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....As usual, the internet gets the blame. The shift to online shopping has taken its toll on traditional mall anchors, such as Macy’s, JC Penney and Sears. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It comes as Amazon made further strides into the grocery market, with a takeover of Whole Foods announced last month. The online shopping giant last year launched AmazonFresh last year and a partnership with Morrisons, which allows customers to order fresh and frozen food from the supermarket. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Tesco launches same day delivery across Britain as supermarket takes on Amazon image
....It comes as Amazon made further strides into the grocery market, with a takeover of Whole Foods announced last month. The online shopping giant last year launched AmazonFresh last year and a partnership with Morrisons, which allows customers to order fresh and frozen food from the supermarket. ...
Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
....As usual, the internet gets the blame. The shift to online shopping has taken its toll on traditional mall anchors, such as Macy’s, JC Penney and Sears. ...
Asos app allows shoppers to snap up fashion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 09:00:02 AM
....Shopping centre operators such as Hammerson are fighting back as physical stores are challenged by the rate at which retail sales are transferring to the internet. “Our own research shows that on an average shopping journey customers use a combination of offline and online shopping channels,” explained David Atkins, Hammerson chief executive. ...
Citizens Advice warning over 'phantom goods' scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:06:24 PM
....The government said that social media accounts and websites linked to scams had been closed and hundreds of arrests made. Although phantom goods only account for a fraction of scam cases, online shoppers are being urged to avoid paying for items online via a bank transfer, encouraged to research a trader before agreeing to a purchase, and told to look for the padlock icon when paying online. ...
Google fine: EU is not waging underhand trade war against ​​US tech firms | Nils Pratley image
.... Upstarts, whose shopping services might be preferred by consumers, will struggle to get off the ground. It is also true, as Google has argued, that many online shopping rivals have still managed to prosper – just look at Amazon. ...
Ocado's self-drive vehicle makes deliveries in first UK trials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 04:02:30 PM
....Ocado has sent a self-driving truck trundling through the backstreets of Woolwich, south-east London, as part of the UK’s first trial of autonomous grocery deliveries. The small vehicle, developed by Oxford-based Oxbotica, is spending 10 days delivering food and snacks to Ocado customers who live in the area, to test Ocado’s plans for its “Smart Platform” – a plug-and-play online shopping business that it wants to sell to grocery retailers around the world who hope to compete with the likes of Amazon and Walmart. ...
Online shopping: How to tackle parcel delivery problems image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:54:00 PM
.... . Almost three out of 10 online shoppers say this has happened to them in the last year. ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
....The new campaign, called the Great Jobs Agenda, is targeting the millions of people in precarious work in the so-called gig economy – where, rather than having fixed permanent roles, workers tend to be given tasks as and when they are needed. That kind of work has grown hand in hand with the rise of online shopping, and platforms such as the taxi-hailing app Uber and the takeaway delivery service Deliveroo. ...
Whole Foods, then a whole industry? Amazon sinks teeth into supermarkets image
.... Amazon is proposing an approach that looks like their own: a mix of online and physical stores. Traditional retailers have always argued that pure online shoppers don’t really exist. ...
Norfolk emerges as dating fraud hotspot in regional scam standings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:01:53 PM
....5. Residents of Northamptonshire were most likely to report online shopping and auction scams, reporting that a product sold online did not exist, arrive or match its description. ...
Sir Philip Green's retail empire reels from BHS closure and Topshop fall image
.... Profits were also affected by a one-off £81m write-down on the value of the group’s stores and a £22m provision for loss-making stores and onerous leases. Green is said to have called in McKinsey management consultants to help him turn around Arcadia’s fortunes and allow the company catch up with rivals in online shopping. ...
Philip Green fashion empire hit by 16% fall in profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 03:29:15 PM
.... The company did not pay a dividend. Green is said to have appointed management consultants at McKinsey to try to help him turn around Arcadia’s fortunes and help the company catch up with rivals in online shopping. ...
Edinburgh Woollen Mill acquires Jaeger brand in plan for new chain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 04:46:27 PM
....Others branches are expected to open shortly, in Newcastle and Bedford. The expansion comes despite the collapse of BHS, which has fuelled fears about the future of department stores in the age of online shopping. ...
Amazon's newest bricks and mortar store opens in New York image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:02:32 PM
. Amazon, in its third decade of business, dominates the world of online shopping. ...
M&S annual profits fall by 64% as revamp costs bite image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 06:30:53 AM
....The new stores helped total food sales in the UK to rise 4. 2% and Mr Rowe said he would now launch an online shopping trial in the autumn. ...
