Retailers are continuing to turn their backs on Google Checkout because of fears that they will be relinquishing ownership of their customers to the search giant, according to research published by the analyst house Piper Jaffray.
UK web shoppers will spend £6.25 billion on groceries a year by 2010, an increase of 235% over last year, according to a study by Paypal.
Research by the payment firm suggests British online spending will double to £39 billion, with the grocery sector taking the lion’s share of the market.
Scammers have fooled thousands of British consumers into paying for non-existent summer holidays online, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has warned.
The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation into at least five UK-based websites pretending to sell package holidays to European destinations.
, a new website aiming to muscle in on touts' earnings from football matches, has gone live in the UK.
Backed by lastminute.com founder Brent Hoberman and David Katz, head of Yahoo’s sports and entertainment unit, the site provides an online exchange for fans to buy and sell unused tickets to games.
I've been watching this story about Polo Ralph Lauren's ever-so-literal 'window shopping' for the past week, wondering if most people were thinking just what I was thinking.
Supposedly inspired by Spielberg's film adaption of Minority Report, Ralph Lauren has come up with a hybrid touch-screen shop window, where passers-by can shop by touching the window and selecting the items they see in the window.
Get some, get some – Google Maps is inviting local business owners to add their company listing to its maps alongside a printable coupon, which can be redeemed offline by consumers.
The move, a push to increase listings and increase reach among SMEs, is interesting not least for the offline focus.
Disney has delayed the launch of a ‘family-friendly’ mobile service in the UK, according to
The Sunday Telegraph
The media giant announced in April that it would launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) using capacity on O2’s network, similar to its existing service in the US.
The average British broadband user now spends around 50 days a year on the web, according to a new survey by YouGov.
General surfing was the most popular internet-based activity at an average seven hours and 54 minutes per week.
Administrators of electronics chain Powerhouse have blamed rising competition from e-tailers after the firm closed its UK stores yesterday.
"Internet retailers and increased competition on the high street, coupled with the ongoing deterioration in the UK electrical retail market, has led to Powerhouse being unable to sustain its position in the retail marketplace," BDO Stoy Hayward said in a statement.
More than 50% of UK adults made an online purchase with their credit or debit cards last year, according to new
Payments association Apacs says 25 million adults (52% of all adults and 74% of internet users) bought goods online during 2005, an 11% rise over the previous year.