UK shoppers continue to shop for groceries online

UK shoppers continue to shop for groceries online

During the first week of hospitality reopening, grocery sales at UK supermarkets declined by 6.7%, with overall Total Till grocery sales falling 2.7% in the four weeks to 22nd May 2021, with UK shoppers maintaining their spend for groceries online, with shopper penetration remaining high at 28% of households, and £1.25bn spent online in the last four weeks. However, despite this fall in grocery sales, food retail sales increased almost 11% compared with the same period in 2019, with shoppers spending £9.1bn2 over the four-week period. Without the requirement to limit unnecessary travel, NielsenIQ data also shows that visits to stores […]

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. […]

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 […]

The epidemic has forced the UK to accept online shopping

The epidemic has forced the UK to accept online shopping

It has been more than a year since the British official confirmed the first case on February 1, 2020. Even if the United Kingdom first implemented a national lockdown on March 23, it has been almost a year. This year, the British economy and business were hit hard, but one industry was untouched and became the biggest beneficiary of the epidemic. This industry is e-commerce. According to data released by the British Retail Consortium, 2020 was the worst year for the British retail industry due to the epidemic lockdown impact. However, as consumers turned to online shopping for safety during […]

Online purchases from EU are getting more expensive

Online purchases from EU are getting more expensive

Some shoppers have found their purchases from EU stores getting more expensive. It’s because not all charges are covered by a Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU. So what are these fees and how can you avoid them? I want to buy a £50 jumper from the EU, what do I need to know? Value added tax (VAT), a sales tax, has always been required on EU goods. And since Brexit, the way it is applied has changed. Previously, you would have paid the local VAT rate. So if you bought your jumper from a shop in Sweden, […]

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 […]

US Online apparel and footwear sales are growing rapidly

US Online apparel and footwear sales are growing rapidly

According to an analysis report released by Coresight Research, online apparel and footwear sales in 2020 will increase by 27.2% to $121.5 billion. Due to the epidemic, shoppers no longer went to stores to buy new clothes as frequently as before. Conversely, browsing sports pants and pyjama suits on the Internet has become a new buying habit. The market share of clothing retailers is shrinking day by day, and stores continue to close and go bankrupt. According to Euromonitor, the overall U.S. apparel and footwear growth rate has shrunk by approximately 12.1% this year. Last year’s online sales of clothing […]

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 cost of rapid growth in UK e-commerce

The cost of rapid growth in UK e-commerce

2020 is drawing to a close, and the UK’s 11-month Brexit transition period is about to end on the first day of 2021. After four years of struggling and the replacement of three prime ministers, after the two general elections, how will the Brexit negotiations finally end? Britain may leave the EU, and the trillion-euro trade will disintegrate soon On December 10, local time, the British Prime Minister stated that it is “very likely” that the UK will leave the European Union without a deal and said that “now is the time” for businesses and individuals to prepare a no-deal […]

UK e-commerce GMV during the holiday season may reach 36.4 billion USD

UK e-commerce GMV during the holiday season may reach 36.4 billion USD

The development of the British e-commerce market is very mature. Up to now, the GMV brought by the British e-commerce market has accounted for 30.9% of its entire retail industry this year, second only to China (41.2%). The UK’s logistics, delivery and warehousing Infrastructure and other aspects are relatively complete. Bill Fisher, a senior analyst at eMarketer, said, “We expect that e-commerce GMV will increase by about 16.7% in the UK holiday season this year, and the logistics and delivery in the UK market seem to be ready for a busier holiday season than usual.” Besides, some consumers have already […]