40% UK shoppers using AR/VR, Top 5 sustainable retailers & Jeff Bezos £7.7m climate change fund

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Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!

Nearly two fifths of consumers in the UK say they have used AR or VR to test or view a product they’re considering purchasing.
Augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) are increasingly being used by UK shoppers to sample products before committing to a purchase, according to new research. Read the full article here.

According to recent research over half of shoppers would now prioritise retailers who show consistent efforts to be sustainable over those who do not.


To meet demand and entice more conscious consumers to invest in their brand, retailers are increasingly turning to technology to drive sustainability in their stores and supply chains.


Charged have put together a list of the top five retailers utilising technology to achieve more sustainable operations. Read the full article here.

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos to commit $10 billion (£7.7 billion) of his personal wealth to fund scientists, activists, non-profits and other groups fighting to protect the environment.


“We can save Earth. It’s going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organisations, and individuals. Read the full article here.

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