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  1. Significant Growth Secured by Amazon

    Monday, August 31, 2020 at 12:09 by Graham Miller

    In a world where retail disruption due to the pandemic was significant, it seems that one of the few ...

  2. New Approach to Click and Collect Trialled by Marks & Spencer

    Friday, August 28, 2020 at 09:11 by Graham Miller

    M&S has begun a small-scale test run of a fresh take on the established click and collect ...

  3. Early Opening for Festive E-Commerce Site from John Lewis

    Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 12:01 by Paul Tissington

    Although Christmas is still months away, retailers are already gearing up to make up lost ground ...

  4. Amazon Introduces Augmented Reality Feature to Boost Furniture Sales

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 11:57 by Graham Miller

    Although other retailers have already implemented augmented reality (AR) to help customers get a ...

  5. Spike in Online Sales Prompts Tesco to Create Thousands of Jobs

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 10:42 by Paul Tissington

    The sea change in shopping habits brought about by the pandemic has had various knock-on effects, ...

  6. Online Sales Growth Boom Period Ends as Normality Returns

    Monday, August 24, 2020 at 10:24 by David Aiken

    A new report from the Office for National Statistics has shown that July was a more modest month for ...

  7. Black Friday Will Be a Big Win for Online Retailers

    Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:38 by Sarah Collinson

    A new report from Emarsys suggests that this year when the Black Friday weekend rolls around it will ...

  8. Mobile Shopping Trends Catalysed by Pandemic

    Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 15:37 by Graham Miller

    Figures published by App Annie show that smartphones are being used to carry out safe shopping ...

  9. Marketplaces Outpace Dedicated Online Retailers in Popularity Stakes

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:14 by Graham Miller

    Brits are more likely to order products via safe shopping online from marketplaces that play host to ...

  10. Doubling of Online Grocery Sales Helps Some Brands More Than Others

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 09:03 by David Aiken

    Statistics published by Nielsen this week show that the UK’s online grocery market expanded by ...

  11. Free Delivery Promised by Tesco

    Monday, August 17, 2020 at 16:04 by Sarah Collinson

    In a bid to cope with the growing threat posed to its place in the online grocery market by Amazon, ...

  12. Lidl Launches Smartphone App to Boost Digital Engagement

    Friday, August 14, 2020 at 08:38 by David Aiken

    Budget supermarket chain Lidl has taken another step towards tackling its established competitors in ...

  13. Sales Improve for Online Fashion Retailer

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 16:21 by Paul Tissington

    Although clothing sales took a serious hit over the course of the coronavirus lockdown, e-commerce ...

  14. Retail Hit Hard as UK’s GDP Plummets

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 17:10 by Graham Miller

    The Office for National Statistics has this week published figures which show that the 20.4 per cent ...

  15. Consumer Shopping Habits Analysed Further Following Pandemic

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 14:36 by Sarah Collinson

    A survey conducted by McKinsey as part of its Periscope offshoot has looked at the way that retail ...

  16. Consumer Confidence Levels and Spending Habits Shift

    Monday, August 10, 2020 at 16:43 by Graham Miller

    A survey conducted by Opinium on behalf of the BRC has revealed that there is growing interest ...

  17. Government Aims to Increase Digital Protection Levels on Smart Devices

    Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:14 by Paul Tissington

    Smartphones are used for a huge variety of activities today, from safe shopping online to gaming, ...

  18. Subscription-Based Shopping Increases Post-Pandemic

    Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 11:04 by David Aiken

    One of the additional side-effects of the COVID-19 crisis is that more Brits are signing up to ...

  19. Rise of Online-Only Shopping Trend Revealed

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 13:56 by Paul Tissington

    A new survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by e.fundamentals has found that over a quarter of ...

  20. Phishing Sites on the Rise as Scammers Exploit Online Shoppers

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 12:05 by Graham Miller

    Fraudulent sites claiming to offer low prices on popular products are increasingly common, with new ...

  21. Argos Ends Catalogue Printing as M-Commerce Takes Over

    Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:48 by David Aiken

    The iconic paper catalogue printed for decades by high street chain Argos is being put out to ...

  22. Amazon Enjoys Grocery Sales Boom

    Friday, July 31, 2020 at 18:04 by David Aiken

    The number of people turning to Amazon to buy groceries via safe shopping online in the past three ...

  23. John Lewis Announces Personal Shopping Service Via Online Video Chat

    Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 12:53 by Graham Miller

    Virtual meeting platform Zoom has become hugely popular around the world in the past few months, ...

