Posted December 23rd, 2010
A record £153million is expected to be spent online this Christmas Day, according to analysis from the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG). With many high street giants starting their seasonal sales as the clock ticks past midnight on Christmas morning, it's anticipated that shoppers will be turning to the Internet in the hope of picking up bargains and items that may have been missed on the high street due to the recent period of bad weather. In a trend that has already been...
Posted December 20th, 2010
The annual Visualsoft Christmas Party took place on Friday night, and was definitely one to remember - although some of us will struggle to! As well as the usual beer and nibbles, we had an office dance-off which saw some outstanding breakdancing moves from those that took part. Many staff members also made a special effort to comply with the party theme of 'Worst Christmas Jumpers', with some fantastically awful homemade creations on show. It really was a great night thanks to the...
Posted December 17th, 2010
While high street retailers will have to wait until Boxing Day to start their sales, many online retailers will get a head start on the roaring trade by launching their seasonal discounts a little earlier. Retail giants such as John Lewis and Debenhams have announced that their online ‘Boxing Day sales’ will begin at 5pm and midnight, respectively, on Christmas Eve, and many other online retailers are expected to follow suit, giving web consumers a 36-hour advantage over shoppers that...
Posted December 9th, 2010
High street sales dropped significantly last week due to the bout of cold weather, while internet sales began their pre-Christmas surge, according to a recent survey - so the snow hasn't been a hindrance for everyone! According to the research, commissioned by Experian FootFall, the drop in shoppers on the high street was most significant in parts of the UK with the heaviest snowfall, with Scotland down 27%, the North East of England down 38% and the Yorkshire and the Humber region down...
Posted November 30th, 2010
To accommodate our ever expanding workforce, we've doubled up on our office space by securing additional premises to house our growing development teams. The second offices provide an extra 6,000 square feet of room, and are conveniently located in the building directly adjacent to our existing premises, so staff now aptly refer to our offices as The Two Towers! One of our designers has even created an inspired poster to "mark the occasion and yet another milestone in the Visualsoft...
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