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  1. Fashion App Success for High Street Brands Confirmed

    03 June 2020 at 17:01 by Sarah Collinson

    Sales of fashion items may have fluctuated wildly in the past couple of months due to the pandemic, ...

  2. Amazon Enjoys Double-Digit Sales Increase

    02 June 2020 at 09:30 by Graham Miller

    The first quarter of 2020 was an especially successful one for e-commerce giant Amazon, as it ...

  3. Online Fashion Revenues Help Struggling Market Segment Avoid Disaster

    01 June 2020 at 15:55 by Graham Miller

    Although fashion has been one of the hardest hit areas of the retail market because of the impact of ...

  4. Amazon Outlines Plans for UK Introduction of Ultra Fresh Grocery Shipping Solution

    29 May 2020 at 15:40 by David Aiken

    Customers of Amazon from across the country will soon be able to take advantage of a new service ...

  5. Further Data Suggests Online Shopping Popularity Is Set to Remain High

    28 May 2020 at 10:14 by Graham Miller

    While high street outlets in many parts of the UK will be opening their doors for the first time in ...

  6. Shopping Apps Attract Returning Customers in Greater Numbers

    27 May 2020 at 12:41 by Graham Miller

    A report from Adjust has revealed that mobile apps that allow users to carry out safe shopping ...

  7. Vast Majority of Consumers Avoid High Street in Favour of Online Opportunities

    26 May 2020 at 09:58 by Simon Crisp

    Around nine out of ten people in the UK have decided to avoid bricks and mortar retail outlets ...

  8. Decline in Retail Sales Not Offset by Surge in Online Shopping

    25 May 2020 at 11:58 by Graham Miller

    While more people have been taking advantage of safe shopping online than ever before in response to ...

  9. Online Grocery Sites Ranked for Performance and Visibility

    22 May 2020 at 15:44 by Mike Price

    A new study has found that although demand for the ability to order groceries via safe shopping ...

  10. Consumer Returns Pose Mounting Problem for Retailers

    21 May 2020 at 19:37 by David Aiken

    On average consumers from the UK send back products work around £5.2 billion every year, with ...

  11. Facebook Adds Fresh E-Commerce Features

    20 May 2020 at 16:32 by Graham Miller

    Facebook is already replete with ads and other features tailored towards facilitating safe shopping ...

  12. Home Delivery Service Trialled by Aldi

    19 May 2020 at 16:49 by Paul Tissington

    A small-scale scheme to offer customers the option to order groceries via safe shopping online and ...

  13. Fashion Bargains to Be Found as Retailers Offer Heavy Discounts on Clothing Ranges

    18 May 2020 at 12:07 by David Aiken

    Anyone looking to order clothing via safe shopping online and achieve a significant saving can do so ...

  14. Rapid Switch to Online Shopping Confirmed in Study

    15 May 2020 at 09:11 by Mike Price

    A survey conducted by Blue Wonder has found that consumers across Europe and North America are ...

  15. Same-Day Grocery Delivery Service from Amazon Arrives in More UK Cities

    14 May 2020 at 08:38 by Graham Miller

    Consumers in more parts of the UK will now be able to order groceries online from Amazon and get ...

  16. Strong Online Sales Help Morrisons Gain Ground

    13 May 2020 at 10:32 by Mike Price

    Although it may have been late to the game of selling groceries via safe shopping online, it seems ...

  17. Online Spending on Non-Essential Products Increases

    12 May 2020 at 10:53 by David Aiken

    As uncertainty and confusion surrounding the ongoing national lockdown persist, a new survey ...

  18. Consumers Abandon Bricks and Mortar Stores as Coronavirus Remains an Issue

    11 May 2020 at 11:40 by Graham Miller

    New research conducted by RetailX has shown that almost a third of Brits are no longer visiting any ...

  19. 08 May 2020 at 10:06 by Paul Tissington

    With its stores still closed for the time being, Currys PC World is taking advantage of cutting-edge ...