  24. Rise in Subscription-Based Retail Services Reported

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 11:51 by Graham Miller

    The proportion of people who are subscribing to services that allow them to receive products ordered ...

  25. Tax on E-Commerce Sales Could Increase Costs for Consumers

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 23:33 by Paul Tissington

    The government could implement a two per cent tax on retail sales made via safe shopping online as ...

  26. Non-Essential Spending Habits Assessed

    Monday, July 27, 2020 at 16:47 by Graham Miller

    Payment card operator Barclaycard has published new data looking at the kinds of products which ...

  27. Statistics Reaffirm Shifting Shopping Habits in the UK

    Friday, July 24, 2020 at 14:36 by Paul Tissington

    The Office for National Statistics has just published its latest report into the state of the UK&...

  28. DIY Retail Group Reports Dramatic Boost to Online Sales

    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 17:07 by Graham Miller

    Kingfisher, the organisation which is responsible for a number of well-known retail brands in the UK,...

  29. Consumers Reveal Altered Festive Spending Plans

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 13:07 by David Aiken

    The impact of the ongoing pandemic will continue to be felt by the retail market for the rest of the ...

  30. Online Shopping Service Planned by Poundland

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 14:24 by Simon Crisp

    Budget bricks and mortar chain Poundland is set to start selling products to customers via safe ...

  31. Click and collect Expansion Promised by John Lewis

    Monday, July 20, 2020 at 14:24 by Graham Miller

    Department store stalwart John Lewis is aiming to appeal to more customers who want to place orders ...

  32. Indelible Alteration to Consumer Habits Will Benefit Online Outlets, Ocado CEO Claims

    Friday, July 17, 2020 at 12:09 by Graham Miller

    Ocado’s chief executive, Tim Steiner, has become the latest industry insider to argue that ...

  33. Social Media Influences More Online Shopping Decisions in Lockdown

    Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 13:26 by Graham Miller

    A new report from Salesforce has found that people carrying out safe shopping online from mobile ...

  34. Online Shopping Secures Sales Dominance in June

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:47 by Sarah Collinson

    Statistics published by the British Retail Consortium show that the majority of sales made in the UK ...

  35. Amazon Accounts for over a Third of Online Purchases over Lockdown

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 16:26 by Graham Miller

    Although it is already known for being a dominant force in the world of safe shopping online, the ...

  36. Under-25s Embrace Online Shopping During Lockdown

    Monday, July 13, 2020 at 15:32 by Simon Crisp

    A new study from InPost revealed that British adults aged between 18 and 25 were more eager to carry ...

  37. Discount War Causes Complications for Smaller Retailers

    Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:05 by Paul Tissington

    While safe shopping online has risen dramatically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it seems ...

  38. Statistics Show Online Shopping Is Still at Record Levels

    Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 16:04 by Graham Miller

    New figures from IMRG indicate that although high street shops across the UK opened again last month,...

  39. Mobile App Spending Is on the Rise

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 15:17 by Paul Tissington

    Consumers around the world are investing more of their cash in mobile apps, whether to carry out ...

  40. Criticism of Online Fashion Brand Boohoo Earns Promises of Improvements

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 15:25 by Sarah Collinson

    As one of the biggest sites to offer clothing and accessories via safe shopping online in the UK, ...

  41. Majority of Consumers Still Prefer Online Shopping in Spite of High Street Retail Revival

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 15:39 by Sarah Collinson

    Brits may be able to visit bricks and mortar stores now that lockdown measures have been relaxed in ...

  42. Online Sales Surge Continues

    Friday, July 3, 2020 at 14:55 by Simon Crisp

    Figures published by Sainsbury’s this week show that it enjoyed double-digit sales increases ...

  43. Amazon Tops List of World’s Most Valuable Brands

    Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 by Graham Miller

    A new study from Kantar has shown that the impact of safe shopping online in the pandemic era has ...

  44. Significant Discounts Used to Encourage Online Spending as Bricks and Mortar Retail Revives

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 14:02 by Paul Tissington

    Retailers are dropping prices to encourage consumers to keep spending cash via safe shopping online ...

  45. Half-Hour Home Deliveries Available from Lloyds Pharmacy Thanks to Deliveroo Partnership

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 16:47 by Graham Miller

    People hoping to buy medicines and other pharmaceutical products via safe shopping online without ...

  46. Online Sales Shrink as Stores Reopen

    Monday, June 29, 2020 at 17:21 by David Aiken

    The number of sales carried out via safe shopping online across Europe in the third week of June ...

