Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!
Online shopping has become so prevalent in the UK during lockdown that close to a quarter of Brits admit to being “practically addicted” to it.
The research, conducted by Argos and OnePoll, found that 10 per cent of online shoppers order so often that they know their delivery driver by name, while 57 per cent would favour online delivery over instore purchasing for the latest products. Read the full article here.
Amazon Prime Day is now set to launch on Tuesday October 13 after being delayed for months due to the coronavirus.
Amazon’s flagship sales event which usually takes place in July will now launch in just three weeks’ time, according to a report from CNET.
Four separate sources “with knowledge of Amazon’s plans” leaked the October date, though Amazon has not yet publicly confirmed this. Read the full article here.
When Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK into a national lockdown in late March during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brits went into panic mode. Non-essential retailers and the hospitality sector temporarily shut its doors and supermarkets saw staple goods such as toilet rolls, pasta and baked beans fly off shelves amid a wave of stockpiling.
To their advantage, grocers racked up an extra £1.9 billion in revenue the four weeks to March 21, which exceeded the levels seen during the notoriously busy Christmas trading period. Brits had made an additional 79 million shopping trips to find essentials during the period.
With the threat of a further lockdown on the horizon, many people are determined not to fall into the same trap and are stockpiling early “just in case”. Read the full article here.