  20. Waitrose Plans to Increase Capacity for Online Order Fulfilment

    07 May 2020 at 09:48 by Sarah Collinson

    With more people choosing to order their groceries via safe shopping online at the moment, ...

  21. Consumers Aim to Avoid Waste and Improve Sustainability in Post-Pandemic World

    06 May 2020 at 13:19 by Graham Miller

    A survey conducted by Accenture suggests that shoppers from across the UK and around the world are ...

  22. 1.65 Trillion Pound Drop in Sales Predicted for 2020

    05 May 2020 at 08:43 by Simon Crisp

    Retailers around the world will collectively lose out on around £1.65 trillion in sales over ...

  23. eBay Outlines Impact of Coronavirus on Sales and Advertising

    04 May 2020 at 11:37 by Graham Miller

    Online auction site eBay is one of many e-commerce retailers that is having to face up to changes in ...

  24. Online Grocery Orders Set to Rise by a Third

    01 May 2020 at 11:29 by Simon Crisp

    Figures published by Mintel this week suggest that there could be as much as a 33 per cent uptick in ...

  25. Amazon Expected to Thrive in Wake of Pandemic

    30 April 2020 at 16:28 by Graham Miller

    A study from Brand Finance suggests that some of the biggest retailers that offer safe shopping ...

  26. Online Retailers Experience Influx of New Customers

    29 April 2020 at 09:17 by Graham Miller

    March was a game-changing month for retail in the UK, with the introduction of the national lockdown ...

  27. Consumers Eager for Improved E-Commerce Sustainability, Study Finds

    28 April 2020 at 13:19 by Mike Price

    A report from Somo has found that almost two-thirds of Millennials want to be able to improve the ...

  28. ONS Figures Reveal Rapid Rise in Online Shopping

    27 April 2020 at 13:57 by Paul Tissington

    The latest report from the Office for National Statistics has found that more people are carrying ...

  29. Free Ad Space Offered to Retailers by Search Giant Google

    24 April 2020 at 11:16 by Graham Miller

    Merchants looking to connect with customers through promoted listings on Google’s online ...

  30. Amazon Workers Get Pay Rise and Safety-Based Process Changes

    23 April 2020 at 10:29 by David Aiken

    Employees at Amazon’s warehouses in the UK are seeing their base rate of pay bumped up by a ...

  31. Free Delivery Offer Extended to Healthcare Staff

    22 April 2020 at 13:57 by Graham Miller

    NHS employees can now take advantage of a deal from AO.com which allows them to get products they ...

  32. Consumers Accept Higher Product Costs Due to Coronavirus Impact on Retail

    21 April 2020 at 12:38 by Graham Miller

    A report from Toluna suggests that almost half of shoppers in the UK have had no choice but to pay ...

  33. E-Commerce Sales Hit Peak-Period Equivalent Levels of Growth

    20 April 2020 at 12:17 by Sarah Collinson

    Figures from Capgemini suggest that sales made via safe shopping online are growing at rates ...

  34. Aldi Enters E-Commerce Market for First Time

    17 April 2020 at 12:44 by Mike Price

    Budget supermarket chain Aldi has started to sell grocery products via safe shopping online in the ...

  35. Double-Digit Boost to Online Sales Reported

    16 April 2020 at 10:10 by David Aiken

    New figures from IMRG prove that the popularity of safe shopping online is defying projections and ...

  36. Online Price Fluctuations Revealed

    15 April 2020 at 14:31 by Paul Tissington

    A variety of knock-on effects of the national lockdown, the closure of high street stores and the ...

  37. Online Shopping from Next Made Available Again

    15 April 2020 at 10:41 by Paul Tissington

    This week sees fashion outlet Next reintroduce the option for customers to place orders via safe ...

