Best Student Discounts in the UK

Best Student Discounts in the UK

Fed up of being a poor, badly dressed, hungry and unequipped UK student? Luckily, there are a heap of student discounts you can get on everything from train fares to pizza delivery, meaning you can maximise your time and importantly, your budget, during your stay here. With so many student discounts out there waiting to be exploited, we wanted to provide a handy list of stores and retailers that regularly offer student deals both online and in store. Offers include up to 50 percent student discount on laptops and other technologies, as well as up to 25 percent off restaurant food bills and takeaways. […]

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 […]

Manchester, the city of British e-commerce

Manchester, the city of British e-commerce

Under the epidemic, the British e-commerce industry, which has been accumulating for a long time, also ushered in a major outbreak. In the midst of an economic depression, the achievements of the British e-commerce giants are exceptionally dazzling. Coincidentally, the headquarters of these two e-commerce giants are located in Manchester, an important town in northern England. Don’t be surprised. In fact, Manchester City has been targeting the e-commerce industry for some time. What is the reason for the successful transformation of the former “cotton capital” famous for industry and football? How Manchester, which played an important role in the process […]

Every day 6 billion euros “escape” London! Great losses after Brexit

Every day 6 billion euros “escape” London! Great losses after Brexit

After Brexit, the country stopped complying with a series of rules and regulations under the EU regulatory framework. It started to promote bilateral economic and trade relations by the UK and the EU’s new laws after Brexit. Almost from the very beginning, the new post-Brexit regulations have had devastating consequences for the UK’s consumer, logistics and financial industries. Consumers have to pay more than 20% extra After the Brexit, British consumers found that they had to pay extra when buying goods online from EU sellers. The additional cost mainly comes from value-added tax or business tax. Before Brexit, as a […]

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 […]

U.K. retail sales fell more than twice in January lockdown

U.K. retail sales fell more than twice in January lockdown

U.K. retail sales fell more than twice as fast as expected in January as the latest national lockdown closed stores in what’s traditionally a busy period with post-holiday discounts. Sales in shops and online fell 8.2% after posting a small increase in December, the Office for National Statistics said Friday. It was worse than the lowest forecast and the third consecutive downside surprise. While the reading was less severe than the 18% drop during the first lockdown in April, it underscores the toll the restrictions are taking on retailers. All non-essential stores to shut for weeks at a time, damping […]

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. […]

Increasing pressures on the U.K. retail sector

Increasing pressures on the U.K. retail sector

The retail sector has changed radically in recent years. Factors driving these changes include internet retailing, store closures and other changes on the high street, and an increasing consumer preference for large multi-purpose malls. Since 2007, the retail sector with the most stores affected by company failures has been the clothing sector, accounting for 25% of all stores affected. Off licences accounted for 16% of stores affected and footwear stores accounted for 13% of stores affected. The Local Data Company collects information on town centres in Great Britain. The vacancy rate varies by type of retail premises and region, compared […]