The volume of Black Friday payment transactions in Britain as of 10 a.m. was up 12.5% versus last year, initial data showed on Friday, bringing some cheer to UK retailers in need of a tonic after a troubled year.
Consumer appetite for click & collect is rising, a new study has shown, with 68% of shoppers now actively choosing to pick up their online orders in a physical shop, but many also wanting more options for local pick-up.
Britons are increasingly shopping online at night with ‘bedtime browsing’ on the rise, a report from John Lewis claims. It said spending on its webstore between midnight and 06:00 soared 23% in the past year alone.
It may come as something of a surprise given the rapid rise of click and collect as an online delivery method, but large numbers of parcels for pick-up are remaining uncollected in shops, a new report claims.