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  1. Consumers Call for Greater Privacy When Shopping Online

    26 February 2020 at 11:18 by Paul Tissington

    Most people would rather have their private data protected when carrying out safe shopping online ...

  2. Post-Brexit Discounting Trend on Fashion Products Revealed

    25 February 2020 at 09:24 by David Aiken

    In the month since the Brexit deadline arrived and the UK officially began its transition out of the ...

  3. Small Slide in Online Sales Reported Last Month

    24 February 2020 at 09:24 by Simon Crisp

    January was a less than ideal trading period for retailers that offer safe shopping online, with ...

  4. Amazon Dominates Consumer Electronics Search Results

    21 February 2020 at 11:17 by Graham Miller

    Research carried out by Searchmetrics has found that Amazon is at the top of the pile in terms of ...

  5. Online Shopping Growth Attributed to Generation X Consumers

    20 February 2020 at 14:03 by Graham Miller

    Consumers at the older end of the Generation X spectrum, falling between 45 and 54 years old, are ...

  6. Customer Reviews Lead List of Factors Which Influence Online Spending Decisions

    19 February 2020 at 12:48 by Mike Price

    A report from Nosto has revealed that brands which sell their products direct to consumers can ...

  7. Shoppers Show Scepticism over Brand Claims of Sustainability

    18 February 2020 at 16:25 by Simon Crisp

    A new study from Instinctif Partners has revealed that just over half of consumers from the UK are ...

  8. Record Amount of Cash Raised for Non-Profit Causes via eBay

    17 February 2020 at 15:43 by Sarah Collinson

    Online auction site eBay managed to pull in over $112 million (£86 million) for good causes ...

  9. 60 Million Brits Now Shop Online, Study Finds

    14 February 2020 at 08:45 by Paul Tissington

    A new report published by Hootsuite and WeAreSocial has looked at the state of play in the UK’...

  10. Mobile Shopping Set to Accelerate on February 14th

    13 February 2020 at 09:43 by Simon Crisp

    Millions of consumers from across the UK will be flocking to their smartphones to carry out safe ...

  11. Click and Collect Helps Retail Parks Avoid Visitor Slowdown

    12 February 2020 at 09:13 by Paul Tissington

    While the number of people visiting bricks and mortar retail stores in the UK was down by 0.5 per ...

  12. Celebrities Take Steps to Increase Online Protection

    11 February 2020 at 09:10 by Graham Miller

    While average consumers have a few options available to them if they want to stop malicious third ...

  13. Consumers Confounded by Choice in Online Space

    10 February 2020 at 13:37 by David Aiken

    A new report from Zoovu has shown that people carrying out safe shopping online can be overwhelmed ...

  14. Brits Embrace AI Assistants for Shopping Support

    07 February 2020 at 09:39 by Simon Crisp

    Although the early days of automated customer service bots being used to answer questions posed by ...

  15. Growing Popularity of E-Commerce Hacking Technique Raises Security Concerns

    06 February 2020 at 09:12 by Simon Crisp

    Consumers are being warned to be on the lookout for a malicious practice called e-skimming which is ...

  16. AR App Testing Implemented by John Lewis

    05 February 2020 at 15:31 by Mike Price

    Customers of department store chain John Lewis could soon make use of an app that harnesses ...

  17. Lower Prices Reported as Retailers Offer Discounts to Stimulate Sales

    04 February 2020 at 16:10 by Simon Crisp

    UK consumers can expect more opportunities to bag a bargain via safe shopping online or on the high ...

  18. Amazon Prime Subscriber Numbers Top 150 Million

    03 February 2020 at 15:51 by Graham Miller

    Online shopping giant Amazon has revealed that over 150 million people across the UK and around the ...

  19. Experts Expect Ongoing Slump in Retail Spending

    31 January 2020 at 14:07 by Graham Miller

    January has been another muted month for activity in the UK’s retail market, with analysts at ...

  20. Podcast Advertising Exerts Influence over Consumer Shopping Choices

    30 January 2020 at 14:06 by Graham Miller

    Podcasts have risen to prominence as an entertainment medium over the course of the last decade and ...

  21. Importance of Sustainability to Consumers Examined

    29 January 2020 at 15:52 by Graham Miller

    A report from Conversity has shown that half of the under-34s have a preference for making purchases ...

