July 28th, 2010

Xbox Slim On Sale

This week marks the release of the Xbox Slim and no doubt demand will be high and many stores will run out of stock very quickly. As we’ve seen in recent months with the new iPhone and iPad, huge surges in demand can play havoc with many retailers stock levels and can leave many shoppers [...]

January 4th, 2010

Christmas Sales and the VAT rise

Within the previous Gillissa blog post ‘Boxing Day Sales Start on Christmas Eve’, it was mentioned that an online sales surge was expected during the festive period as retailers were introducing their sales as early as Christmas Eve.
Unsurprisingly, the sales figures for the festive period eclipsed the sales figures for the same period last [...]

December 23rd, 2009

Boxing Day Sales Start on Christmas Eve

Within the previous Gillissa blog post: ‘Predicted Sales Patterns This Christmas’, it was mentioned that websites would begin to offer discounts for various products on Christmas Day itself.
This assumption is now considered incorrect, because, retailers are now launching their Boxing Day sales on Christmas Eve!
This effectively means that consumers using the internet have [...]

December 11th, 2009

Shop Safely This Christmas!

According to IMRG, at least 90 percent of internet users will be doing some level of Christmas shopping online, with 70 percent even planning to do more than half of their Christmas shopping using the World Wide Web.
Various predictions like IMRG have stated that for internet retail during this time, Christmas 2009 would mark [...]

November 19th, 2009

Predicted Sales Patterns This Christmas

As I am sure everybody is aware, tax will revert back to its familiar figure of 17.5%, from the 15% introduced in November last year.
Such a change in VAT will have a significant effect on the Christmas period for consumers, as this change comes into effect on January 1st next year.
Consequently, retailers are [...]

September 23rd, 2009

Christmas is coming!

There are a core of people who moan when they see the first piece of tinsel. They hate that retail Christmas starts in September and firmly believe that Advent calendars shouldn’t have chocolate in them, that Christmas cards are a waste of money and Christmas parties shouldn’t be planned until a week before.
Thankfully these people [...]