How did Manchester City successfully transform into the “e-commerce city”?

How did Manchester City successfully transform into the “e-commerce city”?

Why can Manchester City become the city of British e-commerce in just a few years? From an analysis point of view, we believe that the main reasons can be summarized as follows: 1. Geographical and transportation advantages in the very centre of the UK First of all, of course, Manchester City’s unique geographical and transportation advantages. After all, logistics services are a very important part of the e-commerce economy. As the centre of the British “Northern Revitalization Plan”, Manchester City has a huge rail and road network, connecting Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Liverpool and other important British cities, and belongs to […]

Due to the epidemic, there is a shortage of cartons in the UK

Due to the epidemic, there is a shortage of cartons in the UK

The epidemic has changed people’s consumption habits. Many people in the UK have become accustomed to online shopping, which has led to a surge in demand for paper packaging from businesses. However, due to the epidemic, there is a shortage of cartons in the UK, and recycling is also facing difficulties. In the UK, with the extension of the epidemic lockdown period, online shopping has become more and more common. From potted plants to bicycles, they are packaged and sent directly to consumers’ homes. The surge in online orders has greatly boosted the demand for packaging cartons. Many merchants stated […]

More than half of U.K. consumers prefer digital shopping

More than half of U.K. consumers prefer digital shopping

Adventuring to different markets worldwide, PYMNTS continues to document how the digital shift that caught fire in 2020 continues shaping spend trends and consumer sentiments. The January 2021 Global Digital Shopping Index: United Kingdom Edition is based on a survey of more than 2,000 consumers and 560 merchants in the U.K. Among important findings of the new study is this: “The U.K. stands out in our study for the scale of its digital shopping shift: 54 percent of U.K. consumers now prefer wholly in-store shopping experiences. The rest are more inclined toward digital native shopping experiences in which they shop online and […]

The U.K. e-commerce market is likely to usher in huge growth

The U.K. e-commerce market is likely to usher in huge growth

Affected by the epidemic, it will take more than two years for the British economy to return to the level before the epidemic. To this end, the U.K. has provided companies with a new £4.6 billion support plan to deal with a new wave of epidemics. The U.K. epidemic continued to spread, with the death toll exceeding the level of World War II, and the death rate rose by 12.1%. British scholars predict that if the second wave of the epidemic does not reach its peak in the next two weeks, the death toll may soar to 120,000 by March. […]

The epidemic accelerates the rise of fashion e-commerce platforms

The epidemic accelerates the rise of fashion e-commerce platforms

Fashion e-commerce has experienced rapid growth under the acceleration of the epidemic. In 2020, the only winner in the fashion industry was e-commerce. If you inquire about the investment news of fashion e-commerce companies during the epidemic, you will be surprised by their number. Cost-effective clothing and home furnishing Not long ago, Jane, an American clothing and home accessories trading platform, received a $40 million investment. This is the first investment of the e-commerce company. Jane was founded in 2011, focusing on providing women with fashion clothing, accessories, home accessories and children’s clothing and other products. This is an e-commerce […]

Holiday shopping in the EU exceeds that in non-EU regions

Holiday shopping in the EU exceeds that in non-EU regions

According to the latest data, cross-border sales in the United Kingdom in 2020 increased by 57% year-on-year. In the fourth quarter, when the holidays gathered, transaction volume skyrocketed, and cross-border e-commerce business volume increased by 42% compared with the same period last year. According to statistics of 270 British retailers and brands engaged in cross-border business, the cross-border business has grown steadily since April 2020. Following the atmosphere of national shopping during the holiday season, sales began to surge sharply in early September, and the trend has continued since then. Holiday shopping: demand in the European Union exceeds that in […]

British people’s favourite payment method for online shopping

British people’s favourite payment method for online shopping

The virus epidemic in 2020 has increased the number of global e-commerce users by 9.5% year-on-year, reaching more than 3.4 billion. And this growth trend will continue in 2021 and will increase by another 10% year-on-year to reach 3.8 billion. In 2020, the scale of European e-commerce reached 707.1 billion euros, a year-on-year increase of 12.7% compared with 2019. Among mainstream European countries, online shoppers in the UK, Belgium, Spain, France and Denmark prefer card payments, with a share of over 50%. But in many other countries, PayPal and local wallets also occupy a considerable percentage of the payment market. […]

Which payment method do Germans and French people use most for online shopping?

Which payment method do Germans and French people use most for online shopping?

Germany E-commerce market size (2020): 62.8 billion euros Number of online shoppers (2020): 61.2 million Online consumption per capita (2020): 947 euros   Germany’s e-commerce market share is second only to the United Kingdom. Consumers are more willing to buy goods on international websites (about 51% of online retail comes from international websites). But unlike the UK, card payments in Germany only account for 13% of the payment market. In Germany, the most popular payment method is bank transfer (accounting for 51% of online payments), of which Giropay and Sofort are prominent. Giropay was established in Germany in 2006 and […]