Online Retailers

There Is Now a 'Northern Powerhouse' of Online Retail Businesses to Rival London's Tech Heartland

Tanya Lawler | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Tech
Tanya Lawler

The location with the highest density of online businesses - calculated on the volume of small online retail businesses operating in a region and their subsequent sales, as a proportion of the local population - is over 200 miles from London, up the M6 in Greater Manchester.

Gone in Five Seconds! Online Shoppers Will Wait Just Five Seconds Before Switching Brand

Gary Newe | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend exposed the shaky digital infrastructure of a number of Britain's most prominent retailers. Major brands experienced online outages, succumbing to the sheer quantity of customers logging on to splurge their festive millions.

Cash, Card or Click? How Online Retail Is Driving a Change in the Way We Pay

Jonny Ross | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jonny Ross

As consumers, we now demand more choice in payment than ever - both offline AND online. Online retailers need to meet this demand or see their customers go elsewhere. And businesses not currently offering online payment are missing out on our custom.


The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK

Blockbuster, the high street video and games retailer, has become the latest victim of the recession after going into administration. Its decline m...

Charlie Thomas

Are We Really Spending More Online Than On The High Street? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

The media has been full of reports in recent months predicting that 2012 will be the first year where online shopping outstrips the money being spent ...

Charlie Thomas

Is Cyber Monday Just A Piece Of PR For Retailers? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

Today is Black Friday - so called because its the day when traditionally, retailers finally get into the black - which heralds the biggest shopping we...

Charlie Thomas

Can You Get A Luxury Shopping Experience Online? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

Luxury retailers must focus on providing a rounded customer experience, rather than simply flogging goods, if they are to survive the ongoing recessio... An alternative in Online Wine Shopping

Mike John Matthews | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

It's simple. Take a wander in to your nearest wine store, or supermarket, and have a wee peak at the range of quality half bottles on their shelves. Not too many eh! In my time as a retailer I have lost count the amount of times where someone asked me for a half bottle of wine. Not everybody wants to spend money on a full bottle, especially if they only fancy a tipple once a week.

Is This The End Of The Argos Catalogue?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

Argos has revealed a five-year transformation plan which will see it develop from a catalogue-based shop to a digital retailer. The plan has four m...

Online Sales And Brand Acquisitions Boost Sports Direct

Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

Sports retailer Sports Direct released impressive results this afternoon, citing its online strategy and continued acquisition of desirable brands as ...

Are Retailers Successfully Adopting Multichannel Approaches to Keep Up With the Rise in Online Shopping?

Raconteur Media | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

Why is it that a product or deal displayed in a retailer's store may not be available to buy online or vice versa? Or why is it sometimes not possible to return a product bought online to the same retailer's store?

How the Winds of Change are Ruffling the Skirts of Fashion Industry for the Better

Lizzie Burns | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Style
Lizzie Burns

Starting up in fashion with no investment doesn't seem like a very sane thing to do; especially in this financial climate. Last week, in fact, I was told by an industry consultant that I'd find it "very difficult" as I don't have a money-laden family or boyfriend. I liked his honesty; money would definitely help, but I think there's big change a foot in the fashion industry.

Where Did All The Fashion Editors Go? | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK Style

Eleven years ago, when the dotcom bubble burst and internet companies were in free fall, Natalie Massenet had an idea. The former fashion journalist d...