Tag Archives: online shopping

Unhelpful websites pose substantial threat to businesses, warns retail report

Unhelpful websites pose substantial threat to businesses, warns retail report

Retailers could be losing business as a result of unhelpful websites, new market research has revealed. The survey of 1,000 shoppers, conducted by full service e-commerce agency, PushON, found that 49% of people would be more inclined to spend larger amounts online if websites included features and tools that could be used to gather information

Consumers ‘dropping out’ from online purchases cost retailers billions

Online retailers could be losing out on a potential £18bn a year because customers are putting items in their baskets but then are not going through with the final purchase. A growing trend of online window shopping has been identified by new research from Barclaycard, which claims Brits abandon online baskets worth almost £30 a

New report highlights key reasons consumers shop online

A new study has uncovered the reasons why British consumers shop on digital platforms. New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) as per the report, ‘Retail sales, Great Britain: January 2018’, depicts a constant rise for online weekly sales from January 2015 to January 2018. Following on from this study, British Online Marketplace

Online sales growth forecast falls to single-digit for first time

Online retailers in the UK can expect a rough 12 months as 2017’s figures have revealed a slow down in the rate of growth. While online sales figures achieved 12.1% on average year-on-year growth in 2017, this falls two percentage points lower than IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index’s forecast and almost four percentage points behind

Mobile retail sales soar 101% in March

Retail sales via smartphones soared by a massive 101% in March, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. The report shows that the divergence between tablet and smartphone sales continued this year, with sales via former growing just 6% on the same period last year. In Q1, smartphone usage grew almost nine times

Wet weather causes small shops sales to sink

A dramatic reversal of fortunes brought to an end an eighteen month run of turnover growth for small shops in the last three months of 2015, according to the British Independent Retailers Association (bira). While local conditions varied across the country, unseasonally warm and wet weather, falling footfall, falling prices, deeper discounting in sales and

UK the world’s third most popular destination for online shoppers

The UK is the world’s third most popular shopping destination for international online shoppers, according to new research from PayPal. PayPal’s research found an estimated 86.4 million of those from the 29 countries surveyed bought from the UK in the last 12 months, with people stating they were attracted by the variety, quality and authenticity