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eCommerce Sector Research

How much is mobile commerce worth?

UK eCommerce sales will top £60 billion in 2015, according to eMarketer. An improving economic outlook and the rise of purchases on smartphone apps and sites has helped eCommerce’s growth and the UK remains one of the strongest markets, proportionally speaking, for ecommerce sales.   Currently eCommerce makes up 14.3% of overall sales in the UK, a figure that is expected to rise to more than 19%...

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Patterns of B2B eCommerce usage in SMEs

The booming business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce sector will be worth £5.2 trillion by 2020, as more and more companies move from their traditional ways of operating to online platforms, according to a forecast from market research firm Frost & Sullivan.   The enormous figure is about twice what has been forecast for the thriving business-to-consumer (B2C) market and is being driven in large part by a growing awareness...

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Mobile usage statistics for eCommerce vendors in the UK

People making purchases online have traditionally used their credit or debit cards to make a payment, as their card details are usually stored in the retailer's database, so it's convenient and fast – a few clicks and you're there.   Others may prefer to use payment services such as PayPal. But now, according to new research, mobile payments are increasingly the norm, in Europe at least.   New data...

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e-commerce to drive logistics sector growth report

It's good news for eCommerce businesses and sellers across the United Kingdom, as the most recent IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index shows that eCommerce industry grew by 12% year-on-year for July. This is coupled by the news that mobile sales continued to grow, this time by an astonishing 42%.   When broken down, this statistic shows which sectors of the eCommerce market are performing the best. For...

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How big is the UK's e-commerce market going to get by 2018?

More good news for the UK eCommerce sector: according to the results of a major new study, it's projected to double in size by 2018. Already, the sector is worth more than £100 billion, a milestone figure reached last year as increasing numbers of people do their shopping online instead of in real-world stores.   Shopping on eCommerce sites totalled £104 billion in 2014, a 14% increase...

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