  47. Improvements to App Ecosystem Could Boost Mobile Shopping

    Friday, June 26, 2020 at 09:29 by Paul Tissington

    Smartphone giant Apple announced details of new improvements to its iOS platform this week, ...

  48. Mobiles Dominate Web Browsing

    Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 14:35 by Graham Miller

    Over 80 per cent of the time that Brits spend surfing the web is monopolised by portable devices, ...

  49. Appeal of Online Car Buying Increases

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 09:44 by Simon Crisp

    80 per cent of Brits would now be happy to buy a car via safe shopping online without ever visiting ...

  50. Retailers Slash Prices to Prompt Consumer Spending

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 09:29 by Sarah Collinson

    New figures from the British Retail Consortium and Nielsen show that average prices across the ...

  51. Delivery Firms Splash Out to Cope with Ongoing E-Commerce Increase

    Monday, June 22, 2020 at 14:06 by Graham Miller

    With more people carrying out safe shopping online than ever before, it is not only retailers that ...

  52. Survey Finds Online Shopping Has Passed Peak Use as Lockdown Eases

    Friday, June 19, 2020 at 09:06 by David Aiken

    While safe shopping online is still more popular than usual amongst consumers in the UK due to ...

  53. Ocado Reveals Major Investment Plans as Online Shopping Booms

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 11:35 by Simon Crisp

    Grocery delivery firm Ocado is aiming to pull in just over £1 billion in cash through new ...

  54. Rapid Rise in Online Orders Reported by Waitrose

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 12:51 by Graham Miller

    Supermarket firm Waitrose has been one of a number of retailers to experience a significant increase ...

  55. E-Commerce Site Ditches Packaging to Reduce Waste

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 11:59 by Paul Tissington

    The use of cardboard boxes and packing materials has been criticised in recent years because many ...

  56. ONS Figures Show Further Impact of Pandemic on Retail

    Monday, June 15, 2020 at 17:07 by Graham Miller

    The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that 30 per cent of all ...

  57. E-Commerce Fraud Increases as Online Shopping Spikes

    Friday, June 12, 2020 at 10:00 by David Aiken

    The triple-digit increase in the number of people placing orders via safe shopping online seen last ...

  58. Consumers Emphasise Sustainability in Spending Habits, Report Finds

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 09:59 by Mike Price

    A survey from Akeneo has revealed that people from around the world are more interested in the ...

  59. E-Commerce Is Saving Grace for UK Retail Industry

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 09:42 by Mike Price

    The most recent report from the British Retail Consortium shows that safe shopping online is ...

  60. Triple-Digit Growth for Online Shopping Reported

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 16:10 by Simon Crisp

    May was another stellar month for safe shopping online, with sales spiking by just under 130 per ...

  61. Card Payments Dominate as Online Shopping Soars

    Monday, June 8, 2020 at 16:09 by Graham Miller

    Last year saw 51 per cent of all purchases in the UK conducted using a payment card of some sort, ...

  62. Coronavirus Spending Habits Highlighted in Report from eBay

    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 09:12 by Simon Crisp

    Online auction site eBay has published a study that drills down into the spending habits and trends ...

  63. Retailers Pivot Towards E-Commerce to Survive Pandemic Spending Slump

    Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 13:36 by Mike Price

    60 per cent of retailers in Britain are making major changes to the way they operate in response to ...

  64. Fashion App Success for High Street Brands Confirmed

    Wednesday, June 3, 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, ...

  65. Amazon Enjoys Double-Digit Sales Increase

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 09:30 by Graham Miller

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

  66. Online Fashion Revenues Help Struggling Market Segment Avoid Disaster

    Monday, June 1, 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 ...

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

    Friday, May 29, 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 ...

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

    Thursday, May 28, 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 ...

  69. Shopping Apps Attract Returning Customers in Greater Numbers

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12:41 by Graham Miller

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

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

    Tuesday, May 26, 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 ...

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

    Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:58 by Graham Miller

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

  72. Online Grocery Sites Ranked for Performance and Visibility

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 15:44 by Mike Price

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

  73. Consumer Returns Pose Mounting Problem for Retailers

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 19:37 by David Aiken

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

  74. Facebook Adds Fresh E-Commerce Features

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 16:32 by Graham Miller

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

  75. Home Delivery Service Trialled by Aldi

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 16:49 by Paul Tissington

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

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

    Monday, May 18, 2020 at 12:07 by David Aiken

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

  77. Rapid Switch to Online Shopping Confirmed in Study

    Friday, May 15, 2020 at 09:11 by Mike Price

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

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

    Thursday, May 14, 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 ...

