Amazon said its Prime Day promotion, a day of discounts open only to members of its Prime subscription scheme, beat Black Friday 2014 – which till this week was its biggest-ever selling day. Customers seemed less happy, with complaints about the service soaring over the day.
Despite warnings that changes in Google’s algorithm could give mobile friendly sites preference in search results, the latest Adobe Digital Index (ADI) suggests that there has been a heavy price to pay for those who didn’t optimise. According to the report, the negative efects of ‘Mobilegeddon’ on sites that were not optimised for mobile resulted… Read more »
Retailers that sell across a range of sales channels were the winners as online sales grew by 18 per cent in June, say new figures from the IMRG.
Chief creative and executive Christopher Bailey said that an 8 per cent rise in retail sales was down to the company’s success in serving its customers both online and offline.
Halfords has reported an 8.2 per cent growth in ecommerce sales, and said that 91 per cent of items ordered online were now collected in store.
Apple Pay finally launched in the UK and while Barclays Bank had originally failed to sign up, it has tweeted that it will join the system at some point in the future.
Fashion discounts in the summer sales gave a boost to ecommerce during June. Online sales grew by 17.6 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to new figures from the British Retail Consortium.
Four times as many shoppers plan to buy online on this year’s Black Friday than took part in the promotional event last year, according to the latest research.
Carpetright is putting digital at the heart of its new concept redesign, as it seeks to provide inspiration for shoppers.
House of Fraser said that more than 60 per cent of its online traffic now comes from touchscreen devices, as it launched a new-look smartphone app.
Free content and services are being put at risk as almost one in seven (15 per cent) British adults online are currently using ad blocking software – mainly because they find online ads interruptive or annoying. This is according to the Internet Advertising Bureau UK Ad Blocking report, conducted by YouGov, who conducted a survey… Read more »
Amazon has launched its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, for select areas of London and said it expects to expand the program to additional cities in the United Kingdom by the end of 2015. It will offer one-hour delivery on over ten thousand items through a mobile app. For an extra fee of £6.99, Amazon Prime members can have… Read more »