Global ecommerce sales passed the trillion dollar milestone for the first time last year, according to the latest figures. Much of this growth is in the Asia-Pacific region, which is predicted to account for a third of all online sales this year.
How is mobile technology changing the way we shop? What does the multichannel trend mean for ecommerce businesses? And how will the world of internet retailing change in 2013?
The UK has been called a nation of shopkeepers – but we’re also a nation of online shoppers.
Stepping through the doors of the International Toy Fair, you might think that Christmas has come very early this year. The event is like a high-tech Santa’s Grotto – on a truly mammoth scale. This year, there will be 2,776 exhibitors displaying around a million products, from 62 countries around the world.
It might only be November, but Santa hats, mince pies and reindeer jumpers are already filling up High Street shelves. And online and offline businesses are gearing up for the annual festive shopping frenzy.
Olympic fever is sweeping the country, and we’re counting down the days to the opening ceremony! But we’re not just excited about the sporting events. As half a million foreign visitors arrive in London, it’s also a chance to celebrate global culture and business.
A Scottish dating agency are using the foreign language internet to spark love interests in Brazil.
A whopping two-thirds of London’s businesses are not exporting, and very few would consider going overseas, a new report has said.
It’s famed for its tartan print and posh umbrellas, but international fashion retailer Burberry held the accolade of being the best performer in the FTSE 100 yesterday.
It’s been a really rough week for some of the UK’s big high-street names. Chocolate retailer, Thorntons, has announced its time at the top has melted into oblivion with the closure of 120 stores at the very least, Liverpool-based fashion outlet T J Hughes has called in the administrators and Jane Norman closed the shutters on its high-street outlets for the final time.