More than two in five people (43 per cent) say they keep less hard cash in their pockets than they did two years ago, according to a new study.
The study by Mastercard found that half of adults in Britain now carry less than £5 in cash in their purses or wallets amid a surge in popularity for online shopping and contactless card payments.
The North’s finest ecommerce talent was celebrated on 22nd September, at the inaugural Northern E-Commerce Awards, held at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club.
Online contributed to a continuing recovery in Morrisons’ sales figures in the first quarter of the financial year, according to a statement from the retailer.
Online sales grew by almost 9 per cent in March, even as overall retail spending fell in value, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics reported this week.
House of Fraser reported its first profit in ten years at £1.3 million, with ecommerce understood to be the driver behind sales growth of 4.5 per cent.