10,000 people in the UK were asked by finance specialist Solution Loans which reckless spending behaviour they were guilty of – and between spontaneous shopping sprees, mounting monthly bills and living beyond our limits, it looks like many of us may struggle to save for the big Christmas shop.
With Brits set to spend a record £42 billion this Christmas, the results of this survey have revealed the key obstacles standing in the way of our seasonal savings - with men having more trouble with monthly bills, while money management issues are leaving women of the UK hard up.
Amazon’s shock plans to move into physical brick and mortar grocery stores spells more bad news for beleaguered supermarkets, say e-commerce delivery experts ParcelHero.
Amazon, the nemesis of High Street stores everywhere, is abandoning its online-only model to open brick and mortar convenience stores.
Last week saw the launch of Sainsbury’s bike deliveries in central London (well, re-launch actually), which allow customers to order up to 20 products for delivery. Provided they’re based in Wandsworth, where the trial is being held, their shop will arrive within 60 minutes.
You may have seen the news earlier this week that Amazon are pushing further into the world of bricks-and-mortar shopping, with plans for 100 pop-up stores in US shopping malls that will focus on showcasing its technology offerings, with emphasis being placed on Amazon’s new product Echo.
When the newest member of the family isn't so receptive of the family dog, the father takes notice and thinks of an idea to introduce the golden retriever to his newborn with the help of a stuffed lion doll. He searches for the item in mind on Amazon Prime and makes his order.
The launch of Amazon’s ‘Internet of Things' Dash service could steal 20% of UK supermarket online sales, says e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero.
Amazon is continuing its assault on the UK grocery market with the launch of its Dash service for UK Prime members. While some industry experts are predicting it will capture just 3% of the grocery market for Amazon, e-tail delivery specialists ParcelHero believe the launch of Dash could capture Amazon a 20% share of the online market by 2020 – and could even spell doom for one supermarket chain.
- Amazon Flex drivers can make up to £15 per hour to make deliveries
- It will be trialled in Birmingham before being expanded across the country
- Drivers in the Midlands can apply now to get on board with the venture
- All you need is an Android phone, a car and some time to spare
The DMA announces its latest findings into the relationships that customers have with retail brands, which reveals that Amazon is named as the favourite for one in four (25%) of consumers surveyed – with high street stalwarts John Lewis (14%) and Marks & Spencer (10%) the next in line.
While Amazon topped the list, just three of the top 20 are online-only – Amazon, eBay and ASOS. However, most of these have also experimented with in-store experiences over the last 12 months, highlighting the continued importance of a multi-channel strategy when it comes to retail customer engagement. Most notably, Apple came in 14th behind traditional high street brands including John Lewis, M&S, Next, Debenhams, Primark and House of Fraser. [more…]