The ‘Industry News’ Category
Posted May 21st, 2012
Figures have shown that last month eCommerce sales increased by a whopping 18% when compared to the same period in 2011. The Office for National Statistics released the figures this week, which recorded average weekly internet sales in April to be £489.0 million. As well as an increase on last year's figures, April was also up on the previous month when an average of £485.4m was spent each week. Online sales accounted for 8.5% of all retail sales in the month. With Easter bank...
Posted May 3rd, 2012
Reports have shown that UK sales via mobile devices have grown from 0.4% of total e-retail sales to 5.3% in just two short years. The popularity of shopping online through mCommerce has grown at a rapid pace, and it was reported to have finally broke through the 5% barrier of total e-retail sales last week for the first time. According to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, the mobile commerce market has also increased by 254% year-on-year in March 2012 and achieved...
Posted April 19th, 2012
A report published this week has revealed that high street department store Debenhams has seen a jump in profits in the past six months, up 1.4% when compared to the same period last year. Debenhams reported overall profits of £127.1m in the first half of the financial year, and more significantly reported a growth in surge in online sales of 34% throughout this period. As a result of the surge in online sales, the department store has announced that it will invest into its online...
Posted January 10th, 2012
The iPad has been one of the most sort after accessories in recent years, and research has shown that this trend is going to become even bigger in 2012, with eCommerce services predicted to be utilised on a wide range of tablets in the next 12 months.
According to a report published recently by Logan Tod and Co. more than 14% of consumers had used a tablet device to shop online over the Christmas period, compared with 7% in 2010. The eCommerce industry is predicted to expand once again in...
Posted December 29th, 2011
It was a record breaking Boxing Day this year online, with a massive 13 million hours spent shopping online on 26th Decemeber 2011. It was reported last week that Boxing Day attracted the most number of online shoppers in the UK, with visitor numbers reaching a whopping 96m. This figure is up 19.5% compared with 26th December 2010, when 80.5m visits were recorded online. Experian Hitwise, who conducted the research, said that these figured indicate that Boxing Day 2011 was the single...
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