The majority (59 percent) of British retail decision-makers consider the US to be the most important retail e-commerce market, despite the fact that less than half (44 per cent) of UK retailers currently sell to the US.
Women in the UK spend nearly half a billion pounds a week shopping online, research shows.
With personalisation one of the hottest ‘buzzwords’ in the ecommerce and multichannel dictionary, Michael Mokhberi, CEO and Visionary of Apptus Technologies argues that online retailers need to broaden their focus.
The industry is changing to such a level that an e-commerce website no older than four years can be thought of as ‘past it’ if we consider the degree to which it meets the needs of the modern customer and distinguishes a brand from its competitors.
You might have a great website, selling great products, but if you don’t have a compelling visual experience online, you might soon be struggling to keep up with your competitors.
The UK’s online retail economy has generated an estimated trade surplus of £720m in 2013 – the largest in the world – according to new research by OC&C Strategy Consultants in collaboration with Google.
The New Year sees us all making lists and resolutions of things we’d like to do differently with our business. Is a review of your online payment methods on there? Well here’s why it should be.
Amazon drones may be little more than a deft marketing move to generate publicity around “cyber Monday”, but they signify an important trend: e-commerce logistics have become a fruitful vein of innovation. It’s taken a while for the penny to drop, but online merchants are finally realising that most people are at work during the week and aren’t at home to accept deliveries.
The role of service industries and suppliers in fuelling this growth is crucial and we are seeing a whole raft of advisers, financiers and other suppliers developing their services in line with the needs and wants of this rapidly expanding sector. The commercial property sector, and in particular the development of London’s fledgling flexible working scene, is a prime example of this.
E-commerce will get bigger than ever next year – here are the seven trends you need to look out for.
A good affiliate programme can be the making of a retailer, but get it wrong and you risk damaging your relationship with the affiliates.
Cyber Monday, which will be on December 2, is expected to be the busiest online shopping day in terms sales volumes. What can online retailers expect?