Posts Tagged ‘online sales’
Posted August 10th, 2010
More new research has predicted that online shopping is set to grow significantly over the next few years. eMarketer predicts that the rise will be 4% annually, reaching a total of 72% of all internet users by 2014. So far this year, 26 million people aged 14 plus in the UK, which equates to 67.7% of internet users in that age group, make at least one online purchase per month. Another recent study by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising revealed that the number of British...
Posted July 21st, 2010
Online sales in the UK rose by a massive 20% last month. This comes on top of the 22% rise witnessed in May. These figures, released in the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, mean that the last two months has seen the biggest leap in online sales since the summer of 2008. During the first half of this year alone, the UK has spent a healthy £26.2 billion online, with June experiencing £4.4 billion spent in online sales, a 15% increase compared to the same month last...
Posted January 20th, 2010
Now is the time to get your business an eCommerce website according to a recent study that states the internet will account for one in every five pounds of British retail spending by 2020. Leading retail researchers Verdict, who performed the study for eBay, forecast that British online retail spending would more than triple to 67 billion pounds in 2020 from the 21 billion spent in 2009. It also predicted that over the same time period, spending outside the internet would fall to 247...
Posted November 15th, 2009
With the credit crunch now in full flow and with shoppers tightening the purse strings, Christmas has proven to be of little salvation for many established high street stores. The demise of major brands such as Zavvi, and houshold names such as Woolworths is quickly leaving the once bustling high street, a place now bereft of life and fresh ideas. In a detrimental downward spiral, the losses of attractive high street names, now allow less choice for shoppers and less reasons to brave...
Posted September 23rd, 2009
Checkout integration within eCommerce sites describes the functionality of integrating a payment provider (i.e. PayPal or Google Checkout) within the site. At Visualsoft we have a wealth of checkout integration experience with all of the major payment providers. When working with your clients we analyse the current and predicted level of online sales and recommend a preferred option. The setup and running costs differ from provider to provider and careful consideration needs to be...
Amazon offers a range of services to online retailers, including Amazon checkout. We work closely with the online retailer to integrate the latest technology into our client's websites.
As a Google Adwords Qualified Company we have passed the Google Advertising Fundamentals Exam and have met other requirements in order to achieve this level of recognition.
Sage Pay is the fastest growing payment service provider and specialises in secure card payment solutions. As a premier partner we work with Sage Pay to deliver essential services to online businesses.
A number of our clients have won awards at the nebusiness awards including Attends, Farmway and Ramsdens, who have all picked up awards for 'Best use of Internet and ICT' in recent years.
Paypal is a global leader in online payments with over 164 million customers world wide, including a large proportion of Visualsoft clients.
In the prestigious 2010 Drapers Etail Awards Visualsoft clients accounted for no less than SIX of the final places (from nine categories).
In order to improve the satisfaction of our customers, Visualsoft has partnered with Trustpilot. We're currently ranked number 1 in the eCommerce category, web design category and CMS category.
Visualsoft beat 1,750,000 entrants to win 'Design of the Year' at the 2009 iStockphoto Punctum Awards! The international awards are in recognition of outstanding quality and artistic merit.
In 2008 Visualsoft's own Goofbay.com won both it's categories for 'Best Use of API' and the overall award for 'Digital Innovator of the Year'.
Visualsoft are part of the largest business membership organisation in the region. With NECC membership we can help you deliver more business, better business & better conditions for business.
Skrill, formerly known as Moneybookers, is one of the world's largest online payment providers currently being used by over 120,000 merchants.
We have experience of running our own online retail businesses. This gives us first-hand experience of the problems & pitfalls of online retail and know what solutions are required to sustain growth.