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BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 03, 2016

Consumers will spend more to qualify for free delivery

Most online shoppers in Europe would be willing to increase their cart value to qualify for free delivery or collection, according to a new study by JDA and Centiro. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 25, 2015

Click-and-collect drives additional in-store sales

A new survey from ecommerce and order management provider Shopatron found that many shoppers this holiday season are looking for the convenience of ordering online and collecting in-store.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 18, 2015

Who do consumers blame for late deliveries?

New survey findings from Acquity Group reveal that consumers are split when it comes to who is to blame for online purchases that arrive later than expected - is it the supplier or the delivery firm?... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 10, 2015

Retailers must acknowledge consumers' interest in click-and-collect

Retailers that have yet to offer consumers the convenience of ordering online and picking up those purchases in-store are missing out on business, according to recent research from King Retail Solutions. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 09, 2015

77% of online shoppers say free shipping most important option during checkout

New insights from a recent study by UPS and comScore reveal free shipping is important to more than three-quarters of online shoppers as is a convenient returns option.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 23, 2015

Amazon's latest delivery location - the trunk of your car

Amazon is working with Audi to trial a unique take on deliveries. Instead of having parcels delivered to your home or workplace, how about having them delivered to the trunk of your car?... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 21, 2015

Half of British consumers believe drone deliveries will never happen

Few consumers in the UK believe they will see drone deliveries introduced in the near future, but a third would be willing to opt for this delivery service, according to new research released by eDigitalResearch.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 20, 2015

FAA certificate gets Amazon one (tiny) step closer to drone deliveries

Recent research found that two-thirds of U.S. consumers expect to have online purchases delivered by drone within the next five years. A recent issue of an experimental airworthiness certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration to Amazon might be the first... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 03, 2015

UK: Online spending and deliveries break records

2014 saw the online shopping spend in the UK smash through the £100billion barrier for the first time, reports IMRG, and this year will see online retailers break another record in the volume of packages dispatched. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 02, 2015

Online shoppers excited about possibility of drone deliveries

In their quest for faster online deliveries, consumers are getting excited about the prospect of drone-delivered packages with many expecting such a delivery type to be available within the next five years, according to research by PR and digital marketing... >>

BizReport | Trends & Ideas archives January 27, 2015

Does your business send packages? USPS postal rates change

Does your business rely on shipping packages via USPS? If so, this week marks the end of the transition period to Intelligent Mail Package Barcodes and those that have not been paying attention may see their shipping costs rise.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 15, 2015

Royal Mail launches Click & Drop for eBay sellers

eBay sellers in the UK now have an easier postage solution thanks to the introduction of Click & Drop from Royal Mail.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 09, 2015

31% of U.K. online shoppers experienced problems with Christmas deliveries

Almost a third of online shoppers in the UK experienced problems with their Christmas purchases, according to a YouGov report commissioned by software firm JDA, including the many that opted for click-and-collect. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 06, 2015

UPS prepares for National Returns Day

After Cyber Monday and Christmas deliveries, delivery firms now face another surge on January 6 which UPS has dubbed National Returns Day.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 06, 2014

Negativity dominates social conversations about Black Friday ecommerce deliveries

While the news for retailers this Black Friday was largely positive, for online shoppers in the UK the weakest link - delivery - was cause for much negativity, according to research conducted by smart home-delivery box manufacturers Pelipod. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 04, 2014

UK: Higher online conversion rates predicted for Q4 2014 versus 2013

New and improved online retail services such as click and collect and same-day deliveries will see online Christmas conversion rates increase by over a third compared to the rest of the year, according to predictions made by price comparison technology... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 03, 2014

95% of Brits plan to use click and collect this Christmas

Online retailers serving the UK must prepare themselves for a delivery trend that nearly all consumers plan to use this coming festive season - click and collect.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 22, 2014

Study: Santa's Using SaaS

Confident online shoppers are prepared to leave their online orders until just days before Christmas, according to new research from Saas shipping, tracking and systems integration platform provider NetDespatch, which means retailers need to optimize their delivery processes.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 20, 2014

Britain leads Europe's online shopping boom

Hermes' 2014 Parcel Deliveries Usage and Attitude Survey in the UK reveals retailers in the UK are set to profit from significant online spending as confidence soars in the country.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 24, 2014

Online shopping to drive deliveries in UK to over 1.35 billion by 2018

Growth in online retail in the UK will see deliveries rise to over 1.35 billion by 2018, according to a new report from Barclays, with clothing and footwear making up a fifth of all deliveries over the next four years.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives July 29, 2014

U.K. ecommerce websites improve delivery options to tap overseas customers

Online retailers in the U.K. are capitalizing on the opportunity to tap international markets and are improving website functionality and customer propositions to attract and service overseas customers.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 22, 2014

Royal Mail announces Sunday delivery trials

Britain's Royal Mail is set to trial Sunday opening hours and deliveries in response to the increase in demand for goods ordered online. ... >>