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Shops reopen after lockdown

Non-essential shops in England have are starting to reopen their doors, for the first time since March amid the Coronovirus pandemic. Many small retailers fear for their survival amid a boom in online sales and new social distancing rules. Many retailers have seen an online boom during lockdown and recognise this may be the future… Read more »

Almost half of ecommerce searches on Google drive no clicks at all

Almost half of all ecommerce searches on Google never result in consumers clicking through to a retail or other website according to a study from Searchmetrics. Findings show retailers are not seeing the same volume of traffic from organic search as before. The study analysed clickstream data in the US for approximately 1 million typical… Read more »

BBC Together launch lets friends watch programmes together when apart

BBC has launched an experimental platform called BBC Together which lets people watch the same programme at different locations simultaneously. It works along the same lines as Netflix Party, and the service from Houseparty that enables friends to watch programmes together even if they’re apart. Read more at Mobile Marketing Magazine

Aldi partners Deliveroo

Aldi is teaming up with the courier service Deliveroo to offer grocery home deliveries as the coronavirus crisis heats up demand for online shopping. Read more at The Guardian

Toys and games retailers see revenues quadruple during lockdown

Research from Fresh Relevance, has shown that the toys and games online retail sector has seen revenues quadruple during lockdown, whilst the gifts sector, tobacco and vaping, food and drink, books and film, and the home and garden categories are all experiencing double normal revenue. Read more at Netimperative  

Five Foreign Amazon websites have been Blacklisted in the US

Five of online retail giant Amazon’s foreign websites have been placed on a blacklist by the US and the Trump administration. Its e-commerce platforms in the UK, Germany, France, India and Canada have been added to a “notorious markets” register. The US trade representative’s office said the sites facilitated the sale of counterfeit and pirated… Read more »

Spotify hits 130 million subscribers during Pandemic

Spotify has reached 130 million paid subscribers, despite initial concerns over how the Covid-19 crisis could affect listening habits. The music-streaming platform says it gained six million subscribers in the first quarter of 2020. Read more at BBC