Simon Jackson, chief commercial officer at NetNames writes .. “Online retailers in the UK are gearing up for the busiest day of the year with online retail spend set to hit over £420 million in the UK on Cyber Monday. However, our research into the UK’s online shopping trends suggests that this Monday will only be the start of a record breaking four week period of ecommerce spend.
Whilst we will see a surge in online traffic with over 110 million visits to online retail websites on 3rd December, Mondays will remain the most popular online shopping day throughout December and we will witness increased spending at the start of the week right up until Christmas Eve. However, it will be Boxing Day when the UK sees records broken and we predict that there will be 140 million visits to online retail sites and approximately £500 million spent as retailers launch post-Christmas sales in the UK.
Whilst many retailers will slash their prices to attract bargain hunters in the run up to Christmas, consumers must remain wary of “too good to be true offers” for the must-have festive gifts. As part of a recent study into counterfeit goods, we discovered over 88,000 thousand listings for the top ten “must-have” Christmas toys, for example, 1,600 listings were discovered for LeapPad2s on online marketplace sites. However to avoid falling victim to the latest online scams, consumers need to remember that if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Companies need online brand protection to safeguard their reputation, revenues and customers.”
Research from Hitwise, a division of Connexity, today reveals mobiles as the device of choice for budding UK travellers, with over half (52%) of visits to travel ‘destination’ sites made from a mobile.
Once booked, British holiday makers continue to plan their trip via a mobile device, with seven in ten (72%) researching ‘things to do’ from their smartphone.
The Hitwise data reveals Brits kick off Summer holiday searches at the beginning of May, with top destinations revealed as Spain and Tenerife, whilst Cornwall and Wales secure the top spot for British destinations. The number of UK people looking to take a trip to London, however, has declined 11 per cent, yet remains the third most popular holiday destination for American travellers[i].
Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, is pleased to announce the integration of the Preoday food, drink and merchandise ecommerce platform with Ticketmaster’s services to clients in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
This exclusive partnership is the first and most significant agreement of its kind, with Ticketmaster leading the way in the market. Under this partnership Ticketmaster will work with Preoday to bring innovative in-venue solutions to clients - the Preoday platform will enable Ticketmaster to offer venues new online tools to manage the experience and enjoyment of fans at live events.
By integrating seamlessly with Ticketmaster’s online platforms, Preoday allows fans to order their food, drink and merchandise online via the Ticketmaster website or app, thereby avoiding lengthy queues at sports, theatre, arts, music venues and other c.
In the wake of both BHS and Austin Reed collapsing into administration this week... A growing army of tech startups, regional newspapers, on demand couriers, business directories, shopping apps, influential bloggers and more have joined forces on a shared mission to revive the high street...
From this May, online and local shopping will converge like never before, empowering the bricks and mortar high street to fight back at scale.
The ammunition is simple - products in stock in local shops registered with pockethighstreet.com will be available for 1 hour delivery or click & collect in minutes and discoverable across a wide range of digital publishers.
Procter & Gamble TV Spot, 'Thank You, Mom - Strong: Rio 2016 Olympic Games'
Olympic athletes from around the world recall when their mothers helped them through the scary moments in life. No tornado, car accident, or group of bullies can stop a strong mom.
These women stood up to the turbulence of life and believed in their children, no matter what. As the athletes take to the track, court, floor and pool at the 2016 Summer Olympics, they know that their success is all thanks to Mom.
The nurse approached him, smiling. "The labor is going great," she said. "Wouldn't you like to come in?" "Oh, no." The man shook his head.
The nurse returned to the mother's side, and the labor progressed smoothly. As the birth neared, the nurse returned to the man, now pacing frantically in the ball. "She's doing so well," she assured him. "Would, you like to at least come in and see her?"The man seemed to hesitate slightly, then shook his head again. "No, no, I couldn't do that." He jingled car keys in his sweaty palm and resumed his pacing.
A seven year old boy was at the centre of a courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him.
The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with the child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible.