Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!
Business secretary Alok Sharma has urged UK retailers to continue trading online “as a vital lifeline” for the nation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sharma wrote in an open letter yesterday to those working in the retail sector to state that goods supplied by online retailers “make a real difference to our ability to get through this national crisis together”. Read the full article here.
Covid-19 will have a dramatic long-term impact on consumer shopping habits, speeding up the shift to online retail, a new study from Kantar suggests.
Not only has the share of people who undertake 50% or more of their total purchases online grown by between 25-80% since the virus has developed, but six in 10 consumers intend to continue buying as much online once the pandemic has passed as they do now. Read the full article here.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, the near-shutdown of offline retail in China has forced companies to turn to innovative methods to keep their businesses afloat. Although China retail has had a strong focus on e-commerce for quite some time now, this was the first time for many businesses to shift all of their resources towards online selling. Read the full article here.