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BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 13, 2015

Top tips to grow online sales

With so many products out there, even in specialized niches, it can be tough for online sellers to figure out which products to sell and even tougher to determine the likelihood of the product selling. One expert as identified two... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 05, 2013

Value of price comparison providers revealed

A study of two prominent retailers by Become Europe reveals the power of indirectly influencing customers' buying habits via price comparison websites. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives July 17, 2013

UK online sales growth hits two year high

Investment in mobile commerce, mobile optimization, and an increasingly mobile-savvy population are all drivers of a big increase in sales in the UK during June this year, according to IMRG Capgemini's latest e-Retail Sales Index. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 26, 2012

Virtual tape measure could cut online clothing retailers' return costs

Online clothing retailers have seen strong sales growth over the last year, but as ranges expand they increasingly sell multiple brands with inconsistent sizing standards resulting in numerous, and costly returns. A new virtual tape measure being developed in the... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 26, 2012

comScore: Record online sales on Black Friday

The online holiday shopping season is off to a great start. comScore reported on Sunday that, for the first time ever, online retail sales exceeded $1 billion. ... >>

BizReport | November 09, 2012

Amazon launches third attempt to uncork wine sales

Amazon Wine is now open for business. After a rocky start, the online retailer has this week launched its latest attempt to make a success of wine selling in the US. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing September 11, 2012

Optimize websites for mobile or miss out on Christmas sales

Attention UK retailers. If your website isn't optimized for mobile in time for Christmas, you are going to miss out on a lot of sales. According to new estimates from IMRG, one in five online sales will be carried out... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 20, 2012

UK: Rainy July boosts online sales

July retail figures from both the British Retail Consortium and the Office for National Statistics reveal strong year-on-year growth in online sales in the UK.... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing August 02, 2012

Pinterest gnawing away at time spent on other social media sites

Recent research from Compete discovered a 3% decrease in time spent by consumers on Facebook during June. The culprit, they say, is Pinterest. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing July 16, 2012

Electronic Ordering: Could your restaurant cope?

Online and mobile ordering is becoming so popular that some restaurants offering this channel are finding their kitchens overloaded and are setting up a dedicated line to deal with the influx of orders.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives July 13, 2012

SumAll reveals online shopping habits during summer slump

New York-based data analytics company SumAll has uncovered some hot summer shopping insights. Their findings may help online retailers keep their cool during the seasonal shopping slump.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives July 02, 2012

A third of restaurants "hidden" from Olympic visitors from lack of website

The 2012 London Olympics will see a huge influx of visitors to the UK, many of which will be lining the pockets of businesses up and down the country. But, according to the Livebookings European Dining Index, many restaurants in... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 27, 2012

Two-thirds of Brits purchase homewares online

Online interior specialist Wayfair UK has revealed that economic troubles and austerity in the UK have done little to curb spending on homeware items online, particularly among young, new homeowners.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 25, 2012

UK: Total retail sales fall, online sales rise

The most recent retail sales figures from the Office of National Statistics show that, while total retail sales fell steeply, there was hope and growth in online sales.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 10, 2012

Record-breaking rain does nothing to boost online sales in UK

Inclement weather often prompts consumers to head online, but the latest online sales figures from the British Retail Consortium reveal that even the wettest April on record can't halt the downward trajectory of the country's retail sector.... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing February 21, 2012

F-commerce = Fail?

Businesses have flocked to Facebook, boosted by the social network's mammoth membership numbers, but lately a few stores have been pulling down the shutters and shutting up shop. Has Facebook failed with f-commerce before it really got started?... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives January 30, 2012

CBI: Online, mail-order only bright spots in UK January retail growth

The latest CBI Distributive Trades survey shows retail sales in the UK had their biggest annual fall in three years as consumers reigned in spending following the holiday season. Results show online and mail order sales were the only bright... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 21, 2011

ONS figures show surprise rise in UK September sales volumes

Britain's Office for National Statistics' latest retail sales bulletin shows a surprise volume rise in September after riots disrupted trade in August.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 29, 2011

Half of Domino's UK pizza delivery sales made online

Hungry Brits are increasingly turning to their computers and mobile devices to satisfy their pangs of hunger and pizzas are top of the online delivery menu, judging by Domino's latest online sales figures.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 08, 2010

$1.3million spent online in one mega minute

In partnership with IMRG, payment processing company Retail Decisions earlier predicted that between midday and 1pm on Mega Monday, Christmas shopping sales in the U.K. would peak - they weren't far out.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 06, 2010

Three countries account for majority of European online sales

The U.K., Germany and France account for almost three-quarters of online sales in Europe, according to a new report from ecommerce specialists FACT-Finder.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 01, 2010

PayPal: Black Friday mobile shopping grew 310%

Black Friday data released by PayPal shows that shoppers aren't just researching and sharing shopping information via mobile, they're actually paying for their purchases via their devices, too.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 08, 2010

'Gamify' your marketing to attract online shoppers

As the popularity of gaming increases across many demographics, so does the importance and influence of gamers, suggests a new study. Their importance is such that Interpret believes marketing should be "gamified". ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 23, 2010

5 ways to establish trust online

Establishing trust and credibility online is harder than via face to face interactions. It is, therefore, important that an online retailer's website is built to create a good impression and nurture trust.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives August 19, 2010

Internet sales soar 60% in China

The world's largest Internet market, China, has witnessed a huge rise in sales in the first half of this year as more consumers and businesses head online, announced Chinese state media this week.... >>

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