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JD Sports-owned Get The Label expands to China

Tuesday 25 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Online designer discount retailer Get The Label has expanded into China with a launch of a website catered to that market. The retailer, which founded in 2009 and is part of the JD Sports Group, has customised its site for Chinese customers with the aim to improve conversion r...

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Boohoo's profits expected to double

Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Boohoo's full-year results later this week is expected to boast a surge in annual pre-tax profits to £29.6 million and 50 per cent growth in sales. According to The Telegraph, Boohoo’s annual pre-tax profits is almost double the £15.6 million recorded a year earlier. Meanwhile...

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Online card spending leaps 28% in just two years

Friday 21 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Online retail transactions have surged by more than a quarter in the last two years, according to new data. Last year, online card spending reached £154 billion in the UK – or £422 million per day on average – the UK Cards Association’s research shows. This an increase of 28 p...

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Amazon & eBay marketplace sellers accused of £1.5bn tax avoidance

Thursday 20 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Online retailers like Amazon and eBay have come under fire for not doing enough to make their online marketplace sellers pay the right tax, after MPs urged HM Revenue and Customs to “step up” and confront the issue. MPs said a "prolonged failure" by HMRC to collect the right a...

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Missguided recruits City advisors for potential float

Tuesday 11 April 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Online fashion giant Missguided has reportedly enlisted the help of City advisors to prepare it either for a stock market float or to be sold. According to Sky News, Rothschild has been brought in to aid the young retailer and offer advice on its potential options. It is under...

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COMMENT: How ecommerce disrupted the mobile retail sector

Tuesday 04 April 2017 - Posted by Guest Piece

Since the early 1990s ecommerce has irreversibly transformed the way consumers purchase goods. The statistics bear this out. In 2016, 65 per cent of UK adults owned a smartphone and a tablet. As early as back 2012 this figure was 51 per cent. In only four years it’s projected ...

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Alessandra Rossi returns to Yoox Net-A-Porter as off-season president

Monday 03 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Online retail company Yoox Net-A-Porter has re-hired Alessandra Rossi to be its new president of the off-season division. Rossi will replace Luca Martines, and will be responsible for the strategic direction and global expansion of YNAP’s off-season division. Joining the group...

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Future of luxury goods in online marketplaces hangs in the balance

Thursday 30 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Europe's highest court has commenced a case that could decide if luxury brands can stop retailers from selling their products via online marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay. The case in question concerns German company Coty, a subsidiary of US beauty products maker Coty Inc, w...

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Superdrug parent company posts 47% online sales increase

Thursday 30 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The parent company of Superdrug and The Perfume Shop has delivered an overall 47 per cent increase in online health and beauty sales in 2016, thanks to a major investment in its ecommerce platform. In Europe, AS Watson recorded a 42 per cent sales increase in 2016 with cosmeti...

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Facebook enhances its online shopping feature

Friday 24 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Facebook has announced a new shopping ad format called Collection to help brands showcase their products in a more visually engaging way. Collection increases the likelihood of discovery and a purchase by featuring a primary video or image above relevant product images. Clicki...