Prior Years

Online shoppers to spend nearly £8 billion this Christmas

Thursday 17 Nov, 2011

Online shoppers to spend nearly £8 billion this Christmas. 

UK consumers are expected to spend almost £8 billion online this Christmas, despite tough economic conditions – a 14 per cent increase on last year, writes Simon Wicks. Research by the online retail membership body IMRG predicts that online shopping sales will hit £7.75 billion over the five weeks from Monday, 28 November – also known as ‘Cyber Monday’. Almost half (£3.72 billion) is expected to be spent in the first two weeks alone. The forecast is based on data from 100 online retailers and reflects the trend seen in the past two years in the run-up to Christmas. Read the full article here.

Good weather warms up internet sales

Monday 09 May, 2011

Good weather warms up internet sales.

Warm weather, a late Easter and the Royal Wedding brought a welcome boost to online sales growth in April, according to figures out today. The British Retail Consortium’s monthly report on retail sales levels showed that non-food, non-store sales rose by a healthy 13.7% in April, compared to last April. Read the full article here.

E-commerce stats: £10bn spent online in January and February

Thursday 17 Mar, 2011

E-commerce stats: £10bn spent online in January and February. The UK's shoppers spent £4.9bn online last month, 20% more than in the same period in 2010, bringing the total spend so far this year to £10bn. This figure comes from the most recent IMRG/Capgemini e-Retail Index. I have a round up of these figures, as well as some recent stats from our E-commerce Statistics document... Read the full article here.

UK will lead E-Commerce sales in Europe for next five years says Forrester

Tuesday 01 Mar, 2011

UK will lead E-Commerce sales in Europe for next five years says Forrester. Despite the challenging economy, European online retail sales grew 18% in 2010, and will grow 13% in 2011, reaching €92bn, according to new five year forecast from Forrester Research. Growth drivers include new online buyers–57% of adults now shop online–and higher spend per capita. Across Europe 10% year-on-year compound growth can be expected to continue for the next five years. Read the full article here.

IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index: February 2011

Thursday 17 Feb, 2011

IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index: February

2011 takes off with soaring online travel spend

  • £5.1 billion spent online during January; equates to a year-on-year increase of 21%
  • Travel sector sees huge surge; year-on-year increase of 31% and a massive 173% increase on December 2010
  • Average basket value for travel sector highest since launch of sector in December 2008

Read the full article here.

Cold snap rounds off an impressive 2010 with a record high

Thursday 20 Jan, 2011

Cold snap rounds off an impressive 2010 with a record high. The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index reveal that shoppers in the UK spent a total of £6.8 billion online during December, equivalent to £111 per person. Sales were up by 7% on November and by 25% on December 2009, with the Index value reaching a record high. Read the full article here.

UK online sales up 12.3% in January compared to the previous year

Thursday 20 Jan, 2011

UK online sales up 12.3% in January compared to the previous year. Online and mail order sales growth fell back in January after picking up in November and December last year, according to the latest BRC–KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. Sales in this category were 12.3% higher than a year ago, less than the 18% recorded in December. Read the full article here.

Online retailers saw an increase in fraud last year

Monday 17 Jan, 2011

Online retailers saw an increase in fraud last year. The UK's online retailers experienced a rise in the number of bad orders last year, with an average of 1.9% of orders turning out to be fraudulent. Read the full article here.

Sellerdeck Survey of Ecommerce Sales Shows SME Sector Remains Strong in quarter 4 2010

Thursday 06 Jan, 2011

Sellerdeck Survey of Ecommerce Sales Shows SME Sector Remains Strong

in quarter 4 2010 -Christmas sales increase orders by 13% over Q3 2010 -

West Byfleet, Surrey -7th January 2011 -- The quarterly online sales survey conducted by E-Commerce specialist Sellerdeck (www.sellerdeck.co.uk) reports a 12% increase in revenue in the three months to 31st December 2010 when compared to the same quarter in 2009. The Q4 2010 Sellerdeck survey of small and medium businesses selling online, also shows that the average number of orders processed by each merchant increased 10% when compared to Q4 2009. Christmas had a positive impact on the average number of orders processed with 13% more in the fourth quarter when compared to Q3 2010.

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Sellerdeck Launches Ecommerce Fraud Checking Service With The 3rd Man

Users of the Sellerdeck Payments service now have fraud screening by The 3rd Man included at no extra cost.

With research showing consumers increasingly worried about card security when shopping online, Sellerdeck, the UK expert in E-Commerce for small and medium businesses, has responded to the challenge with a major enhancement to its Sellerdeck Payments service for combating card-not-present (CNP) fraud. Sellerdeck Payments’ merchants now have seamless access to the anti-fraud, card verification service from The 3rd Man for no additional fee. Already used by over 26,000 customers world-wide, Sellerdeck is now making this technology available and affordable for smaller merchants. Read full details.

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