A survey of 1,000 shoppers has found that consumers would be more persuaded to make expensive purchases online if websites would provide more in-depth product information, better visuals and faster checkout.
The UK continues to prove its reputation as a ‘nation of omnishoppers’ with the proportion of Britons shopping online once a week rising from 22% in 2017 to 26% this year, according to research from Royal Mail Group.
The Irish retail sector suffered sales losses exceeding 30% in some instances during the last week of February, when several stores were forced to close and adapt to supply chain turbulence as a result of Storm Emma.
A day after U.S. retail giant Walmart struck its largest deal with an investment in Indian online marketplace Flipkart, a right-wing Hindu group that fears small traders will suffer staged a protest in New Delhi.
Chinese internet giant Tencent will announce a cultural trade deal with Britain, including fashion, deepening cooperation between the two countries and setting the stage for its own international expansion moves.