage of Privacy Rights in Post-GDPR World

    07 January 2019 at 10:40 by David Aiken

    The rollout of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) last year saw businesses scrambling to ...

  56. Images Set to Define E-Commerce in 2019

    04 January 2019 at 10:12 by David Aiken

    Analysts expect that this year will see more shopping decisions informed by imagery, particularly as ...

  57. M-Commerce Remains King of Online Shopping

    03 January 2019 at 09:58 by Paul Tissington

    Across Britain and throughout Europe there are far more transactions made via safe shopping online ...

  58. Christmas Gift Returns Predicted to Spike This Week

    02 January 2019 at 10:47 by Graham Miller

    The festivities are over for another year, and the UK is getting back to its usual routine, but the ...

  59. Weakest passwords of 2018 revealed

    01 January 2019 at 20:46 by Graham Miller

    A study by SplashData published last week has revealed the extent to which millions of the world&...