Amazon offers same-day delivery direct from local stores

2nd August 2022

Amazon is offering Prime members in the US the option to shop directly from their local retail stores through the Amazon app and on Amazon.com and have their purchases delivered the same day. Additional retailers are due to join the service in the coming months and they include Sur La Table and 100% Pure. Read… Read more »

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Clarkson reveals new delivery drone

1st December 2015

Amazon has revealed a new hybrid delivery drone that can travel up to 15 miles at high speed.

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Mobile wins over Black Friday shoppers

30th November 2015

Online retail sales grew in double digits on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday while mobile traffic exceeded that of desktop, according to the latest reports from IBM.

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Amazon reports Black Friday biggest UK sales day to date

30th November 2015

Amazon says it had its biggest sales day in the UK as shoppers rushed to buy bargains on Black Friday, with overall online sales across all retailers topping £1 billion in a single day.

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Black Friday 2015 spend – report

30th November 2015

The latest figures from the IMRG show that Black Friday online spend reached £1.1 billion, with £495 million spent on smartphones and tablets.

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Arcadia reports 24% increase in ecommerce

27th November 2015

Arcadia reported total sales of £2.07 billion in the year to August 29, up by 1.7 per cent on the £2.03 billion it reported last time.

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Online delivery volumes high in lead-up to Black Friday

27th November 2015

Online parcel volume growth was up 15.5 per cent in October – the highest rate recorded for the month of October since the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index launched in 2011.

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Click and collect increasingly important for holiday shopping

25th November 2015

With Black Friday looming, Shopatron research suggests 1-in-3 UK shoppers will use click-and-collect this year to do their Christmas shopping.

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Rapid ecommerce growth for Pets at Home

24th November 2015

Pets at Home today reported fast growth in website traffic and the use of click and collect as it reported a 6 per cent rise in sales and a 10 per cent rise in profits in the first half of its financial year. The retailer is currently trialling order-in-store through kiosks in six stores, to make available an extended range of 13,000 products.

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AO World reports 22 per cent sales growth

24th November 2015

AO World, which also operates ao.de in Germany, said that total revenue grew to £264.3 million in the six months to September 15, 21.7 per cent higher than at the same time last year. But despite reporting sales up by over a fifth, the company behind ao.com reported losses of £8.9 million.

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Online delivery volumes high in lead-up to Black Friday

24th November 2015

Online parcel volume growth was up 15.5 per cent in October – the highest rate recorded for the month of October since the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index launched in 2011.

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Bonmarché ecommerce hit by site disruption

23rd November 2015

Bonmarché reported revenues of £97 million in the 26 weeks to September 26, 6.5 per cent up on the same time last year, but online sales were hit when the launch of its responsive site disrupted search traffic.

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As mcommerce grows, early adopters continue to evolve

23rd November 2015

Sweden has the highest smart device penetration with 150 per cent smart device penetration,while the UK surprisingly only ranking third.

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