November 2008

Nov 28, 2008

Online retailer Top 50 in the UK

Tweet Top 50 online retailers for the month of October 2008. Higlights are rises in event tickets, fashion, groceries and computers, while travel falls lower than usual. Amazon.co.uk (1), Argos (2), Play.com (3) and Tesco (4) lead the field as usual. M&S makes it into the top five for the first time and John Lewis [Read more]

Nov 26, 2008

Thorntons tipped as “winter winner”

Tweet We’re delighted for Thorntons that it has been singled out as one of the “Top 5 winter winners” by Conchango, commended “for a beautifully balanced price and quality proposition supported by a trusted brand.”

Nov 19, 2008

Christmas online analysis

Tweet Shop.org has posted some valuable pre-christmas research which should help most retailers inform their plans.


Nov 14, 2008

Bond vest

Tweet I just received an email from Bella di Notte promoting its “Bond Vest” – an ultra fine organza silk vest, knitted in Como, Italy, with an intricately sewn double satin edge. I was delighted at the…

Nov 11, 2008

Retailers in search engines

Tweet 72% of the Fortune 500 companies barely showed up at all in the first 100 search results on terms that those companies bid on for paid search placement.

Nov 10, 2008

Website colour schemes

Tweet If you are stuck with a colour and have no idea what complementary colours will look good, check this site out COLOURLovers.com. It’s a resource that monitors and influences colortrends. COLOURlovers gives the people who use colour – whether for websites, ad campaigns, product design, or in architectural specification -a place to check out [Read more]


Nov 09, 2008

Google Analytics beta

Tweet We’re very excited about the latest version of Google Analytics which has a number of great new tools in it for online retailers. See Google’s anaytics blog for a summary.

Nov 05, 2008

Best day to email

Tweet We were asked what our views were on the best day to email & guessed (well, more opined based on anecdotal evidence) and said “Thursday”. I nearly added “lunchtime”. I was asked why and felt iffy about revealing anecdotal material.

Nov 04, 2008

Split test the “buy button”

Tweet We can all be amused by the concept of the “magic buy button”. Enjoy the video…