Furniture retailer ScS has started its FY2020/21 strongly with gross sales increasing by 13.9%, as pent-up demand from last spring’s lockdown was released; orders for the nine weeks to 25 July 2020 increased by 92.2%.
Following trials, John Lewis & Partners is set to roll out 3D visualisation for all Home Design Appointments. The new technology will be used by Home Design Stylists to showcase their interior design work to customers.
The number of eCommerce users globally jumped by 9.5% year-over-year amid coronavirus outbreak reaching more than 3.4bn in 2020. This trend is set to continue this year, with the figure growing by 10% YoY to 3.8bn.
More than half of global consumers say that social media influences purchases, with 65% finding the availability of previous customer photos on social media and websites essential in their purchase decision
Spending via digital wallets will exceed $10 trillion in 2025, up from $5.5 trillion in 2020. This dramatic 83% growth in spend will be fuelled by the heightened adoption of digital payments during the pandemic
Starship Technologies, provider of autonomous delivery services to. Among others the Co-op, has hit he milestone of making 1 million autonomous deliveries with its robots. It has also secured an additional $17m in finding to continue to expand.