In 2016, print on-demand, ecommerce platform, Spreadshirt, increased its global sales globally by around 9% to a total of £77.7m (€93 million), driven largely by mobile. Mobile has become a key driver of growth for the company, which enables everyone to spread ideas on something tangible. Almost 50% of platform visitors use mobile devices. Increasingly they (more…)
Online sales grew again in March, driven in large part by higher average basket values (ABV) through mobile devices for both multichannel and online-only retailers – the total m-retail ABV was up 18% on March 2016, to mark the seventh straight month in which the ABV has risen year on (more…)
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UK shoppers spent £1bn a week online in March, 19.5% more than they did in the same month last year, official figures showed today. That total accounts for 15.5% of all retail spending, excluding fuel, during the month, and contrasts with 13.6% a year ago, according to today’s Office for (more…)
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Land Securities is opening a new virtual reality gaming experience to complement the shopping experience at its Trinity Leeds centre. The opening of immersive virtual reality experience Tick Tock Unlock at the centre this week is the latest development at a shopping centre that was launched in 2013 with the (more…)
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Aside from store closures, department store giant Debenhams has unveiled a turnaround strategy for its retail business, based around mobile – but there is a lot of work to do if its current site is anything to go by. While the headlines focused on the store closure review, chief executive (more…)
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The bounce in Easter shopping in the High Street failed to materialise, but it has been a boon for mobile. According to stats from PCA Predict, over the Easter holiday, there was a real shift toward mobile purchases compared with last year’s figures across devices. Based on its ecommerce trends (more…)
More shoppers bought online and on the high street over the Easter weekend than at the same time last year – but transactions overall fell short of more optimistic forecasts. The number of visitors to the high street was up by 1.2% between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, according to Springboard (more…)
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The store of the future will humanise the retail experience, using data to link online and offline, while personalising the the experience for customers and enabling sales assistants to become in-store influencers, according to Farfetch. Farfetch, which provides an online platform for luxury boutiques and brands from around the world (more…)
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Retail sales slowed both online and offline in March, British Retail Consortium figures out today suggest. Ecommerce sales of non-food products grew by 6.6% in March, the BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor for March 2017 suggests. That’s the lowest growth since August 2016, and falls below the three-month average of (more…)
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Retailers encourage customers to engage with the brand and offer highly responsive customer service when they foster two-way conversations with existing and potential shoppers. Here are some practical approaches that leading IRUK Top500 retailers are taking 1.Choose relevant social media channels… When shoppers spend most of their online time using (more…)
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