  79. Strong Online Sales Help Morrisons Gain Ground

    Wednesday, May 13, 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 ...

  80. Online Spending on Non-Essential Products Increases

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10:53 by David Aiken

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

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

    Monday, May 11, 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 ...

  82. Friday, May 8, 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 ...

  83. Waitrose Plans to Increase Capacity for Online Order Fulfilment

    Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 09:48 by Sarah Collinson

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

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

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 13:19 by Graham Miller

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

  85. 1.65 Trillion Pound Drop in Sales Predicted for 2020

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 08:43 by Simon Crisp

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

  86. eBay Outlines Impact of Coronavirus on Sales and Advertising

    Monday, May 4, 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 ...

  87. Online Grocery Orders Set to Rise by a Third

    Friday, May 1, 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 ...

  88. Amazon Expected to Thrive in Wake of Pandemic

    Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 16:28 by Graham Miller

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

  89. Online Retailers Experience Influx of New Customers

    Wednesday, April 29, 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 ...

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

    Tuesday, April 28, 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 ...

  91. ONS Figures Reveal Rapid Rise in Online Shopping

    Monday, April 27, 2020 at 13:57 by Paul Tissington

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

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

    Friday, April 24, 2020 at 11:16 by Graham Miller

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

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

    Thursday, April 23, 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 ...

  94. Free Delivery Offer Extended to Healthcare Staff

    Wednesday, April 22, 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 ...

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

    Tuesday, April 21, 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 ...

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

    Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:17 by Sarah Collinson

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

  97. Aldi Enters E-Commerce Market for First Time

    Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12:44 by Mike Price

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

  98. Double-Digit Boost to Online Sales Reported

    Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:10 by David Aiken

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

  99. Online Price Fluctuations Revealed

    Wednesday, April 15, 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 ...

  100. Online Shopping from Next Made Available Again

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:41 by Paul Tissington

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

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

    Tuesday, April 14, 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 ...

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

    Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 11:47 by Graham Miller

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

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

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 09:45 by David Aiken

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

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

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 14:04 by Graham Miller

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

  105. 12.6 Billion in Sales Set to Evaporate from UK Retail Sector This Year

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 09:03 by Graham Miller

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

  106. Boots Enjoys Rapid E-Commerce Spending Increase

    Monday, April 6, 2020 at 11:37 by Sarah Collinson

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

  107. E-Commerce App Conversion Rates Rise Rapidly

    Friday, April 3, 2020 at 08:56 by David Aiken

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

  108. More Retailers Respond to Shifting Pandemic Situation

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11:00 by Graham Miller

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

  109. Plague of Panic Buying Subsides

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11:50 by Mike Price

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

  110. Surge in Grocery Spending Reported

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 09:46 by Simon Crisp

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

  111. E-Commerce Shutdown Announced by Leading Retailers

    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 11:55 by Graham Miller

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

  112. Online Electronics Sales Rise Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

    Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:51 by Graham Miller

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

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

    Wednesday, March 25, 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 ...

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

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:38 by Graham Miller

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

  115. Retail Spending Down on Mother’s Day

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 09:35 by David Aiken

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

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

    Monday, March 23, 2020 at 14:42 by Graham Miller

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

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

    Friday, March 20, 2020 at 09:16 by Simon Crisp

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

  118. Autonomous Delivery Bots Given Wider Rollout in Milton Keynes

    Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 09:10 by Graham Miller

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

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

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:36 by Graham Miller

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

  120. Consumers Call for Tougher Rules over User Reviews

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 09:08 by Graham Miller

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

  121. Shopping Apps Set to Increase in Popularity

    Monday, March 16, 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 ...

  122. Chatbot-Based Online Spending Projected to Soar

    Friday, March 13, 2020 at 08:57 by Graham Miller

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

  123. Smartphone Sales Tumble as Coronavirus Spreads

    Thursday, March 12, 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 ...

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

    Wednesday, March 11, 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 ...

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

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 11:36 by Graham Miller

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

  126. Misleading Reviews Lead to Consumer Frustration

    Monday, March 9, 2020 at 13:26 by Graham Miller

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

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

    Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:29 by Mike Price

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

  128. E-Commerce Sales Surge as Coronavirus Concerns Mount

    Thursday, March 5, 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, ...

