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Argos stops printing its catalogue

Argos stops printing its catalogue

It’s the end of an era for Argos fans. The retailer will stop printing its famous catalogue after almost 50 years. Of course, this is the result of its focus on ecommerce. The most recent Argos catalogue accounted for 3.9 million printed copies. Continue reading

Amazon offers same-day grocery delivery in the UK

Amazon offers same-day grocery delivery in the UK

Amazon now offers its grocery delivery service Amazon Fresh in the United Kingdom free with Prime. Members can do their weekly shopping and choose from a selection of products. In over 40 postcodes in the South East, members can even place orders before 9pm and have them delivered same-day. Continue reading

John Lewis adds 400 click and collect points

John Lewis adds 400 click and collect points

Department store chain John Lewis will almost double its number of click and collect points across the United Kingdom. The extension is the result of a partnership with the Co-op. For John Lewis, this is another effort to support growth in ecommerce. Continue reading

Amazon Shipping launches in the UK

Amazon Shipping launches in the UK

Amazon has introduced Amazon Shipping in the United Kingdom. It’s the first market outside the US where Amazon offers its premium shipping service for ecommerce retailers. Amazon Shipping picks up parcels and delivers them to the end customer. Continue reading

Ocado raises 1.1 billion euros

Ocado raises 1.1 billion euros

British online supermarket Ocado has plans to raise over 1 billion pounds (1.12 billion euros) in capital. The company wants to further expand its online grocery delivery business. Continue reading

Boohoo acquires PrettyLittleThing

Boohoo acquires PrettyLittleThing

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has acquired PrettyLittleThing. The company already owned 66 percent of PrettyLittleThing’s shares, but now Boohoo also owns the remaining 34 percent of shares. These shares come from Umar Kamani, the son of Boohoo co-founder Mahmud Kamani, and business partner Paul Papworth. Continue reading

Lidl UK installs online collection lockers in stores

Lidl UK installs online collection lockers in stores

Lidl has installed lockers in 24 of its stores across the United Kingdom. This enables the supermarket customers to collect and return online orders from other retailers, such as JD Sports and Boohoo. The in-store lockers are the result of a new partnership with InPost. Continue reading

UK online grocery will grow 33%

UK online grocery will grow 33%

The online grocery market in the United Kingdom is predicted to increase by 33 percent this year. It’s set to reach an estimated value of 19.2 billion euros, up from 14.5 billion euros last year. It would mean a significant development after four years of slowing growth. Continue reading

EKM launches free online shop solution Obodo

EKM launches free online shop solution Obodo

EKM, a large hosted ecommerce provider from the UK, has introduced a new product for helping small business reach their local customers. The solution is called Obodo and offers a free online shop for local brick and mortar businesses. Continue reading

Boohoo sees revenue increase by 44%

Boohoo sees revenue increase by 44%

Online fashion retailer Boohoo saw its revenue increase by 44 percent to over 1.4 billion euros last year. There was strong revenue growth across all regions, with international revenue now accounting for 45 percent of the group’s total sales. Continue reading

UK leads Europe in embracing online grocery shopping

UK leads Europe in embracing online grocery shopping

More and more consumers in Europe are buying fresh food products online. Although many shoppers still tend to buy a lower volume online than they do-instore. The only exception seems to be the United Kingdom, where 42 percent buys more online than in-store and 32% percent buy less online. Continue reading

Whistl helps low volume online retailers

Whistl helps low volume online retailers

Whistl has launched a local test in the United Kingdom to help online retailers with low volumes. These retailers now get the opportunity to get their parcels to customers with a wider range of delivery options, including 24 and 48 hours services. Continue reading

Aldi UK sells food parcels online

Aldi UK sells food parcels online

Aldi has launched its first online grocery service in the United Kingdom. The German discounter offers a box with 22 essential items to help consumers who are in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading