January 24th, 2011

Tablet could be a Magic Pill for Etail

2011 is hailed as the year of the Tablet- not just Ipads, but other tablet laptops, which are expected to replace the need for laptops or pcs for many people. How can this opportunity be maximized for the online sector?

January 20th, 2011

A Flash of Etail Brilliance?

Flash Sales are an exciting way of keeping customers engaged and are gaining popularity in the UK – hailed as the next generation of e-commerce. Flash Sale Websites involve a limited quantity of product is sold for a limited period of time, and create hype and excitement around a brand or site. How can the latest technology be implemented to maximize the potential of flash sales?

January 17th, 2011

Are online loyalty schemes the key to retaining growth?

Independent analyst Verdict Research recently revealed that although online expenditure will increase by more than 56% to £35 billion by 2014, growth is expected to slow considerably from previous years.
Verdict forecasts average annual online growth between 2009 and 2014 will be 12% compared with an average of 35% per annum over the previous [...]

December 13th, 2010

Looming VAT Rise Means Crunch Time for Retailers

The VAT change of January 2011 is looming and I think we will see a last minute price push as retailers make the most of the current 17.5 % VAT. After the 4th of January VAT will rise to 20%, which could potentially push prices on the high street up by 2%. [...]

December 12th, 2010

Shopping.com Merchants targeted by Phishing Attempt

It’s worth passing on a warning that we saw earlier today from one of the biggest Comparison Shopping Engines, Shopping.com.
They were alerted today of an email phishing scam targeting some sellers on other Shopping.com markets with the subject line “Important NOTICE: Registration Suspension”.
This email is NOT from Shopping.com. The login page that you are [...]

December 9th, 2010

Ethical decisions key factor in consumer choices

I saw that a recent survey showed that despite the economic downturn, consumers are not deterred from making more green – conscious choices when shopping. Shoppercentric conducted the survey which revealed that customers are more aware than ever of the source of goods, and actively look for labelling which shows its ethical credentials. [...]

November 25th, 2010

How will technology for retail evolve in the coming years?

Mobile applications and devices now pivotal in etailer marketing strategies

November 17th, 2010

Making Corporate Shopping Easier

Corporate Gifts offers opportunity in product display advertising

November 12th, 2010

Making it easier for customer to buy online

More online shopping, but customer expectations are rising

November 2nd, 2010

November is prime time for boosting online sales

November is the most crucial time of year for etailers