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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Mothercare ecommerce up 22 per cent on falling sales

20th November 2015

Despite booming ecommerce sales, Mothercare announced group sales of £349.9 million in the half-year to October 10, 6.1 per cent down on the same period last year.

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UK government calls for cyber health checks

19th November 2015

The UK government is offering a free virtual health check to companies to help ensure they can defend themselves against cyber attacks on their data – a Cyber Governance Health Check.

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Facebook to provide free online access in Africa

18th November 2015

Facebook is expanding its reach in Africa, giving free internet access to 17 countries in Africa via a deal with telco Airtel Africa, nine of which will be entirely new territories for the service.

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Ted Baker reports ecommerce up 74%

17th November 2015

Ted Baker has reported ecommerce sales up by 74.3 per cent, and retail sales growth of 18.1 per cent in the latest quarter of its financial year.

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Online retail records lowest ever October growth

17th November 2015

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index have revealed that online retail sales recorded their lowest year-on-year (YoY) growth for the month of October since the Index launched 15 years ago – up just 8.9 per cent as retailers entered the peak period.

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Half of Instagrammers use it for product search

16th November 2015

Across five of the biggest platforms, users on Instagram who are most likely to see social networks as a viable channel for product/brand research, according to new data from Global Web Index.

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Asda enables third-party click and collect as it looks to attract 40m extra visits a year

13th November 2015

In its latest results, the US-owned grocer reported only a small improvement on the previous period’s figures, which had been the worst in its 50-year history.

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Halfords to focus on data as sales rise but profits fall

12th November 2015

Halfords reported a fall in first half profits and announced the second phase of its transformation strategy, with an emphasis on using data to improve online and offline service.

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Singles Day beats best expectations

12th November 2015

China’s online shopping holiday ‘Singles’ Day’ has broken all previous records, lead by ecommerce giant Alibaba, with a shopping total alone of $14.3 billion, up 60 per cent on 2014.

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Ad blocking on the rise in the UK

11th November 2015

Eighteen per cent of web users now say they are using ad blockers, up from 15 per cent five months ago.

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Burberry sees multichannel opportunities, despite flat sales and profits

11th November 2015

Burberry has reported flat sales for its first half, but says it sees opportunities across its sales channels and markets.

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Yoox Net-A-Porter Group reports fast growth in first combined results

11th November 2015

The new expanded Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has reported rapid growth in its first results as a combined company.

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