Category: News

Understanding the Holiday Shopper

Black Friday 2014 seems to have forever changed the dynamic of the Christmas shopping period – 2014 was the first time that Boxing Day wasn’t the biggest shopping day of the year, with £810 million spent in November.

Logistics Planning for Black Friday: IMRG

IMRG has published its latest review into logistics industry readiness for the Christmas 2015 peak period – with a specific focus on Black Friday, the new ‘peak of peaks’.

BORN joins the founding partners of the Ecommerce Club

Born Group is an award winning full-service ecommerce digital agency. With over 600 people worldwide, BORN combines strategy, creativity & e-commerce technology to deliver the ultimate omnichannel shopping experience.

Ecommerce returns to double digit growth in September

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index have revealed that UK online retail sales returned to double digit growth in September following a weak August, recording a 12 per cent increase on the same period last year. The Index has grown 10 per cent during the third quarter of 2015, and as the sector prepares itself for the busy Christmas period, the year-to-date growth also remains at 10 per cent.

M&S launches cross channel members club – SPARKS

M&S is embarking on a new style of customer relationship with its customers through the introduction of SPARKS. Delivery of VIP benefits and account management are enabled through a newly deployed digital hub.

Ecommerce surges 64% at Ted Baker

Ted Baker reported its latest interim results showing the results of its investment in mobile and ecommerce, with ecommerce sales up 63.3 per cent to £22.9m year on year. Retail sales overall were up just over 20 per cent.

AMARI launches virtual showroom with GoInStore

Luxury car dealer AMARI is enabling car buyers browsing online to be taken “in-showroom” – in real-time – for an expert “first-person tour” of its high performance cars, via sales staff using either standard smartphones or a pair of the latest “smart glasses”.

UK consumers most likely to buy online

UK consumers are more likely to do their shopping online than any other EU country, with four in five Britons making an ecommerce purchase in 2014.