Royal Mail posts strong rise in profits as parcels improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:33:54 AM
....Royal Mail's annual profits have jumped 25% thanks to better-than-expected growth in its parcel delivery business. Parcel deliveries rose 3% thanks to shoppers' insatiable appetite for online shopping, although the number of letters posted fell by 6%. ...
Sales growth grinds to a halt for TK Maxx image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:15:57 PM
...."In the current volatile retail environment when many other retailers are closing, we are in a great position to be opportunistic," Mr Herrman said. TJX said online shopping was helping the company in a way by allowing it to "police" prices and prove to customers it offered good deals. ...
US retail sales rise as stores struggle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 05:29:48 PM
.... . Meanwhile the US Commerce Department reported that online shopping boomed in April, climbing 11. ...
From yoga instructors to novelists: five ways to turn your hobby into a job image
....“In a year from now, you’ll wish you started today” is Kazim’s mantra. “If you want to start an online shop, want to enrol in a course to up your skills, start a blog, write a book – just do it. ...
John Lewis profits suffer £36m dent from minimum wage error image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:54:26 AM
....9%. The new boss of the department store chain, Paula Nickolds, has since warned of potential job cuts and price rises as the business tries to adapt to changes in the way people shop, particularly the move to online shopping. ...
'Eat to extinction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:10:19 AM
....As the post became a national talking point, Alibaba - the dominant online marketplace in China - got in touch with Danish officials, later announcing they had "agreed on further collaboration". Its online shopping unit Tmall said it was in talks with customs authorities in Hangzhou over ways to expedite the process of bringing the oysters - and other agricultural products - into China. ...
M&S to trial online food delivery service this autumn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:10:06 PM
.... Rowe is also keen to exploit the success of its food arm. Last year Rowe announced plans to shut 30 UK stores and convert 45 more into food-only shops as part of a business overhaul that would slash the amount of shopfloor space devoted to clothing and face the challenge posed by online shopping. ...
Machine learning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
....Data from large numbers of conversations by all users is also sampled, to help them recognise words with different pronunciations or how to create natural discussion. Many of us are familiar with shopping recommendations - think of the supermarket that reminds you to add cheese to your online shop, or the way Amazon suggests books it thinks you might like. ...
As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:00:12 AM
....US high streets are witnessing a Darwinian winnowing. In recent months hundreds of closures have been announced as retailers including Macy’s, Sears, American Apparel and Abercrombie & Fitch have scaled back their bricks-and-mortar operations in the face of a shift to online shopping. ...
Sports Direct's £78m move into US retail stuns analysts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 03:41:12 PM
....“The acquisition is expected to complete in the first half of May 2017 and will provide Sports Direct with a footprint in US bricks-and-mortar retail and a platform from which to grow US online sales,” the company said. The US sporting goods sector is being tested by the expansion of online shopping and discount chains. ...
UK's online shoppers top global spending survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:05:25 PM
.... Some 41% of in-store card purchases were on food and drink, compared with only 7% via the internet. Pawn shops, laundry and pubs, somewhat unsurprisingly, registered the least online shopping activity, the figures showed. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
....This car park could be looked at as a microcosm of Britain in 2017, with its finite tarmac, and its great and growing fleet of vans on top. This is the age of the online shop, of the one-click purchase and the convenient delivery window, and to make it all possible, more vans (“Light goods vehicles. ...
Farfetch aims to end fashion faux pas with new service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:52:00 PM
....5bn fashion business. The speedy Gucci delivery is available to online shoppers in 10 cities including London, New York, Dubai and Los Angeles. ...
Jaeger collapses into administration putting 680 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 05:06:29 PM
.... The 99p Stores chain collapsed less than two years after rival Poundland bought it for £55m. Andy Brian, head of retail at Gordons law firm, said: “This is another blow for the high street and, crucially, another indication of the huge consumer shift towards online shopping. ...
Experience-hungry shoppers trend towards food and drink spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:01:29 AM
....However, online sales will continue to grow much more rapidly than visits to retailers, with ecommerce data firm PCA Predict forecasting a 17% increase in transactions over the four-day weekend. Visa’s figures also underlined the shift towards online shopping, with virtual retailers recording a 8. ...
Grape Britain: UK merry on organic wine as sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:56:00 PM
....As well as the benefits of producing grapes without using pesticides, organic wine also contains less sulphur dioxide which can contribute towards hangovers. Supermarkets are increasing the stock on their shelves to meet consumer demand, while the switch to online shopping has helped boost the organic wine sector as people are more easily able to find what they are looking for. ...
