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Don’t stop the music: Expert says it’s time online retailers reconsider background music to boost spending

Online sales are booming, snaffling 28% of all retail spending. There are still some advantages that physical stores have over web sites, however, including creating the right ambience to encourage… The post Don’t stop the music: Expert says it’s time online retailers reconsider background music to boost spending appeared first on London Business News |…

Cost-of-living crisis means spending on seasonal events is likely to be impacted this year

Nearly half of shoppers with children at home claim they are already aiming to save money day-to-day so they can spend as much as they normally would this Christmas, according… The post Cost-of-living crisis means spending on seasonal events is likely to be impacted this year appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

UK shoppers are moving purchasing power to online marketplaces

Mirakl, the industry’s first and most advanced enterprise marketplace SaaS platform, today announced the release of The 2022 State of Online Marketplace Adoption, a global survey of 9,000 consumers, including… The post UK shoppers are moving purchasing power to online marketplaces appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

‘Another nail in the high street’s coffin’ as Wilko announces store closures affecting hundreds of jobs

Wilko has announced they are planning 15 store closures this year and 300 jobs could be affected which will be “devastating” for the workers. Roger Jenkins, GMB national officer, said… The post ‘Another nail in the high street’s coffin’ as Wilko announces store closures affecting hundreds of jobs appeared first on London Business News |…

£3.2bn of Christmas orders are now being returned, but some stores’ deadlines have already ended, warns ParcelHero

The traditional Christmas returns avalanche on the first working day of the year was less fevered than in previous years, reveals the delivery expert ParcelHero. It says Takeback Tuesday’s return… The post £3.2bn of Christmas orders are now being returned, but some stores’ deadlines have already ended, warns ParcelHero appeared first on London Business News…

Online shopping: Keeping safe during the January sales

It’s that time of year again. With Christmas out of the way, many of us are busy looking at what deals there are to be had in the January sales.… The post Online shopping: Keeping safe during the January sales appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Retailers and couriers brace for a 17% surge in deliveries as High Street visits tumble

The home delivery expert ParcelHero says online retailers and couriers are experiencing a 17% surge in late gift deliveries to save Christmas. The rise comes as shoppers deserted the High… The post Retailers and couriers brace for a 17% surge in deliveries as High Street visits tumble appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

London’s West End footfall 29% below pre-pandemic level

Footfall on and near London’s Oxford Street, the country’s biggest shopping district, was 17% below pre-pandemic levels, according to the New West End Company, which represents about 600 shops. Shopping… The post London’s West End footfall 29% below pre-pandemic level appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

Add sustainably produced, British lamb to your Christmas shopping list

As many consumers begin preparations for their festive dining the National Sheep Association (NSA) is recommending lamb as an additional meat to add to shopping baskets, highlighting its sustainable credentials… The post Add sustainably produced, British lamb to your Christmas shopping list appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

£3.9bn of online Christmas orders will be returned, but which stores have the worst returns policies?

Brits are expected to return £3.9bn-worth of unwanted gifts purchased online after Christmas, for a refund or an exchange. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says over 10% of all gifts… The post £3.9bn of online Christmas orders will be returned, but which stores have the worst returns policies? appeared first on London Business News |…

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