The Digital Advantage: Next Level Experiences in Home & Garden – Webinar, 11th Oct 2022 at 10am

29th September 2022

In this webinar we will explore: Best practice examples of offline and online experiences in home & garden How AI and analytics can help identify and adapt to seasonal demand trends How to use real-time data to anticipate customer needs and provide a unique experience for every customer Can’t make it to the live event? Sign up… Read more »

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New app lets your fridge buy the groceries

6th January 2016

Samsung and Mastercard have launched an app which means consumers can use a new smart fridge to buy groceries paid for by credit card. A new service built around a trusted payment process is a great example of mobile commerce – it’s about using a new channel to provide new capabilities often delivered within new products.

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Topps Tiles reports sales up over 4% on multichannel moves

6th January 2016

The company reported good progress with a strategy that includes inspiring customers, increasing its range and offering them convenient ways to buy across sales channels.

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Sainsburys fails in £1bn bid for Home Retail Group

5th January 2016

The Home Retail Group is the parent company to Argos, and it seems as if the retailers multichannel expertise (and success) is a key driver to the bid.

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Four Digital Predictions for 2016

5th January 2016

It’s incredible to think that the year 2015 is coming to its conclusion. The past twelve months have flown past, with developments that are likely to dictate the direction of the advertising industry for the next several years, from the rise of ad blockers to the rebirth of paid social as a platform that offers advertisers a new channel for acquisition.

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Next trading statement predicts sales up in tough digital environment

5th January 2016

Next has predicted that its strategy of resisting pre-Christmas discounts both online and offline will pay off in improved profitability, even though sales growth was subdued in the run up to Christmas at only +0.4 per cent

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Outlook for the UK retail sector in 2016: Retail Economics

3rd January 2016

Retail is an inherently dynamic sector. The last 12 months has seen the UK retail landscape in continuous flux with digital and online technologies forging an inevitable shift in retail business models adapting to today’s consumers.

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Will 2016 be the year of mobile?

1st January 2016

Every time you turned around in 2015 somebody somewhere was discussing the growing importance of mobile as a sales channel, with some sites seeing 50 per cent of their traffic from mobile. But just because everyone talks about it doesn’t mean everyone’s doing it. Could 2016 be the year that mcommerce becomes a central part of retail strategy?

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Myths of the Digital World

30th December 2015

The Ecommerce Club held its first twitter debate on myths of the digital world on 8th December. We’ve put together some of the biggest myths that came up and added some responses to explain away concerns. The big question to kick things off was what are the issues that prevent your company from really devoting itself to the opportunities in digital and mobile commerce.

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Personalised presents a new billion pound digital market?

24th December 2015

Consumers could spend as much as £1bn on personalised gifts by the end of this year, according to a new study, with men spending more but with 35-44 year old women most inclined to personalise gifts.

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 HotUKDeals announced 146 million click-outs in 2015

23rd December 2015

HotUKDeals (HUKD), the biggest social commerce platform in the UK  announced that its members have clicked out to over 12,800 e-commerce players and retailers over 146 million times so far this year, showing the importance of social shopping on retail sales. HUKD also said that in 2015, most of its members have been shopping for items relating to the home.

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Royal Mail buys SaaS specialist NetDespatch to improve ecommerce

22nd December 2015

Royal Mail has bought parcel data management business NetDespatch, to support its aim of providing customers with integrated ecommerce solutions for managing the shipping and tracking of parcels.

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‘Showrooming’ is transforming ecommerce

18th December 2015

The Christmas season is one of the heaviest spending periods of the year, but new research from EE suggests the practice of ‘showrooming’ could have a big impact on Christmas shopping behaviour this year. 41 per cent of Brits – equivalent to almost 22 million shoppers – regularly ‘showroom’ by using their mobile devices to check for better prices while in-store.

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