Wednesday 27 Oct, 2010
Web boom worth £100bn to UK. The internet gives the UK economy a massive £100BILLION boost every year, say analysts. It nets more cash for Britain than the construction industry, which was credited with helping deliver double the expected growth over the last three months. Read the full article here.
Monday 11 Oct, 2010
Ground-breaking study reveals pure-play retailers are leading the way in mobile commerce. With more people using their mobile devices to research and purchase products online, eDigitalResearch has launched the first UK Benchmark study to track and measure consumer expectations for mobile shopping. Read the full article here.
Monday 11 Oct, 2010
UK mobile shopping survey reveals opportunities for retailers. Consumers ready for retail marketplace applications, inventory lookup, price analysis and promotions. Sterling Commerce has revealed the findings of a new retail study examining consumer preferences and attitudes surrounding mobile shopping. The study found that consumers use mobile devices to make their cross-channel shopping journey more convenient, with 17 percent of respondents claiming to place orders by phone. Read the full article here.
Sunday 22 Aug, 2010
July online spending hits £5 billion with highest growth since '07. The latest results from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index reveal that shoppers spent £5 billion online in July, the most in any month this year. Read the full article here.
Saturday 21 Aug, 2010
Overall IT spend may be down but e-commerce attracts investment. Spending on IT by the largest UK retailers remains at a low for the second year running but there is still a willingness to invest in new projects and e-commerce and multi-channel systems are high up the agenda, according to the latest Martec International/BT Expedite report. Read the full article here.
Friday 20 Aug, 2010
Online sales hit three-year high. Internet sales grew in July at their fastest pace since before the recession, as wet weather encouraged home shopping, a survey suggests. Online sales grew by 18% in the month compared with a year earlier, the biggest jump since 2007, IMRG said. Read the full article here.
Thursday 05 Aug, 2010
Barclaycard and PSI DSS. The Grocery Trader interview Neira Jones, Head of Payment Security Team, Global Payment Acceptance at Barclaycard. The interviewer asks Neira about how merchants and retailers comply with security standards such as PCI DSS and how they offer support, advice and education on reducing card fraud. Read the full article here.
Friday 30 Jul, 2010
IMRG Online shopping reaches highest growth rate in two years.
Wednesday 21 Jul, 2010
Ecommerce Still Growing: Sellerdeck Survey Shows SMEs’ Orders Up 39% and Revenue Up 15% in Q2 2010
Sellerdeck Quarterly Survey of E-Commerce sales for the SME market confirms robustness of online retail
West Byfleet, Surrey -- 21 July 2010 -- Ecommerce software specialist Sellerdeck (www.sellerdeck.co.uk) has completed its first quarterly survey of UK small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which highlights a healthy increase in revenue of 15% in the three months to June 2010 when compared to the same period in 2009. However, e-retailers have had to increase their order volumes substantially by 39% to achieve this growth as the average order value has dropped by 17%.
Tuesday 20 Jul, 2010
Online retailers lose sales with poor customer services. Online retailers could boost sales by brushing up their customer support, a new survey has found. Poor customer care and a lack of quality guidance could be driving potential web shoppers to the high street, the findings suggest. Read the full article here.