- Are your ecommerce sites ready for what the Guardian says will be “the biggest
spending day ever in the cyber market”? UK consumers are
expected to spend £4,000 a second online today.
Findel has taken sporting gear etailer
Kitbag off the selling block, reports Crain’s Manchester Business, which adds
that Kitbag’s profits are up 70 percent from last year.
- Is Amazon planning to open bricks-and-mortar
stores following an Argos model? The Times says yes; Amazon responds to the Times article with a firm
- Wallace and Gromit are the stars of a Marks &
Spencer mobile marketing campaign, notes GoMo News.
Mattressman, which started as an etailer
before opening stores, is number 6 on this year’s Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 ranking
of the UK’s fastest-growing private companies. Gifts etailer
Getting Personal is number 12, online
nutrition supplier Myprotein.co.uk is 21,
online greetings seller Moonpig.com is 22,
stoves and fireplaces etailer Stores Direct is
45, while fellow etailer The Book Depository
is 55. Textiles brand Cath Kidston is 86, and
Net-a-porter.com is 92. Postal management
advisor Onepost is number 31.
Plumo, Heal’s, and a slew of etailers are
recommended in a Times article on investment holiday
Thompson & Morgan, Cox & Cox, Lakeland, Mr Fothergills
Direct, and Baobab Trading Co are
among the direct sellers featured in an Independent roundup of mail order sources
of gardening gifts.
The Guardian selects The Wine
Society as its mail order wine merchant of the year
and Berry Brothers as its top independent wine