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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.

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.

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.

Amazon.co.uk kicks off Black Friday Deals Week 2014 with savings of over 50% on Fire HDX tablets

Amazon.co.uk is kicking off its biggest-ever Black Friday Deals Week with a best-ever offer on Kindle Fire HDX tablets.

Amazon launches exclusive collection of silver necklaces designed by Solange Azagury-Partridge

Amazon launches exclusive collection of silver necklaces designed by Solange Azagury-Partridge

Amazon has partnered with London-based jewellery designer, Solange Azagury-Partridge, for an exclusive collection of silver necklaces for Christmas, named ‘The Talisman Collection’.

eBay reveals this year’s Christmas wish - and “miss” - lists

New research, released by eBay, reveals the items topping Britain’s Christmas wish list this year – as well as those Brits would least like to find under the tree.

UK sellers expected to export £153M on eBay this Christmas

UK online merchants are expected to export a record £153 million worth of items this Christmas to online buyers all over the world, according the latest data from eBay.co.uk.