The festive season is well and truly upon us. It’s the time of year that retailers have been both eagerly anticipating and dreading. Events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday have kicked off the busy retail period this year,
Salmon, the global e-commerce consultancy in charge of online operations of some of the UK’s largest retail clients, has released some stats during the busy peak trading period of Black Friday week. Salmon predicted a lengthening of online purchases beyond just
In my opinion: Black Friday, “back” Monday – how online auction marketplaces are easing the retail returns epidemic
With another Black Friday behind us, retailers will no doubt be wondering whether this year’s sales bonanza has been as profitable as years gone by. As many retailers will know, the post-purchase remorse that kicks in the week following Black
Retailers could be facing a Black Friday hangover this week according to payments processor Worldpay, with analysis of the previous years UK card transactions showing a surge in returns following the post Thanks Giving flash sale. According to Worldpay’s analysis of
Visa today announced shoppers in the UK spent more than £2bn on Visa cards on the day that has come to signify the kick-off of the Christmas retail season, with nearly half of that spend occurring online. This total
Adobe today released its 2016 online shopping data for Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day. More than $5bn ($5.27bn) was spent online by the end of Black Friday, a 17.7% increase year-over-year (YoY). Black Friday set a new record by surpassing
The latest footfall data for Black Friday weekend from Springboard reveals UK high streets were the winners this as online sales fell short of forecasts.
It was another bumper Black Friday for the UK’s high street retailers this year, with stores receiving a 32% boost in retail spending compared to the November average, and a 22% increase on last year. Data from cloud-based point of sale
With Black Friday 2016 firmly underway, Carphone Warehouse is reporting its highest ever number of orders made via mobile phone, with the channel now making up nearly half of all online orders, signifying a shift in the way customers shop
B&M, which has more than 500 stores nationwide, revealed that it will be slashing all prices by 10% during Black Friday in a bid to save their customers money on the things they actually want to buy.
Ahead of Black Friday 2016, KPMG highlights the impact the discount extravaganza is having on the traditional Christmas shopping period in the UK, with the sales typically noted in December now seemingly being cannibalised by the purchases being made in
Unwanted gifts bought over Black Friday and Cyber Monday could cost retailers a shocking £400 million, according to software solutions specialist Fabacus. The four-day shopping bonanza will see an estimated £1.96bn spent in store and online, the company said. Yet returns from
Worldpay, the global leader in payments, has predicted that online retailers are set for another bumper Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year. According to new data by the payments processor, last year’s sales saw a 10% rise in the
UK retailers will see rise in international orders during ‘Black Fiveday’ due to weak pound, says Salmon
Global ecommerce consultancy Salmon has announced that the UK retail sector can expect to see a rise in international orders during Black Fiveday, the five-day period around and including Black Friday. Salmon believes this is likely due to the weaker
With Black Friday tomorrow, these are the 2016 holiday predictions from global e-commerce analyst firm Profitero’s SVP strategy and insights, Keith Anderson
As discount-day season kicks off, Colin McSkeane, head of Gateway Products at Barclaycard, shares insights into how retailers can make the most of the pre-Christmas shopping season
Sage Pay has released UK data predicting an increase in Black Friday transactions and transaction values from the same period last year. This is despite a turbulent retail environment following Brexit.
Black Friday ‘bargains’ might be overpriced and non-returnable by Boxing Day, warns e-commerce delivery specialist Fastlane International
Following last week’s Which? report revealing half of all Black Friday Bargains were in fact cheaper in the months before and after Black Friday last year; the e-delivery specialist Fastlane International has a further warning to shoppers buying gifts for
As Black Friday approaches and retailers gear up to welcome an influx of shoppers – both to their high street stores and their websites – Barclaycard is warning merchants to prepare for an increase in customer returns from ‘serial returners’
One in 10 shoppers plan to burn the midnight oil to bag a Black Friday bargain this year. One in four confess they are gearing up to shop from work, as the deal frenzy takes hold, according to new research
The number of leading UK retailers that see Black Friday as an unprofitable and unsustainable promotion has doubled over the last 12 months – rising sharply from almost a third (32%) in 2015 to almost two thirds (61%) in 2016. However,
With Black Friday on the horizon, IMRG and Barclaycard have teamed up to launch a mini report advising small businesses on how to make the most of the peak trading period. Businesses of all sizes will be thinking of how to
With European e-commerce sales hitting £346.9bnin 2015 and expected to pass £380.9bn this year, managed cloud provider Rackspace is encouraging retailers to start acting now to prepare their websites for the infamous Black Friday and seasonal sales period. Despite many
Black Friday: new visitors drive up to 94% of revenue but returning shoppers less likely for some sectors, Qubit finds
The latest research from data-first customer experience pioneer Qubit has revealed the true impact of Black Friday on retailers.
Global ecommerce consultancy Salmon has advised retailers to start preparing for five days of peak trading in November. The digital commerce expert that correctly predicted the first £1bn online shopping day for Black Friday 2015 now predicts an extension to