Majestic Wine launches next-day or named day delivery service for its full range of more than 1,200 wines, in a “significant step in its transformation plan”.
Instagram is trialling shoppable tags allowing for in-app purchases.
UK retailers dispatched 10 per cent more online orders in September than they did a year ago, according to the latest figures from the IMRG.
Debenhams reports that its investment in improving its multichannel service through a mobile-first strategy has helped it to grow online sales by 9.3 per cent in its latest financial year. The retailer has brought the management of store and online operations together under retail director Ross Clemmow, as it looks to deliver a seamless shopping experience to customers.
ASOS has reported a 26 per cent increase in retail sales and says that mobile is not only critical to its success, but part of its vision to “fundamentally change the way customers love and shop for fashion”.
Game says it aims to be the first retailer to enable computer gamers to shop, play and socialise both online and offline by bringing together multichannel retailing and live gaming.
Simply Be and Jacamo parent company N Brown Group reported its business is moving steadily onto digital sales channels as it revealed that 68 per cent of sales now take place online, and seven in 10 visits came from a mobile device.
Revenue across the UK and Europe rises by 8.5 per cent to £131 million as sales perk up despite difficult trading conditions.
A new US service is offering to integrate Uber ordering into retailer websites so shoppers can order a cab to take them to the store.
Tesco has outlined its plans to improve its customers’ experience across sales channels, as it reported a rise in sales but a 28 per cent drop in pre-tax profits in its half year results.
ScS Sofa reported online sales up by almost a fifth following a year that saw it invest in developing its ecommerce platform and trading website.
Internet sales reached £10m, up from £8.4m a year earlier – up by 19.8 per cent.
HookLogic, a US based startup that helps consumer brands place ads on ecommerce sites, has agreed to sell for $250 million to publicly traded ad-tech firm Criteo.