Retail isn’t just changing; it’s traversing ‘through the looking glass’ to a place where everything is different. New technologies, the global economic crisis and changing shopping habits have fuelled this journey. Omnichannel, for years a fashionable buzzword, is now manifesting
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.
New figures from global information assurance firm NCC Group show that the UK’s top 50 retail websites are getting slower – and third-party content could be to blame. Average load time for the sites was 10.29 seconds in Q2 of
Retailers who are looking to expand their online presence into other geographies will have to do a lot more than just replicate their existing consumer offer if they are to overcome considerable barriers to buying from ‘foreign’ sites. Failure to
Stripe, a new way to accept card payments on websites and in mobile apps, launches today in the UK, its first European country. Stripe claims it gives UK businesses a simple yet powerful way to accept payments online, replacing legacy merchant processors and
Marc Bolland, chief executive at Marks & Spencer, revealed how the business is transforming from being a traditional British retailer into an international, multi-channel retailer at the IGD 2012 Convention. The initial focus has been on the UK, however, and
Website development and hosting company, Mr Site, is launching a website-building package, which it claims will allow retailers to create an e-commerce shop to rival sites like John Lewis and ASOS but for a fraction of the price. The Storefront
Businesses that run websites aimed at UK consumers are being given up to 12 months to get their house in order before enforcement of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which recently came into force in the UK. The main
UK consumers visit Amazon more than other retailer website, a new poll by retail analyst Verdict reveals. Verdict asked consumers which online retailers they visit when considering making a purchase (purchase visits). It found Amazon is streets ahead of its
Web analytics company Webtrends claims some of the UK’s savviest web brands, including Moneysupermarket, Laterooms.com, Flybe, AllSaints, Urban-Outfitters, The Digital Property Group and Phones4U, have adopted its Optimize tool to improve the performance of their websites and internet marketing campaigns.