New John Lewis boss warns of further job cuts and price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 05:11:10 PM
....The new boss of the John Lewis department store chain has warned of more job cuts this year and possible price rises as she said shoppers’ behaviour was changing “profoundly and fast”. Paula Nickolds, who took charge of middle England’s favourite store three months ago, said the department store needed to modernise and become more efficient in the face of rising costs, the move to online shopping and a tough economic environment. ...
Just Google it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:09:18 PM
.... . But a decent search facility makes it easy to find a needle in the product haystack, and that has enabled the rise of online shops offering more variety. ...
What Next for shops? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 01:21:33 PM
.... Its annual profits have fallen for the first time in eight years and it doesn't seem in the mood to pull any punches. The most obvious challenge is the continuing gravitation to online shopping. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
....”. The charges emerged amid growing concern at the treatment of self-employed couriers who supply the booming online shopping trade. ...
Seven ways to teach your kids about money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
.... It is never too early to teach your children about finances, especially as money can seem almost invisible to them at times. Internet banking, online shopping and card payments often mean some children hardly ever see notes and coins. ...
Jones Bootmaker is on the brink – but it's not all gloom on the high street image
.... The 160-year-old shoe retailer may yet be rescued, but about 1,000 workers are unsure about their future employment. Profits for bricks-and-mortar shops are being squeezed by the rise of online shopping, an increase in staff costs brought on by the introduction of the national living wage, and fierce discounting of the price of their products, which is designed to attract shoppers but hurts profit margins. ...
Jobs at risk as Jones Bootmaker teeters on brink of administration image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:09:59 PM
....Jones Bootmaker has about 100 shops and 800 employees in the UK. The problems for the retailer come as the high street battles against the rise of online shopping and business rates. ...
Why is John Lewis tightening its belt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:16:34 AM
.... The department store chain alone is spending £500m over five years on IT and distribution systems – so costs must be saved elsewhere. The ease of online shopping means that high street stores have to work harder to tempt people away from the sofa. ...
Work zombies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:28:39 AM
....". Sebastian Siemiatkowski, co founder and chief executive of Swedish start-up Klarna, which provides payment systems for online shopping, says ideally a boss should take a back seat, pushing staff to solve problems themselves. ...
Asda fined £300,000 after dead mice and flies found at delivery depot image
. Asda has been fined £300,000 after dead mice and flies were discovered in the aisles of a home delivery depot that distributes food to online shoppers across London and Essex. ...
John Lewis and Waitrose owner set to reduce staff bonus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:49:46 PM
....The cut in the bonus reflects the tough retail environment. The business, which covers department stores, supermarkets and online shopping, is expected to report a 10% fall in underlying annual profits for last year. ...
Sick DPD couriers face £150 charge if unable to find cover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:39:12 PM
....DPD uses about 5,000 couriers in the UK, many of whom are self-employed and are only paid when they work. It made more than £100m in profit in 2015, according to its latest accounts, amid rapidly rising demand for online shopping. ...
Sainsbury's to cut 400 jobs in shakeup of operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:56:36 PM
....Britain’s biggest four food retailers – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – are overhauling their business models in response to dramatic changes in how Britain buys its food. Supermarkets are losing market share to convenience stores, discounters and online shopping. ...
John Lewis cuts hundreds of jobs amid online shift image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 08:49:50 PM
. John Lewis plans to cut nearly 400 jobs in its home fittings services and restaurants amid a shift to online shopping. ...
Surge in smartphone shopping expected over next four years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:00:00 AM
...."The next evolution of mobile shopping will reduce the consumer journey even further. Contextual commerce will enable consumers to buy things at the point of discovery - whether that's in an email, on a Pinterest page or in a messenger app - rather than needing to click through to an online shop," Mr Harper said. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
....3m in the six months to the end of July, even before a £25m write down of property assets where it no longer wants to build stores. Its “big four” supermarket rivals – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – have already pushed through restructuring plans in the face of an increasingly competitive landscape and the growth of online shopping. ...
Aldi becomes UK's fifth largest supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 09:18:50 AM
....2015 Overtakes Waitrose to become UK’s sixth largest grocer. 2016 Launches online shopping service selling wine and non-food Specialbuys. ...
The high street is already under threat and now this... | Lucy Siegle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:05:44 AM
.... As we’ve all spent so long worrying about the demise of the high street, it might even be liberating to let it go. Also, some consumers, I sense, would like to shift wholesale to online shopping, where they can ruthlessly hunt down the cheapest without having to make eye contact with hungry-looking shopkeepers. ...
