BUSS4 Technological Change: E-commerce AQA Business Exam Video 2016. AQA BUSS4 Revision Webinar - Section B Essays. Sample BUSS4 Research Grid. BUSS4 – Research Task “E Commerce”– Overview of Bullet Points. RESEARCH THEME BUSS4 2016. BUSS4 Ecommerce The Why, not the what. Next to Upgrade their Online Business in a Bid to Stay Ahead of Competitors. John Lewis Christmas sales bolstered by mobile online shopping. John Lewis enjoyed a better than expected Christmas, grabbing market share from rivals, as the department store benefited from a surge in shopping via mobile phones.
Sales rose nearly 7% in the six weeks to 2 January, as shoppers clicked up 31% more sales via smartphones and tablet computers. Despite fears of a fashion meltdown during an unseasonably warm autumn and winter, John Lewis increased sales of clothing and beauty products by about 6%. That growth was largely a result of strong demand online which accounted for 40% of the chain’s total sales over the period. But analysts estimated that underlying sales at physical stores were down by about 3% as shoppers preferred buying from the sofa to the high street.
The department store’s performance was in stark contrast to the group’s Waitrose supermarket chain, where sales at established stores fell 1.4% amid a wave of price cuts in the grocery market. Street said: “Christmas gives retail brands momentum or sadly for some it doesn’t. Amazon starts offering loans to customers with pay monthly option. Amazon has started offering loans to customers buying products off its website in a move that could shake up the UK furniture and electricals market.
The world’s biggest online retailer is offering a new pay monthly option on orders of more than £400, which can include multiple items. Amazon Pay Monthly poses a new threat to established high street retailers such as John Lewis and could attract a wave of new customers to the website. The loan can be spread over two, three or four years depending on the size of the purchase, with Amazon charging interest at an advertised rate of 16.9%. Customers do not have to pay a deposit, meaning the first payment is their opening monthly instalment. Only products sold and dispatched by the company are eligible, meaning that products sold on Amazon by third parties are not included. One source close to Amazon said it was a gamechanger for the company.
The retailer has signed up Hitachi Capital to run the service. Business Blog - Latest articles and videos. Are Customers Getting Online Delivery on the Cheap? WakeUpToMoney 20151019. The UK is the e-commerce capital of the EU with four in five Britons shopping online in past year. E-commerce sales are having a growing impact on the UK's economy (Source: Getty) UK consumers are more likely to do their shopping online than any other EU country.
Four in five Britons made a purchase online last year, new e-commerce figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown. This puts us top among all EU countries, well above the average of 50 per cent. We share our love for online shopping with the Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands and Germany, all of which had over 70 per cent of consumers making e-purchases. Romania and Bulgaria had the EU’s lowest rate of online shoppers, with just 10 and 17 per cent of the population respectively making any purchase online in 2014. Why is e-commerce eyeing brick and mortar? Primark Doesn't Do E-Commerce. Primark.
Look at the charts below which demonstrate a strong growth in revenues and store openings. Primark is successful; it’s fast; it’s cheap! But, can you buy from Primark online? No. Primark doesn’t do e-commerce? According to this excellent article on Digiday, the reason is simple. Why wouldn’t e-commerce be profitable for Primark? Reason 1: Primark’s selling price-points are too low. Reason 2: Primark deals in fast-fashion. Reason 3: Primark stores thrive on attracting large numbers of customers.
So don’t expect to be buying online from Primark anytime soon! How Selfies and Instagram Are Shaking Up the Retail and E-commerce Industry. BUSS4 Research Theme 2016: E-commerce. AQA have released details of the BUSS4 Research Theme for the BUSS4 exam on 22 June 2016.
For 2016 the research theme is E-Commerce - a wide-ranging topic that will require careful planning and focus. Research Theme – Technological change: e-commerce E-commerce involves digitally enabled commercial transactions between and among organisations and individuals. 2016 - Research Task Supermarket E-Commerce: Here Comes Aldi! The intensity of the competitive battle for online supermarket sales in the UK has just got hotter with the news that Aldi is to launch its first e-commerce service in the UK in early 2016.
Initially Aldi is targeting a specific product sector. Wine by the case will be available for home delivery or collection, starting early in 2016. That will be followed by special offers of non-food items in the spring. Technology transforms delivery driving. Hotels disrupted. How Amazon gets packages to you.