Tag Archives: Online Shopping

OnBuy appoints new CFO as ‘global expansion is well underway’

The online marketplace, OnBuy.com is continuing its hiring spree, this time with the appointment of a new chief financial officer in the form of James Watts. Watts joins the marketplace with 12 years’ experience from roles at Deloitte, WPP Group and most recently, Richmond Group, previously the parent company of Amigo Loans. Watts brings experience …

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Argos sees Easter toy and gift buying surge as families prepare for Bank Holiday celebrations

Searches for Easter toys have surged by 367 per cent year on year on the Argos website as the retailer lists products like the Guess How Much I Love You hare teddy and egg play-set among its best-selling gifts this season. The revelation that spend is up on Easter gifts …

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OnBuy taps former eBay senior director Mark Lister for Chief Commercial Officer role

The online marketplace, OnBuy.com has appointed the former eBay senior director, Mark Lister as its new chief commercial officers as part of a series of C-suite hires for the fast growing UK company. Lister brings to the team over 20 years’ commercial experience, including expertise in the eCommerce and marketplace …

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Giddy Goat Toys champions Down Your High Street as the ‘decision that saved the business’ from the pandemic

The Manchester-based toy retailer, Giddy Goat Toys has billed its decision to join the Down Your High Street platform as the ‘one that saved her business from permanent closure’ over the course of the pandemic. Shop owner, Amanda Alexander has championed the platform for fuelling toy sales throughout the country’s …

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John Lewis confirms eight more stores will remain closed when lockdown lifts next month

The department store chain, John Lewis has confirmed plans to not reopen eight of its 42 UK stores when the current lockdown lifts on April 12th this year. The move will put more than 1,400 jobs at risk. The retailer’s stores in Aberdeen, Sheffield, Peterborough, and York will remain closed, …

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FAO Schwarz to open Italian flagship and plans European expansion in Prénatal Retail Group partnership

The New York toy store FAO Schwarz is making its move into Europe through a new partnership with Prénatal Retail Group that will bring the brand, retail store, and ecommerce concepts to Italy. Via a partnership brokered by ThreeSixty Group, the plan will then be for the FAO Schwarz brand …

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Moonpig details ‘ambitious plans for kids’ toys’ as it welcomes LEGO to the gifting portfolio

The online gifting specialist, Moonpig has detailed its huge ambitions’ for its giftable kids range, growing its portfolio of toy partners and most recently welcoming LEGO into the fold. The firm’s partnership with the LEGO Group marks a significant step forward for the company as well as ‘its biggest brand …

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Opinion | West End Farewells? – Regent Street’s Hamleys has met a modern cross-roads

While the past year has seen the toy industry achieve great results through channels nimble enough to adapt to the demands of the pandemic, for many a big name retailer, the road has been a rocky one. Among them, the iconic toy shop, Hamleys has suffered its fair share of …

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FCA called to regulate Buy Now Pay Later platforms after transactions triple in 2020

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has been called in to regulate the agreements used by buy-now-pay-later companies like Klarna and Clearpay, after a government review found potential for consumer harm. Earlier this month, the Treasury declared that fintech lenders using these channels would be required to carry out affordability checks …

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Are cardboard boxes this year’s toilet paper? Pandemic drives shortages in supplies UK-wide

Thanks to the ongoing surge in home deliveries driven by the pandemic and the world’s lockdown measures, cardboard boxes could very well be this year’s toilet paper. According to the Royal Mail, it is estimated that some 200 million more parcels went through the postal and courier system over the …

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