Supermarkets ration lettuces after poor weather hits growers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:59:03 PM
....Tesco said the signage had been sent to all its stores but was likely to be most necessary in larger outlets in city centres and towns, where sandwich shops and restaurants were likely to try to buy large numbers of lettuces due to shortages in wholesale supplies. However, iceberg lettuces are listed as “currently not available” on Tesco’s online shopping site, and those that are on sale have generally been imported from the US, incurring hefty air freight costs. ...
E-Scooters scoots off with our hard-earned £600 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 10:30:27 AM
.... Interestingly, while researching E-Scooters its website was suddenly reduced to a holding page with a message that reads: “SHOP CLOSED. The online shop you were looking for has been closed. ...
How artificial intelligence could help make the insurance industry trustworthy image
....2tn insurance industry has a poor reputation for trust and customer service. In a recent global survey from accounting firm EY, consumers ranked insurance below banks, car manufacturers, online shopping sites and supermarkets for trustworthiness. ...
Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:03:00 AM
.... Even if it can fend off the Echo, it may not be able to defend its core business. By contrast, the Echo’s benefit to Amazon is much clearer: it can make online shopping (at Amazon) a breeze, play music from Amazon’s paid-for subscription service, and generally act as a passive block on your using rival shopping sites – rather as Google cemented its dominance by being the default search engine on multiple browsers in the mid-2000s. ...
Brexit jitters mean less junk mail (and less money for the Royal Mail) image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 03:20:30 PM
....Overall revenues were flat, as increased parcels business – up 2% in volume and 3% in revenue – offset the decline in letters. Royal Mail noted that growth was fed in particular by the consumer parcels sector, which has been boosted by online shoppers ordering products for home delivery. ...
John Lewis to cut staff bonus after pound’s Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:25:01 AM
.... Nick Bubb, an independent retail analyst, said John Lewis’s never knowingly undersold price-matching scheme was also likely to have cost the company profit margin as discounting across the market increased ahead of Christmas. Mayfield said the group would have to lift investment in product innovations, such as its premium Waitrose 1 food line or Modern Rarity fashion label, as well as developing infrastructure to cope with rising demand for online shopping. ...
Christmas cheer fades for high street as buyers shop online from home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:01:03 AM
.... Analysts said worries over the economy combined with the growing ease of shopping online had kept people from stores. The slowdown could mean store closures as retailers invest more in developing mobile apps and other online shopping tools, and try to reduce high-street space. ...
Workers rush to return unwanted Christmas gifts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:22:15 PM
....Royal Mail's figures for the expected surge in returns is based on the number of parcels handled by its Tracked Returns service, which is used by more than 1,000 e-retailers. A Royal Mail survey of 1,517 UK online shoppers, looking at the number of items sent back, discovered that 30% of them returned women's clothes, 17% men's clothes, 16% footwear and 7% children's clothes. ...
Tiger makes millions for couple who brought Danish store to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 06:45:29 PM
....”. Bier said Tiger does not want its shops to be “an ordinary experience” and that high street stores must be “entertaining” given the growth in online shopping. ...
Shops 'face perfect storm of rising costs and falling spending' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 05:57:34 PM
....Shops in Britain face a perfect storm of rising costs and falling consumer spending in 2017, one of the world’s leading commercial property agents has warned, raising the possibility of more closures after the demise of BHS last year. Retailers will have to contend with rising inflation, labour costs and taxes at the same time as consumers tighten their belts, piling on the pressure for businesses that are already having to deal with the rise of online shopping, according to property agent JLL. ...
Rising food bills to dent UK high street spending, says top thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 01:50:28 PM
....Springboard, which uses electronic sensors to count shopper numbers, predicts that footfall for the last week in December will be down 2. 3% on the same period last year as a growing tendency to spend on nights out adds to the shift to online shopping. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
.... She was named commercial director last year, with responsibility for shops and product development. It’s a big gig, running “middle England’s” favouite department store, but she is taking over at a tricky time: profits slumped 31% to £32m in the first half of this year as the chain struggled to adapt to the shift to online shopping. ...
Brexit worries and online stores hit shopping centre sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 05:02:59 PM
....3% on the same period last year. Experts linked the decline to several factors, including fragile consumer confidence following the referendum, the rise of online shopping and changing consumer trends, in particular the growing tendency to spend on nights out, holidays and experiences rather than physical goods. ...
