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Bumper month of events drives strongest online retail growth since 2010

Bumper month of events drives strongest online retail growth since 2010

Online retail figures for May have made their largest jump in eight years as a result of a raft of events, new data has revealed. According to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, UK online retail sales up 19.4% year-on-year in May. The market research specialist reported that the scorching temperatures, a Royal Wedding,

British retailers fail to embrace new Instagram technology despite selling power

The vast majority of British retailers have failed to adopt new technology designed to boost online revenues, study reveals. The selling power of a brand new Instagram shopping feature has not yet been harnessed by 80% of the largest national retailers in the UK, according to new research published by Cybertill which reveals only 20%

Pandora creates global e-commerce division to bolster digital progress

Pandora has created a global e-commerce division and hired an expert to lead it. Karl Walsh, who has previously worked for leading American companies Archetypes, Brandtone and Boston Consulting Group, has been appointed to manage the brand new division as senior vice president for global e-commerce. The new division comes after Pandora vowed to become

Over half of Brits plan to splash the cash on Black Friday

Global e-commerce events Black Friday and Cyber Monday are predicted to attract over half of British consumers when they get underway on November 24. New research from Barclaycard has found that while 22% of potential shoppers are putting money aside to spend during the digital sale, 58% plan to buy goods during the promotions. The

Jewellerybox bags ‘six-figure’ investment to fuel next phase of online growth

Online jewellery retailer Jewellerybox has secured a bumper ‘six-figure’ investment amid plans to boost online growth in the UK. The fast-growing fine jewellery e-commerce business has successfully won backing from a small pool of investors led by a London-based business and ‘prolific investor’ in the capital’s start-up scene. However, the retailer has not disclosed the

Prime Day challenges Black Friday and Cyber Monday to become top day for e-commerce

Online retailer Amazon could see record-breaking sales figures as Amazon Prime day gets underway tomorrow. Amazon’s Prime day is expected to create a huge July sales bubble which could top Cyber Friday and Black Friday figures, says the e-commerce home delivery specialist ParcelHero. The parcel comparison experts say Prime Day, July 11, is likely to

Flashlight could spell end of poor shot jewellery

Consumer technology company Concepter has turned its attention to the jewellery industry with its Iblazr 2 flashlight, invented to improve the appearance of jewels online and in-store. Concepter claims the technology will enhance the appearance of jewels being photographed for online or displayed in cabinets. The company’s marketing manager, Arthur Sennikov, told Professional Jeweller the

Stephen Webster opens transactional online jewellery store

Anybody with £10,650 available on their credit card will be able to buy Stephen Webster’s Fly By Night Crystal Haze long earrings in white gold directly from the jeweller’s website from next week. The iconic designer will allow customers to order online for delivery anywhere in the UK, or they can click and collect from