The ‘Industry News’ Category
Posted August 15th, 2011
According to new research from IMRG and eDigitalResearch, an estimated 1.5 million UK staff will work within the eCommerce industry by 2015. The second annual IMRG e-Jobs Index shows that 63% of online businesses increased staff levels over the past year alone, with an estimated 730,000 now working in the eCommerce industry as revenues continue to grow across the country. The study reveals that 74% of eCommerce departments and businesses have increased their turnover since last year and...
Posted August 11th, 2011
IMRG have this week released the latest mCommerce statistics, and urged retailers to be prepared for a 'mobile Christmas'. Retailers from around the world face an exciting challenge this Christmas, as consumers turn to mcommerce to find the latest deals available. Since May 2010, an increase of 163% has been reported in the number of consumers who access retail websites via their mobile phone in the UK. Furthermore, this growth looks set to continue as the festive season...
Posted August 8th, 2011
Research has revealed that two fifths of the younger generation aged from 18 to 25 purchase products through shopping online in the UK. Conducted by MyVoucherCodes.com, over 1500 people within this age group were involved in this study. Not surprising that 9 out of 10 respondents said that they use the internet at least once a day to browse or buy from eCommerce sites. While eCommerce appears to be popular with the under 25's, social networking sites are proving to be the biggest hit...
Posted August 4th, 2011
It has been revealed this week that High Street retailer Next's sales have dropped by 1.7% this year, however the store is recovering from the poor results through a surge of online sales in recent months. Research suggests that customers prefer shopping online rather than from the stores on the high street, which would explain why the company had an 15% increase in sales from Next directory online service. The resilience of eCommerce allows Next to get clearer overall results,...
Posted August 2nd, 2011
Online retailer Amazon has this week reported a rise in online sales by a massive 51%, making it the biggest increase measured by the company in over ten years. The boost, which enabled revenue to rise to $9.91 bn, is said to be down to the surge in sales of the Kindle ebook and other electrical items. This suggests that shopping online is still very much the way to shop, despite the doom and gloom reported economically and on the high street. Between April and June inclusive, Amazon...
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