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39% of Brits are delivery pass members

39% of Brits are delivery pass members

About four in ten Brits (39 percent) have signed up for a paid subscription scheme or delivery pass, which means they pay a monthly fee to get free delivery and other extras. And among these schemes, Amazon Prime is the most popular paid subscription service. Continue reading

UK shopper spends 11% more online

UK shopper spends 11% more online

Nowadays, the average shopper in the United Kingdom spends 83 pounds (about 91.5 euros) per month online. Last year, this was 75 pounds (82.7 euros). The coronavirus outbreak has for sure contributed to this 11 percent year-on-year increase. Continue reading

Sendcloud expands to UK

Sendcloud expands to UK

Dutch shipping software provider Sendcloud will be available in the United Kingdom starting today. The British expansion is a logical next step in the company’s mission to offer its service across Europe. Previously, Sendcloud also expanded to Germany and France as well as other markets. Continue reading

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