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Preparing for Christmas 2021: 58% of UK Consumers Want Real-Time Visibility of Online Orders

The pandemic has changed how consumers in the UK do their Christmas shopping and retailers need to start preparing now for a different looking 2021 holiday peak season, new research has found. The study, From Bricks to Clicks: State of Mobility in Retail 2021 Report, revealed that more than half (58%) of …

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Post Brexit shortages and price hikes loom over Christmas season cheer

The Government is denying visas to vital EU drivers and refusing to acknowledge the continued challenges facing companies who do business with Europe. As retailers start to stock up for Christmas, they face a severe shortage of products and drivers, warns ParcelHero. The festive season may be months away, but …

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Retailers face difficult festive period as families rein in Christmas spending due to Covid 

Terrible Christmases have been few and far between for the nation’s shopkeepers, but retailers are now bracing themselves for the worst festive season since 1981 after Brits report financial woes from being hit so hard in the pocket by Covid. A quarter of shoppers have seen their income hit since …

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McAfee report reveals boom in cybercrime as major shift towards online shopping opens up new avenues for scams

Findings by McAfee Corp. in its 2020 Festive Season: State of Today’s e-Shopper survey, reveal that, while consumers are aware of increased risks and scams via the Internet, they still plan to do more shopping online – and earlier – this Christmas. Forty percent of Brits note they are hitting …

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Christmas spending could drop by £9.6BN due to lockdown

Christmas spending is forecast to decrease by £9.674bn during the six weeks leading up to Christmas this year due to the impact of lockdown, according to a new report. The VoucherCodes.co.uk Shopping for Christmas 2020 report, carried out by the Centre for Retail Research (CRR), suggests that new restrictions meaning non-essential stores are closed …

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The risk of Christmas online shopping meltdown

Derek O’Carroll, CEO, Brightpearl discusses the impact lockdown could have on online shopping during the festive period – and why some families may not be getting their Christmas gifts on time.  The BRC is warning that “Retailers face a nightmare before Christmas” after the new lockdown news. With Black Friday and Christmas shoppers being effectively pushed online during the …

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Brands need to work harder to attract sales this Christmas, as majority of UK shoppers will spend less on gifts

Brands that rely on Christmas gifting sales will need to work harder than ever before to engage with shoppers this festive season, as new consumer research reveals that 86% of UK shoppers plan to be more cautious with their spending this year – and 70% will spend less on gifts …

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