  38. Shopping for Holidays Still Popular Amongst Consumers in Spite of Lockdown

    14 April 2020 at 13:49 by Graham Miller

    A survey from Izea suggests that although people around the world are confined to their homes at the ...

  39. Increase in Online Shopping Caused by Pandemic Will Result in Permanent Change to Consumer Habits

    12 April 2020 at 11:47 by Graham Miller

    Figures published by Kantar this week suggest that as the proportion of people carrying out safe ...

  40. kea’s Latest Acquisition Promises to Improve Online Shopping Experience for Customers

    09 April 2020 at 09:45 by David Aiken

    Flat-pack furniture firm Ikea has snapped up an American company which specialises in artificial ...

  41. Consumers Press Pause on Major Purchases Due to Evolving Global Events

    08 April 2020 at 14:04 by Graham Miller

    A report from Mapp Digital has revealed that certain significant purchases which consumers would ...

  42. 12.6 Billion in Sales Set to Evaporate from UK Retail Sector This Year

    07 April 2020 at 09:03 by Graham Miller

    Analysts at GlobalData published statistics which suggest that the spread of COVID-19 and the ...

  43. Boots Enjoys Rapid E-Commerce Spending Increase

    06 April 2020 at 11:37 by Sarah Collinson

    Many retailers are announcing their performance figures at the moment, with these statistics ...

  44. E-Commerce App Conversion Rates Rise Rapidly

    03 April 2020 at 08:56 by David Aiken

    The proportion of retail app users who converted into paying customers was greater than at any point ...

  45. More Retailers Respond to Shifting Pandemic Situation

    02 April 2020 at 11:00 by Graham Miller

    With each passing day there is fresh advice and action surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, although ...

  46. Plague of Panic Buying Subsides

    01 April 2020 at 11:50 by Mike Price

    Statistics published by Starling suggest that while the initial glut of panic buying spurred by the ...

  47. Surge in Grocery Spending Reported

    31 March 2020 at 09:46 by Simon Crisp

    Brits are ploughing large amounts of cash into groceries both via safe shopping online and at bricks ...

  48. E-Commerce Shutdown Announced by Leading Retailers

    30 March 2020 at 11:55 by Graham Miller

    A growing number of companies that normally sell a variety of products via safe shopping online are ...

  49. Online Electronics Sales Rise Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

    27 March 2020 at 12:51 by Graham Miller

    The Dixons Carphone group has been one of the beneficiaries of the imposed lockdown brought about by ...

  50. Morrisons Adopts Lucky-Dip Approach to Fulfilling Online Orders

    25 March 2020 at 17:12 by Simon Crisp

    In the midst of the tighter restrictions on movement imposed by the UK government as a result of the ...

  51. E-Commerce App Downloads Double as UK Lockdown Takes Effect

    25 March 2020 at 11:38 by Graham Miller

    Consumers across the country downloaded twice as many apps in the past week than would normally be ...

  52. Retail Spending Down on Mother’s Day

    24 March 2020 at 09:35 by David Aiken

    Statistics published by GlobalData show that consumers in the UK spent less over the course of ...

  53. Coronavirus Causes Late Spike in February E-Commerce Activity

    23 March 2020 at 14:42 by Graham Miller

    While last month was not especially reassuring for retailers that offer safe shopping online, the ...

  54. Tax on Plastic Packaging Set to Improved UK Retail Sustainability

    20 March 2020 at 09:16 by Simon Crisp

    Next month the government will impose a new tax on plastic packaging, meaning that any firm which ...

  55. Autonomous Delivery Bots Given Wider Rollout in Milton Keynes

    19 March 2020 at 09:10 by Graham Miller

    Consumers looking to place orders via safe shopping online in Milton Keynes will be able to get ...

  56. Study Shows Consumer Trends and Expectations in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

    18 March 2020 at 11:36 by Graham Miller

    The latest survey from RetailX has delved into how consumers are feeling with regards to retail in ...

