Christmas shoppers went online in force to buy this Cyber Monday, according to multichannel retailers and vendors alike.
La Redoute is moving into the US market. The French fashion and home products retailer, which trades in the UK through laredoute.co.uk, is selling into the American market through Amazon and eBay, using ChannelAdvisor’s Marketplaces.
Magazine publisher Condé Nast is to launch an ecommerce division as it looks to explore new commercial horizons brought by the emergence of new technology and the growth of online retail. It has hired from the world of retail, appointing Franck Zayan (pictured), currently responsible for ecommerce at Paris department (more…)
In today’s Internet Retailing newsletter, our focus continues to be on Christmas. Find out how the nation shopped on Cyber Monday, and what to expect over the coming days and weeks of retail’s busiest time of the year. But it’s not all tinsel and wrapping paper. Today we also report (more…)
High streets must invest and adapt to the rise of online to ensure a prosperous future, new research out today suggests. Filling empty shops and offering a wider choice are among the key priorities for town managers countering the growth of ecommerce, the report, carried out for the British Property (more…)
Tesco today said its focus on multichannel was delivering “record” online grocery orders. The rise in ecommerce food transactions comes at a time when the UK’s largest retailer now offers one-hour grocery home delivery slots to more than 98% of the UK population, and has more than 200 grocery Click (more…)
Christmas trading has got off to a strong start online and via mobile, figures from both retailers and industry commentators suggest. A raft of Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions appear to have helped lift sales across both days. John Lewis said Friday’s sales on the johnlewis.com website were more (more…)
Online sales grew strongly in November as Christmas shoppers made an early start, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor for November 2013 found non-food online sales grew by 16% during the month, taking three-month average growth to 13.8%. That gave a boost to (more…)
Network Rail is trialling ecommerce parcel shops at mainline stations, and says this will be the first time such a service is available to all retailers and carriers for deliveries, collections and returns. The first of the new Doddle collection points opens today at Milton Keynes Central, and will be (more…)
Retailers are struggling to connect with older consumers, who say they feel left “out in the cold” despite having more time and money than ever before, according to new research.
The Christmas shopping season is well and truly underway, in today’s Internet Retailing newsletter, where we report on how the run up to the festivities is unfolding so far. But while volumes are growing sharply now, the festive effect has been here for some time, according to today’s figures from (more…)
Online retailer Amazon is looking to a future of automated delivery using airborne drones. In as little as five years time, Amazon Prime Air deliveries could be made in the US within half an hour of ordering using small unmanned aerial vehicles. A video now available on the Amazon website (more…)
Irish shoppers can now return their goods to UK retailers via collection point service CollectPlus for the first time. CollectPlus has teamed up with Irish lockerbank service Parcel Motel to offer the new service. Littlewoodsireland.ie is the first retailer to sign up to it. The retailer, part of Shop Direct, (more…)
Retailers have launched into Black Friday with a host of special offers. Meanwhile, the busiest online shopping day is yet to come, with Cyber Monday just around the corner.
More of Thomas Cook’s holidays are now booked online, the travel company said this week as it reported on the first year of a transformation programme that aims to shift the balance of the business from the high street to online. The company aims to see more than half its (more…)
Bathrooms.com is taking its first step into international markets as it starts to sell in France. The company plans to move from this first step to sell further afield within Europe and then North America. The 10-year-old etailer has launched a dedicated site for the French market,
How are UK retailers using social media, and what does this activity look like at its best? It’s a question relevant to online and multichannel businesses across the UK retail industry. Now a new IMGROUP-commissioned study considers how multichannel brands from Next to Superdrug are using four key social media (more…)
It’s Black Friday and the busiest day of the online shopping year is just around the corner. Catch up on the numbers and the activity in our round-up, which will be keeping you abreast of the latest news throughout the run up to Christmas and beyond. But it’s not all (more…)
How is the way we take delivery of the products we order online changing? Two sets of figures out today brought new insights into the answer. Firstly, IMRG and Capgemini found, in a new report, that 19% of multichannel sales were click and collect transactions in the third quarter of (more…)
Argos has today unveiled its first “store for a digital future”. These images are of the multichannel retailer’s first digital concept store, at Old Street, London. It is the first of six such stores to open – four in London and two new stores in Dunfermline and Colchester – which (more…)