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Click and collect transport hubs

Click and collect transport based sites are growing in fashion among the retailers.

Rail and underground tubes stations are now the latest sites that time-short consumers can conveniently collect their online shopping from. In fact using stations as hubs for internet shopping may well be the best option for both the consumer and the retailer as the handy shopping service is upping sales too for some retailers. Asda reports that customers using its click and collect service are shopping twice as

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Investing in online is now a necessity

Retailers are becoming increasingly aware of the, need to and benefit of, developing app and mobile versions of their websites in order to reach more shoppers, more often.

IGD predicts that the online channel is set to more than double in value over the next five years. Investing in this market is therefore a necessity rather than a nice to do.

Young families and C2 shoppers are boosting online tablet grocery sales, says IGD Shopper Vista, the consumer goods research group. Whereas just over a year

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Success follows Shoe Zone’s multi-channel focus

A multi-channel focus has seen Shoe Zone, the value footwear retailer boost its sales and profits. Online ordering in store, kiosks, web exclusives and improved payment options are responsible for the rise.

Pre-tax profit increased 12.3% to £9.5m in the 53 weeks to 5 October 2013, when turnover was up 2.4% to £193.9m.

The retailer introduced online ordering to its 550 stores which is managed by the staff on behalf of the customers, and twelve stores saw kiosks installed to enable the browsing

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Retailers must react to mobile device sales

It’s do or die, for retailers yet to embrace a mobile version of their website.

The adoption of m-retail is growing so fast that one in three of all UK online sales are now made on a mobile device.

Tablets account for the majority of sales with smart phones taking more of a back seat. However, mobile devices are now delivering almost half of all website traffic, with the clothing websites reaching tipping point by receiving over half of their visits from m-devices.

Moss Bros recently saw the relevance

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Should retailers use Pinterest?

Four in every ten social media users goes on to buy an item online or in-store after sharing or making it a favourite on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest, according to Vision Critical.

However, while Facebook, now in its tenth year, owns the majority share of social media activity, Pinterest, described as a tool for collecting and organising things you love, is gaining interest. It is now considered the most likely network to drive spontaneous purchasing and is an especially popular driver of in-store

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