Almost a fifth of consumers regularly shop online for food

Shopping for food online has soared in popularity over the past two years, with 16 per cent of consumers now choosing to regularly buy their groceries from ecommerce sites, new research from BuzzCity reveals. Two years ago, just eight per cent … Continued

Google Shopping could rival Amazon with “Buy Now” button

Google could soon introduce a “Buy Now” button to its Shopping listings. Such a move would see the world’s most popular search engine put itself in direct competition with online retail giant Amazon’s popular ‘one-click ordering’ feature. If the button went ahead, Google is also expected to introduce … Continued

Retail parks feel the pinch as much as the high street

The ever-increasing popularity of online shopping has had a greater impact on large out-of-town retail parks than it has on the high street, according to new research. A study of 1,500 UK retail locations from the Local Data Company has revealed that there … Continued

Payment gateways: An introduction

While cash remains many people’s preferred payment method, research suggests that debit and credit cards are quickly gaining ground. According to estimates published recently by consultancy firm Capgemini, 366 billion non-cash transactions were completed across the globe in 2013, marking … Continued

Record spending expected on Cyber Monday in UK

Online shoppers will spend more than £1 million every minute during the upcoming ‘Cyber Monday’ sales, experts predict. The 24-hour event, which this year is set to take place on Monday December 1, traditionally sees a number of retailers apply significant … Continued