Category: Electronic

Half of Saudi consumers shop online at least every week

LONDON: Saudi spending habits have been revealed in research showing half of the Kingdom’s consumers shop online at least every week. Some 24 percent of those surveyed shop online two to three times a week while 11 percent shop daily, according to research from Podean. Online shopping has boomed this year as pandemic-related lockdowns have closed shops. Now some online retailers fear delays in the run up to the busy year-end festive period as delivery companies become overloaded. “The pandemic rapidly accelerated the already fast growing adoption of online shopping in Saudi Arabia, with consumers who were slow to adopt…

COVID’s impact on online shopping

March 2022 marks roughly two years since the coronavirus pandemic spurred many US consumers to go into lockdown mode as COVID-19 spread rapidly throughout the country. Many consumers flocked online to buy their essential items, pushing ecommerce sales to new heights. Ecommerce was growing fast before COVID-19 hit. But the pandemic pushed even more US consumers online and pushed more consumers to spend more online and more frequently. Digital Commerce 360 ​​estimates the pandemic contributed an extra $218.53 billion to ecommerce’s bottom line over the past two years. In 2020, the coronavirus added $102.08 billion in US ecommerce, and it…

Online shopping across the EU to be easier from 3 December | News

Consumers will have wider and easier cross-border access to products, hotel bookings, car rentals, music festivals or leisure park tickets in the EU, under new rules addressing unjustified geo-blocking. The legislation approved by the European Parliament in February 2018 begins applying on Monday, 3 December. Róża Thun (EPP, PL), who steered this legislation through Parliament, said: “This is another step forward in creating a true single market where all consumers are treated equally. When purchasing products abroad, all of us will now have the right to be treated like local consumers. We can no longer be denied access to the…

Holiday shopping season is starting earlier than ever

As shoppers prepare to welcome Halloween, the Black Friday deals have already arrived. Major retailers including Target, Best Buy and Walmart are offering Black Friday prices at the same time as Amazon Prime Day on Oct. 13 and 14, the e-commerce company’s two-day shopping event. “Prime Day is a shopping holiday,” said Best Buy CEO Corie Barry in an interview with NBC News. “That means lots of people are looking for great deals during the shopping holiday and we feel like it’s really important for us to play a role.” Best Buy announced on Thursday dozens of deals on Oct.…

Global e-commerce jumps to $26.7 trillion, fueled by COVID-19

According to UN trade and development experts UNCTAD, the e-commerce sector saw a “dramatic” rise in its share of all retail sales, from 16 per cent to 19 per cent in 2020. The digital retail economy experienced the most growth in the Republic of Korea, where internet sales increased from around one in five transactions in 2019, to more than one in four last year. “These statistics show the growing importance of online activities”, said Shamika Sirimanne, UNCTAD’s director of technology and logistics. “They also point to the need for countries, especially developing ones, to have such information as they…

Walmart Online Shopping Arsenal Grows

The Walmart online shopping suite of tools has added a “Text to Shop” feature to its growing arsenal of digital offerings. The move comes just one week after the debut of its video image search tool TrendGetter aimed at making shopping and searching easier. “Text to Shop” syncs with customers’ Walmart accounts, “so we know your usually ordered items. Simply text the items you need, and get them added to your cart,” the retail giant said in a Wednesday (Dec. 14) press release. The tool offers “the full selection of Walmart’s products, including items from your local store and from…

Never too late: Pandemic propels older shoppers online

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, Paula Mont did something new: The 86-year-old, who hasn’t left her New Jersey senior living community in nearly a year, went shopping — online. Mont used an iPad, equipped with a stylus to help her shaky hands, to buy a toy grand piano for her great-granddaughter. She picked it out from more than a dozen versions of the instrument on Amazon. “It’s like a wow feeling. I found it!” Mont said. The internet has become a crucial link to the outside world during the pandemic, one that millions of people still have don’t have…

Fantastic new products available from our online shop – News

While the new government restrictions have meant we had to close the club shop on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s that it was open, reverting to being an online only presence, this does not mean that we are not offering new products for our supporters to purchase in the run up to Christmas and this week is no different with three new items! 2020-21 official home and away kit key rings Show your support and have the exact Errea produced kit being worn by the players this season in either home or away designs with a metal key ring. There…