Canadian ecommerce sales hit $18.9 billion

Online sales of products and services in Canada generated $18.9 billion (£13.8 billion) last year, according to new figures. A new report from Statistics Canada shows sales of items over the internet rocketing 24 per cent since 2010. Half of … Continued

Online retail searches rise by 12 percent

Online retail searches rose 12 percent in the third quarter of this year and more people are using their tablets or mobile phones to search for items online. According to, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Google Online Retail Monitor … Continued

Online shopping popular with Europeans

A new study has revealed that online shopping is very popular with Europeans, as 60 percent of them chose to shop online at some point last year. According to, the statistics come from Eurostat and show that the most … Continued

UK online retail sales see fastest growth in 13 years

September saw business in Britain’s online retail sector grow at the fastest pace in 13 years, according to new figures. The e-Retail Sales Index from IMRG and Capgemini recorded a 13 per cent rise in sales of products and services … Continued

Loyal customers crucial to e-commerce success

Loyal customers are crucial to the success of e-commerce websites, a new study has indicated. Research completed by online marketing company Qubit has suggested that 40 per cent of an online retailer’s income is generated by the most active 1.06 … Continued

Banking reforms signal improvements for UK online payments system

Britain’s online payments system is set to be brought up to speed with techniques already used in many places across Europe, reports  After giving the green light to a new banking regulator, the British government has broken the stranglehold that … Continued