Maximising sales on Amazon’s Prime Day

26th March 2020

Recently our Amazon Director, Dan Simmonds, spoke with WARC about how brands can maximise sales on Amazon’s Prime Day. Amazon Prime Day is the annual shopping holiday that’s exclusive to Prime subscribers. Unlike Black Friday or Cyber Monday, deals last up to 36 hours. As an established selling event, it accounted for an estimated $7.16B in sales in 2019… Read more »

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UK ecommerce sales back to double-digit growth

15th May 2015

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index have revealed that online sales grew 13 per cent year-on-year in April – following an unprecedented four months of single-digit growth in 2015.

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Are brands failing digital customers?

14th May 2015

Consumers in the UK and France are growing increasingly frustrated by brands that fail to understand them on digital channels. Four fifths are switching suppliers if brands do not correct their mistakes, according to a new report from Eptica.

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Alibaba gets new CEO as revenues increase 45 per cent

13th May 2015

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has appointed a new chief executive, and announced 45 per cent growth for the quarter. Daniel Zhang currently chief operating officer, will become chief executive and has said he would continue his predecessor’s push into mobile and and expansion into new businesses. He replaces Jonathan Lu, who will remain on the… Read more »

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Littlewoods catalogue is no more at ShopDirect goes digital

11th May 2015

Shop Direct has announced that the current edition of its famous Littlewoods catalogue will be its last, as the company goes digital only.

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Ecommerce and the Single Digital Market: What Now?

8th May 2015

Europe is busy putting its ‘Single Digital Market’ programme together, and it is set to change how customers and businesses in Europe use the internet to sell online, segment markets by nationality, use the cloud, deliver goods and use the ‘big data’ that’s been promised on the horizon for some time.

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Small business still missing social media boost

6th May 2015

Nearly half of small businesses in the US do not actively use social media, and 25 percent claim that they are unlikely to use social media in the future, according to a survey conducted by research firm Clutch.

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Amazon doubles free delivery threshold

6th May 2015

Amazon has doubled the money that customers must spend to have their items delivered for free, requiring them to spend £20 to qualify for “super saver delivery”. In 2013 Amazon introduced the minimum spend of £10, and the doubled price seems to have begun this week. If orders are below £20, customers must pay for… Read more »

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Building ecommerce with local knowledge

30th April 2015

As the ecommerce market grows, and cross-border sales and international expansion become part of many business operations, understanding the importance of domestic celebrations can make a real impact on your business.

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Grocery: the ultimate for connected consumers?

30th April 2015

Global grocery shoppers want a blend of digital and physical to help with their purchase decisions, according to new research from Nielsen.

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Mobile ecommerce leads the way in the UK

30th April 2015

According to the latest information in Adven’s Mobile Payments Index mobile ecommerce is on the up again, with the UK leading the way – 44.4 per cent of online payments in the UK during Q1 2015 were made using a mobile device, and two thirds of these were made using a smartphone.

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Style.com to be Condé Nast ecommerce platform

27th April 2015

STYLE.COM is become the home of Condé Nast’s new ecommerce business, according to Charles Townsend, CEO of Condé Nast, and Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International, losing its news and style content.

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Profitability remains a challenge for omnichannel

25th April 2015

A new JDA study reveals an enormous amount of money, energy and time retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are spending to improve their omnichannel sales capabilities, but only 16 per cent can fulfil demand profitably.

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