  57. Consumers Call for Tougher Rules over User Reviews

    17 March 2020 at 09:08 by Graham Miller

    Almost three-quarters of consumers who regularly carry out safe shopping online believe that e-...

  58. Shopping Apps Set to Increase in Popularity

    16 March 2020 at 13:36 by Graham Miller

    2020 will be the year in which apps that allow users to carry out safe shopping online grow their ...

  59. Chatbot-Based Online Spending Projected to Soar

    13 March 2020 at 08:57 by Graham Miller

    The amount of cash that consumers spend via safe shopping online with the help of chatbot solutions ...

  60. Smartphone Sales Tumble as Coronavirus Spreads

    12 March 2020 at 08:57 by Graham Miller

    Sales of smartphones in China fell by more than 50 per cent last month as the nation took action to ...

  61. Bad Weather Adds to Impact of Corona Virus on Retail Sales

    11 March 2020 at 09:24 by Mike Price

    February was a tough month for retail in the UK, but it was not just the spread of the coronavirus ...

  62. Grocery Delivery Schedules Fill Up Amidst COVID-19 Fears

    10 March 2020 at 11:36 by Graham Miller

    Supermarkets are experiencing a deluge of orders for deliveries via safe shopping online as ...

  63. Misleading Reviews Lead to Consumer Frustration

    09 March 2020 at 13:26 by Graham Miller

    A study published by Trustpilot suggests that a typical British shopper will splash out around &...

  64. Ecological Cost of Consumer Fashion Choices Revealed by New Carbon Footprint Calculator

    06 March 2020 at 11:29 by Mike Price

    A new calculation tool supported by various environmental campaigners, including celebrities such as ...

  65. E-Commerce Sales Surge as Coronavirus Concerns Mount

    05 March 2020 at 14:00 by David Aiken

    With 50 cases of coronavirus now confirmed in the UK and more likely to emerge in the coming days, ...

  66. http://gosforthphysio.edwardrobertson.net/the-clinic/prices/

    05 March 2020 at 10:18 by Simon Crisp

    Companies including Amazon have announced that some customers will need to put up with slower ...

  67. Older Shoppers Prefer Desktop-Based Buying

    03 March 2020 at 11:15 by Graham Miller

    Consumers who are over the age of 65 are more attuned with the traditional practice of making ...

  68. Thursday Is Busiest Period for Online Shopping

    02 March 2020 at 16:29 by Graham Miller

    On a typical week a greater proportion of consumers will carry out safe shopping online on Thursday ...

  69. Eco-Aware Consumers Want Brands to Get Serious About Climate Change

    28 February 2020 at 09:17 by Mike Price

    A report from GlobalWebIndex has revealed that British shoppers are increasingly engaged with the ...

  70. New Grocery Store Concept Trialled by E-Commerce Giant Amazon

    27 February 2020 at 13:36 by Graham Miller

    Amazon is expanding its reach in the bricks and mortar retail market by introducing a grocery store ...

  71. 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 ...

  72. 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 ...

  73. 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 ...

  74. 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 ...

  75. 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 ...

  76. 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 ...

  77. 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 ...

  78. 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 ...

  79. 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’...

  80. 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 ...

  81. 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 ...

  82. 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 ...

  83. 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 ...

  84. 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 ...

  85. 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 ...

  86. 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 ...

  87. 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 ...

  88. 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 ...

  89. 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 ...

  90. 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 ...

  91. 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 ...

  92. 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 ...

  93. 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 ...

  94. 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 ...

  95. 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 ...

  96. 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 ...

  97. 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 ...

  98. 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 ...

  99. 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 ...

  100. 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 ...

  101. 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 ...

  102. 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, ...

  103. 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 ...

  104. 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 ...

  105. 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 ...

  106. 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 ...

  107. 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 ...

  108. 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 ...

  109. 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 ...

  110. 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 ...

  111. 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 ...

  112. 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 ...