Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!
etail sales volumes grew by 0.8% in August compared with July, the fourth consecutive month-on-month increase for the sector, new figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.
Sales volumes were also 4% higher compared to pre-Covid levels in February, as retail continued its recovery. This was unsurprisingly fuelled by a sustained shift to eCommerce since the pandemic struck, with online sales 46.8% higher compared to February. Read the full article here.
Tesco has partnered with food sharing giant Olio to reduce food waste and donate thousands of meals to local communities throughout the UK.
Olio’s app, which operates in over 25 countries, will use a network of 8000 UK volunteers to pick up surplus food from Tesco stores and warehouses across the UK.
Volunteers will then take the products back to their homes, upload them to the Olio app, and arrange pickup with the local community via the app’s chat function. Read the full article here.
Clothes and drinks are among the most popular items Brits ordered online during lockdown, new research suggests.
More than six in 10 (64 per cent) of UK adults have received deliveries to update their wardrobe since March 23 – and 43 per cent have bought soft drinks, wine or beer, according to figures from Royal Mail. Read the full article here.