Retail parks feel the pinch as much as the high street

The ever-increasing popularity of online shopping has had a greater impact on large out-of-town retail parks than it has on the high street, according to new research. A study of 1,500 UK retail locations from the Local Data Company has revealed that there … Continued

Payment gateways: An introduction

While cash remains many people’s preferred payment method, research suggests that debit and credit cards are quickly gaining ground. According to estimates published recently by consultancy firm Capgemini, 366 billion non-cash transactions were completed across the globe in 2013, marking … Continued

Record spending expected on Cyber Monday in UK

Online shoppers will spend more than £1 million every minute during the upcoming ‘Cyber Monday’ sales, experts predict. The 24-hour event, which this year is set to take place on Monday December 1, traditionally sees a number of retailers apply significant … Continued

UK advertising spend surges, with focus on ecommerce

Advertising spend in the UK grew at its fastest rate since 2010 in the second quarter (Q2) of 2014, with more companies focusing on digital and ecommerce. New figures released by the Advertising Association (AA)/Warc show that ad spend rose … Continued

Southern European e-commerce market nears €48billion

Online sales in southern Europe for 2014 are set to top €47.8 billion, it has been revealed. New figures released in the latest Southern Europe B2C E-Commerce Report by show an annual growth rate of 22 per cent since 2010. This … Continued

Online shopping surges in UK, beating rest of Europe

The UK leads the way for Europe’s online shopping boom as an increasing amount of people are opting to purchase goods online, new research has found. For its 2014 Parcel Deliveries Usage and Attitude Survey, delivery firm Hermes spoke to … Continued