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Hitwise & Retail Economics: Consumer Electronics Outlook

Hitwise and Retail Economics have partnered to bring the latest retail trends and consumer insights for the UK. Through a series of videos, we summarise the key challenges and opportunities facing retail categories and highlight brands and retailers that are outperforming their peers today.  In the following videos, we look the Consumer Electronics category, where […]

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UK July Update: Retail Visits Decline, Conversions Grow

Online visits to the UK retail industry declined by -2.6% YOY in July, which was a slight improvement from the -2.9% drop in June. This is a far cry from the double-digit growth this time last year. However, there is a silver lining when we dig deeper.  Conversion Rates Continue To Grow The average across […]

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Prime Day 2019: UK Results

Is there hope for other retailers?  In the UK, Amazon processed over eight million transactions in just two days. In our last blog, Prime Day 2019 Wrap Up, we showed that this was a record. Compared to last year’s Prime Day, transactions grew by +25%. The number of Prime member sign-ups were also up +147% YoY.  […]

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2019 On-Demand Buyers vs. Browsers [7 Mins]

Why converting browsers into buyers is critical in 2019 In this short and sharp recording, we talk through use cases in our Global Buyers vs Browsers report, and explain how we use online audience analytics to segment buyers from browsers, as well as direct buyers from indirect ones. We show how: Zara segments their buyers from visitors […]

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Converting Browsers Into Buyers Masterclass: UK Market [On-Demand Video]

Why converting browsers into buyers is critical in 2019 Following our popular report, our on-demand masterclass actively demonstrates how digital behavioural insights like search and purchase data on Amazon and competitor sites, can actively help brands like Zara, Aldi, Dell and Philips grow buyers and online sales. We explain: The top 5 tips to grow […]

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3 Tips to Boost Your Cyber Week

As the last rays of summer disappear, retailers and brands are already busily preparing for the next big date on the calendar, Cyber Week. In this blog, we highlight three tips for marketers to get the greatest uplift from this important retail event, encompassing both Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and before). 1. Track audience […]

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Uncovering the Retailer Black Box 2018 [On Demand Video]

Category and product level analytics for retailers and brands Despite thousands and thousands of brands online, the top ten retailers account for 44% of all online retail traffic in the UK. Amazon alone attracts 26% of this traffic, with consumers increasingly starting their search journey on the e-tailing giant. The dominance of Amazon is undeniable. Very […]

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Cyber Week 2017, Part 2: Hourly Data

Part 2 of the Hitwise Cyber Week Insights 2017 Report In “Cyber Week – Part 1”, Hitwise saw that online retail industry grew by 6% YoY to 1.4 billion visits. In Part 2, Hitwise dissected what happened hour by hour. Our top headlines include: – Black Friday is like no other weekday. Retail traffic at […]

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Back to School 2017

Retail Trends in 2017 for Back-to-School Shoppers in the UK It’s that time of the year again! After a long summer break, families and students are preparing for Back to School. Inflationary pressures and tightened spending have clouded 2017, so the Back to School rush has brought a welcomed boost to the retail industry. Online […]

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House & Garden: Spring 2017

Online Industry Trends Spring is in the air and retailers are ready for a seasonal change. The sector has had a challenging start to the year, with Q1 sales declining by 1.4% – the largest quarterly fall in 7 years, according to ONS. But not all retail verticals have felt the same squeeze. House & […]

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