Tag: ecommerce

June online sales grow despite EU uncertainty: IMRG

The IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index has reported online sales growth of 17 per cent year-on-year in June, despite other indicators of falling consumer confidence around the EU Referendum. The Index recorded a month-on-month growth rate of 2 per cent, similar to last year’s growth rate and building on an extremely strong May 2016, when the Index… Read more »

Walmart buys Amazon rival Jet.com for $3.3bn

Retail giant Walmart has bought online retailer Jet.com for $3.3 billion (£2.5 billion), one of Amazon’s biggest online challengers, in a major statement of intent from the superstore giant. The move is seen as Walmart’s latest attempt to tackle the widening gap between Amazon and its own ecommerce business, which remains a very small percentage of its overall business. .

Amazon One goes live

The online retailer’s first branded air cargo plane took flight during the Boeing BA +0.40% Seafair’s Air Show in Seattle, the latest in a series of moves by Amazon to take its merchandise delivery network to new heights.

Ecommerce Club Working Lunch London: Marketing Personalities – Driving Purchases

The Ecommerce Club’s latest Working Lunch London took a look at a different way for marketers to understand the consumer, the specific factors and variables that influence buyer behaviour. While there’s no doubt that product quality and brand reputation remain important, psychological, internal and social stimuli all have a role to play in why and… Read more »

Next reports online Directory trade up

In its latest trading update, multichannel fashion and homeware retailer Next, reported a 1.8 per cent rise in sales during the six months to 30 July.

Sainsbury’s takeover of Argos approved

Sainsbury’ planned takeover of Argos has received clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority clears the way for Sainsbury’s to create a multichannel giant that has been suggested could rival Amazon in the UK.