Amazon have been looking at the possibility of furniture and appliance stores, where customers can use Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality as a way to see what products will look like in their homes before they purchase
UK online retail sales were up +15per cent year-on-year (YoY) in February, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, building on solid growth in February 2016 (+16per cent). For the second month running, the average basket value was at a seven-year high for that month of the year.
Sainsbury’s reported like-for-like sales up by 0.1 per cent, excluding fuel. It also explained how it is developing its business across a range of channels, and is focusing heavily on customer convenience.
Almost a third of all online orders placed with UK retailers in January were for international delivery, according to the latest numbers from the IMRG.
Following a successful roll out of m-payments in Nisa convenience stores around Peterborough in 2016, Zapper is extending the reach of its all-in-one payments, loyalty and vouchering platform to more convenience stores around the UK.
UK online retail sales were up +12 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in January, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.
Online sales appear to have slowed in January, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
An increasing number of overseas consumers searched for UK retailers in the last three months of 2016, according to the latest BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor.
ATTRAQT Group plc has conditionally agreed to acquire search, navigation and merchandising software provider Fredhopper, for £25 million, from SKL.
H&M has said that it saw a clear shift towards online and digital in its latest financial year, although it also it still made financial sense to continue to invest in stores.
Joules continued its emphasis on multichannel and international shopping in its latest half-year results.
In an example of the blending off and online experience, Alibaba is leading a bid to take a department store chain private. Alibaba has but in a bid of $2.6 billion for mall operator InTime as the Chinese ecommerce giant looks to expand onto the high street. Control of Intime will also allow the ecommerce… Read more »