The new year, and the end of the Golden Quarter, is a great opportunity to reflect on your retail business’ success. With 2021 being a mix of highs and lows for the retail and eCommerce industry, it’s likely that 2022 will bring increased pressure on brands to out-perform their competitors as well as the need […]
If you’re already offering customers an interest free buy now, pay later option at the checkout then you’re one of a growing number of retailers doing so. And it’s no wonder, a recent survey of UK consumers found that seven out of 10 shoppers preferred Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) options to using a credit […]
Retailers across the UK are looking to end 2021 strongly after another challenging year for the economy, and now is the time when many will start to reflect and look ahead to consider what they could do differently in the New Year. Few would have predicted the twists and turns of the past two years. […]
Conversion rate will always be a hot topic in eCommerce, it’s something every online retailer is striving to improve. They’re often used as a KPI to measure the success of online shopping sites and can be used to benchmark against competitors. Retail conversion rates vary by region, industry and customer base with the average eCommerce […]
The UK eCommerce sector is estimated to be worth around £185 billion in 2021, this was buoyed by huge growth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when many brick and mortar stores were closed during lockdowns and online shopping was the only option for many consumers. In such a competitive sector, giving customers multiple […]
Maximising profits during Q4’s Golden Quarter is a primary focus for many eCommerce brands. This year’s Golden Quarter is more important than ever for many UK retailers, with an estimated £22 billion having been lost during the UK’s three pandemic lockdowns during 2020 and early 2021. The good news for the home and interiors sector […]
The Golden Quarter is upon us with consumers getting set for the first post-Covid Christmas with no lockdowns in sight. Online retailers should be looking at this quarter’s latest trends to provide the top products people want to help maximise profits. Consumer electronics are always popular purchases during the Black Friday / Cyber Monday (BFCM) […]
Throughout the year, there are times when consumers are more likely to make a purchase from an eCommerce retailer or a brick-and-mortar store. Valentine’s Day, Spring Bank Holiday and Halloween are just a few of the obvious ones, driving an uplift in sales for businesses across lots of different sectors. Then there’s the Golden Quarter […]
The boom in eCommerce, and the growing range of products available to purchase online has meant consumers now have more choice than ever before, and the competition for retailers is increasing. These days it’s much easier for consumers to research products online from multiple eCommerce outlets before making their final purchasing decision. As a result, […]
Delivering an easy and memorable experience for your website visitors is something that every eCommerce brand strives for. Getting it right can bring a whole host of benefits right down to the bottom line but getting it wrong can have the opposite impact and drive potential customers and revenue away. Two core elements at the […]
More corporations than ever are weaving sustainability into their business model – and the retail space is no exception. ESG has a significant impact on consumer behaviour, and is an important part of business planning. In this blog, we look at practical ways retailers are using recommerce to help them meet their ESG goals, […]
Heralded as the Golden Quarter, the period between October and December typically represents a time of year when UK retailers secure a large proportion of annual revenue. Covering key calendar dates like Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas, year-on-year data shows that consumer spending always peaks over this quarter and those retailers that have prepared […]
Interest free credit agreements provided by Zopa Embedded Finance Limited trading as DivideBuy are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service. Zopa Embedded Finance Limited trading as Dividebuy is an appointed representative of Zopa Bank Limited which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, and entered on the Financial Services Register (800542 & 993200).
Zopa Embedded Finance Limited (14602085) is incorporated in England & Wales and has its registered office at: First Floor, Brunswick Court, Brunswick Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1HH. VAT Number 439973733.
Our merchant partner Swyft is giving one lucky winner a Model 01 or Model 02 armchair worth up to £895. These bestselling armchairs sit on a solid wood plinth and come in a variety of fabrics and colours.
Throw your name in the hat to win and sign up now!