Online retailers planning to expand into physical stores

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 in Business, Business Planning, Marketing, News, Websites

Online retailers planning to expand into physical stores

One in six small and medium-sized online retailers plan to expand into physical stores in 2014, according to a survey by Royal Mail. Of the 400 online retailers surveyed, 15% also said they planned to trade via online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon. Over half of respondents said competition for online orders is more intense than last year, with nearly 60% saying this is due to increasing numbers of online retailers. Nick Landon, Managing Director of Royal Mail...

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ONS report on e-commerce published

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 in Business, Information, Technology, Websites

ONS report on e-commerce published

Total sales via e-commerce represented 18% of business turnover in 2012, down from 19% in 2011, according to a report published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures include sales made by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Sales made via websites represented only 6% of total business turnover in 2012 and the ONS figures also revealed that the total value of website sales reached £164 billion in 2012, up from £92 billion in 2008. If you are looking for...

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Small firms not optimising mobile websites

Posted on 4 May 2013 in Business, Marketing, Mobile, Websites

Just 8% of small firms have a website optimised for access via mobile devices, despite almost half encouraging customers to use their mobile website, according to research by Pitney Bowes. The research revealed print as the preferred advertising method for small firms, while top online methods included e-mail and Facebook marketing. The research also found just 10% of small enterprises planned to invest in a mobile website in the coming year, while 7% plan to offer mobile...

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