Cross-border shoppers should continue to buy from UK websites post-Brexit a new report shows, despite concerns that potential tariff barriers could deter them but only if prices don’t rise and delivery flexibility rises.
Black Friday store visits will drop this year for the first time since it became a key shopping day in 2013, a new study says. But another forecast says spending over the Black Friday period will rise above inflation.
Asos is reported to be mulling a same-day returns service that could please shoppers and help it to get products back on its virtual shelves more quickly as it addresses returns issues also faced by omnichannel rivals.
UK Christmas spending is likely to rise this year but the latest set of data suggests that it’s inflation that will be driving that rise, not consumer enthusiasm, and fashion will suffer even though beauty will prosper.
Newly-listed shares may not always trade strongly, as we’ve seen several times this year, but Footasylum did at least hit the stock market with a bang on its debut day. Its shares soared over 23% in the first few hours.
British shoppers are set to spend 1.3% more on fancy dress and Halloween-themed clothing this year than in 2016, as an increased number of retailers expand their seasonal offering to benefit from the shopping frenzy.