UK shoppers head out in their millions to brave Boxing Day sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 12:20:08 PM
....“We’ve had the introduction of Black Friday … when you start discounting that early you set a pattern that the consumer desires. Add on to that the changes in how we shop now and the trends emerging from online shopping: the fact we can use devices like smartphones to access everything we want. ...
Boxing day sales start NOW: High street stores slash prices before Christmas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 24th of December 2016 12:41:00 PM
...."Some retailers including Argos are set to launch boxing day sales on Christmas Day. It comes as one in six people will do some online shopping on December 25, according to research by Topcashback. ...
Sainsbury's chief Mike Coupe stocks up for future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
....When Mike Coupe took over from his showier former boss Justin King as Sainsbury’s chief executive in 2014, just as the group’s nine year-long stretch of sales growth was coming to an end, many industry observers believed he had been handed one of the biggest turkeys in the business. The rise of discounters Aldi and Lidl forced all of the big four grocers, including Sainsbury’s, to slash profits to fund price cuts just as they had to close stores which were surplus to requirements thanks to the rise of online shopping. ...
Government pledges £400m broadband fund to help 600,000 homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 12:01:31 AM
....”. The scheme will deliver superfast broadband of up to 24Mbps , which will allow families to watch TV on multiple devices at the same time or let children do homework while parents do online shopping or banking. ...
My Shop: 77 Diamonds and the impact of Christmas image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:32:15 AM
. Set up a decade ago, 77 Diamonds has established itself as a very successful online shop for diamonds. ...
MPs poised to investigate VAT fraud on Amazon and eBay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:01:02 AM
. An influential committee of MPs is poised to launch an investigation into Britain’s £1bn online shopping VAT fraud crisis after sellers on Amazon and eBay evaded hundreds of millions of pounds in tax in the run-up to Christmas. ...
Festive food shoppers brace for battle on ‘frenzied Friday’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:04:36 AM
....Many retailers make more than half of their sales and profits in the three months before Christmas, and despite the marked shift in Britons’ shopping habits to “little and often” and online, the festive fresh-food shop still tends to be a large one, done in person at the supermarket. Waitrose opened the Christmas delivery slots for online shopping on 22 September this year due to customer demand – 93 days before the day itself. ...
Forget The X Factor – Sunday night is prime time for online shopping image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 03:19:16 PM
. Sunday night at 8pm is now the peak time for online shopping, according to new data on the spending patterns of millions of consumers. ...
Venting our anger on Yodel’s approach to parcel delivery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:00:05 AM
.... However, what this case highlights is how parcel companies set up their phone lines to deal with problems. This week Citizens Advice said that online shoppers will typically spend two and a half hours sorting out a delivery problem this Christmas because an item is late, turns up broken or doesn’t arrive at all. ...
Amazon Go checkout-free stores look set to come to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 11:54:59 AM
....”. Campling said Amazon used the UK as its first non-US market for new formats because UK consumers have proved themselves open to new ideas such as online shopping and Britain has few trading restrictions to stop Amazon shaking up the market. ...
Ethical gifts: think of others when you think of others this Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 06:59:15 AM
.... Oxfam has them, too, and is offering a free milk chocolate goat with every Oxfam Unwrapped gift card order until Friday 9 December. Some of the more offbeat gifts we found include: a kit for making banana wine, a popular drink in Malawi (£25 from Present Aid); the aforementioned wash-cloths for Kenyan camels (£15 from Good Gifts); “a pile of poo”, which is a mix of manure and organic fertiliser, plus some training in eco-friendly farming techniques (£9 from Oxfam’s online shop); and an acre of rainforest (£52 from Good Gifts – or those with deep pockets can treat someone to 25 acres for £1,300). ...
Starbucks boss Howard Schultz to step down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:35:13 PM
.... . Mr Schultz has complained that the popularity of online shopping is keeping people at home and away from main shopping streets or malls, a point he underlined in a conference call to discuss his decision to stand down. ...
John Lewis posts record £200m sales week thanks to Black Friday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:34:40 PM
.... Pictures of empty Tesco superstores and shopping malls appear to confirm that trend. In the US, Cyber Monday was the country’s biggest ever online shopping day, with $3. ...
Amazon and eBay sellers' VAT fraud rife despite crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 12:46:30 PM
....” A spokesperson said eBay “continually reminds” sellers of their need to comply with the law and had recently warned overseas firms of the UK government’s efforts to deal with VAT fraud. After the Guardian first highlighted rife VAT evasion on online shopping sites, HMRC launched a series of warehouse raids, seizing £500,000 of goods. ...

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