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

    Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:18 by Simon Crisp

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

  130. Older Shoppers Prefer Desktop-Based Buying

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:15 by Graham Miller

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

  131. Thursday Is Busiest Period for Online Shopping

    Monday, March 2, 2020 at 16:29 by Graham Miller

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

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

    Friday, February 28, 2020 at 09:17 by Mike Price

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

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

    Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 13:36 by Graham Miller

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

  134. Consumers Call for Greater Privacy When Shopping Online

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:18 by Paul Tissington

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

  135. Post-Brexit Discounting Trend on Fashion Products Revealed

    Tuesday, February 25, 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 ...

  136. Small Slide in Online Sales Reported Last Month

    Monday, February 24, 2020 at 09:24 by Simon Crisp

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

  137. Amazon Dominates Consumer Electronics Search Results

    Friday, February 21, 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 ...

  138. Online Shopping Growth Attributed to Generation X Consumers

    Thursday, February 20, 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 ...

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

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:48 by Mike Price

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

  140. Shoppers Show Scepticism over Brand Claims of Sustainability

    Tuesday, February 18, 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 ...

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

    Monday, February 17, 2020 at 15:43 by Sarah Collinson

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

  142. 60 Million Brits Now Shop Online, Study Finds

    Friday, February 14, 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’...

  143. Mobile Shopping Set to Accelerate on February 14th

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 09:43 by Simon Crisp

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

  144. Click and Collect Helps Retail Parks Avoid Visitor Slowdown

    Wednesday, February 12, 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 ...

  145. Celebrities Take Steps to Increase Online Protection

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 09:10 by Graham Miller

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

  146. Consumers Confounded by Choice in Online Space

    Monday, February 10, 2020 at 13:37 by David Aiken

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

  147. Brits Embrace AI Assistants for Shopping Support

    Friday, February 7, 2020 at 09:39 by Simon Crisp

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

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

    Thursday, February 6, 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 ...

  149. AR App Testing Implemented by John Lewis

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 15:31 by Mike Price

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

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

    Tuesday, February 4, 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 ...

  151. Amazon Prime Subscriber Numbers Top 150 Million

    Monday, February 3, 2020 at 15:51 by Graham Miller

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

  152. Experts Expect Ongoing Slump in Retail Spending

    Friday, January 31, 2020 at 14:07 by Graham Miller

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

  153. Podcast Advertising Exerts Influence over Consumer Shopping Choices

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 14:06 by Graham Miller

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

  154. Importance of Sustainability to Consumers Examined

    Wednesday, January 29, 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 ...

  155. Subterranean Delivery Service Announces Trial Project

    Tuesday, January 28, 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 ...

  156. Study Shows That Brits Love Shopping in Bed

    Monday, January 27, 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 ...

  157. Online Spending Over Christmas Period Nears £100 billion

    Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:32 by Graham Miller

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

  158. Strong Online Sales Growth Reported in December by IMRG

    Thursday, January 23, 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 ...

  159. Cryptocurrency Unlikely to Become the Norm for Online Shopping

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 14:18 by Mike Price

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

  160. Amazon Customers Alerted to Dangerous New Scam

    Tuesday, January 21, 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 ...

  161. Eco-Consciousness Valued by Majority of Consumers

    Monday, January 20, 2020 at 09:17 by Graham Miller

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

  162. Augmented Reality Integration Improves ASOS Sizing Capabilities

    Friday, January 17, 2020 at 13:11 by Graham Miller

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

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

    Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 14:32 by David Aiken

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

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

    Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 09:22 by Paul Tissington

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

  165. Further Efforts to Tackle Fake Products Announced by Amazon

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 16:21 by Simon Crisp

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

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

    Monday, January 13, 2020 at 15:23 by David Aiken

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

  167. Stricter Regulations Aim to Combat E-Commerce Fraud

    Friday, January 10, 2020 at 15:16 by Graham Miller

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

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

    Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 14:57 by Graham Miller

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

  169. Two-Hour Home Delivery Service Axed by Lidl

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 13:05 by Sarah Collinson

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

  170. Sales Tactics of Online Outlets Revealed

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 13:52 by Sarah Collinson

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

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

    Tuesday, January 7, 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 ...

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

    Monday, January 6, 2020 at 13:44 by Mike Price

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

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

    Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 15:11 by David Aiken

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

  174. Government Security Problem Raises Concerns

    Friday, January 3, 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 ...

  175. Amazon faces competition from Indian tycoon

    Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 12:04 by Sarah Collinson

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