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Changing shopping habits continue to drive down footfall

Footfall in November was 2.4% down on a year ago, down on the 0.8% fall in October and below the three-month average of a 1.4% decline, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Importance of the UK's internet economy revealed

The UK’s internet economy is one of the strongest in the world, driven by record online advertising, spending and entertainment consumption, new figures from Ofcom reveal.

New retail platform gives online shopping the personal touch

Shoptility has launched with an ambition to transform the way people shop online. Founded by entrepreneur Will Lownsbrough, Shoptility promises to dramatically reduce the time people spend searching for products online by putting consumers and retailers in direct contact.

One in three teenagers has online regrets by age 16

AVG Technologies, the online security company for 182 million active users, latest AVG Digital Diaries research has found that almost a third of teens (28 percent) say they regret posting something online.

Amadeus and Worldpay partnership further simplifies travel payments

Amadeus and Worldpay announce at the 8th annual Airline & Travel Payments Summit (ATPS) event, a global agreement to integrate Worldpay’s extensive payment services into the Amadeus Payment Platform (APP).

Conversion rate optimization continues to be key to digital strategy, but marketers are not satisfied

Research published by Econsultancy and RedEye illustrates the growing appetite among digital marketers to improve conversion rate optimization efforts.

Half of today’s youth ‘completely lost’ without an internet connection

A study of 2,000 smartphone users has revealed that the younger demographic struggle the most when without an internet connection, with 50% of 18-24 year olds admitting that they would feel “completely lost” if they are out and about and could not get online.

Black Friday marks the kick off for the Christmas spending frenzy

Black Friday is set to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year, as retailers adopt the American tradition of offering discounts to entice shoppers in the run up to the festive season, research from Halifax reveals.

1 in 4 people will do more of their Christmas shopping online this year

Two thirds of online shoppers plan to buy at least half of their Christmas gifts via the internet this year, reveals Citizens Advice.

From discarded to desirable: Upcycling website converts waste to designer goods

From discarded to desirable: Upcycling website converts waste to designer goods

The UK’s first retail website dedicated to the rapidly expanding consumer trend of upcycling championed by celebrities including Kirstie Allsopp, Kevin McCloud and Livia Firth has been launched.

Customer-focused retailers to win big at the festive cyber sales

Customer-focused retailers to win big at the festive cyber sales

UK shoppers are soon to embark on the biggest online shopping spree since records began with more than one fifth (21%) of the nation’s yearly online revenue set to be spent in a matter of weeks.

HP helps BlaBlaCar improve customer experience

HP has announced that BlaBlaCar, an online community marketplace that connects drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride, has increased customer loyalty and improved the effectiveness of its marketing campaigns by analyzing its big data with HP Vertica.

More than 16,000 Amazon PickUp locations now available across the UK

Amazon.co.uk has announced an expansion of its PickUp Location Programme to include more than 10,500 Post Office branches, taking the total number of Amazon pickup points across the UK to more than 16,000.

Top five IT tips for small businesses ‘going global’

FedEx hosted a virtual roundtable, ‘Information Generation’, where FedEx executives, Raj Subramaniam and Michael Foster, and The Boston Consulting Group’s, Ralf Dreischmeier, discussed the transformative impact of IT on global commerce.

4G from EE live in the Channel Tunnel

4G from EE live in the Channel Tunnel

EE, UK mobile network operator, has confirmed that its 4G service is live in the Channel Tunnel, and 282GB of data has been carried since the installation was completed on the 24th September.