Study highlights ecommerce activity in run-up to Christmas

A new survey suggests that many shoppers will be heading into cyberspace to purchase gifts in the run-up to Christmas. That’s the result of MarketLive’s 4th Annual ‘Mindset of a Multi-Channel Shopper’ survey, cited by retail-digital.com. It revealed customers in … Continued

Facebook testing ‘want’ button for retailers

Social media giant, Facebook, is teaming up with a number of retailers to trial a ‘Want’ button which allows users to identify a product they desire, reports warc.com. The ‘Want’ button allows users to click on images of products and … Continued

Christmas to bring increased sales in US, claims group

In an unsurprising turn of events, Americans are expected to spend more during what’s traditionally described as the busiest shopping season of the year – November and December. In an unsurprising turn of events, Americans are expected to spend more … Continued

Chinese consumers set to spend more, report reveals

Consumers in China have been described as a ‘beacon of hope’ for ecommerce due to their heightened spending intentions, according to the Boston Consulting Group. Consumers in China have been described as a ‘beacon of hope’ for ecommerce due to … Continued

‘Self-indulgent’ purchases popular in China, claims report

Consumers in Beijing are becoming increasingly likely to make ‘self-indulgent’ and ‘individualistic’ purchases, according to research from global consultancy McKinsey. Consumers in Beijing are becoming increasingly likely to make ‘self-indulgent’ and ‘individualistic’ purchases, according to research from global consultancy McKinsey. … Continued

US ecommerce firms should identify leading holidays, claims expert

American ecommerce firms need to ‘seize the opportunity’ presented by international holidays and prime sales seasons. That’s according to an article by Heather Kaminetsky for businessinsider.com, who believes that by identifying key holidays and events, US retailers can sell their … Continued

QR code use popular in Europe

The use of quick response (QR) codes are becoming increasingly popular in Europe, reports myhermes1.co.uk. Research by comScore suggests out of the five leading ecommerce markets in Europe – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – the number of … Continued

Russia braced for massive ecommerce switch

Russia’s young generation could be a key driver towards a massive switch to ecommerce in the future. That’s according to a candid interview with Oleg Ryazhenov-Siems, an ecommerce expert from the region and the man behind the online strategy of … Continued

Online sales worth around ’60 million sq ft of retail space’

A new report suggests that online sales now account for the equivalent of over 60 million sq ft of physical retail space. That’s according to professional services firm Deloitte, cited by silobreaker.com, which believes the growth of the internet shopping … Continued