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Mountain Warehouse reports 50% rise in online sales

Mountain Warehouse said that its online sales grew by 50.6% during its 20th anniversary year, while the retailer continued an unbroken record of sales growth – this time by 30.8% to £184.8m, from £141.4m in 2016. Some 25% of sales were made online during the year to the end of (more…)

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May 26th, 2017|

GUEST COMMENT The power of testimonials in 2017

In today’s fiercely competitive online marketplace, retailers must work extremely hard to win over increasingly savvy consumers and secure sales. One way to stand out from competitors is by incorporating testimonials, which act as an effective online equivalent of positive interactions with sales people which would take place in a (more…)

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May 26th, 2017|

Innovating as customer expectations change: M&S, Pets at Home, Quiz, Gatwick Airport and Worldpay

In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter, the focus is on innovation. We’re examining the way that retailers are looking anew at the service they offer, and at how they offer it in order to give customers with changing demands the kind of experience that they want. We’re also looking at new and (more…)

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May 26th, 2017|

Do emojis in email subject lines help to boost read rates? Study

Emojis are reputedly the fastest-growing language in the world – but does including them in an email subject line make it more likely that email will be opened? Email deliverability specialist Return Path has taken a closer look in a research report. Emoji use in email subject lines looks at (more…)

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May 26th, 2017|

Pets at Home: insights into a strategy that produces 53% growth in online sales

Pets at Home today reported a 53% leap in ecommerce sales during its latest financial year. At the same time, overall revenues reached £834.2m in the 52 weeks to March 30 2017, up by 7.2% compared with the same period last year. Revenue from product sales reached £716.7m, 2.9% up (more…)

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May 25th, 2017|

Worldpay unveils virtual reality payment system; Gatwick launches augmented reality wayfinding beacons

Worldpay and Gatwick Airport today reported the innovative, albeit very different, ways they are putting augmented and virtual reality to work in a retail context. Worldpay has unveiled a virtual reality proof of concept that enables shoppers to make seamless, secure payments in a virtual environment, while Gatwick Airport has (more…)

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May 25th, 2017|

Marks & Spencer on its vision to reshape for a multichannel world

Marks & Spencer today reported growing full-year sales but said profits had been hit by investment in transformation, which includes its plans to “reshape and improve its UK store estate for a multichannel world”. Group revenue reached £10.6bn in the 52 weeks to April 1, 2.2% ahead of the same (more…)

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May 24th, 2017|

Quiz to sell via Zalando as it widens its international reach

Quiz is to sell its fast fashion womenswear via Zalando in a move that makes the German platform its biggest international online partner to date. The omnichannel brand says the move will help it to expand its international presence and its online offering. Quiz will sell a core selection of (more…)

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May 24th, 2017|

Jack Wills says personalisation means conversion rates are up and abandonment down

Jack Wills says personalisation has helped it to win more business from new customers, while basket abandonment has fallen. The fashion and lifestyle brand, a Top150 retailer in IRUK Top500 research, says technology is helping it to show visitors to its website the most relevant pages, depending on whether they (more…)

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May 23rd, 2017|

UK shoppers ‘have already spent £2bn’ on Christmas 2017

UK shoppers have already spent more than £2bn on Christmas 2017, according to new research. ICM questioned more than 2,000 UK adults on behalf of performance marketing technology company Criteo and found that one in five had already brought their first Christmas present while more than 15% had already spent (more…)

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May 23rd, 2017|

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