Posts tagged with 'Shopping'
Richard Menta at mp3newswire has been reviewing potential ‘iPod killers’ since 2004 and he rounds up the potential challengers for Apple’s crown in the run up to the Christmas shopping season.
Of the 149 portable MP3 players he has reported on in the past two years, not one has yet managed to dent the popularity of Apple’s device, which has become a generic name for the MP3 player.
Word has reached us that the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) is preparing to re-launch its ‘Internet Shopping Is Safe’ scheme, which aims to reassure UK consumers about online security.
A survey released today by the Office for National Statistics shows the increasing popularity of e-commerce among businesses, with a massive rise in online sales volumes last year.
The ONS e-commerce survey, based on results from businesses with 10 or more employees, shows rapid growth both in the use of Information and Communications Technologies, and the value of trade over the internet.
Europe’s high streets could eventually be devoid of banks, travel agents and mobile phone shops as consumers turn to the web for research, according to ACNielsen.
A study by the analyst group found consumers used window-shopping less than the net when choosing their purchases, except when it came to clothing and accessories.
Hitwise research director LeeAnn Prescott has released some data showing traffic to local directories employing user generated content (UGC) is growing faster than traditional 'yellow pages' (directory) sites.
Auction website eBay has today launched the UK version of its new online shopping service, eBay Express. The site will sell both new and used goods at fixed prices.
All of the sellers on the site have been signed up to a professional code of conduct by eBay, to ensure that they all offer returns policies and guaranteed delivery dates.
The company hopes that the site will attract those shoppers who prefer a more more conventional e-commerce shopping experience.
Social networking site Bebo could be set to take over from eBay as the UK’s most searched for site, according to a study by
The analyst group says the number of UK web searches for 'Bebo' has tripled in the past six months and risen by 17.6% in the past quarter alone.
The John Lewis Partnership has
a direct services company called
, which will market a range of financial, travel and leisure products online and by phone.
Amazon has scaled back its A9 search engine by canning personalised features and no longer requiring users to log in.
The etailer removed the functions late last week, with a spokesperson telling the Associated Press it was "shifting its priorities to areas where it can provide the greatest benefit for customers."
has announced plans to launch a low-cost online DVD and CD store aimed at undercutting major offline and online retailers.
The electrical goods firm said it would offer around 180,000 CDs and 40,000 DVDs for purchase online, with free delivery and chart and new releases priced from £8.99 and £12.99 respectively.