Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!
The UK economy rebounded slightly in February amid the third lockdown but was still almost 8% lower than before the pandemic, according to official figures.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.4%, representing an improvement from a 2.2% decline in January, which itself had been revised upwards from a previously predicted 2.9% fall. Read the full article here.
Asos customers can now have their old clothes collected from their doorstep and donated to charity when receiving new orders amid a new tie-up with DPD.
DPD has launched its ReLove service today, aimed to coincide with the reopening of charity shops this week.
The ReLove scheme allows users with the DPD app to arrange their “pre-loved clothing” to be collected and donated to a charity of their choice in “just a couple of clicks”. Read the full article here.
Around 64 per cent of adults in the UK haven’t completed a purchase with cash in the last 12 months according to research by www.merchantadviceservice.co.uk.
Up to 61 per cent of adults have also admitted they have adopted a new payment method over the last year, 77 per cent of those made a contactless payment using smart tech for the first time. Read the full article here.