  22. Subterranean Delivery Service Announces Trial Project

    28 January 2020 at 22:07 by Paul Tissington

    More than £1 million has been raised by a British firm that intends to test out its idea of ...

  23. Study Shows That Brits Love Shopping in Bed

    27 January 2020 at 10:03 by David Aiken

    The rise of safe shopping online has given consumers in the UK the opportunity to make purchases not ...

  24. Online Spending Over Christmas Period Nears £100 billion

    24 January 2020 at 11:32 by Graham Miller

    A new report from eMarketer suggests that Brits spent close to £100 billion via safe shopping ...

  25. Strong Online Sales Growth Reported in December by IMRG

    23 January 2020 at 14:03 by Paul Tissington

    New statistics from IMRG suggest that the market for safe shopping online in the UK was able to ...

  26. Cryptocurrency Unlikely to Become the Norm for Online Shopping

    22 January 2020 at 14:18 by Mike Price

    While the emergence of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the past decade has opened up a ...

  27. Amazon Customers Alerted to Dangerous New Scam

    21 January 2020 at 13:05 by Simon Crisp

    Amazon users across the UK are being told to remain vigilant in the face of a new scam phone call ...

  28. Eco-Consciousness Valued by Majority of Consumers

    20 January 2020 at 09:17 by Graham Miller

    Retailers and brands are coming under increasing pressure to do their bit to protect the environment ...

  29. Augmented Reality Integration Improves ASOS Sizing Capabilities

    17 January 2020 at 13:11 by Graham Miller

    Fashion site ASOS has introduced a new feature called ‘See My Fit’ which makes use of ...

  30. Improved E-Commerce Protection for Customers Offered by Co-op

    16 January 2020 at 14:32 by David Aiken

    Being able to carry out safe shopping online often comes down to having access to secure payment ...

  31. Online Sales Growth Helped by Mobile Users, Report Confirms

    16 January 2020 at 09:22 by Paul Tissington

    The popularity of carrying out safe shopping online from smartphones is helping to increase the ...

  32. Further Efforts to Tackle Fake Products Announced by Amazon

    14 January 2020 at 16:21 by Simon Crisp

    In addition to reducing the prevalence of misleading or outright phoney product reviews on its site, ...

  33. ICO Slaps Fine on Currys PC World for Data Breach

    13 January 2020 at 15:23 by David Aiken

    A breach in which the personal details of millions of customers were compromised has landed Currys ...

  34. Stricter Regulations Aim to Combat E-Commerce Fraud

    10 January 2020 at 15:16 by Graham Miller

    The plague of phoney reviews placed on shopping sites by underhanded brands looking to boost the ...

  35. E-Commerce Sites Buck Downward Trend as Retail Market Shrinks in 2019

    09 January 2020 at 14:57 by Graham Miller

    The British Retail Consortium has published its year-end report, confirming that total sales slipped ...

  36. Two-Hour Home Delivery Service Axed by Lidl

    08 January 2020 at 13:05 by Sarah Collinson

    After trialling a scheme in Belgium which gave customers the opportunity to order products via safe ...

  37. Sales Tactics of Online Outlets Revealed

    07 January 2020 at 13:52 by Sarah Collinson

    Research conducted in the US has highlighted the different strategies that e-commerce sites use to ...

  38. Tricky Returns Policies Put Off Consumers from Placing Online Orders

    07 January 2020 at 10:20 by Graham Miller

    Just over half of respondents to a recent study conducted by Splitit said that they have chosen not ...

  39. E-Commerce Disruption Due to Bot-Based Overload, Report Finds

    06 January 2020 at 13:44 by Mike Price

    Research from IT Pro Portal and Radware has suggested that while the popularity of safe shopping ...

  40. Criticism Faced by Amazon After Employees Speak Out over Environmental Concerns

    05 January 2020 at 15:11 by David Aiken

    E-commerce giant Amazon is no stranger to controversy, although usually it faces scrutiny over ...

  41. Government Security Problem Raises Concerns

    03 January 2020 at 11:25 by Graham Miller

    The New Years Honours list is usually a widely celebrated and debated topic, but in the final days ...

  42. Amazon faces competition from Indian tycoon

    02 January 2020 at 12:04 by Sarah Collinson

    BBC News reports that efforts to introduce a new site offering safe shopping online to consumers in ...