As a Gift

It’s the season to examine your holiday gift list. You’ll have to figure out who gets a present – but also how much you’re actually going to spend and, most importantly, what to get. In the UK, the average household spends around £500 on gifts during the traditional holiday season, equalling Americans who spend about $650. And although giving gifts can make you happy, communicate your feelings toward the receiver and even strengthen relationships, a less-than-stellar gift can have the opposite effect. “Choosing the wrong gift can be kind of risky for relationships because it says you don’t have anything in common,” says Elizabeth Dunn, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada and co-author of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending. Her research... Read more Gift, Present

Free Shipping - Forever

Free shipping is a powerful offering that will drive your sales. A free shipping strategy can significantly increase conversion on your website, and even the size of your orders. According to the same comScore/UPS study mentioned above: 77% of shoppers said that free shipping was the most important part in deciding whether or not to abandon their shopping cart. 68% stated that they would likely recommend the store to another person if free shipping was offered. More than half (60%) have added items to their cart simply to qualify for free shipping. According to a Deloitte’s 26th annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends: 69% are more likely to shop online retailers who offer free shipping. Additionally, free shipping... Read more Fresh, New, Shipping

Open In London

The bricks and mortar retail industry isn’t dead – it’s just changing. In fact, a report by the Office of National Statistics states that the number of businesses both on and off the high street grew by 15% and 22% respectively between 2012 and 2017.  Away from the high street, shopping centres are also expanding – there’s even a third Westfield heading to the London area – and more shop owners are choosing to lease retail units that enable them to create unique shopping experiences.  As Karen Whybro from Rock the Frock bridal boutique says,“Retail is doing fine if you’re offering something different or unique to the customer. Shop owners need to be savvy and give customers a reason to come to them and... Read more Here, Some, Tags