Tag Archives: Online Shopping

Online shopping I How retail delivery can help Britain meet its net zero target

Hassle-free and convenient, online deliveries have surged over the last 18 months or so, incentivised by lockdowns and unsettling times. However, there is growing awareness over the damage this is doing to our environment, and with the UK having committed to a legally binding net-zero target that needs to be …

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Nearly 1 billion boxes from online shopping to enter British homes this Christmas

Leading sustainable packaging provider DS Smith estimates that as seasonal shoppers continue to turn to the internet for their gifts, consumers will have more packaging in their homes than they can recycle. The data showed that last Christmas, Brits who shopped online bought an average of 20 gifts. With the …

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Brits most likely to do all their Christmas shopping online, new global data reveals

A survey commissioned by mobile app experience company Airship of more than 9,000 global consumers has exposed key shifts in consumer behaviour, with regional and generational differences that may indicate retail’s future. Conducted in partnership with Sapio Research, the survey polled more than 9,000 consumers across major markets in Europe, …

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Amazon faces lawsuit to remove thousands of potentially deadly products

A lawsuit filed against Amazon by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has been billed as a ‘huge step forward’ in the fight to force the online giant to accept responsibility for the removal of dangerous items being sold online. An administrative complaint has been brought against Amazon by the …

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UK retail sees best quarter on record as sales surge 13.1 per cent

Retail sales have seen a record increase over the past three months, amounting to the ‘best quarter on record’ with shoppers returning to stores in force since the easing of lockdown restrictions back in April. According to the latest BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor, total sales in June increased 13.1 per …

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OnBuy secures £35m in series A funding to fuel global expansion and hit unicorn status

The UK online marketplace, OnBuy has secured a series A+ funding of £35 million through VC and strategic technology investors, putting the firm well on the way to achieving unicorn status. OnBuy launched to the scene in 2016 with the mission of disrupting the eCommerce space and take on industry …

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UK retail profits could shrink by £8bn in next four years, says research

UK retailers could see profits fall by £8bn in the next four years, according to a new report from Alvarez & Marshal in partnership with Retail Economics, a direct result of the ‘seismic shift’ to ecommerce fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the report issued by the global services firm, …

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Amazon and Google face CMA investigation into fake and misleading online reviews

Amazon and Google are to be investigated by the competition watchdog over concerns that they have not been doing enough to combat the problem of widespread fake reviews on their websites. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will look into the issue to determine whether the two online behemoths have …

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Disney confirms it’s in ‘consultation with group of UK Stores’ over closures

Disney has confirmed that it is holding consultations with an initial group of stores in the UK about their closure in its first official acknowledgement of speculation that all but its flagship London store was to shut up shop in the UK. Rumours have been circulating that Disney has been …

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