According to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index, ecommerce grew by 17 per cent in May, compared to the same time last year. That’s the highest rise seen in the index since June 2015, and came as average basket values rose to £81 in the year-to-date from £78 in the equivalent period last year.
British lifestyle retailer White Stuff has launched its debut native language website in Germany, designed specifically for White Stuff’s German domestic customers and their preferences, while offering a genuine and local shopping experience.
Euro Car Parts (ECP) has launched a fully-responsive and mobile-optimised website with an investment of £1 million. The new site supports a click and collect service that offers customers the chance to pick up in as little as 15 minutes.
Salesforce has announced plans to buy ecommerce specialist Demandware in a $75 per share cash deal worth $2.8 billion.
The percentage of online retail sales made through mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) fell in Q1 2016, according to the latest results from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmark – the first time a decrease has been recorded since tracking started in 2010.
Halfords has reported that 12 per cent of sales are now made online. But 90 per cent of these are still collected in store. Halfords said these figures highlight the importance of its store network to its customer service.
The rise of smartphones and the mobile web are having a significant impact on engagement through tablets, according to new data from Global Web Index.
Online deliveries rose by 10 per cent in April, with order values also on the up according to the IMRG. The increase, reported in the latest issue of the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index, means that year-to-date growth comes in at 11.8 per cent – in line with IMRG predictions of 12 per cent growth… Read more »
The company has reported record online sales, with 7.4 million accessing the site. This success however was offset by an overall slowing of growth and a fall in pre-tax profits of a fifth.
UK cycle and car parts retailer Halfords has just paid £18.4 million (€for online bike retail specialists Tredz and Wheelies. Wheelies is also the UK’s largest provider of replacement bikes for insurance companies. Halfords already claims some 20 – 15 per cent of the UK cycle retail market.
Screwfix sales grew by almost a quarter in the first quarter of its financial year thanks to its “leading omnichannel capability”, parent company Kingfisher has reported.
Topps Tiles has reported an 11 percent rise in first-half pre-tax profits thanks to a strategy of multichannel convenience and a focus on customer service.