The ‘Industry News’ Category
Posted October 13th, 2011
The latest figures published by the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index have shown that September of this year was a strong month for online retailing, with the Index climbing 15% when compared to September 2010. This equates to £5.5bn spent online throughout the month, and online spend for 2011 hitting £47bn with the three months run up to Christmas still remaining. This growth is said to be down to the sales of small ticket items which continue to sell very well online, coupled...
Posted October 12th, 2011
Home improvements and DIY store Wickes has revealed it is planning to reduce its bricks store floor space by almost a third as its online trading has increased by a massive 70%. The DIY retailer is aiming to downsize more than half of it's 200 stores by ditching 1.4 million sq ft of space from the 5 million sq ft it has presently. The retailer saw a huge boost in its online sales after introducing an improved online experience for it's customers, including simple usability, next day...
Posted September 24th, 2011
Recent research has revealed that the eCommerce industry has grown by around 12.6% in the month of August, despite the relatively gloomy retail market, according to KPMG. Online sales increased year on year in August, with Britons spending £5.2 million online, which is the most significant expansion experience within the eCommerce market since April. In July growth was down to around 9.6%, was deemed to be relatively low, in comparison to the economy and constant growth in the industry...
Posted September 15th, 2011
With a number of Visualsoft clients adapting to changing consumer habits and moving on to the relatively new world of mCommerce platforms, many high street retailers would be expected do the same in order to keep up with customer demand and advances in technology. However, it has been reported that 76% of high street retailers still do not have a mobile site or mobile-optimised content. Despite a recent survey carried out by YouGov, which concluded that 54% of consumers who used a...
Posted September 12th, 2011
With only 14 weeks and 5 days until Christmas, the shopping season is starting to take hold for UK consumers and research released today has found that a record number of consumers will be carrying out shopping tasks from their mobile phones this festive season. It has been revealed that 60% of UK consumers are planning to use their smart phone to purchase goods this festive season, with increased regularity over the coming year, according to the leading provider of digital market...
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