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22 January 2015
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Growing Number of Brits Are Grocery Shopping Online

More than half of Brits are doing at least some of their food shopping online, research from thinkmoney has found. The report revealed that 54% of adults in the UK are using online services to get essential food items. Most of these people did combine online shopping with trips to stores but 6% said they […]


24 December 2014
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Nothing like the Last Minute: Millions of Shoppers Leave It Late

More than 23 million people finished their shopping on Christmas Eve in 2014, despite a growing consumer trend towards getting it done earlier. Around 23.6 million people left at least some of their festive shopping until the last minute, according to Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Cards. The firm interviewed people to look into their spending habits […]


18 December 2014
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Consumers Giving Back Presents Before Christmas Even Arrives

Customers in the UK will return £813 million worth of Christmas presents before the big day even arrives, the Post Office has claimed. In most cases it is because people decide they no longer want to give these items as gifts and instead decide to return them. The Post Office has revealed it is expecting […]


24 November 2014
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Preparing for Black Friday: What You Can Do

Black Friday – a long-standing tradition in the USA – is quickly becoming a fixture in the calendar of retails across the UK, and in 2014 it is expected to be no different. The concept first appeared on British shores around four years ago, although 2014 will see many leading British firms joining early winter […]


13 October 2014
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Online Shopping at all Hours: Dramatic Increase in Early Morning Purchases

The allure of online shopping is growing and none more so than in the early hours of the morning, according to new research from John Lewis. The department store chain revealed a dramatic increase in shoppers that log on between midnight and six in the morning, when analysing purchases made in the last year. A […]


23 September 2014
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Online Shopping Deliveries to Top 1.35 Billion By 2018

Online shopping deliveries topped the one billion mark in 2013, and will reach 1.35 billion by 2018, according to new research. The growth highlights the growing dependence on the online marketplace to buy goods, both in the UK and in other countries across the globe. According to Barclays’ Retail and Transport & Logistics banking sector […]


14 August 2014
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Brits Spend an Average of £142 Online After a Tipple….or Three

Making purchasing decisions after we’ve supped on an alcoholic beverage or two is probably not the wisest of moves, but when has that ever stopped shopping-mad Brits? According to a new survey conducted by Confused.com, inebriated Brits are splashing their cash online to the average tune of £142, with their list of purchases including items […]


21 July 2014
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Mobile Shoppers: UK Consumers Turn to Mobile for Purchase Decisions

UK consumers are increasingly looking for time-efficient ways to make their everyday and occasional purchases. Now new research has revealed that mobile devices have become the shopping method of choice for just under half (46%) of consumers. The findings come as part of the UK Mobile Path-to-Purchase Study, conducted by location ad platform xAd and […]


10 July 2014
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Warning for Online Shoppers Using Auction Websites

Scammers are targeting popular auction websites and are fraudulently taking thousands of pounds from online shoppers, a charity has warned. Citizens Advice has warned people to be on their guard, adding that sites such as Gumtree and eBay are at risk of becoming a ‘hotbed for scams’ and false postings. One in six consumer problems […]


13 June 2014
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Consumer Rights Changes to Enhance Online Shopping Experience

Changes to consumer rights legislation could soon alter customer experiences for the better. Those who love online shopping or ordering items over the phone could soon have more time to return products if they’re not happy with them. From today (Friday 13 June), any items not purchased directly in a store will come under a […]

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