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With fewer than half of UK adults (41%) saying they would be comfortable returning to retail environments, even with social distancing measures in place, it’s clear the pandemic has accelerated the shift from shopping in-store to online. With e-commerce sales
Three in five (59%) consumers have used more local stores and services to help support them during the lockdown, according to new research from Deloitte Digital analysing the impact of the pandemic on customer experience.
A new whitepaper illustrates how retailers can boost their productivity and profitability in the online grocery sector. It describes how supermarkets and other retailers can leverage innovations such as reusable shopping containers and Internet of Things-based tracking technologies to address
Shopper confidence remains at one of the lowest levels on record, according to the latest results from the IGD Shopper Confidence Index. Despite overall confidence staying low there are significant differences in confidence between regions, with shoppers in London feeling
This World Environment Day, second-hand marketplace Shpock has partnered with the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute to calculate the total CO2 emissions saved by Brits opting to buy second-hand items, including fashion, electronics and furniture, instead of new.
COVID-19 continued to reshape the retail landscape in May, as consumers acclimatised to the enforced shift of shopping online. The UK’s second month under lockdown saw online retail sales swell to a twelve-year high, up a staggering +32.7% Year-on-Year (YoY)
A new survey carried out by a national retailer has revealed changes in shopping habits and behaviours during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Co-op businesses are better placed to weather the post lockdown economic storm, according to a study published today, 5 June.
Bookings and transactions on travel sites have risen by 12 percentage points over the last two weeks, as consumers start planning for post Covid-19 holidays. That’s according to new data from ecommerce analytics company Contentsquare, which calls upon real-world data
Global strategic insight consultancy collective The Akin has launched its COVID-19 Changemaker Report. COVID-19 has created an unprecedented need for research and futures planning, and the report explores the thoughts and feelings of the world’s most influential consumers or Changemakers
Card and contactless payments continued to increase in 2019, with card payments accounting for over half (51 per cent) of all payments for the first time, according to the latest UK Payment Markets report from UK Finance.
Today the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) and Validity have published the ‘Email Deliverability 2020: A Journey into the Inbox’ report. The report reveals that 91% of marketers believe that poor email deliverability has a negative financial impact on their
New research commissioned by Visa shows that nine in ten Brits (89%) have used online shopping since the UK’s lockdown restrictions came into force; 31% purchasing something for the first time. The research also reveals of those that have made
Europe’s largest wholesale distributor of professional hair and beauty products, Pro-Duo, has partnered with digital commerce agency, Astound Commerce UK (ACUK), to upgrade its French and German e-commerce sites to create modern, agile and responsive trading platforms designed to increase
Beacon Wellness is making the test available from today. Companies will be able to order tests for their employees, who will then administer the test themselves at home under the direction and supervision of a medical professional who will
New insights released by eBay reveal how shopping habits shifted as the UK entered lockdown on 23 March 2020 and, as all but essential physical stores closed doors, online became the default way the nation shopped.
As China emerges from the lockdown restrictions, 56.0% of Chinese consumers are buying food and grocery online more frequently than before, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
As a result of Covid-19, two-thirds (60%) [Q13:AY17] of UK retail companies are overhauling their business strategies, with almost half (42%) [Q12A:AY5] looking to invest in digital.
Over recent years, remote working has become increasingly popular, as technology has reduced the need for a physical office space for some industries. Many employers and HR professionals also advocate this way of working as an approach to enhance the
The latest figures from Kantar reveal that Irish take-home grocery sales rose by 25.4% during the 12 weeks to 17 May, the fastest rate of growth recorded in the past fifteen years.
Online retailers could lose a staggering £5.9 billion through severe data breaches each year, based on the average cost and frequency of cyberattacks in the e-commerce sector, research reveals.
Online marketplaces are predicted to bounce back strongly after the coronavirus outbreak, according to new research which reveals how surging demand for online goods and services is leading to higher valuations. The Marketplaces Report, compiled by Dealroom.co, on behalf of
The Craft Bakers Association (CBA) has today launched a COVID-19 management guide, to help support its members through the current pandemic. The CBA represents approximately 500 bakery businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - supporting a total of 3,000
The total number of UK online fashion checkouts increased significantly in May, up 115% year-on-year, according to True Fit, the leading personalisation platform for apparel and footwear retailers. However, Average Order Value (AOV) remained down compared to last year,
Global influencer marketing specialists, TAKUMI, today publish findings on the industry’s dynamics with a study of over 2,000 consumers, marketers and influencers across the UK, US, and Germany, on their perceptions of YouTube, TikTok and Instagram as influencer marketing channels.