UK online retail industry to be worth £50 billion by 2018

The UK online retail industry will rise to a worth of £50 billion by 2018, according to a new report. The nation’s flourishing ecommerce sector has gone from strength to strength over the last decade as the convenience of buying … Continued

Yuppiechef claims double victory at South African eCommerce Awards

Kitchen and homeware store,Yuppiechef, has plenty of reasons to celebrate after claiming two prizes at this year’s South African eCommerce Awards. says the eighth annual ceremony followed a similar format to the previous events, where the country’s online retailers were rewarded for showings of excellence over the … Continued

Report tips global non-cash payments at 333 billion in 2012

New research suggests global non-cash payments surged last year to reach 333 billion transactions, this following year-on-year growth of 8.8 per cent in 2011.   The World Payments Report 2013 from Capgemini and RBS has outlined what the pair expect will be the total number … Continued

UK online retail sales grow by 18 per cent over August

Growth in online retail sales across Britain doubled in August as more consumers decided to stay indoors and shop over the web, reports The IMRG-Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index shows ecommerce sales growing 18 per cent last month, up from … Continued

E-commerce retailers should get ready for the holidays now

E-commerce retailers should start making changes to prepare for the holiday period now, according to an article published on The post recommends a number of ways businesses can do this. For example, it says firms may want to create … Continued

John Lewis changes web focus to mobile market

Retailer John Lewis has announced it is to focus primarily on the mobile market ahead of this year’s Christmas rush, reports. The nationwide chain, which is often referred to as the benchmark for Britain’s retail market, has revealed that it … Continued

Make checking out seamless, urges ecommerce expert

Ecommerce expert Kostas Papageorgiou has urged online retailers to ensure their check-out processes are rid of complications and hurdles in order to boost sales. Writing at, Mr Papageorgiou said this stage was crucial in increasing conversations and sales, as … Continued

Payment security can allay customer fears and develop growth

Privacy and security of payment processing services is one of the top roadblocks to ecommerce growth in 2014, according to a number of business analysts and consultants. One such analyst is Mike Randazzo, speaking to, who suggests that companies … Continued