Francesca's has teamed with Poq to launch its first mobile app. The boutique chain plans to introduce an iOS app this summer and an Android app in time for holiday shopping later this year. "During the temporary store closure period resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, our ecommerce business surged," […]

The fragility of a consumer’s purchasing journey is revealed post-Covid-19, with nearly four in ten UK shoppers abandoning a purchase at least once a week. That’s according to new research commissioned by payment provider Klarna and e-commerce platform BigCommerce, who called on retailers to prioritize […]

With no reopening date for malls in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in sight, the American Dream Mall is in big trouble. The mall project was supposed to be one of the most revolutionary malls of the 21st century and was already racking up tenants across all price points […]

This spring, when then pandemic migrated to Europe and North America, all eyes were on Asia for signs of recovery and positive consumer sentiment. That recovery hasn’t fully happened. “Covid-19 has forced luxury brands to postpone their fashion shows and cancel promotions events, and has disrupted supply […]

With the loosening of Covid-19 lockdown measures in the UK, shops reopened and consumers were able to shop in-store again. However, British customers still remain wary about purchasing items in physical stores and online shopping is the current preferable option. That’s according to research commissioned […]

As the UK reopens and consumers can once again visit physical stores, new research suggests that the lockdown will have long-term effects on the way we shop. In fact, an estimated 17.2 million British consumers plan to make permanent changes to the way they shop, according to a new report by global […]

Tourists and foreign shoppers are likely to avoid coming to the UK, where the government-imposed 14-day quarantine means anyone arriving will not be allowed to leave the place they are staying for this duration. The U.K.’s luxury sector, along with many brands and retailers, is concerned of the impact […]

Swedish payment provider and bank Klarna, well-known for its ‘shop now, pay later’ service, has announced that it has successfully launched in Spain by introducing ‘Pay in 3’. The ‘Pay in 3’ option will enable shoppers to split their purchases into three, interest-free equal payments that will be charged […]

IN PICTURESFrench footwear brand Veja has opened its latest store in a former military barracks in Bordeaux. The barracks, called Darwin, have been transformed into a hybrid space bringing together 50 associations and 200 companies. Veja x Darwin will act as the brands “store of the future”, where it […]

In their e-commerce experience, consumers consider returns as equally significant as delivery and payment and many feel that retailers’ returns process for previously purchased items could be improved. That’s according to a survey commissioned by international e-commerce solution provider Doodle. In […]

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