Online shopping on the rise for Christmas this year

2016-12-28T15:09:48+00:00 20th December 2016|Christmas Retail, Retail News, Shopping|

Despite a fairly stagnant economy, UK retailers can look forward to a slightly higher level of gift spending from consumers this year with a rise of just under 2%, according to Webloyalty’s 2016 report on UK Christmas Trends. Overall, shoppers are expected to spend £16.7 billion this Christmas with many opting for online solutions. On average, it will take consumers 9.7 hours to spend their overall budget of £459, which is divided among gifts and groceries. Nearest and dearest still [...]

Good shopping experience remains key driver of consumer loyalty

2016-04-29T15:51:57+00:00 29th April 2016|Online Shopping, Research, Retail News|

It would be easy to forget in this age of online shopping that a positive experience remains essential to capture and retain consumer loyalty. That’s one of the key findings in Webloyalty’s most recent report, The Unfaithful Consumer. With more than 50% of consumers saying they decide where to shop based on their personal experience, retailers must resist the temptation to “pare back on investment into retail to focus more on convenience and multi-channel shopping,” warns the report. […]

Rise of National Living Wage not all gloom and doom for retailers

2016-04-27T11:23:06+00:00 27th April 2016|Retail News, Shopping|

Since 1 April 2016, workers 25 and above must be paid £7.20 an hour (up from £6.50) in a series of gradual increases culminating with a National Living Wage of £9 an hour by 2020. The change is likely to be very popular with the affected 1.3 million workers but what does it mean for retailers and, more importantly, how can retailers implement the change positively?  […]

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