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Delivery firms to introduce contingency plans during Olympics

Friday April 20 2012

With just 100 days to go until the opening of the London Olympics, UK parcel delivery companies are preparing for the major challenges that are expected due to traffic flow issues that threaten disruption to delivery services in London.


50% of customer feedback comes from shoppers that buy instore

Thursday April 19 2012

Half (50%) of online customer feedback comes from those that bought products instore, according to new research.


UK shoppers abandoned £1bn worth of online shopping baskets in 2011

UK shoppers abandoned £1bn worth of online shopping baskets in 2011

Thursday April 19 2012

£214m worth of net lost revenue for UK retailers.


'Empty Nesters' sitting on £288m of disposable income

'Empty Nesters' sitting on £288m of disposable income

Thursday April 19 2012

Empty nesters are classified as those whose children or step children have moved out of the family home in the past five years.


Amazon and eBay add Pinterest buttons

Thursday April 19 2012

Amazon and eBay have added a Pinterest button to help shoppers share photos and comments on their favourite product finds via the social network.


Short term business prospects pick-up, predicting economic growth

Wednesday April 18 2012

A leap in businesses’ output expectations signals a significant move towards economic growth, according to the latest Business Trends report by accountants and business advisors BDO LLP.


Widespread Wi-Fi access crucial to business growth.

Wednesday April 18 2012

In a study conducted by Virgin Media, 21 per cent of the 5,000 businesses contacted said they needed more Wi-Fi in stores to provide sales offers and marketing promotions to customers.


Our World of Interiors turn to ChannelAdvisor for shopping feed solution

Tuesday April 17 2012

Our World of Interiors, an online furniture and home accessories retailer, has selected ChannelAdvisor’s Comparison Shopping Engine (CSE) solution to drive its online sales.


Marks and Spencer sees LFL sales fall

Tuesday April 17 2012

Like-for-like sales in the UK were down 0.7% on the first quarter of 2011, with food sales up 1.0% while general merchandise sales were down 2.8%.


Yahoo looks to e-commerce to boost revenues

Monday April 16 2012

Yahoo has revealed that it will turns its attention to e-commerce in a bid to revive its fortunes.


EMOTA calls for EU to 'harmonise' ecommerce rules

Monday April 16 2012

The European Multi-Channel and Online Trade Association (EMOTA) has called on the EU to "harmonise" the rules regarding ecommerce.


41% of people believe online banking and shopping is akin to playing Russian Roulette

Thursday April 12 2012

Figures released today from a survey examining “attitudes towards online shopping and banking” conducted by Entersekt – a mobile security company and carried out by OnePoll, reveals that four out of ten consumers suspect they are playing with fire conducting financial transactions online.


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