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First week of home isolation sees mixed online sales results

First week of home isolation sees mixed online sales results

As the Government’s ‘home isolation’ rules kicked in last week, the immediate impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus on online consumer shopping habits was laid bare. During the first week of the new pandemic guidelines, online retail sales growth was down -2.2% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers.

Retail Resilience - Advice for online retailers on maximising productivity during Covid-19

Retail Resilience - Advice for online retailers on maximising productivity during Covid-19

By Richard Bendelow, CEO of Aero Commerce.

Unless, like certain FMCG retailers who are experiencing a surge in online sales, chances are, due to the uncertain times we find ourselves in, that your sales have suffered a dip. Couple that with the potential of a complete lockdown, times could not be more difficult for some retailers, even with the government support on offer. However now is not the time to rest on your laurels.

Online sales flat leading into Coronavirus crisis hitting UK

Online sales flat leading into Coronavirus crisis hitting UK

Following a very slow start to the year, the UK’s string of winter storms failed to stimulate online demand as online sales growth for the month limped in at -0.4% Year-on-Year (YoY).

Huge increase in online sales across Italy offers hope for struggling retailers in the UK and Ireland, says Kooomo

Huge increase in online sales across Italy offers hope for struggling retailers in the UK and Ireland, says Kooomo

Global financial markets continue to suffer from the impact of coronavirus, with economists predicting the slowest rate of global growth since 2009. However, the current lockdown taking place in Italy has actually instigated a significant boom in eCommerce sales.

Weed on wheels: Medex lights up London with Adverttu on-car advertising

Weed on wheels: Medex lights up London with Adverttu on-car advertising

Adverttu, the AdTech company, has launched its latest on-car advertising campaign with global pharmaceutical distributor, Medex and its ecommerce partner KAAM. For 8 weeks, Medex’s CBD 16mg patch product will adorn a fleet of Adverttu ad wrapped vehicles across Central and South West London.

42% of consumers fear brands’ censorship of online reviews is endangering free speech

42% of consumers fear brands’ censorship of online reviews is endangering free speech

A study from Trustpilot, has revealed an alarming distrust among UK consumers when it comes to brands removing or censoring legitimate consumer reviews across the internet, with four-in-ten (42%) saying they are very concerned about their freedom of speech.

Coronavirus - hospitality industry impact (Lolly)

Coronavirus - hospitality industry impact (Lolly)

Here, Peter Moore CEO of Lolly, talks about the impact of the Coronavirus on day-to-day operations.

Covid-19: The front door is now the front line, says ParcelHero

Covid-19: The front door is now the front line, says ParcelHero

ParcelHero has forecast a doubling of home deliveries in the event of a UK coronavirus epidemic, as shoppers seek to avoid crowded stores. But it says retailers and their courier partners must do more to ease concerns for both customers and drivers.

Amdocs and Google Cloud announce strategic partnership to accelerate communication providers’ journeys to the cloud

Amdocs and Google Cloud announce strategic partnership to accelerate communication providers’ journeys to the cloud

Amdocs, provider of software and services to communications and media companies, and Google Cloud, has announced a strategic partnership to deliver Amdocs’ leading OSS and BSS systems on Google Cloud and to create solutions and services to help communications companies modernise, automate and digitise with the cloud.

Report: When e-commerce is extended to restaurants and farms

Report: When e-commerce is extended to restaurants and farms

By Yuchuan Wang. 

This past Chinese New Year has been unprecedented for Chinese people. Greatly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, people have been forced to stay at home to avoid infection.

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